Master’s program
«Digital technologies in the publishing industry» – это:

Applying digital technologies in publishing and other humanities for research studies

Instruction on cutting-edge technologies for creating and editing electronic content provided by professional practitioners

Opportunity for performing research, applied and project activity


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Why digital technologies in the publishig industry?


The rapid development of Internet technologies has made significant changes in the principles of the work of publishers.
In the modern world using of digital technologies in publishing is absolutely imperative: from the creation of the book to the stage of its distribution.

The preparation of high-quality electronic publications requires special training.

  1. How to develop the concept of an electronic publication?
  2. How to edit the texts of genres and styles for electronic publications?
  3. What interactive elements to use for electronic publications?
  4. How to promote electronic publications effectively?


The answers to these and other questions are given by the digital humanitaristics sphere that is actively developing now, which studies the possibilities of digital tools for information and communication purposes. Consideration of the problems of trends in the development of the electronic book in the light of this scientific direction gives the material for the development of effective models of the publishing process in the digital environment.

Program advantages

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Modern knowledge and technologies in electronic publishing activity

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Designing one’s own project concerning electronic content



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Acquiring making-up and editing skills for digital publishing activity

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Performing a research or a project


Corn courses

  • Fundamentals of electronic book publishing
  • Modern electronic book publishing
  • Visual semiotics
  • Managing innovation in electronic publishing
  • Techniques for designing web resource
  • Graphic packages
  • Multimedia publications and mobile application development technologies



  • Interactive publications
  • Layout. Advanced course
  • Content preparation technologies for book-keepers
  • Managing innovation in electronic publishing
  • Text Theory
  • Technologies for creating media content


Teaching Faculty

Irina A. Ayzikova.  Head of the Department of general lilterary studies, publishing and editing, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Director of Digital technologies in the publishing industry Tomsk State University
Irina Aizikova is a graduate of the Philological Faculty of Tomsk State University. Has experience of editorial work in compiling the Complete Works of VA. Zhukovsky in 20 volumes.She is the leader of a unique project to create an electronic encyclopedia “The Verbal Culture of Siberia”
Manages the research work of students in the following areas:

  • electronic encyclopedias: principles of creation and functioning
  • digitization of book monuments

 Valeriya A. Esipova. Head of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Study Sector, Doctor of Historical Sciences, assistant professor of general lilterary studies, publishing and editing Tomsk State University
She is a graduate of Tomsk State University, historical faculty. Has a unique practical and theoretical experience in the field of digitization of book monuments: their creation and use.
Manages the research work of students in the following areas:

  • digitization of book monuments
  • artistic design of electronic publications

Vera Y. Bal. Candidate of philological sciences, lecturer of department of general lilterary studies, publishing and editing Tomsk State University
Skills and expertise:

  • modern literary process
  • а book in a media environment
  • authoring strategies for self-publishing

Manages the research work of students in the following areas:

  • principles for developing e-learning content
  • SMM in the publishing business
  • infographics in electronic publications

Elena  A. Makarova. Candidate of philological sciences, assistant professor of general lilterary studies, publishing and editing Tomsk State University
Skills and expertise:

  • authoring strategies for self-publishing
  • digitization of book monuments

Manages the research work of students in the following areas:

  •  authoring strategies for self-publishing
  • digitization of book monuments
  • types of electronic publications

 Tat’jana L.Vorob’eva. Candidate of philological sciences, assistant professor of general lilterary studies, publishing and editing Tomsk State University
Skills and expertise:

  • sociology of reading
  • editorial preparation of content for various types of electronic publications

Manages the research work of students in the following areas:

  •  children’s interactive editions
  • principles of preparing content for different types and types of electronic publications
  • the literature Network

Admission and application

Specific requirements Detailed information
Knowledge minimum Bachelor degree, Specialist diploma
Previous education Сomputer science, informatics, philology, philosophy, linguistics, Digital anthropology, Digital Humanities
Professional experience Relevant working experience is an advantage, it is not necessary
Other admission requirements Students will be selected based on an:
1) assessment of their prior learning;
2) motivation letter;
3) interview with program Director (in person or using Skype)

Tuition fees

Year Citizens of the Russian Federation and near abroad Other International Citizens
2017-2018 138 000 rub 165 600 rub

Application deadlines for the citizens of the Russian Federation and near abroad in 2018 year

Deadlines for documents acceptance 15 June – 14 August
Terms of entrance examinations 1 July – 14 August



Career prospects

Graduates have a unique combination of theoretical and practical skills in the sphere of modern electronic book publishing.
These skills allow them to carry out technical, editorial and design preparation of electronic editions of various kinds in a qualitative and professional manner.
The program trains practitioners for a modern book business focused on electronic book publishing.
Specialists in this field are in demand both in domestic and foreign publishing companies.

Perspectives for employment, professional and research activity

The master’s graduates may work with electronic content in a publishing houses, editorial offices, printeries, book selling enterprises, and are competent enough to work at higher and specialized secondary educational institutions. They may provide editor’s make-ready, turnout and distribution of electronic editions, teaching and research activity in publishing business.

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Program manager Vera Bal 
E-mail: balverbal@gmail.com
Academic office: TSU Building  № 3, office 4

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