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 welcoming information here (pdf)

Programme information

Start semester: Autumn 2020
Programme code: BMDD1
Programme occasion code: BMDD120h1
Study pace: Full-time 100%
Study time: Day
City: Borås

Note

The studies take place primarily in a distance mode. However, you need to participate in several meetings in Borås, Sweden, during your education. These residential periods will take place one week in September 2020, one week in February or March 2021, one week in fall 2021 (probably in September), and one day for the master's thesis seminar in late May/early June 2022 (or when the thesis is accepted for seminar). Communication between students and teachers is maintained mainly through an e-learning platform. In order to take 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 devices, 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 as far as possible we try to make use of software that does not require fees. In order to participate in seminars online you will also need a web camera, headphones and a microfone connected to your computer. Language of instruction will be English.

Contact

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 Rachel Pierce

Study Counselling
For other questions, contact, Student Reception

Document

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/Canvas, before acquiring literature.

Spring 2022

Master's Thesis

Kursinformation för Master's Thesis
Application code: B16V2
Type: Mandatory
Period: 17 January - 5 June

Autumn 2021

Digital Library Research Methods

Kursinformation för Digital Library Research Methods
Application code: B24H1
Type: Mandatory
Period: 30 August - 16 January

Information Retrieval 2

Kursinformation för Information Retrieval 2
Application code: B25H1
Type: Mandatory
Period: 1 November - 16 January

Technologies of Digital Libraries 2

Kursinformation för Technologies of Digital Libraries 2
Application code: B38H1
Type: Mandatory
Period: 30 August - 31 October

Spring 2021

Digitising Cultural Heritage Material

Kursinformation för Digitising Cultural Heritage Material
Application code: B16V1
Type: Mandatory
Period: 18 January - 6 June

Interaction Design: Usability and Interaction in Digital Environments

Kursinformation för Interaction Design: Usability and Interaction in Digital Environments
Application code: B34V1
Type: Mandatory
Period: 25 March - 6 June

Users and Information Activities in Digital Environments

Kursinformation för Users and Information Activities in Digital Environments
Application code: B17V1
Type: Mandatory
Period: 18 January - 24 March

Autumn 2020

Digital Library Management

ÖLUL13 Syllabus (pdf)

Kursinformation för Digital Library Management
Application code: B53H0
Type: Mandatory
Period: 2 November - 17 January

Information retrieval 1

Kursinformation för Information retrieval 1
Application code: B28H0
Type: Mandatory
Period: 31 August - 1 November

Technologies of Digital Libraries 1

Kursinformation för Technologies of Digital Libraries 1
Application code: B29H0
Type: Mandatory
Period: 31 August - 1 November