Program Description

This curriculum prepares students to work in digital repositories found in libraries, archives, and museums. Instruction includes: project planning, digitization, metadata, copyright, preservation and end user access to digital materials. Students will gain practical experience using industry standards in order to prepare them for entering the workforce.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Analyze the selection, technical and copyright issues that impact the success of digital projects.
  2. Apply established digitization protocols and standards to produce digital representations of archival materials.
  3. Apply established protocols and metadata standards to provide access to digital objects in digital asset management systems.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 8

Required Courses

  • LIB 121 – Introduction to Technologies for Digital Collections (3)
  • LIB 122 – Introduction to Metadata for Digital Objects (3)
  • LIB 123 – Introduction to Copyright Issues for Digital Collections (1)
  • LIB 126 – Archives & Digital Collections Internship (1)

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