The role of archivists and records managers is to organize, describe, interpret, manage and provide access to materials created in the present and those inherited from the past, and to preserve them for use in the future. They are also responsible for reliability and authenticity in electronic records. Increasingly archivists and records managers are involved with the digitization and digital management of our records and cultural heritage in order to make documents and materials accessible online. Read more about the Digital Archives and Records Management career pathway.
All students in the Post-Master's Certificate Program must start the program by completing the following one-unit course that introduces them to our School's sophisticated online learning environment: Online Social Neworking: Technology and Tools.
Certificate students with a focus in Digital Archives and Records Management choose five courses from any of the courses listed below:
- Libr 256: Archives and Manuscripts
- Libr 259: Preservation Management
- Libr 284: Seminar in Archives and Records Management– with offerings in electronic records, encoded archival description, oral history, digitization and digital preservation, special collections in a Web 2.0 world, characteristics and curation of new digital media, photographic archives and more from which to choose.
- Masters of Archives and Records Administration offerings* (MARA Course Descriptions) which focus heavily on records.
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Courses are regularly updated to ensure they include the most current content possible. When you are enrolled in a course, you'll have access to the current syllabus for that course, before it begins. You are not required to meet prerequisites but the instructors will expect you to keep up with the class.
*If you are interested in choosing any of the courses indicated above from the Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) program, note that these courses are offered in a specific sequence. All MARA courses are not offered each semester. To find out when specific MARA courses will be offered, visit the MARA class offerings web page.