Digital Archives and Library Science / Preservation

Whether they work in public, private or academic institutions, today’s librarians and archivists require knowledge of information representation and organization, information architecture, content and collections, information needs and uses, and information technology.

Making information accessible to people now and in the future is a challenge when the methods of presentation and delivery are constantly evolving and transforming. Specialists in these fields must address the problems of online access, digital preservation and electronic records management. They evaluate what cultural artifacts are worth preserving, what policies apply, and what resources and funding are available for the preservation of information.

Coursework may include media management, information architecture, information literacy, online searching and databases, digital archives and libraries, plus practical experience gained through internships and other service-learning projects.

Mastery courses:

Pathways:

  • Academic librarian
  • Archivist
  • Assessment librarian
  • Data librarian
  • Digital curator
  • Digital preservation manager
  • Digital projects librarian/Digital projects archivist
  • Health sciences librarian/Health informationist