Digital Curation Specialization in Master of Library Science
As the volume and velocity of digital information that is produced continues to increase and the types of information continue to vary in format and structure, there is an increasing need for people who are trained to work with this flood of digital information. These people are specialists in digital curation, which involves managing, preserving, adding value, and providing access to digital information assets throughout the information life cycle.
This new Specialization in Digital Curation that is intended to meet this need. People working in this area can be employed in many different types of organizations and settings working with many different types of digital information ranging from scientific data to corporate archives to government and NGO records.
The specialization will appear on your transcript.
Requirements (Minimum 36 Credit Hours)
M.L.S. Requirements (18 cr.)
- M.L.S. Foundation Requirements (15 cr.)
- Election (3 cr.)
You must also complete the digital literacy requirement.
Specialization Requirements (18 cr.)
Students are required to complete the following courses (15 cr.):
- Z586 Digital Curation
- Z634 Metadata
- Z652 Digital Libraries
- Z685 Electronic Records Management
- Z690 Capstone in Information and Library Science
Choose 3 credit hours from the following list of ILS courses:
- Z604 Topics: Big Data Analytics for Web and Text
- Z604 Topics: Information Ethics
- Z604 Topics: Scholarly Communication
- Z635 Ontologies
- Z636 Data Semantics
- Z637 Information Visualization
- Z640 Seminar in Intellectual Freedom
- Z656 Digital Publishing Standards and Systems
- INFO-I590 Topics: Data Management for Big Data
- INFO-I590 Topics: Introduction to Virtual Heritage
- INFO-I590 Topics: Advanced Topics in Virtual Heritage
- Z603 Topics: With approval of advisor (1-3cr.)
About the Capstone Project
The Z690 course will facilitate the development of a capstone research project that may take the form of a publishable article, a digital edition or other scholarly resource, research tool, software, performance, exhibition, etc. The capstone project will be evaluated by a committee consisting of the specialization director and two additional faculty members, including at least one member representing the relevant discipline.
Assistant Professor of Information Science