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Graduate program in Digital Information Management (DigIn)

From: Peter Botticelli <digin<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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 months).

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 2009 is April 1. The deadline for
Fall 2009 admission is July 1, 2009, and for Spring 2010 the
deadline will be Nov. 1, 2009.

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:

    <URL>:http://digin.arizona.edu/>

Applicants may also contact the DigIn program coordinator, Prof.
Peter Botticelli <digin<-at->email<.>arizona<.>edu>.


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