Digital Libraries and Learning Webinar with digital phone image

Digital libraries are socio-technological systems whose vision originated in cognitive science for supporting knowledge creation and learning. This Webinar focuses on the theoretical approaches and best practices of the convergence between digital libraries and learning which is described through a systematic analysis of literature and documentation.

Digital libraries can offer a learning environment. Furthermore, offering OER (open educational resources) digital libraries can be a strategic step to improve open education and e-learning. By bringing new applications to teaching and learning, digital libraries could act as innovators in the field of learning.

Digital librarians as educators need a better understanding of learning theories and they need to focus on the communities training needs. COVID 19 impact on digital libraries and e-learning has evidenced specific examples of the opportunities of the convergence between the communities of digital libraries and e-learning.

Webinar recording – Webinar was held on 5 February 2021,
Webinar slides


Dr. Prof. Anna Maria Tammaro has been engaged in the internationalization of LIS (Library and Information Science) education since 2000, coordinating the international Master Information Studies (MAIS) with the University of Northumbria and teaching in the Writing Heritage in a Digital Environment (WHIDE), a joint Master Degree offered the University of Zadar, the University of Osijek, and Parma University and DILL International Master Digital Library Learning Joint Master with Tallinn University and the University of Parma. She has long been interested in research on the subject of pedagogy innovation and Open Education in LIS and has been involved in developing international curriculums financed by European projects in Armenia, Georgia, Uzbekistan. She has been teaching in the e-learning course “Digital publishing and digitalization flow” in the ICON platform and author of the MOOC “Digital Library in Principle and Practice” in the EMMA platform. She has been collaborating with the European Project ROMOR for Research Data Management in Palestine Universities, and Navigate Project to avoid Fake content coordinated by Bulgaria. She was in the Governing Board of IFLA, Chair of the Education and Training Section and Chair of the LIbrary Theory and Research Section: currently she is a member of the IFLA Commission Library Theory and Research. For IFLA she has carried out international research on quality and equivalence systems of qualifications and recently on the role of the Data curator. Currently she is in the board of ASIS&T and previously Secretary of SIG DL, SIG Education and Secretary of ASIS & T European Chapter. She is the Editor in Chief of Digital library perspectives Emerald.

Dr. Juan D. Machin-Mastromatteo is a full-time professor and researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua (UACH) in Mexico and member of the National Researchers System. PhD in Information and Communication Science (Tallinn University, Estonia), Master in Digital Library Learning (Oslo University College, Norway; Tallinn University; and Parma University, Italy), and Bachelor in Library Science (Universidad Central de Venezuela). He has more than 18 years of work experience in archives, libraries, higher education, and professional development. His lines of research include: information literacy, action research, evaluation of scientific production and bibliometrics, open access, information architecture, and digital libraries. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed and indexed articles, five books, 15 book chapters, has presented his papers in over 54 international conferences and has facilitated over 16 workshops for training researchers. Among his editorial experiences, Machin-Mastromatteo is the Associate Editor for the scientific journals Information Development (SAGE) and Digital Library Perspectives (Emerald), as well as an editorial board member for The Journal of Academic Librarianship (Elsevier). He published, from 2015 to 2020, the regular column Developing Latin America in Information Development. He is a peer reviewer for 17 scientific and indexed journals within the fields of information science and education, for which he has evaluated over 200 manuscripts.

Organiser: Albina Krymskaya –

Suggested Audience: LIS educators, librarians, library managers, LIS students

Level of interaction: Webinar – Panel (3+ speakers) discussion with Q&A

Duration of event: 90 minutes

Language(s) subtitling and translations available: Live AI transcripted translation

Accessibility: Slides and/or event materials provided before the event, live AI transcription and subtitling