The Digital Content Management Curriculum

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A Case Study at Wayne State University’s School of Library & Information Science

Presentation by Joan Beaudoin at the DigCurV International Conference; Framing the digital curation curriculum

6-7 May, 2013
Florence, Rome

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The Digital Content Management Curriculum

  1. 1. Digital ContentManagementCurriculumDevelopmentJoan E. BeaudoinDigCurVFlorence, ItalyMay 7, 2013A Case Study atWayne StateUniversity
  2. 2. ContentsBackgroundCurriculum developmentCurriculum offeringsCurriculum supportEvaluation2
  3. 3. About WSU’s SLIS© 2010 Wayne State University3
  4. 4. Curriculum analysisCurriculum review fall 2011ALA accredited schools/programsExamination of web site content4
  5. 5. 26 2624231917 1715131210 10 109 9 9854 43 3 3 3 3 32 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2051015202530Concentrations5
  6. 6. 26 2624231917 1715131210 10 109 9 9854 43 3 3 3 3 32 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2051015202530Concentrations6
  7. 7. Employment outlookThe Occupational OutlookHandbook• Archivists 7%• Librarians 8%• Info Systems Managers 17%• DB Administrators 30%7
  8. 8. Curriculum developmentList of topics collected from:• LIS Literature• Syllabi• Organizational, project, initiative, etc.web sitesContent analysis of topics8
  9. 9. Curriculum developmentCore characteristics:• Produce (perform tasks)• Manage (people and resources)• Analyze (systems and situations)• Communicate (written and oral)• Design (creative solutions)9
  10. 10. Curriculum offerings Six core MLIS courses• LIS6010 Intro to Information Profession• LIS6080 Information Technology• LIS6120 Access to Information• LIS6210 Organization of Information• LIS7040 Library Admin & Management• LIS7996 Research in Library & InformationScience10
  11. 11. Curriculum offerings Six specialization electives• LIS7900 Digital Libraries• LIS7910 Metadata in Theory & Practice• LIS7920 Digital Preservation & Curation• LIS7410 Software Productivity Tools• LIS7460 DB Concepts & Applications• LIS7700 Practicum11
  12. 12. Curriculum supportPersonnel• 4 FT positions for teaching & technology• Administrative staff• Graduate student assistants12
  13. 13. Curriculum supportFacilities & Resources• Digital media lab• Virtual online lab• Networked storage space13
  14. 14. OutreachNDSA Student groupEvents & workshops14
  15. 15. EvaluationBased on:• Students in specialization• Employment with digital curation orpreservation responsibilities• Alumni who contribute to this area15
  16. 16. Joan E. BeaudoinJoan.Beaudoin@wayne.edu16

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