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Curate, manage, and preserve content with digital multi-media libraries using in-demand information technology skills.
UNT's Minor in Digital Content and Information Systems provides graduates with the practical knowledge needed to manage the increasingly growing volume of digital information. Graduates will have a better understanding of the tools and technologies needed to manage large amounts of data and complex information systems. Students enrolled in the program will have a better understanding of human-computer interaction issues and interfaces.

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Why Earn a Digital Content and Information Systems Minor?

UNT’s minor in Digital Content and Information Systems is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge needed to build competencies in important and emerging areas such as information organization, information architecture, information seeking and use, health informatics, knowledge management, digital content and digital curation, and information systems.

The program’s goal is to provide general educational preparation for students planning to enter the information profession. The minor’s objectives are for students to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to:

  • The roles and impact of information policies, practices, and information itself on diverse populations in a rapidly changing technological and global information society.
  • Human information needs and behavior in order to develop and implement information systems and services that meet user needs.
  • Professional practices necessary to succeed in information-related occupations, and to pursue a professional master's degree.
  • The philosophy, principles, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the field.

While pursuing your degree, you will hone the skills required to:

  • Aid information seekers
  • Add value to information products
  • Apply the latest tools and technologies to the ever-increasing volume of information

Digital Content and Information Systems Minor Highlights

Special lectures hosted by the college and the department feature renowned scholars who provide different perspectives and insights into the information science field.
Our students and faculty are active members of different professional associations and learned societies, such as the iSchools consortium, the American Library Association, the Association for Information Science and Technology, and the Knowledge & Information Professional Association.
Instruction is offered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online and blended, that allows you to balance classes with full-time or part-time employment.

Digital Content and Information Systems Minor Courses You Could Take

Information Technology Management (3 hrs)
This course introduces basic concepts of information and its role in an information society. Includes mechanisms of information processing, information transfer, and applications of computers and other information tools in various disciplines and fields.
Digital Curation and Preservation (3 hrs)
The abundance of electronic and computer-based information requires a new type of professional to examine the life-cycle of the new type of information content: digital content. Decisions about the preservation of this new type of material are not trivial and include its descriptive components and particular formats and standards for long-term archival storage and access. This course is about the tools and techniques to accomplish these goals.
Information Architecture (3 hrs)
This course introduces the basic concepts and components of information architecture within the context of end-user and organizational needs. Provides an understanding of the intellectual technologies necessary to design and implement effective and cost-efficient information systems such as digital libraries, database systems, and a range of other web-accessible resources, as well as collaborative computer systems in organizational environments.
Special Problems (1-3 hrs)
This course offers supervised individual or small-group study of special problems or topics not otherwise covered by regular course offerings.
Information Science Seminar (3 hrs)
This course offers supervised individual or group work on current issues of modern technology and information science.
Information Retrieval Systems (3 hrs)
This course covers computer-based storage and retrieval of textual, pictorial, graphic and voice data. Addresses questions about how users interact with information retrieval (IR) systems, their components, evaluation and their impact in society. The issues of representation, the nature of the query, and other aspects of the system are examined.

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