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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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