Archives and Digital Curation Course Work

The Archives and Digitial Curation specialization focuses on the role of archivists, data curation managers and specialists, and other information professionals in contemporary society; linkages between analog and digital assets and how to manage diverse holdings and collection; the records life cycle from pre-creation activities through creation, use, preservation, and access; the intersection of legal, ethical, policy, and political sensitivities in managing analog and/or digital assets. The following coursework is required to complete the Archives and Digital Curation specialization:  

       Four Core courses* (12 credits)

  • INFM 600 Information Environments
  • INFM 603 Information Technology and Organizational Context
  • INFM 605 Users and Use Context
  • INFM 612 Management of Information Programs and Services

       Two Project courses (6 credits)

  • INFM 736 Information Management Experience
  • INFM 737 Information Management Capstone Experience

       Specialization required course (3 credits)

  • INST604 - Introduction to Archives & Digital Curation   

       One Policy Course (3 credits)  

  • INST 611 - Privacy and Security in a Networked World
  • INST 612 - Information Policy   
  • INST 641 - Policy Issues in Digital Curation      

       One Technical Course (3 credits)        

  • INST 630 Programming for Information Professionals   
  • INST 733 - Database Design    
  • INST 742 Implementing the Curation and Management of Digital Assets

       Three elective courses (9 credits)

  • INFM 700: Information Architecture
  • INFM 747: Web-Enabled Databases
  • INST 611:  Privacy and Security in a Networked World
  • INST 612:  Information Policy
  • INST 630:  Programming for Information Professionals
  • INST 641:  Policy Issues in Digital Curation
  • INST 643:  Curation in Cultural Institutions
  • INST 644:  Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • INST 715:  Knowledge Management
  • INST 733:  Database Design
  • INST 734:  Information Retrieval Systems
  • INST 737:  Digging Into Data
  • INST 742:  Implementing the Curation and Management of Digital Assets
  • INST 745:  Introduction to Digital Arts Curation
  • INST 767:  Big Data Infrastructure
  • LBSC 680: Principles of Records and Information Management
  • LBSC 682: Management of Electronic Records & Information
  • LBSC 731: Special Collections
  • LBSC 784: Digital Preservation
  • LBSC 785: Documentation, Collection, and Appraisal of Records
  • LBSC 786: Library and Archives Preservation
  • LBSC 788: Seminar in Archives, Records, and Information Management
  • INST 627:  Data Analysis for Information Professionals
  • INST 782:  Arrangement, Description, and Access for Archives

* Students are required to complete core courses within the first 18 credits of study.

** Students must complete the specified number of credits, chosen from the specified list of courses, to claim a specialization.