Digital Information Management

GradDip Digital Information Management
Academic Year 2020/2021
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

The Graduate Diploma in Digital Information Management was developed for people interested in how information is created, organised, accessed and maintained over time in organisations. Digital information management is not just about having the ability to execute technical functions- it requires an understanding of the technical, socio-cultural and economic issues associated with managing information over time in a digital world.

The GradDip degree combines core elements of digital preservation and curation as well as area-specific tracks with specialised modules to prepare you to work in different sectors. You will learn from academic and industry leaders in Ireland about how to manage "born digital" and digitised materials in a variety of formats including text, image, audio and video. You will explore the challenges of maintaining digital information and acquire the skills needed to liase with technologists about data storage and data management issues.

Programme Outcomes
Summarize the challenges and approaches to maintaining digital material.

Outline the key requirements and standards for digital information management.

Describe the elements of the digital curation lifecycle and other relevant models.

Develop and apply policies and standards for and associated with stages of the digital curation lifecycle.

Analyze different applications of the digital curation lifecycle to simulated events.

Compare, contrast, and utilise tools for managing digital information over time.

Justify the need for digital information management practices in a variety of environments.

Communicate the need for long term access to digital material to different audiences.

Choose the appropriate method for maintaining different types of digital material.

Subjects taught

Core (70 credits)
IS 30340 Managing IT for Information Professionals
IS40770 Digital Curation: Core Concepts
IS 40790 Digital Curation Tools
IS 40760 Research Data Management
IS 40810 Communication and Outreach for Digital Information Management
IS 40560 Digital Libraries
IS 40640 Research Methods

Option (20 credits)
TRACK 1: Digital Information Management in Business and the Private Sector
IS 30020 Web Publishing
IS 40610 UXD
IS 40730 Quantitative Data Anaylsis

TRACK 2: Digital Information Management in the Cultural Heritage Sector
ARC 40040 Archives and their Users
ARCH 40990 Cultural Heritage
IS 30380 Digital Storytelling

TRACK 3: Digital information Management in HEIs and civil service
IS 30020 Web Publishing
WS 40150 Gender, Inequality and public policy
IS 30370 Information Ethics




1 Year Full Time


GradDip Digital Information Management (W405) Full Time
nonEU fee per year - € 13270

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

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