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Certificate in Archives and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services
Archives and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services
Archivists and cultural heritage professionals assist institutions, communities, corporations and other entities:
- develop and maintain archival systems, resources and services
- promote a better understanding of the past
- develop a new perspective of the present
- cultivate a spirit of involvement.
Archives and Cultural Heritage Careers
- archives or cultural heritage collection processing and management
- community archives development and management
- digital archives or collections development and maintenance
- cultural heritage documentation and preservation
- historical records curation
- electronic records systems development and management
This certificate offers students the opportunity to engage in a high level of archival fieldwork. Past projects have seen students working side-by-side with professional archivists in community archives, historical societies, corporations and other institutions.
Students may combine this certificate with other coursework toward the completion of the Master of Professional Studies.
Three required courses
- LIS 775 / Introduction to Archival Principles, Practices and Services OR LIS 885 / Introduction to Cultural Heritage Resources and Services;
Two elective courses
One of the following five:
- LIS 753 / Internet Fundamentals and Design
- LIS 759 / Digital Libraries
- LIS 786 / Advanced Web Design
- LIS 882 / Metadata for Digital Resources
- LIS 889 / Digital Curation
One of the following six:
- LIS 710 / Descriptive Bibliography
- LIS 711 / History of the Text: From Early Books and Manuscripts Up to the Printing Press
- LIS 712 / History of the Printed Book
- LIS 713 / Introduction to the Preservation and Conservation of Library and Archival Materials
- LIS 718 / Storytelling for Adults and Children
- LIS 886 / Records and Information Management
The certificate is offered for students currently pursuing an MLIS at the School of Information Studies (SOIS) or to returning students who want to add the specialization to a completed Dominican MLIS degree or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited graduate library program. Candidates work in collaboration with a faculty advisor to shape a plan of study.
Certificate completion requires a total of 15 graduate credit hours.