Digital Information Management (DigIn) Certificate Deadline Extended!

University of Arizona Digital Information Management (DigIn) Certificate program admission is open for 2009-10. Scholarships are available. Review of applications for admissions and financial aid for Summer 2009 has been extended to April 15.

The University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science is pleased to announce that openings are available in the school’s graduate certificate program in Digital Information Management (DigIn), and that scholarships are available for students entering the program in Summer and Fall 2009.

The DigIn program features hands-on experience and focused instruction supporting a wide range of professional careers involving large digital collections. The certificate includes six courses covering a wide range of topics relevant to today’s digital information environment, including digital collections, applied technology, technology planning and leadership, policy and ethics, digital preservation and research data curation.

For information professionals just starting in the field or considering career changes, the DigIn certificate program offers an alternative path to graduate studies that helps prepare students for success in traditional graduate programs or the workplace.

The certificate also provides a means for working professionals with advanced degrees to broaden their knowledge and skills in today’s rapidly evolving digital information landscape.

The program is delivered 100% online and has no residency requirements. Students generally complete the certificate in four or six semesters (15 months or 27 months).

Beginning this year, DigIn applicants will be able to enter the program at the start of the Summer, Fall, or Spring semesters.

The application deadline for Summer ’09 is April 1, though applications will continue to be accepted up to April 15.

Deadline for Fall ’09 admission and financial aid: July 1

Deadline for Spring ’10: Nov. 1.

DigIn was developed in cooperation with the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records and the University of Arizona Outreach College. Major funding for the program comes from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which has also provided scholarship funding.

Additional details on the program including course descriptions, admissions requirements and application forms may be found on the program website:

Applicants may also contact the DigIn staff at: