The course Digital Libraries is an optional course during the first half of the autumn semester for those students within the program that are interested in the ALM -field (Archives, Libraries and Museums). The course coordinator for the course is Amalia Juneström, Phd Student at the department.

The course addresses digital libraries from a research perspective. Students will learn about and examine methods and theories for approaching issues of information access, digitization, metadata, organization, interface design, and user behavior.

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The course also explores the infrastructural problems of information architecture and collection management. It considers policy issues relating to digital libraries and how policies affect the evolution of digital collections.

Overall, this course offers critical perspectives on digital libraries and addresses issues of representation of information and sustainability in a digital setting.