[Web4lib] Digital Information Management (DigIn) Certificate

DigIn digin at email.arizona.edu
Wed Feb 18 18:48:48 EST 2009

February 2009 - For Immediate release

Digital Information Management (DigIn) Certificate program admission is now open
for 2009-10. Scholarships are available.

The University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science is
pleased to announce that openings are available in the school's graduate
certificate program in Digital Information Management (DigIn), and that
scholarships are available for students entering the program in 2009.

The DigIn program features hands-on experience and focused instruction
supporting careers in libraries, archives, records management, museums, as well
as in the private sector. The certificate includes six courses covering a wide
range of topics relevant to today's digital information environment, including
digital collections, applied technology, technology planning and leadership,
policy and ethics, digital preservation and research data curation.

For information professionals just starting in the field or considering career
changes, the DigIn certificate program offers an alternative path to graduate
studies that helps prepare students for success in traditional graduate
programs or the workplace.

The certificate also provides a means for working professionals and those who
already have advanced graduate degrees in library and information sciences,
archives, museum studies or other fields to broaden their knowledge and skills
in today's rapidly evolving digital information landscape.

The program is delivered 100% online and has no residency requirements. Students
generally complete the certificate in four or six semesters (15 months or 27

Beginning this year, DigIn applicants will be able to enter the program at the
start of the Summer, Fall, or Spring semesters. The application deadline for
Summer '09 is April 1. The deadline for Fall '09 admission is July 1, and for
Spring '10 the deadline will be Nov. 1.

DigIn was developed in cooperation with the Arizona State Library, Archives and
Public Records and the University of Arizona Outreach College. Major funding
for the program comes from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services
(IMLS), which has also provided scholarship funding.

Additional details on the program including course descriptions, admissions
requirements and application forms may be found on the program website:


Applicants may also contact the DigIn program coordinator, Prof. Peter
Botticelli, at

digin at email.arizona.edu.

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