Post Masters Digital Curation


Digital Curation — Post-Master’s Certificate Career Pathway

Curation ensures digital objects remain understandable, accessible, usable and safe over time and beyond the limits of technical obsolescence. Students in this certificate pathway will learn how to:

  • Conceptualize and plan the creation and storage of digital data and objects;
  • Determine specifications for a trusted digital repository or a digital archives/preservation service;
  • Identify key concepts and standards in digital preservation;
  • Work with information assurance frameworks and risk management planning structures to ensure that an organization’s information resources and assets are protected;
  • Manage records as operational, legal and historical evidence in electronic environments.

All new students in the Post-Master’s Certificate program begin their studies by completing a one-unit course that introduces them to our school’s sophisticated online learning environment: INFO 203 Online Learning.

Certificate students in the Digital Curation pathway choose a total of 15 units from the courses as follows:

Two 3-unit foundation courses selected from:

  • INFO 284 Topic: Digital Curation
  • INFO 284 Topic: Tools, Services, and Methodologies for Digital Curation
  • MARA 283 or INFO 284 Topic:  Enterprise Content Management and Digital Preservation  

Then elective units selected from:

  • INFO 220 Topic: Digital Humanities
  • INFO 282 Topic: Digital Assets Management
  • INFO 284 Topic: Digitization and Digital Preservation
  • INFO 284 Topic: Electronic Records
  • MARA 286 Information Assurance (formerly MARA 284 Topic: Information Assurance)

Note: Depending on the background and experience of the student, other elective options may include:

  • INFO 246 Topic: Big Data Analytics and Management
  • INFO 259 Preservation Management
  • INFO 281 Topic: Metadata
  • INFO 282 Topic: Knowledge Management, 1 unit
  • INFO 284 Topic: Photographic Preservation
  • INFO 284 Topic: Managing Photographic Collections
  • INFO 284 Topic: Curating Exhibitions from Archival Collections, 2 units
  • INFO 284 Topic: Film Collections and Archives
  • INFO 287 Topic: Cybersecurity
  • INFO 294 Internships (place-based and virtual) Note: Certificate students can take only one internship for a maximum of 3 units.

In order to see detailed information regarding course content, check out the class syllabi. Also:  Select class number and then topic

Courses are regularly updated to ensure they include the most current content possible. When you are enrolled in a course, you’ll have access to the current syllabus for that course, before it begins. As a certificate program student, you are not required to meet prerequisites, but the instructors will expect you to keep up with the class.

After completing 16 units required in the Post-Master’s Certificate program, as a final step before earning their certificate, students demonstrate their mastery of the program’s student learning outcomes by:

  1. Selecting a communication technology tool of their choice (e.g. screencast, blog)
  2. Using the selected communication technology tool to briefly illustrate how their course work helped them master the Post-Master’s Certificate program’s overarching student learning outcomes, as follows:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies
  • Use service concepts, principles, and techniques to connect individuals or groups with accurate, relevant, and appropriate information