Mastery courses are special types of courses that require students to demonstrate synthesis of the major theories, methods, and approaches to inquiry and/or schools of practice necessary for entry into a particular career in the information professions.
Digital Curation Mastery Course Description
This mastery course prepares students for careers in data management, access, and preservation in many different venues: research libraries as data services librarians and digital collections managers, digital archives and domain repositories (e.g. ICPSR, NOAA and NASA data centers, NCAR), the publishing and entertainment industry as digital product managers, corporations and not-for-profits as internal data management specialists, and as consultants. Students will be prepared to participate in, manage, and create elements of the rapidly developing digital curation infrastructure that is the outcome of efforts by industry, government and not-for-profit entities.
SI 501: Contextual Inquiry and Consulting Foundations
SI 506: Programming I
SI 507: Intermediate Programming
SI 622: Needs Assessment and Usability Evaluation
SI 623: Research Methods for Information Professionals
SI 625: Digital Preservation OR SI 667: Digital Curation
Selective required courses:
SI 580: Understanding Records and Archives: Principles and Practices
SI 647: Information Resources and Services