What is the DigIn Program?
The rapid growth of digital collections and online services has led to a shortage of information professionals who possess the technical knowledge and learning skills needed to create and manage digital collections in a fast-changing environment.
The DigIn graduate certificate program, helps fill this gap by combining intensive, hands-on technology learning with a thorough grounding in the theoretical principles needed to manage large, complex digital collections. The program is offered on-line, making it available to those currently employed in the information professions as well as those seeking new career opportunities in the information professions.
The curriculum takes a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to managing digital information and is designed to support a wide range of career paths, especially involving libraries, museums, archives, records management, and data curation.
Graduate certificates are increasingly being recognized as a means for professionals with advanced degrees to update their knowledge and skills. DigIn also offers a path for those with undergraduate degrees who are interested in digital collections but who may not yet be ready to commit to a full degree program.
All coursework for DigIn is conducted online, with no residency requirement. The certificate consists of six 14-week graduate-level courses to be taken within three years. Students can begin the program in the Fall, or Spring semesters each year. A total of 18.00 units is required for completion of the program.
DigIn was founded in 2006 with a grant by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. The program is jointly administered by the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science and the University of Arizona Outreach College.
Double-dips between SIRLS programs!
Students enrolled in DigIn are able to double-dip 12 units with the SIRLS M.A. program. See the M.A. program information for details on how DigIn classes may be used to fulfill the M.A. distributed elective requirements.
DigIn students are also able to double-dip 6 units with the SIRLS Archival Studies program. See the Archival Studies program requirements for details.