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The DBC Master's Thesis Prize

DBC Master's Thesis Prize

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The annual DBC Master's Thesis Prize of DKK 25,000 is given for the best Master's thesis of relevance to DBC and the Danish library infrastructure.

In 2017 we especially call upon submissions combining data science with information infrastructure and/or the library field or having an anthropological, sociological or psychological approach to this area.


In September/October 2017 this webpage will provide information on how to submit for the 2017 prize

Subject areas for inspiration

  • Information filtering and information visualisation: recommendations, visualisation, automatically generated meta data, linked data, network science, ontologies, information organising systems, information organising processes.
  • User behaviour: behaviour data, user interfaces, user needs, user involvement, personalisation.
  • Information search: repositories, search indexes, ranking, UX design


Please contact communication officer Camilla Bødker Thomsen at

Winner 2016

Jakob Rindum Danelund, University of Copenhagen, Department of Psychology for the thesis 'Towards an IT Psychology'.

Jakob Rindum Danelund

Jakob Rindum Danelund - winner of the 2016 DBC Master's Thesis Prize. Photo: Poul Bergstrøm Hansen.

Winner 2015

The first to recieve the prize was Oline Møller-Thomsen from the IT University of Copenhagen for the thesis 'From access to accessibility'.

Vinder af DBC Specialeprisen 2015

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About DBC

DBC operates and develops the bibliographical and system-related infrastructure for libraries in Denmark – including by:

  • operating and developing the Danish libraries’ shared base, Danbib;
  • operating and developing, where the general public can search for and order materials from all libraries in Denmark;
  • operating and developing the national data well and a large number of web services that form the backbone of the library infrastructure, including in the Danish Digital Library;
  • registering books, films, music, Internet documents, etc. that are published in Denmark, for the Danish national bibliography;
  • preparing a library catalogue in which materials of special relevance for the municipal libraries are provided with further data that is targeted for use in the libraries.

DBC is a limited liability company owned by the Danish State and LGDK. Our 150 employees are primarily librarians, information specialists and IT employees (computer scientists, etc.). For many years, DBC has based its strategy on open source and service-oriented architecture.