Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Digital Archives Management (15 credits)

Offered by: Information Studies     Degree: C-DAM

Program Requirements

This program is intended to prepare students to work in the area of digital archives. The graduate courses in the program will focus on principles of organization of information, practices in archival studies, and strategies for digital curation and enterprise content management. This in an entry-level, graduate program that may lead to another graduate certificate or to the M.I.St. program, however, none of the courses taken in the graduate certificate can be credited towards the M.I.St. program once a graduate certificate has been completed.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • GLIS 607 Organization of Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to the theory, principles, standards, and methods of information organization. Students learn to provide intellectual and physical access to information. Topics include principles of information representation, tools for information access, metadata, controlled vocabulary.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Elaine Ménard (Fall)

  • GLIS 649 Digital Curation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : The life-cycle and value-added management of digital content for future use, re-use and access. Addresses strategies, principles, and practices of digital preservation, digital curation, digital collection management, institutional repositories, trusted digital repositories, metadata, and file formats at archives, libraries, museums, data centers, and other cultural heritage institutions.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Morgannis Graham (Winter)

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

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  • GLIS 609 Metadata & Access (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Archival descriptive tools in metadata-based access systems. Metadata schemas (MARC, Dublin Core and EAD), markup languages (SGML, HTML, and XML), DTD, vocabulary control, and metadata management issues.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Gordon Burr (Winter)

  • GLIS 633 Multimedia Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of multimedia systems design. Includes knowledge representation; interfaces; storage and retrieval of text, sound, still images, animation and video sequences; authoring software; hardware options; CD-ROM/DVD and web based systems; virtual reality; testing and evaluation. Students design and develop a small-scale system.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Ilja Frissen (Fall)

  • GLIS 641 Archival Description and Access (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Advanced theory and practice of archival appraisal, arrangement, description, and the creation of access tools to archival records and collections, including the selection and application of appropriate archival descriptive standards, metadata schemes, management tools, and outreach programs including the creation and dissemination of finding aids.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Gordon Burr (Fall)

  • GLIS 642 Preservation Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and practices for intellectual and physical preservation of historical and cultural heritage materials in all forms to extend their durability and assure continued accessibility, through selection, conservation, migration, digitization, preservation strategies, preservation management and ongoing evaluation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GLIS 645 Archival Principles and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Fundamental principles and practices of archival studies, including records life cycle, history of archives, cultural memory, authentic recordkeeping systems, acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, reference and access, social and cultural systems, financial and legal systems, ethics, advocacy programs, fund raising, legal issues, archives-related professions, research methodology and implementation.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Gordon Burr (Winter)

    • Advanced work in archival science is available to a few students who do well in the introductory course.

  • GLIS 657 Database Design & Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of relational database design. Includes relational theory, conceptual design, database normalization, relational database management systems, SQL queries and database management.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Catherine Guastavino, Fei Shu (Winter)

  • GLIS 660 Enterprise Content Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Management of an organization’s content in digital forms that relate to the organization’s operational processes for compliance, governance and decision-making purposes. Addresses principles, strategies, methods and tools used in the lifecycle management of the content, including capture, workflow, classification, metadata, collaboration, preservation, and delivery.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Faculty of Arts—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)