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Digital Information Management, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #85 (BCR) Online
With the Digital Information Management degree offered by the University of Arizona gain the theoretical knowledge, conceptual frameworks and practical skills to create, maintain and curate collections of digital information in libraries, archives and records management departments.
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Overview

The rapid growth of digital collections and online services has led to a shortage of information professionals who possess the technical knowledge and learning skills needed to create and manage digital collections in a fast-changing environment. The DigIn graduate certificate program helps fill this gap by combining intensive, hands-on technology learning with a thorough grounding in the theoretical principles needed to manage large, complex digital collections. The curriculum takes a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to manageming digital information and is designed to support a wide range of career paths, espeicially involving libraries, museums, archives, records management, and data curation. DigIn also offers a path for those with undergraduate degrees who are interested in digitial collections but who may not yet be ready to commit to a full degree program. The certificate consists of six 14-week graduate-level courses to be taken within three years. Students can begin the program in the Summer, Fall or Spring semesters each year.

The Digital Information Management degree offered by the University of Arizona provides students with the theoretical knowledge, conceptual frameworks and practical skills required to create, maintain and curate collections of digital information in libraries, archives and records management departments.

Student Outcomes

Through a combination of required courses and electives chosen to augment and extend the student’s knowledge of digital information management in his/her areas of career interest, students will:

  • Understand the conceptual approaches to collection creation, curation and management underlying digital libraries, digital archives and digital records management, including how they are similar and how they differ;
  • Understand the issues in designing, developing, organizing, providing access, and preserving digital collections in the domain of the student’s choice;
  • Understand the elements of technological practice underpinning digital libraries, digital archives and digital records management;
  • Have practice experience in digital collection creation and curation.
  • Evaluation in coursework, reflected in grades, assesses the achievement of these outcomes. The capstone course includes an electronic poster integrating academic knowledge with the practical experience of the internship.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Digital Collections
  • Introduction to Applied Technology
  • Managing the Digital Information Environment
  • Preserving Digital Collections
  • Advanced Digital Collections
  • Digital Information Management Capstone

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The coursework competency requirements for graduate UA Online students vary. Start by exploring our programs to determine your admissions requirements.
  • A completed application form
  • Payment of application fee
  • Official high school/college transcript(s)
  • Submit your transcript(s)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5118 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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