Digital Curation Specialization

Become an expert in curating and preserving digital data

As the volume and velocity of digital information production continues to increase, and as the types of information created continue to vary in format and structure, there is an increasing need for people who are trained in digital curation, which involves managing, preserving, adding value, and providing access to digital information assets throughout the information life cycle.

The digital curation specialization is intended to meet this need, and is available to Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) and Master of Information (M.I.S.) students.

Your core requirements will cover research, policy, and current practices in curating and preserving digital data, in addition to metadata fundamentals, electronic records management, and more. You’ll continue to hone your expertise in digital curation by choosing from a broad range of elective courses, including information ethics, ontologies, data semantics, and information visualization.

People working in digital curation can be employed in many different types of organizations working with many different types of digital information, ranging from scientific data and corporate archives to government and NGO records.