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3 Masters Programs in Documentation Studies

No artifact can be preserved forever. However, the utility of items of historical, cultural and scientific significance can be made to outlive their physical lifetimes through rigorous and accurate documentation. Most of the times, the usefulness of information cannot be fully realized at face value. The amount of information available around us is simply too huge for us to appreciate or make use… Read more

No artifact can be preserved forever. However, the utility of items of historical, cultural and scientific significance can be made to outlive their physical lifetimes through rigorous and accurate documentation. Most of the times, the usefulness of information cannot be fully realized at face value. The amount of information available around us is simply too huge for us to appreciate or make use of; there must be a way to sift only the most relevant data from all the clutter. And this is where documentation studies come in.

As a scientific discipline in its own right, documentation studies seek to create efficient way to collect, store, index, preserve, retrieve, curate and dispense data. From a historical perspective, documentation studies can be seen as the natural by-product of the advancement of science; documentation specialists are responsible for the technology allowing books and digital data to be sorted and retrieved remotely with much ease.

Graduates of Master in Documentation Studies typically find employment in library, museums, archives and internet companies. The field of documentation studies is highly related to the better known information science and information technology. Indeed, it can be argued that the latter two are descendant disciplines of documentation studies. There are relatively fewer universities that offer Master in Documentation Studies programs as compared to other archival science degree. It can be argued that the degrees are related only differing in theoretical construct.

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Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master in Documentation, Libraries and Archives Management is an official Research Master which facilitates the possibility of continuing doctoral studies. It is a 1-year ... +

The Master in Documentation, Libraries and Archives Management is an official Research Master which facilitates the possibility of continuing doctoral studies. It is a 1-year Master if it is taken full time and can be done in person or entirely online. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2020
Campus
Online
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MA programme in Language Documentation and Description is intended for students who wish to specialise in the documentation and description of languages, with a focus on m ... +

The MA programme in Language Documentation and Description is intended for students who wish to specialise in the documentation and description of languages, with a focus on minority and endangered languages. This specialist MA is characterised by an integrated core of subject offerings that are oriented around issues in language documentation and description, plus a series of options in linguistics, applied linguistics, and language studies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
28 Sep 2020
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Master of Linguistics: Language Consultancy and Linguistic Documentation offers a program in general linguistics that focuses on the interaction between theory and data in the ... +

Master of Linguistics: Language Consultancy and Linguistic Documentation offers a program in general linguistics that focuses on the interaction between theory and data in the research traditions of anthropological, typological and descriptive linguistics. The emphasis on practical field work, cultural pragmatics and anthropological perspectives makes this program unique in the Netherlands. Upon graduation, the student has the knowledge, skills and expertise to function as a linguistic consultant or linguistic researcher in many settings, especially in translation, cross-cultural communication and language documentation. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus

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