Cultural Heritage — MARA Elective Cluster
Electives focus on organizing, describing, interpreting, managing, preserving, and providing access to materials created in the present and inherited from the past to share culture, values and traditions with future generations. (Prerequisites are waived for MARA students.)
Students focusing on Cultural Heritage should take the following two courses for 6 units:
- INFO 256 Archives and Manuscripts
MARA 284 Seminar in Archives and
Topic: Digital Forensics for Archivists
And 6 units from the following:
- INFO 259 Preservation Management
INFO 281 Seminar in
- INFO 284 Seminar in Archives and Records Management
Select according to interest from the following topics: sections on digital curation; digitization; special collections; medieval manuscripts (codicology, paleography, genres); incunabula; curating exhibitions from archival collections; EAD (encoded archival description); tools, services, and methodologies for digital curation; management of photographic collections; photographic preservation.
Note: MARA students may take only 9 units of credit outside of MARA—so be sure that 3 units of credit are from MARA electives.
For INFO topic descriptions, select course and then topic from the MLIS course content page.
For MARA 284 topic descriptions, select course and then topic from the MARA course content page.
The Cultural Heritage elective cluster does not qualify for the Digital Assets Certificate.