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.
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:
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.
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.
The School of Information applies the same minimum criteria as it does for the Master of Arts in Library and Information Science.
All students are required to complete certificate coursework within 4 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:
Please email official e-Transcripts to email@example.com 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
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:
Both the application and written statement will be reviewed by the Certificate Coordinator for a decision. Please contact Barb Vandervelde, Manager of Administration at 520-621-3567 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
No standarized tests required.
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.
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
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)
No minor requirements.