Program type:

Graduate Academic Certificate

Est. time to complete:

1 year
Credit Hours:

Build and organize digital libraries and learn how information technology can help users preserve and retrieve data efficiently.
The Digital Content Management Graduate Academic Certificate prepares information professionals to meet the challenges of managing the life cycle of digital assets regardless of their types and formats or their method of delivery. The courses provide the theoretical foundation and conceptual tools through structured learning experiences and supervised class projects. Students will learn basic knowledge and technical skills necessary to manage digital content, build applications, and develop services that respond to institutional and individual user needs.

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Why Earn a Digital Content Management Certificate?

UNT's Digital Content Management Graduate Academic Certificate program provides valuble career skills for potential and practicing information professionals who foresee being in a position to collect, organize, evaluate, or provide service to users on digital information.

The certificate can help library and information science professionals who want to develop expertise in managing digital information by taking additional graduate-level courses to receive an academic credential, as well as bachelor's or master's degreed individuals who work in careers that deal with large amounts of information.


Digital Content Management Certificate Courses You Could Take

Introduction to Digital Libraries (3 hrs)
This course introduces the student to current research and the conceptual, practical, and technical issues in digital libraries. Theoretical foundations, technical infrastructures, knowledge organization, collection development, users & services, evaluation, as well as social, cultural, and policy issues are discussed. Students read papers and discuss related issues, evaluate a digital library of their choice and write an in-depth term paper or conduct a class project.
Information Retrieval Design (3 hrs)
Study of design considerations in computer-based information retrieval systems, including conventional inverted file systems using Boolean logic and automatically indexed vector–oriented systems. Evaluation of information systems in the light of user and system criteria. Prerequisite(s): INFO 5200 or consent of department.
Metadata and Networked Information Organization and Retrieval (3 hrs)
Representation, organization and retrieval of networked information resources (NIR) using various forms of metadata. Examination and evaluation of key metadata schemes for representing and organizing NIR. Identification and use of metadata creation tools to build and manage metadata repositories. Explore implications for retrieval of NIR through search engines that exploit metadata. Prerequisite(s): INFO 5200 or consent of department.
Information Architecture (3 hrs)
This course introduces students to the basic concepts and components of Information Architecture, within the context of end-user and organizational needs. The goal of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the intellectual technologies necessary to design and implement effective and cost-efficient information technologies such as digital libraries, database systems, and a range of other web-accessible resources, as well as collaborative computer systems in organizational environments. This course focuses on the following elements of information delivery and knowledge systems: Organization of information, understanding and documenting users’ needs for web-based applications, human-computer interfaces, and issues related to usability and accessibility.

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