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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.

Course Title Credits
LIS 6/80631 Introduction to Digital Preservation
6/80632 Technologies for Digital Preservation and Web Archiving
6/80633 Digital Curation
Elective courses and Workshops: choose from the following
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)

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)


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