Digital Curation Specialist

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type:
Post-Master's Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion:
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 3 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 25.0103
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 25-4011

NOTE:  Effective Fall 2017, students are no longer being accepted into the Digital Curation certificate program. Prospective students are encouraged to explore the Advanced Certificate in Information Studies and Technology which provides specialized, customized training beyond the master's degree.

About the Program

Digital Curation Specialist Certificate program focuses on the active management and preservation of digital resources throughout their lifecycle, supporting the needs of current and future researchers. The rapid expansion of digital information in all disciplines has created a growing need for information professionals who can plan and implement projects to create, select, maintain, preserve, provide access to, and add value to digital resources in a variety of institutional settings.

This Certificate meets the needs of students planning careers in a wide range of settings and complements the concentrations in Digital Libraries and Archival Studies. The Certificate addresses the growing importance of digital information in all environments. 

Students will take the following courses required for the Certificate:

INFO 560Introduction to Archives I3.0
INFO 753Introduction to Digital Curation3.0
INFO 756Digital Preservation3.0
Select one from the following (Technology courses):3.0
Introduction to Database Management
Information Visualization
Digital Libraries
Information Architecture
Electronic Records Management
Select one from the following (Content add-value courses):3.0
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Content Representation
Metadata and Resource Description
Total Credits15.0
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