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 equips 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 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.
- Total coursework is 36 credit hours (12 courses).
- Enroll in INFO 5090 (practicum) unless officially waived based on previous professional and industry experience.
- 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
A grade of B or higher must be earned in all 3 core courses.
Guided Electives (Library Science Major)
Completion of at least two of the following major prescribed courses (6 hours) with the guidance of the academic advisor:
INFO 5080 – Research Methods and Analysis
INFO 5210 – Resource Description and Access I
INFO 5223 – Metadata and Networked Information Organization/Retrieval
INFO 5300 – Management of Information Agencies
INFO 5400 – Information Resources Development
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
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 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)
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 may differ from other programs.
Further information concerning these requirements may be obtained through the department.
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