Master's programme: Library and Information Science, Digital Library and Information Services

120 credits, full-time 100% – distance

Welcome to the international Master’s programme in Library and Information Science!

Elena MaceviciuteWe welcome you cordially to our programme and hope that you will enjoy our courses. You will have an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills of investigating, building, running, evaluating and putting to the effective use different types of digital libraries. 

The programme includes courses that help you to understand the role and functions of digital services and libraries in society, their usefulness for individuals, professional tasks and processes that librarians and information specialists have to manage, technological background, managerial issues and research directions within this developing area of library and information science. The Swedish School of Library and Information Science has strong contacts with the professional and research community in Sweden, Europe and around the world.

Veronica TrépagnyThe Master’s programme starts on the 1st of September 2014. You will receive the login information as soon as you accept the placement in the programme. Do not forget to do this and register to the programme or you may lose your place in it. The students are required to attend residential periods in Borås, the first residential period is planned for September 8-12, 2014. If you cannot attend, please inform the programme supervisors (veronica.trepagny@hb.se and elena.maceviciute@hb.se).

Elena Maceviciute and Veronica TrépagnyProgramme supervisors

Programme information

Start semester: Autumn 2014
Programme code: BMDD1
Programme occasion code: BMDD114h1
Study pace: full-time 100%
Study time: Other time
City: Borås – distance


The programme is held at the Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
For specific questions regarding the programme, contact the faculty:
E-mail: a3@hb.se.
Phone: +46 (0)33 435 4013 - answering hours: Mondays - Fridays kl 10:00-12:00.

Programme co-ordinator Elena Maceviciute
Study Counselling
For other questions, contact Student Reception


Syllabus (pdf)

Schedules of the study programme

Please note that course syllabuses may be revised until course registration. Always contact the course coordinator, or check in Ping Pong, before acquiring literature.

Autumn 2014

Digital Library Management
Application code B02H4
Type Mandatory
Period 1 Sep - 16 Jan
Technologies of Digital Libraries 2
Application code B03H4
Type Mandatory
Period 10 Nov - 16 Jan
Technology of Digital Libraries
Application code B01H4
Type Mandatory
Period 6 Oct - 9 Nov

Spring 2015

Digitising Cultural Heritage Material
Application code B47V5
Type Mandatory
Period 19 Jan - 7 Jun
Interaction Design: Usability and Interaction in Digital Environments
Application code B48V5
Type Mandatory
Period 19 Jan - 7 Jun
Users and Information Activities in Digital Environments
Application code B49V5
Type Mandatory
Period 19 Jan - 7 Jun

Autumn 2015

Digital Library Research Methods
Application code B66H5
Type Mandatory
Period 31 Aug - 17 Jan
Information retrieval for digital libraries 1
Application code B03H5
Type Mandatory
Period 31 Aug - 8 Nov
Information retrieval for digital libraries 2
Application code B76H5
Type Mandatory
Period 9 Nov - 17 Jan