DILL - International Master in Digital Library Learning

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  • Duration: 1 year 8 months


DILL (International Master in Digital Library Learning) is a two-year Master Programme for information professionals who intend to work in the complex world of digital libraries. It is a cooperative project between Oslo University College (Norway), Tallinn University (Estonia) and Parma University (Italy).

Learning objectives To develop knowledge and skills of digital librarianship through studying the cutting edge of digital library research as well as real world applications and best practices. To develop research skills through independent, yet supervised, research projects within the digital environment, applying relevant methods and analytical approaches. To understand the impact of digital environments on the role of information professionals in the knowledge society.

The students will acquire a joint Master degree (120 ECTS), recognised by all three partners. The Master Programme is intended for a group of maximum 30 students coming from European and third countries. The target groups include for example librarians, archivists, curators, administrators and technologists. The Master Programme will qualify for practical tasks, such as managing digital conversion programmes, implementing digital libraries as well as developing and implementing digital library educational programmes and doing research.

The first three terms consist of 6 modules, each amounting to 15 ECTS. In the last term the students write their Master Thesis amounting to 30 ECTS. DILL is delivered on campus, and the students will spend terms at each partner institution according the course structure below. Year 1: 4 modules (60 ECTS) Digital Documents (Oslo) Research Methods and Theory of Science (Oslo) Information and Knowledge Management (Tallinn) Human Resource Management (Tallinn) Year 2: 3 modules (60 ECTS) Access to Digital Libraries (Parma) Users and Usages of Digital Libraries: Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation (Parma) Thesis (either of the partners).


  • Oslo University College, Norway (Co-ordinating institution)
  • Tallinn University, Estonia
  • University of Parma, Italy


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