Digital Stewardship Certificate
"The archival landscape becomes even more complex and challenging when you consider that information in the of Twitter, blogs, and email all demand some kind of archival system. We're facing new questions. And so it's our job at Simmons to not just respond to trends in the marketplace but also to predict them."
Jeannette Bastian, MS Shippensburg University, MPhil Univ. of the West Indies, PhD Univ. of Pittsburgh
Associate Dean, Professor, and Director of the Archives Management Program
The need for responsible stewards of digital objects is growing rapidly in all fields. Simmons College GSLIS aims, through intensive education and training, to build a society of successful digital stewards who will be effective leaders in libraries and archives. The Digital Stewardship Certificate program equips students to meet the issues of the day and encourages them to face the challenges of the future.
The Digital Stewardship Certificate is a fully online program of five graduate-level courses (15 credits) that imparts the concepts and skills needed to create and manage a sustainable digital repository, library, or archive. It covers the management of digital objects over the long term through active, ongoing oversight of the total environment (content, technologies, and user expectations). The courses for this certificate are delivered online in a high-touch, highly experiential pedagogy, using the Digital Curriculum Laboratory as a key tool. Learning is primarily asynchronous. Graduates will be awarded the Archives Certificate - Digital Stewardship from the Simmons Graduate School of Information Science (GSLIS).