Master in Digital Library Learning
Digital Library Learning (DILL) is a two-year international master’s programme for elite information professionals to provide them with the skills and competencies necessary to navigate through the rapidly evolving world of digital libraries. It is offered in cooperation between Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Norway), Tallinn University (Estonia), and the University of Parma (Italy). Students will spend at least one semester at each institution.
The first semester starts with a summer school, and takes place in Oslo, Norway. For the second semester, students are in Tallinn, Estonia. The third semester contains a second summer school, and takes place in Parma, Italy. Students will also do an international internship during this time.
Reasons to choose this programme
If you enrol in the DILL master program you will receive:
• Updated knowledge of digital libraries and digital librarianship, combining technical as well as social dimensions.
• A unique opportunity to study in an international group of students, with fellow students from all over the world.
• Training and working in a multicultural context.
• An opportunity to gain a better understanding of three European cultures: Estonian, Italian and Norwegian.
Opportunities after graduation The course is designed to prepare IT professionals who have or will have responsibility for managing digital conversion programs and/or implementing digital libraries and conducting digital library education programs. The graduates have the skills necessary to function in the complex world of digital libraries in different sectors of society.
Prerequisite requirements of the programme
• A degree in Library and Information Science (based on no less than three years of full-time study - 180 ECTS) or equivalent qualifications, such as a degree in another relevant subject.
• English skills. Students from non-English speaking countries must have passed either (a) IELTS (International English Language Testing System) (minimum score: 5.5 points) or (b) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) (minimum score: 550 on the paper based test, 213 on the computer based test, or 79 on the Internet based test)
• Not all applicants need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS test certificate. If you are in doubt as to whether or not you may be exempted, please contact the DILL Administration for more information.
• Knowledge and skills with computers for information use.
To apply for the Master program, the following is reqired
• Completed application form in English
• Academic transcript translated into English
• Statement of purpose in English (i.e. motivation, subject of interest, plans for study)
• Documented qualifications according to the admission criteria
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