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

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Preservation was designed to meet the growing demand for digital preservation specialists in digital libraries and archives. 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 following areas: foundations of preservation theory and practice in library, archival, and other information environments; creation and maintenance of digital surrogates of analog material; knowledge organization and management for digital repositories, technical infrastructure for digital preservation; curatorial functions, including development of policy and procedure to manage digital objects; and social, economic, policy, and professional issues.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)   
Course    Title    Credits    
LIS    6/80631    Introduction to Digital Preservation
3   
6/80632    Technologies for Digital Preservation and Web Archiving
3   
6/80633    Digital Curation
3   
Elective courses and Workshops: choose from the following
9   
IAKM    6/80101    Information Architecture I (3)

6/80102    Information and Visual Design (3)

6/80110    Content Management Systems (3)

6/80112    Advanced Information Architecture (3)

6/80301    Foundational Principles of Knowledge Management (3)

LIS
6/80637    Metadata Architecture and Implementation (3)     
6/80638    Digital Libraries (3)   

6/80639    Implementation of Digital Libraries (3)   

6/80641    Information Storage and Retrieval Systems (3)    

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

6/80645    Database Systems (3)   

6/80647    Network and Software Resources for Information Systems (3)

6/80650    Information Policy (3)

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

6/80652    Foundations and Administration of Archives (3)

6/80654     Preservation Management (3)      
6/80691    Seminar in Library Science (3)

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

6/80695    Special Problems in Library Sciences (3)

60792    Internship in Library Supervision and Management (3)

6/81096    Individual Investigation (1-2)

TOTAL    18   

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