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From: Monroe, Wanda G. <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 1:24 PM
Subject: NEW! Post Master's Specialty in Data Curation offered at UNC at
Chapel Hill
To: "Monroe, Wanda G." <[log in to unmask]>

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*Post Master's Specialty in Data Curation offered at UNC at Chapel Hill *

CHAPEL HILL – A new program that will assist those who wish to enhance
their leadership skills in data curation is now available at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library
Science. ****

The new program is geared toward practicing professionals who are
responsible for the increasingly growing area of digital or data curation.
Taught by world class faculty members who include Drs. Helen Tibbo,
distinguished alumni professor; Christopher (Cal) Lee, associate professor;
Reagan Moore, professor and director of the Data Intensive Cyber
Environment group; Arcot Rajasekar, professor and research scientist; and
Jeff Pomerantz, associate professor, the program offers a leadership
emphasis on policy and technology in an intensive and extensive two-year,
30 credit hour program. The program is convenient for those who are in
distant locations with two weeks of immersive summer study on the Chapel
Hill campus, followed by online courses. Students can tailor their
individual program to fit a work-oriented project that is rooted in the
real world problems of their workplaces. There is even an opportunity for
students to create a team from a library and computer center. ****

“The Post Master’s Certificate
Data Curation will help develop leaders in this area while strengthening
data curation skills,” said Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer
Distiinguished Professor. “Those who are increasingly tasked with managing
digital collections and defining new processes in their organizations will
benefit from the program. Classes are taught by some of the nation’s best
researchers who have pioneered many of the skills, methods and principals
needed for data curation and big data. Students will have a unique
opportunity to gain insight and leadership skills from those who created
and are still creating best practices for data curation.”****

The two-week intensive kick-off will begin on the UNC at Chapel Hill campus
during summer session (May 2013). The remainder of the program will be
taught online and includes guided projects that arise from a student's work
experience. The 30 credit program can be completed in two years.****

For more details or to apply for the program, please contact Lara Bailey,
student services manager, at [log in to unmask] or call her at
919.962.7601. More information about the program is also located at:


Wanda Monroe****

Director of Communications****

School of Information and Library Science****

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill****

108 Manning Hall, CB#3360****

Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3360****


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