In a global society that treats image information like a valuable resource, well-processed, digital image collections possess economic as well as cultural-political value. Up-to-date knowledge about future-oriented archiving, public presentation and commercial use of digital collections and archives of every content orientation is becoming a key competence in companies and institutions.

The Certified Program "Digital Collection Management" offers an optimal introduction to the world of digital recording, indexing and long-term archiving of images. Basic knowledge about hardware and software for digitization projects is imparted and special attention is paid to the development of practice-oriented project ideas. The mediation of project management know-how as well as of legal and financial bases are substantial emphasis and are deepened in a practice project. In addition, the online archives (ADA, GSSG, MAH) and the associated research projects of the Department of Visual Sciences promote the entry into practice.

Internationally renowned experts, for whom names such as Harald KRAEMER, Oliver GRAU, Michael FREITTER, Axel ERMERT, Monika HAGEDORN-SAUPE, Holger SIMON, Christian BRACHT or Martin WARNKE stand, communicate the current state of knowledge in the inspiring environment of Göttweig Abbey in the UNESCO cultural landscape Wachau and on the campus of the Danube University Krems.

Target group

Scientists of all subjects as well as persons from all professional fields who would like to qualify in the field of digital collection management, in particular employees in image archives, collections, museums, libraries, documentation archives, pre-press companies, advertising agencies, photo studios, picture agencies and similar institutions.

Course option
Certified Program
Admission requirements
Study or work experience according to regulations
Learning format
2 semesters, part time
Course fee
EUR 4.500,--
9 October 2023
Regulation (Curriculum)

Administrative assistance

Martina Schmied

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