Pathway to Success: Digital Archivist

UMSI Courses

Fulfill all MSI requirements. Recommended course options include:

U-M Cognates

Take six credits outside of UMSI from U-M's wealth of offerings, such as:

  • Business IT 551: Information Systems
  • Elect. Eng. & CS 543: Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Elect. Eng. & CS 555: Digital Communications Theory

Field Internships & Experience

Sites where UMSI students have recently completed relevant internships include:

  • Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Archive of Contemporary Music, New York, NY
  • Deep Blue: University of Michigan Institutional Repository, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Elastic Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • ICPSR Digital Preservation, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Institut fur Bibliotheks: un Informationshwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany
  • JSTOR, The Scholarly Journal Archive, Ann Arbor, MI; New York, NY
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art, Washington, DC
  • The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI
  • University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, MI

Career Success

Recent grads have accepted positions in this area that include:

  • Archivist, Internal Revenue Service
  • Catalogue and Metadata Librarian, Georgia Tech University
  • Digital Archivist, Disney Internet Group
  • Digital Archivist, International Monetary Fund
  • Digital Archivist, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Digital Projects Researcher, Cornell University
  • Digital Specialist for Historical Resources, The Henry Ford Museum
  • eReference Librarian, Northcentral University
  • Head of Visual Resources Collections, University of Michigan Department of History and Art
  • Information Automation Specialist, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service
  • Manuscript Librarian, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • Metadata Specialist, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
  • Reference/ Digital Services Librarian, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Watch this video to learn what one of our current students is doing in this area.

The Pathways highlighted in this section are suggested routes to desired career goals.  Other routes through the MSI curriculum are also possible.  We'll advise you on your selection of courses, internships, and activities to support your career goals.