New Professional Certificate in Digital Curation from Maryland's iSchool

New Professional Certificate in Digital Curation from Maryland's iSchool

Beginning in June 2015, the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool, is offering an exciting new professional education opportunity for digital curation professionals. The Curation and Management of Digital Assets (CMDA) certificate is a four-course, fully online post-master's certificate that provides training for professionals in next-generation cloud computing technologies, tools, and resources to help them evaluate, select, and implement digital curation solutions. This is the iSchool's first professional certificate program.

The CMDA certificate focuses on instruction about the creation, management, and use; the long-term preservation; and the current and future access to digital assets in a variety of disciplines and sectors of the economy. It is designed for digital curation professionals from a wide variety of information management backgrounds, and it is flexible enough to accommodate students working full or part time. Courses will be taught by the University of Maryland's world-class faculty and other experts in the digital curation field.

Students enrolled in the CMDA certificate will complete their coursework together as a cohort, beginning their instruction at the same time and proceeding through the program as a cohesive unit. The CMDA certificate will run in four, 12-week segments over the course of twelve months.

The initial cohort of students will receive full tuition remission for the four certificate courses, from grant funds awarded to Maryland’s iSchool by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Cohorts for the CMDA certificate will be capped at 15 students.

Applications for the CMDA certificate will be accepted beginning in January 2015. For more information, please attend the iSchool’s first online information session, to be held on December 3, 2014, from 4 to 5 pm EST at

For more information, visit:, or contact the CMDA Certificate Program Coordinator at