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Areas of Interest

Archival Studies and Preservation Management

Suggested Program of Study

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) has developed a program of study for students in the areas of archival studies and preservation management. The coursework designated on this program of study will provide the skills, knowledge, dispositions and professional values MLIS graduates will utilize in a career in archives or preservation management. Students with an interest in a particular aspect of archival or preservation work (e.g., records management; reference services; digital preservation) or a specific institutional setting (e.g., government archives; academic libraries; corporate environments) may wish to consult with their advisor to select alternate elective courses.

In addition to the successful completion of a 36-credit program of study, students will provide evidence that they have met the SLIS program core competencies by submitting a satisfactory portfolio that serves as the capstone experience for the MLIS degree.

Course Title Prerequisites Credits

 701*

Introduction to Library and Information Studies

(Required in the first semester of enrollment)

None

3

702

Introduction to Technical Services

701

3

705*

Introduction to Information Technologies

9 hours

3

706*

 Introduction to Information Technologies

None 

3

707*

 Information Organization and Retrieval

701

3

710

 History of Information Organizations and Technologies

701

3

711

 Introduction to Archival and Records Studies

None 

3

719

 Preservation Planning and Administration

701

3

725

 Digital Libraries

701 and 707 

3

730 

 Cataloging Information Materials

707

3

777

 Design and Management of Digital Image Collections

706 

794

 Internship

701, 705, 707 & permission

3

* MLIS course requirements: SLIS 701, 705, 707 and 706 or Technology Competency Exam