Would you like to work at the leading edge of information and library practice? Would you be interested in helping people to make sense of the digital world that is becoming so important in their work and lives? Do you want to have all the treasures of human knowledge, acquired through the ages, at your fingertips?
Digital libraries are increasingly significant throughout the world in the provision of information not only to local audiences, but internationally. After graduating from the Library and Information Science (Digital Library and Information Services) programme from University of Boras, you will better understand the significance of digital libraries in their own context, and be able to manage the transition of services to the digital sphere, and develop new digital services to satisfy the needs of various user groups. The programme draws on the excellence of faculty members in Sweden’s leading school of library and information science. Note that the studies take place primarily in a distance mode. However, you need to participate in several meetings in Borås, Sweden, during your education.
After your studies
You can target various jobs in libraries developing digital services. There are also possibilities in other public and business organisations that implement modern information services, create centralised or distributed collections of documents, support e-learning or work in electronic publishing or digitization fields. With the expertise you gain of needs assessment and management of digital services, and your ability to communicate across the borders of technological, information and managerial professions a variety of career paths will be opened up to.
The Swedish School of Library an Information Science (SSLIS) is one of a kind in Sweden. Within Library and Information Science, our research, programmes and courses are the most extensive in the country. They are all developed in close interaction with the global society around us. The idea behind our work is that work practices and scientific approaches are two interwoven perspectives that enrich each other, just as research and education do.
- Digital library management
- Users and information activities in digital environments
- Interaction design
- Information retrieval
- Technology of digital libraries
- Digitising cultural heritage material
- Digital library research methods
- Technology of digital libraries
A master with a focus on digital libraries and information services prepares students for a newer and growing part of work in all libraries and other areas of employment that demand skill with organizing digital data and materials. Graduates with knowledge of digital tools and information are in high demand.
- 24 months
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DisciplinesLibrary Science Informatics & Information Sciences View 24 other Masters in Informatics & Information Sciences in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Bachelor´s degree in Library and Information Science or another humanities, social science, natural science or technical science or equivalent
International8979 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17958 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- 182000 SEK full tuition fee.
- EU/EEA citizens and exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Living costs for Borås
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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