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Den svenska biblioteksgeografin
Högskolan i Borås, Bibliotekshögskolan.
Högskolan i Borås.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7758-9285
2008 (Swedish)In: Svensk biblioteksforskning, ISSN 0284-4354, E-ISSN 1653-5235, Vol. 17, no 1, 39-63 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

This article is a reflection on the Swedish library system, taking its departure point in the

concept of “library geography”. The aim is to construct an updated and realistic description of

the sector as a whole, including basic institutions, organisational elements, main actors and

basic relations. The study uses a pragmatic and interpretative approach, based on a small

sample of empirical evidence. The sources are varied and consist of web sites, library

calendars, encyclopaedias, academic literature and reports from public agencies at different

levels. The article presents a figure identifying different founding categories of how libraries

are conceptualised in practice. It also introduces a new construction for mapping different

institutions, organisational elements etc. in relation to their position in social areas or societal

dimensions. The authors reflect on the incongruent structure of the field and confirm thereby

the conclusions of other researchers. They also add new aspects to the picture such as digital

initiatives and organisational life in the private sector of the Swedish library system. Some

suggestions are given on how to map the library field in the future, based on categories such

as user, documentary practices and roles and functions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås, 2008. Vol. 17, no 1, 39-63 p.
Keyword [sv]
svenskt biblioteksväsende, biblioteksgeografi, folkbibliotek, företagsbibliotek, vetenskapliga bibliotek, vådsektorns bibliotek
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Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Humanities, Library and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17626OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-17626DiVA: diva2:503468
Available from: 2012-02-15 Created: 2012-02-15 Last updated: 2015-05-26Bibliographically approved

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