MS-IS in Archival Studies and Imaging Technology

Archival Studies & Imaging Technology

This program of study is intended to prepare graduates to work with archives and records management as well as imaging technology, from production and organization, to copyright and network design. The program includes the production archival and preservation of records, photographs, digital images, digital information databases, medical records etc. It equip students with important skill sets for current and future library and museum information professionals. In addition, the program prepares individuals to assume positions as experts in the broader markets of libraries, archives and information centers. An integral part of the educational experience for the students enrolled in the program is the opportunity to work as interns at area museums, archives and information centers.

Students enrolled in the program of study are required to complete the three program core courses, two major core courses and at least four courses from the areas of study listed below.

General Requirements

  1. Total coursework of 36 credit hours (12 courses).
  2. Enroll in INFO 5090 (practicum), unless officially waived based on previous professional and industry experience.
  3. Complete the End of Program Assessment - During the final semester before graduation, enroll, take, and pass the comprehensive examination OR complete two Advanced Seminar courses (INFO 5970 & INFO 5980) during your last semesters before graduation. 

Required Courses (9 hours)

INFO 5000 – INFOrmation and Knowledge Professions
INFO 5200 – INFOrmation Organization
INFO 5600 – INFOrmation Access and Knowledge Inquiry

Guided Electives (INFOrmation Science Major)

Completion of at least two of the following major prescribed courses (6 hours) with the guidance of the academic advisor:

INFO 5305 – Systems Analysis and Design
INFO 5306 – Project Management for INFOrmation Systems
INFO 5707 – Data Modeling for INFOrmation Professionals
INFO 5814 – Web Content Development and Maintenance
INFO 5960 – Computer Programming or Equivalent

Completion of at least four courses (12 hours) from the categories listed below with the guidance of the academic advisor. It is also required that each student complete at least one course from each of the following areas:

Digital Imaging and Records Management

INFO 5815 – Digital Imaging for INFOrmation Professionals
INFO 5230 – Document and Records Management

INFOrmation Technologies

INFO 5205 – INFOrmation Indexing, Abstracting and Retrieval
INFO 5223 – Metadata and Networked INFOrmation Organization & Retrieval I

INFO 5224 – Metadata and Networked Information Organization & Retrieval II (Advanced Topics in Metadata) 
INFO 5711 – Internet Applications, Services and Management for INFOrmation Professionals
INFO 5713 – Telecommunications for INFOrmation Professionals
INFO 5814 – Web Content Development and Maintenance

Preservation and Special Collections

INFO 5295 – Preservation
INFO 5290 – Special Collections and Archives
INFO 5450 – Rare Books

Archives and Museums

AEAH 5940 – Seminar in Art Museums
AEAH 5942 – Seminar in Art Museum Education I
AEAH 5945 – Seminar in Art Museum Education II

INF0 5371 – Archives and Manuscripts 

INFO 5240 – Archival Arrangement and Description (prerequisite INFO 5371)

INFO 5375 – Archival Appraisal (prerequisite INFO 5371)

General Electives

Additional three elective courses (9 hours) selected from the catalog or transferred from other programs with the approval of the academic advisor.

School Library Certification students should see the respective program pages for specific requirements, as their options differ from other programs.

Further information concerning these requirements may be obtained through the department.

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