Digital Assets Certificate


Advanced Certificate in Strategic Management of Digital Assets and Services
9 Units

With an Advanced Certificate in Strategic Management of Digital Assets and Services from the San José State University School of Information, information professionals will have the practical skills needed to integrate and manage an increasingly complex body of content like born digital, newly digitized, and Web 2.0 models of user-generated content, and make all of it accessible to users.

“For this certificate, I’ve been able to grow my expertise in the areas of digital curation, big data and data services. Database Management was a crucial course as my work is fairly complex.” – Tamarack Hocklin, ’17 MLIS and Advanced Certificate

Convenient 100% Online Learning

All courses in the Advanced Certificate in Digital Assets and Services program are delivered fully online. Our faculty members are experts in online teaching and use emerging technology in their courses to enrich student learning in our school’s award-winning online learning environment. New to online learning? We offer an optional self-paced, not-for-credit technology preparation course for free that students can complete before the start of their first semester. 

Advanced Certificate Pathways

The Advanced Certificate in Digital Assets and Services program addresses the hybridization of face-to-face services and print material with digital content and digital services in library and information environments. Three pathways are offered: Data Analytics and Data Driven Decision MakingDigital Assets Management; and Information Governance, Assurance and Security. Each pathway provides a high level of customization to fit individual interests, changing job responsibilities, and career goals.

Are You a Current MLIS or MARA Student at the iSchool?

If you are a Special Session student currently enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science or Master of Archives and Records Administration program, you can earn both your master’s degree and advanced certificate from San José State University! (Regular Session students who would like to take advantage of this opportunity may switch to Special Session once they have completed 19 units in their degree program.)

You may apply the required units within your preferred advanced certificate pathway to the master’s program requirements. There are no additional admissions requirements or fees. Find out more.

Are You Looking to Quickly Gain Practical Skills to Help You in Your Job?

If you are looking for a continuing education program to quickly gain strategic practical skills that will help you manage the increasing variety of digital assets and services, the Advanced Certificate in Digital Assets and Services program may be the perfect next step in your learning journey. The nine-unit program is open to anyone with a bachelor’s degree and can be completed in just two semesters! Find out more.

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Community Profile

Sarah Edwards Obenauf Uses MLIS and Advanced Certificate as Librarian at New Mexico Tech

Sarah Edwards Obenauf

“I am putting the [advanced] certificate to good use now at the library at New Mexico Tech. We are trying to figure out how to get our archives up and running online. The classes that I took in digital asset management are definitely going to translate over into the real world sooner rather than later.”

Sarah Edwards Obenauf
Public Services and Instruction Librarian, New Mexico Tech
Albuquerque, New Mexico


5 Benefits of Our School’s Fully Online Delivery Model

1. Course work and instruction are designed for online learning. Our instructors are experts in online teaching and only teach online courses.

2. Technology is at the forefront of everything we do, with dedicated resources to support adoption of new technologies that advance our online learning environment.