Advanced Study in Digital Libraries Certificate (Post Master's)

School of Library and Information Sciences
College of Communication and Information
E-mail: slisinform@kent.edu
Tel: 330-672-2782
Fax: 330-672-7965
Web: http://www.slis.kent.edu

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries is designed to meet the growing demand for digital librarians and digital libraries. The program is intended for those who already hold an M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. degree. The Certificate requires successful completion of 18 semester hours of coursework. Curriculum focuses on the technical and human aspects of the Web and digital libraries, including technical infrastructure of the digital library; theoretical and historical foundations; knowledge organization in digital libraries; collection development and maintenance; information access and utilization of digital libraries; and social, economic, policy, and professional issues.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
Course Title Credits
LIS 6/80637 Metadata Architecture and Implementation 3
6/80638 Digital Libraries 3
6/80639 Implementation of Digital Libraries 3
Elective courses and Workshops: choose from the following
9
IAKM 6/80101 Information Architecture I (3)

LIS 50693 Variable Title Workshop-Library and Information Science (1)

6/80003 Information Technology for Library and Information Professionals (3)

6/80613 Information Needs, Seeking and Use (3)

6/80641 Information Storage and Retrieval Systems (3)

6/80642 Implementation of Information Storage and Retrieval Systems (3)

6/80645 Database Systems (3)

6/80646 User Interfaces for Information Retrieval Systems (3)

6/80648 Electronic Publishing on the Web (3)

6/80651 Digital Image Processing and Collection Management (3)

6/80691 Seminar in Library Science (1-3)

60692 Practicum-Libraries and Information Centers (2-3)

6/81096 Individual Investigation (1-2)

TOTAL 18

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