The content is based on the institutions undergraduate education programmes and provides possibilities of co-ordination with other master’s programmes in the area. After graduation partly the credits of some courses in the programme can be included into the relevant research education programmes.
Programme includes three types of studies: obligatory courses, a practice-related project and a thesis. Besides an overall foundation on information services and the-state-of-the-art digital information services the programme focuses on technological applications for digital libraries and the development of information services in different contexts. A course in research methods provides foundation for and is followed by a practice-related project, which is also related to a bigger independent work on final thesis.
Education is conducted through lectures, seminars, independent and small group work, which will include practice-related exercises and will also provide opportunities for students to improve their oral and written presentation skills for a variety of audiences.
- Digital library management (advanced, 15 ECTS)
- Users and information activities in digital environments (advanced, 7,5 ECTS)
- Interaction design (advanced, 7,5 ECTS)
- Information retrieval 1 (advanced, 7,5 ECTS)
- Technology of digital libraries (introductory, 7,5 ECTS)
- Digitising cultural heritage material (advanced, 15 ECTS) or E-books: production, distribution, reading (advanced, 15 ECTS)
- Digital library research methods (advanced, 15 ECTS)
- Technology of digital libraries (advanced, 7,5 ECTS)
- Information retrieval 2 (advanced, 7,5 ECTS)
- Master’s thesis (30 ECTS) (Note: the whole work on the Master’s thesis includes the course on research methods and equals =45 ECTS)
Programme includes obligatory courses on the advanced level, a project and a Master’s thesis. Introductory courses (002a, 003a) can be exchanged for other courses on Master’s level depending on the student’s earlier studies.
The programme draws on the international body of knowledge (e.g., best practices in Sweden and elsewhere) regarding digital libraries and dialog with the participants in international and national co-operation network. The faculty and students from various countries involved in the programme should also contribute to this body of knowledge on an ongoing basis.
Equal opportunities, diversity, and sustainable development
Programme formulates a variety of problems from different perspectives of social sciences and information technology. Within the framework of the programme students will acquire expertise needed to identify and address the problematic issues concerning equality, diversity, democracy, and sustainable development on local and global levels.
For more information, See the programme page in programme portal
Level: Second cycle
Approved by: Utskottet för utbildningar inom bibliotek, information och IT