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

Dear student 

We welcome you cordially to our programme and hope that you will enjoy our courses. Digital libraries and information services have become a landmark of the modern society. Many organizations that develop digital resources and services require new competence of meeting users, strategic thinking and managing, designing and promoting them. 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.  

Read the whole welcome letter (pdf)

Schedule

Programme information

Start term: Autumn 2019
Programme code: BMDD1
Programme cohort code: BMDD119h1
Study pace: Full-time 100%
Programme length: Day
Location: Borås

Note

The studies take place primarily in a distance mode. You need to participate in several meetings in Borås, Sweden, during your education. These residential periods will take place 9-13 September 2019, one week in February or March 2020, one week in fall 2020 (probably in September), and one day for master's thesis seminar in late May/early June 2021 (or when thesis is accepted for seminar). Communication between the students and teachers is maintained mainly through the e-learning platform. In order to follow the courses, you are therefore required to have access to a computer on which you are able to install software and have Internet-access at a reasonably high bandwidth. It is not enough with a smartphone, iPad, Chromebook or similar computer-like facilities, although you may use them for some tasks. Your Internet-access needs to have at least 10 Mbps download speed, although lower speeds may be enough for some tasks. Some recordings may require even higher speeds. Some software may need to be bought, although we try to lean on software that do not require fees, as far as that is possible. Note: In order to participate in seminars online you also need a web camera, headphones and microfones connected to your computer. Language of instruction will be English.

Contact

This educational programme is held at the Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
For specific questions regarding the programme, please contact the Faculty at:
Email: a3@hb.se.
Telephone: +46 (0)33 435 4013 - Telephone hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-12:00.

Programme co-ordinator Rachel Pierce

Study and Career Counselling
For other questions,, please contact Student Reception

Document

Programme syllabus (PDF)

Programme courses

Please note that course syllabusi can undergo changes up until course registration. Always contact the Course Coordinator or check in the learning platform before acquiring course literature.

Spring 2021

Autumn 2020

Digital Library Research Methods

  • Kursinformation för Digital Library Research Methods
  • Application code: B30H0
  • Type: Mandatory
  • Period: 31 August - 17 January

Technologies of Digital Libraries 2

  • Kursinformation för Technologies of Digital Libraries 2
  • Application code: B54H0
  • Type: Mandatory
  • Period: 31 August - 1 November

Spring 2020

E-books: Production, Distribution, and Reading

  • Kursinformation för E-books: Production, Distribution, and Reading
  • Application code: B20V0
  • Type: Mandatory
  • Period: 20 January - 7 June

Interaction Design: Usability and Interaction in Digital Environments

  • Kursinformation för Interaction Design: Usability and Interaction in Digital Environments
  • Application code: B34V0
  • Type: Mandatory
  • Period: 26 March - 7 June

Users and Information Activities in Digital Environments

  • Kursinformation för Users and Information Activities in Digital Environments
  • Application code: B22V0
  • Type: Mandatory
  • Period: 20 January - 25 March

Autumn 2019

Technologies of Digital Libraries 1

  • Kursinformation för Technologies of Digital Libraries 1
  • Application code: B60H9
  • Type: Mandatory
  • Period: 2 September - 3 November