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Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Digital Archives Management (15 credits)

Offered by: Information Studies     Degree: C-DAM

Program Requirements

This program is intended to prepare students to work in the area of digital archives. The graduate courses in the program will focus on principles of organization of information, practices in archival studies, and strategies for digital curation and enterprise content management. This in an entry-level, graduate program that may lead to another graduate certificate or to the M.I.St. program, however, none of the courses taken in the graduate certificate can be credited towards the M.I.St. program once a graduate certificate has been completed.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • INFS 607 Organization of Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Introduction to the theory, principles, standards, andmethods of information organization. Students learnto provide intellectual and physical access toinformation. Topics include principles of informationrepresentation, tools for information access,metadata, controlled vocabulary.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Brilmyer, Gracen (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 607.

  • INFS 649 Digital Curation. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : The life-cycle and value-added management of digital content for future use, re-use and access. Addresses strategies, principles, and practices of digital preservation, digital curation, digital collection management, institutional repositories, trusted digital repositories, metadata, and file formats at archives, libraries, museums, data centers, and other cultural heritage institutions.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Frissen, Ilja (Fall)

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

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  • INFS 609 Metadata and Access (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Archival descriptive tools in metadata-based accesssystems. Metadata schemas (MARC, Dublin Coreand EAD), markup languages (SGML, HTML, andXML), DTD, vocabulary control, and metadatamanagement issues.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 609.

  • INFS 633 Digital Media (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Foundational scientific concepts and basictechniques of digital media production andmanipulation and their relevance in galleries,libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM). Toolsand techniques for creating and handling digitalmedia. Digitizing audio, image, video, and textmaterials, and using various software packagesfor manipulating and preserving digital sound,images, and video.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Frissen, Ilja (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: INFS 617.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 633.

  • INFS 641 Archival Description and Access (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Advanced theory and practice of archival appraisal,arrangement, description, and the creation of accesstools to archival records and collections, including theselection and application of appropriate archivaldescriptive standards, metadata schemes,management tools, and outreach programs includingthe creation and dissemination of finding aids.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 641.

  • INFS 642 Preservation Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Principles and practices for intellectual and physicalpreservation of historical and cultural heritagematerials in all forms to extend their durability andassure continued accessibility, through selection,conservation, migration, digitization, preservationstrategies, preservation management and ongoingevaluation.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 642

  • INFS 645 Archival Principles and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Fundamental principles and practices of archivalstudies, including records life cycle, history ofarchives, cultural memory, authentic recordkeepingsystems, acquisition, appraisal, arrangement,description, preservation, reference and access,social and cultural systems, financial and legalsystems, ethics, advocacy programs, fund raising,legal issues, archives-related professions, researchmethodology and implementation.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Brilmyer, Gracen (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 645

    • NOTE: Advanced work in archival science is available to a few students who do well in the introductory course.

  • INFS 657 Database Design and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Theoretical and applied principles of relational database design. Includes relational theory, conceptual design, database normalization, relational database management systems, SQL queries and database management.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INFS 617 and GLIS 617.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 657.

  • INFS 660 Records Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Management of an organization’s content in digital forms that relate to the organization’s operational processes for compliance, governance and decision-making purposes. Addresses principles, strategies, methods and tools used in the lifecycle management of the content, including capture, workflow, classification, metadata, collaboration, preservation, and delivery.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 660.

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