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Program/Degree
Digital Information Management (Certificate NDP)  
Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Information Management 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.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Information -

The ever-increasing pace of technological innovation requires a more information-savvy workforce that understands not only the how, what, where, when, and why of technology and data but how to apply that knowledge.  At the University of Arizona’s School of Information, we have faculty and students engaged in research and education around all aspects of the information sciences without regard for disciplinary boundaries. We do research in: artificial intelligence; data management and curation; computer vision; computer-mediated communication and learning; natural language processing; social networking; human computer interfaces; dark networks; computational art creation; eCommerce, eGovernment, and eHealth; computational music; library sciences; educational and entertainment technologies; and much more.

We are preparing our graduates to be the doers, thinkers, solvers, and game-changers, not only of the problems and opportunities we see now, but also of the myriad scenarios we can’t yet imagine but are sure to arise during our students’ lifetimes.

 
College
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Grace Ann Green
Graduate Program Coordinator
Grace Ann Green
Director of Graduate Studies
Hong Cui
520-621-3565
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi Renee Davenport
520-626-1930
 
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

The School of Information applies the same minimum criteria as it does for the Master of Arts in Library and Information Science.

  • a bachelor's degree from an accredited school/institution
  • a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

All students are required to complete certificate coursework within 3 years.

If you are not a current student in the School of Information, Master of Arts in Library and Information Science program, please carefully read the minimum requirements to apply for certificate admission.

Please complete this online application for admission to the Graduate College with a $85 application fee.  As part of the online application, you are required to submit the following materials.  Please do not email or mail these materials to the School of Information or Graduate College.  These materials are inputted into your online application:

  • Upload unofficial transcripts from ALL higher education institutions attended in ‘Supplemental Questions’ section;
  • Upload a current resumé or curriculum vitae (CV) in the ‘Supplemental Questions’ section;
  • Write a 750-1000 word written statement of introduction and interest in the program in the ‘Supplemental Questions’ section;
  • Provide email addresses and contact information for two (2) recommenders in the ‘Letters of Recommendation’ section.

Please email official e-Transcripts to si-transcripts@email.arizona.edu directly from the institution or mail one (1) official transcript to the following address (do not send to the Graduate College).  Official transcripts from ALL higher education institutions attended are required.

School of Information
The University of Arizona
Harvill 409
1103 E 2nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

If you are a current student in the Master of Arts in Library and Information Science program and meet the minimum requirements for this certificate, please submit the following:

  • Complete and submit a GradApp application;
  • Write a 750-1000 word written statement of introduction and interest in the program in the ‘Supplemental Questions’ section;
  • Unofficial transcripts, a current resume, and letters of recommendation are not required for current students.  Write ‘NA’ for these fields, and submit the application.

Both the application and written statement will be reviewed by the Certificate Coordinator for a decision.  Please contact Grace Green, Program Coordinator at 520-626-5230 or greeng@email.arizona.edu with questions.

 
Standardized Tests

No standarized tests required.

 
Financial Aid

Financial Aid Opportunities are available for students completing a certificate program through UAOnline.  Please contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OFSA) for more information.

There are funding opportunities available through the School of Information, if completing both a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science and a certificate program.  Please see the School of Information Financial Aid webpage for information and deadlines to apply: https://ischool.arizona.edu/graduate-student-aid.

 
Admissions Deadlines

 

Admission Deadlines:

Fall Semester: February 15

Spring Semester: October 15

Summer Semester: March 15

 

International Admission Deadlines:

Fall Semester: February 15

Spring Semester: September 1

Summer Semester: March 1

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Certificate Requirements
The certificate requires 18 credit hours.  All six (6) courses are required for completion of the program.

Required Courses [18 units]:
LIS 671:  Introduction to Digital Collections (3 units)
LIS 672:  Introduction to Applied Technology (3 units)
LIS 673:  Managing the Digital Information Environment (3 units)
LIS 674:  Preserving Digital Collections (3 units)
LIS 675:  Advanced Digital Collections (3 units)
LIS 676:  Digital Information Management Capstone (3 units)

 
Minor Requirements

No minor requirements.

 
Student Handbook
http://si.arizona.edu/policies-school-information-programs-graduate  
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Last revised 07 Nov 2017