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Digital asset management is a new and growing profession; from manufacturing and retail to healthcare, education, and cultural heritage, organizations struggle to manage their digital assets.  Digital asset management involves processes for organizing, storing and retrieving complex information objects and rich media such as digital photos, music, videos, animations, podcasts and other multimedia content.  Skills required for digital asset management include content curation, cataloging, metadata development, media migration, governance, user support, life cycle management, project management, and taxonomies.

The SOIS Certificate in Digital Asset Management provides:

  • A theoretical foundation of the values, technologies, and applications of digital asset management and how they apply to meet the needs of users and organizations.
  • A practical foundation which includes understanding and applying data quality metrics, digital workflows, metadata standards, taxonomy structures, and technology solutions to manage digital assets.
Degree Requirements

The certificate is offered for students currently pursuing an MLIS, MSIM, or MPS at the School of Information Studies (SOIS) or to returning students who want to add the specialization to a completed post-graduate degree. Candidates work in collaboration with a faculty advisor to shape a plan of study. Certificate completion requires 15 graduate credit hours.

  • IM/LIS 757 Digital Asset Management
  • IM/LIS 751 Database Management
  • IM/LIS 755 Information Policy
  • IM/LIS 882 Metadata for Digital Resources
  • IM/LIS 889 Digital Curation

View course descriptions.

Students are advised to apply to Dominican as MLIS degree-seeking students, although they may also complete the certificate as a as a post-masters certificate seeking student. Degree seeking students have six years to complete the full MLIS.

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