Given the growing need for more effective digital asset management to create, preserve, and exploit digital data, the Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new Post graduation course in Digital Curation, i.e., M. Sc Digital Curation, in its campus of Aberdeen Business School. This new PG course has been started to ensure long term maintenance and preservation of digital assets.
Developed by the university's Department of Information Management, this new course will equip students with the skills and competencies required to store, access, reuse and transform digital data for future research, business and socio-cultural activities. The M. Sc in Digital Curation would cater to the industry requirements for a practical course that delivers the benefits of managing data.
Digital curation finds application in multiple industries including digital data management in business, innovation in the creative and cultural industries, academic research data management and government data. Dr. Elizabeth Tait has been chosen as the course leader.
She said, "The course has been designed to develop skills across the theoretical, technical and governance aspects of digital curation in order to give students an excellent grounding in the various dimensions of digital asset management”. Adding further, she said, "Each area of it has been devised to address industry demand and the most important issues facing businesses and public sector institutions in the management of their digital assets."
The first admission schedule for this course will begin in January. The M. Sc Digital Curation graduates may find employment as digital curation service manager, curation tools and services developer, and research archive manager.