Monday, June 19, 2006

Master of Science in Information and Archive Management

Years after ending its library science program, Columbia University is getting back into it -- or something a bit similar. Columbia announced:

As you know, information professionals must have an increasingly complex understanding of the information over which they preside. To meet this need, Columbia is launching a new part-time Master of Science in Information and Archive Management.

This fall, the program launches with two inaugural core courses: Legal and Policy Issues for Information Professionals and Introduction to Information Professions and Knowledge Management. Subsequent core courses include: Business Information, Documents, and Materials; Introduction to Information Technology and IT Project Management; Government Information Resources and Systems; Records and Archives Management: Principles and Practices; and Working with Commercial Vendors.

The program is designed for mid-career professionals who currently work in information environments and want to systemize and enhance their knowledge and skills. It is also appropriate for career changers. We hope you, your colleagues, or others you know will be interested in enrolling in the new M.S. program or taking one or more courses on a non-matriculated basis.

We encourage you to visit the program’s Web site at

It will be interesting to see if they add anything that is specifically digitization related.


Balbir Pandher said...

I am working in a college and doing research on management of information from archive and i want to join this course online ,if there is any possibility regarding this ,please let me know.
balbir kaur pandher

Jill Hurst-Wahl said...


I would suggest contacting Columbia University for information. All I know is what was in the blog post.