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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informations­wissen­schaft | Studium | Weiterbildendes Zertifikatsstudium Digital Information Stewardship

Weiterbildendes Zertifikatsstudium Digital Information Stewardship

Overview

The postgraduate certificate in Digital Information Stewardship is a one-year programme at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin) that blends distance learning with video-based discussions and three brief face-to-face meetings. The goal is to enable people to continue their careers and simultaneously to open new job opportunities.

This is an international programme. All teaching is in English.

 

Goals and Career Prospects

The goal of the postgraduate certificate in Digital Information Stewardship is to equip students with core skills to manage digital information. Particular emphasis is on the integrity and curation of digital content.

The integrity of digital files relies on both intact bitstreams as well as genuine and uncorrupted content. Just as bitstream integrity is not necessarily perceived as binary, one of the key questions in academic contexts is how a greyscale can reflect degrees of research integrity. This programme addresses both.

Courses will train students in research methods, the basics of digital curation and legal aspects, and will give them a chance to apply these skills in their own projects on plagiarism, data falsification and image manipulation.

 

Structure and Courses

Students have two options to complete the programme with 60 ECTS (about 30 US credits):

Option 1:    60 ECTS at HU Berlin, or

Option 2:    35 ECTS at HU Berlin and 25 ECTS at University College Dublin

 


Option 1

Option 2

Courses at HU Berlin (60 ECTS)
Courses at HU Berlin (35 ECTS)

Semester 1

M1 Introduction to Digital Curation (10 ECTS)

M2 Research Methods (10 ECTS)

M3 Information Ethics and Legal Aspects (10 ECTS)

Semester 1

M1 Introduction to Digital Curation (10 ECTS)

M2 Research Methods (10 ECTS)

M3 Information Ethics and Legal Aspects (5 ECTS)

Semester 2 Semester 2 - only one of the following:

M4 Curation and Integrity of Research Data (10 ECTS)

M5 Curation and Integrity of Images (10 ECTS)

M6 Curation and Integrity of Text (10 ECTS)

M4 Curation and Integrity of Research Data (10 ECTS)

M5 Curation and Integrity of Images (10 ECTS)

M6 Curation and Integrity of Text (10 ECTS)

 
Courses at UCD (25 ECTS)
  25 ECTS at UCD to be completed after modules 1, 2 and 3 at HU.

 


 

Entrance Requirements

You need to fulfill certain requirements to be considered for the programme. The final requirements will be set by June 2018, but are likely to include the following:

 

  1. First undergraduate university/college degree (first university degree such as Bachelor’s degree) with a minimum grade of 2,0 (German grade) – equivalents from University College Dublin, for example, would be GPA 3.08 or Second Class Honours, Grade 1

 

  1. Sufficient English proficiency that requires one of the following proofs:

Completed university/college degree in an English study programme

OR

Proof of test results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of at least 6.5 with no section less than 6.0, or a proof of at least B2 according to Europäischer Referenzrahmen, or a proof of a test with results that are equivalent to the scores above

 

  1. Written statement of motivation in English (250-300 words maximum) that explains the rea-sons for your application, your academic background and job experience, and the objectives you pursue with the certificate

 

You cannot enter the programme, if one of these three requirements is missing.

Note that the requirements above may be subject to change before June 2018.

 

Tuition

This program requires students to pay a tuition fee per semester. The final tuition will be set by June, but for the academic year 2018/19, it is likely to be

  • 2,700 € per semester (5,400 € total for the programme) for people being resident in the EU, and
  • 5,400 € per semester (10,800 € total for the programme) for people being resident outside of the EU.

 

Enrolling at HU Berlin requires students to pay a semester fee, which may change within one year. The amount for summer semester 2018 is 112.59 € without the semester ticket for public transport. Students in this programme by default do not have to pay for the public transport ticket, but they can request one. In that case the semester fee would be 314.39 € total (status: summer semester 2018).

 

Application

Applications will be possible soon and details will be available here. There are two steps to complete the application:

  1. Register online by 31 August 2018 using this URL: https://umfrage.hu-berlin.de/index.php/survey/index/sid/645724/newtest/Y/lang/en
  2. Send the printed paper application (form available soon) to the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. By when you have to send your application depends on your visa requirements to enter Germany (details available here soon), but the very last deadline is 31 August 2018.

 

You can start registering for the application process right away. Please use the URL above. We will then email you as soon as the application form is available.

 

Contacts at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

For additional information contact:

Melanie Rügenhagen (M.A.)
Programme Coordinator
melanie.ruegenhagen@hu-berlin.de
+49 (0)30 2093 46196

 

Prof. Michael Seadle, PhD
Programme Leader
seadle@ibi.hu-berlin.de
+49 (0)30 2093 4248

 

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Philosophische Fakultät
Berlin School of Library and Information Science
Dorotheenstr. 26, 10117 Berlin
Mail: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

 

Contacts at University College Dublin

You may also contact staff at UCD about further information:

Claire Nolan

claire.nolan@ucd.ie

 

Amber Cushing

amber.cushing@ucd.ie