The Digital Libraries Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) program prepares students
to be leaders in the library and information profession. Organized collections of
digital information—whether text, images, numbers, or sound—are fast
becoming society’s new libraries, places to go for organized information on
a wide variety of topics. These new digital “libraries” are springing
up in many organizational structures and under many auspices including, but not
limited to, established libraries. Calling these digital collections “libraries”
draws attention to components that organize the collections and services that contribute
to their use. This certificate can be tailored to meet the needs of those who want
to work with organizing and managing collections of digital information, either
within or outside of established libraries.
Development of digital libraries is moving rapidly. Challenges exist that will make
the arena of digital libraries a fertile environment for innovation and creative
implementation for many decades. These challenges include technical and information
architecture, metadata, optimal retrieval engines, user-friendly design and display
of information, institutional repositories for data and research outputs, archiving
and preservation, and machine and human mediated services for using the collections.
Three themes run throughout courses in the Digital Libraries program:
- Understanding users and their efficient access to information
- Effective management of information and information organizations
- Appropriate and effective use of information technologies
The Certificate of Advanced Studies is offered to both campus and online full-time
and part-time students.
The most up-to-date curriculum information may be found on the Syracuse University
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