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  • 1.
    Abalo, Ernesto
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Danielsson, Martin
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Olika publiker, olika livsstilar: Om idrott, kultur och regional utveckling2008Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I föreliggande rapport studeras vilka sociala värden som elitidrotten och kulturen genererar för invånarna i landsortspräglade län som Blekinge, Halland, Kalmar och Kronoberg. Studien syftar till att lämna ett bidrag till den samhällsvetenskapliga idrottsforskningen, och ge ökad kunskap om idrottens och kulturens betydelse för den regionala utvecklingen.

    Studiens material vilar på en postenkät skickad till 1500 slumpmässigt utvalda personer i respektive län. Det sammanlagda antalet besvarade enkäter uppgick till 3181 stycken, vilket ger en nettosvarsfrekvens på 54 procent.

    Rapporten visar bland annat att både idrott och kultur värderas relativt högt och konsumeras i relativt stor utsträckning. Beträffande idrott konsumeras främst breddidrottsliga evenemang, och vad gäller kultur besöks bibliotek och biografer oftare än exempelvis teatrar.

    Studien visar också att de kultur- respektive idrottsintresserade skiljer sig åt vad gäller demografi, men även vad gäller livsstil. De idrottsintresserade har en mer folklig och lantlig prägel, medan de kulturintresserade är att betrakta som en välutbildad kosmopolitisk grupp. Med tanke på de sistnämndas ökade rörlighet är satsningar på kultur ej att förringa. Denna typ av satsningar kan få denna resursstarka grupp att dels stanna kvar i landsorten, dels flytta in till densamma.

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  • 2.
    Abdul Rahim, Ranya
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences.
    Kommunikationsproblem på svenska apotek: Förekomst och orsak2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The word communication originates from the Latin word communicare that means to do something in common. When human beings communicate with each other, we share thoughts, emotions, values and actions. The foundation in communication is found within the interpersonal communication, which is the act of communication between two persons. All types of communications include of verbal and nonverbal acts of communication.

    The verbal communication consists of words either in speech or writing, the nonverbal act implies gestures, frequency of the tone and facial expressions.

    Within the pharmaceutical profession, good communication between the pharmacist and the customer is important and can affect the customer’s health and quality of life in both direct as well as indirect ways. In recent years, the pharmacist's role in the pharmacy has drastically changed. Nowadays the care of the customer has gained more significance than before. To improve customer health and quality of life it is important that the pharmacist acts to promote a good relationship with the customer and the foundation for this relationship should be built on good terms of communication.

    The purpose of this study was to study how common it is with communication errors between pharmacist and customer, and to demonstrate probable underlying causes. Secondary questions were, how is the drug advice the pharmacist provides affected by communication errors?

    Collection of data for the study was done with structured observation charts, where the customer and pharmacist were strictly observed. A total of 316 meetings were observed and the data collected referred to prescriptions. In more than one-third of the observed meetings, there were communication errors between the pharmacist and the customer. Communication errors that arose concerned lack of eye contact, language barriers, choice of questions, background noise from colleagues and customers and discussions from generic exchanges. To reduce future communication errors, the pharmacist's actions should be strengthened, such as eye contact, clear follow-up questions and improved feedback.

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  • 3.
    Abdurahmanovic, Dzenana
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    ”Det beror ju på vad man vill lägga i ordet register”  Petra Stenkula    : En studie av polisens externa kriskommunikation i samband med romregistret2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Titel                                   

    ”Det beror ju på vad man vill lägga i ordet register” Petra Stenkula

    En fallstudie av polisens externa kriskommunikation i samband med romregistret

     

    Syfte             

    Syftet är att lämna ett bidrag till den svenska forskningen om kriskommunikation men även att bidra till den svenska samhällsdebatten om polisen som en central rättsmyndighet och deras hantering av romregisterkrisen.

     

    Metod          

    Via en kvalitativ metod analysers nyheter publicerade på polisens webbplats och polisens presskonferenser utifrån de valda teoretiska ramarna inom ämnet kriskommunikation.

     

    Resultat        

    Polisens kriskommunikation framstår som väldigt strategilös, under hela krisen ägnar sig polisen åt                               informationsinsamling för att förstår krisen och få en överblick över situationen men under tiden glömmer                     de den strategiska delen. Polisen är väldigt restriktiv i sin kriskommunikation, på webbplatsen är nyhetspubliceringarna rörande romregistret väldigt korta och konkreta, vissa är rena informationsanvisningar. Polisen förde även en inkonsekvent kriskommunikation, när Rikspolisstyrelsen pratade om analysfil som inte var i fas med lagstiftningen så pratade Skånepolisen om beslut ifrån år 2009 om tillstånd att upprätta den särskilda analysfilen. I sin kriskommunikation använder polisen många olika försvarsstrategier ifrån Corporate Apologia och Image Repair Theory. Strategierna som användes för att upprätthålla image var för många och olika för att uppfattas som trovärdiga medan polisen utförde i teorin en perfekt apologia. Polisen beklagade situationen, berättade om vilka åtgärder som skulle utföras och Justitiekanslern beslutade om kompensation till de drabbade.

     

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    "Det beror ju på vad man vill lägga i ordet register" Petra Stenkula
  • 4.
    Abrahamsson, Nils-Filip
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Att blogga om hus: En studie om hur mäklare använder sociala medier2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is a study about how realtors or estate agents market their services in social media. Social media is an upcoming channel in marketing and is becoming more important every day. The user generated content on internet is a new way of communication where companies don’t have to be considered as soulless, if companies use it correctly. This study investigates estate agents efforts to market their services in these channels and how they do it. The study has interviewed four different realtors, marketing executives and a communication office. The motivation for the study is that realtors tend to market their services like they always have but with a consistently changing market, so should their marketing do. The method has been interviews and interpretation of data with the knowledge of my university studies. The results of the study has shown that realtors today are aware of a new channels, such as facebook and twitter, but do not know how to use it and are learning by doing. A conclusion is that in a near future, customers will see a lot more marketing in these channels from these consignors.

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  • 5. Abud, Matt
    Toward Gender Equality: Women and the Media in Vietnam2018Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    The Gender-in-Media Landscape Study (Vietnam) aims to inform the activities of the Southeast Asia Media Training Network by exploring gender equity in the media workplace. Towards this end, data was gathered through a broad survey and multiple focus group discussions.The survey found:

    More women worked in the media than men, including in recent years increasing numbers in management positions. Balancing work demands with family pressures – which by far fall dispro- portionately upon women – was a significant challenge to many careers.Women and men worked across a wide range of roles and beats within the industry, with the main exception being relative dominance of male journalists in sport and science and technology reporting.

    Media institutions followed legally-mandated leave requirements, including maternity leave. However, any further policies and operations in support of gender equity – such as some flexibili- ty in hours, or carer’s leave – were inconsistent, and generally ad-hoc or dependent on personal arrangements where they exist. They often don’t adequately meet staffing needs.

    The great majority of respondents received at least some training in the past two years which was valued; the main complaint was the limited number of training sessions. Men had greater general access, although majorities of both genders received training. 

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  • 6. Abud, Matt
    Sok, Putheary (Contributor)
    Katwala, Jaldeep (Contributor)
    Jacobson, Agneta Söderberg (Contributor)
    Fahgén, Anna (Contributor)
    Toward Gender Equity: Women and Media in Cambodia2018Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    This report aims to provide Fojo and its project partners with data and perspectives on gender in the media workplace, which can help ensure gender is integrated throughout project activities. in Cambodia project partners are the Cambodian Centre for Independent Media (CCIM) and the Cambodia Communications Institute (CCI). 

    The report includes a brief overview of Cambodia’s current political situation, national-level gender issues, and media industry, including the industry’s scale and levels of media freedom. This provides context to interpret the findings on gender dynamics within the media sector itself.

    As described under ‘Methodology’ below, the data are both qualitative and quantitative, combining focus group discussions and an extended survey. The researchers hope the data can meet the goal of informing and supporting curriculum design and delivery, whether in ‘technical’ skills or in broader gender awareness and policy; and in supporting the gender policies of both partners and Fojo. 

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  • 7. Achinger, Christine
    et al.
    Brunow, Dagmar
    Hamburg University, Germany ; Lund University.
    Jentz, Janina
    Mühlhäuser, Regina
    Engendering Airwaves: Zur Konstruktion von Geschlecht im Radio2001In: Radio-Kultur und Hör-Kunst: Zwischen Avantgarde und Popularkultur 1923-2001 / [ed] Andreas Stuhlmann, Würzburg: Verlag Königshausen & Neumann, 2001, p. 24-38Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Ackrell, Simon
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Landelius, Mathias
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Molnbaserade affärssystem: Viktiga aspekter vid övergång till molnet2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det saknades teori kring vilka aspekter som var viktiga för potentiella kunder att väga in i ett beslut om övergång till molnbaserade affärssystem. I undersökningen har vi samlat tidigare forskning kring molntjänster generellt och sedan jämfört den med empiri från respondenter med erfarenhet av molnbaserade affärssystem. På så sätt har vi försökt koppla tidigare forskning och undersökt huruvida den är applicerbar på vår studie. Vi kom fram till att det framförallt är aspekter rörande säkerhet, ekonomi och affärsstrategi som kunder bör vara medvetna om när de planerar en övergång till molnbaserade affärssystem. Rörande säkerhet fann vi att det är viktigt att tänka på hur den fysiska lagringen sker och säkerhetsrutiner kring vem som handhar data och hur den säkerhetskopieras samt vem som äger datan. Ekonomiskt kan beslutet om en övergång påverkas av molntjänsters olika prismodeller, hur kostnader skiljer sig mot lokalt installerade system samt potentiellt dolda kostnader. Slutligen kan det affärsstrategiskt finnas avgörande aspekter i hur system interagerar med varandra, hur anpassad en tjänst är till mobila enheter samt att molntjänster enkelt kan skalas upp i storlek vid behov.

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  • 9.
    Adamsson, Stina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Kommunikationskanaler vid intern nyhetsspridning: En fallstudie om hur kommunikationskanaler påverkar den upplevda kommunikationseffektiviteten vid nyhetsspridning2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Communication is an important function within organizations and the ways of communicating have developed rapidly due to technological development, which can make it difficult to know which communication channel that is best to use in different situations. This report is based on a case study were the perceived communication efficiency tended to vary depending on which communication channel that was used. Previous research shows how the choice of communication channels can affect the communication efficiency, however, it does not show this from the perspective of news as an information type. Therefore, it was considered interesting to study how different communication channels affect the communication efficiency in terms of news distribution.

     

    The aim of this study was to illustrate and describe how communication channels affect the perceived communication efficiency when the information that is transferred consists of news. To achieve this, the following research question would be answered:

     

    • What advantages and disadvantages do employees experience with communication channels regarding the communication efficiency for news distribution in a large national company?

     

    Theories that have been applied in the study are Media Richness Theory and Osgood and Schramms circular communication model. Theories have been used to explain how news distribution takes place in the case company and to illustrate and possibly explain the problems that the company experience with news distribution.

     

    Data was collected by applying a qualitative method in which semi-structured interviews have been used. The result shows that respondents experience both advantages and disadvantages with all the communication channels and that the perceived communication efficiency tended to vary depending on which kind of news. When the result was set against the research question and the theoretical framework, advantages and disadvantages that were experienced, turned out to be depending on if the news were routine or non-routine and how it was matched with a rich or poor communication channel, which Media Richness Theory also declare. 

     

    The conclusion of this study shows that news distribution through face to face and telephone enables direct interaction and transmission of emotions, however, emotions are not transmitted as well through telephone as face to face. The many signals can also be experienced as overwhelmingly. E-mail, intranet and signboard are effective in terms of time and are not as depending on time and space. In addition, the possibility of direct interaction and transmission of feelings is limited. The result indicates that advantages and disadvantages with the communication channels seems to be linked to whether the channel is perceived as suitable to transfer different kinds of news. Rich communication channels are perceived to be effective for transmitting non-routine news and poor channels are perceived to be effective for transmitting routine news.

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  • 10. Adcock, Edward P.
    et al.
    Varlamoff, Marie-Thérèse
    Kremp, Virginie
    IFLA-ina nacela za skrb i rukovanje knjiznicnom gradom: IFLA principles for the care and handling of library material2003Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 11.
    Adelmann, Kent
    et al.
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Bergman, Lotta
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Dahlbeck, Per
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Hermansson, Carina
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Jönsson, Karin
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Nygård Larsson, Pia
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Olsson Jers, Cecilia
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Persson, Magnus
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Thavenius, Marie
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Widén, Pär
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Språkutveckling, medier och demokrati2014In: Medie- och informationskunnighet i Norden: en nyckel till demokrati och yttrandefrihet / [ed] Ulla Carlsson, Nordicom, 2014, p. 117-121Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Vi som har skrivit denna artikel är alla verksamma inom forskningsmiljön Svenska med didaktisk inriktning (SMDI) vid Malmö högskola. Frågor om språkutveckling i bred bemärkelse står här i centrum. För närvarande är vi engagerade i projektet ”SMDI och lärande i medielandskapet 2.0”. Vår teoretiska plattform kan beskrivas som medieekologisk, vilket kortfattat uttryckt innebär att vi är intresserade av de mångfaldiga och komplexa relationerna mellan medier och kommunikativa kompetenser (Elmfeldt & Erixon 2007; Erixon 2012; Hayles 2002). Dessa relationer förstås därför inte, som så ofta annars i skolsammanhang, i termer av enkelriktad påverkan eller effekter (exempelvis datorns och internets negativa inverkan på skriftspråket). Vår huvudpoäng i denna artikel är att medie- och informationskunnighet, MIK, handlar om, borde handla om, framför allt två saker: språkutveckling och demokrati.

  • 12.
    Adelmann, Kent
    et al.
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Bergman, Lotta
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Dahlbeck, Per
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Jönsson, Karin
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Nygård Larsson, Pia
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Olsson Jers, Cecilia
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Persson, Magnus
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Widén, Pär
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Kommunikativa kompetenser i det nya medielandskapet2013In: Medie- och informationskunnighet i nätverkssamhället: skolan och demokratin / [ed] Ulla Carlsson, Nordicom, 2013, p. 59-65Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 13. Adjin-Tettey, Theodora Dame
    et al.
    Garman, Anthea
    Krüger, Franz
    Olausson, Ulrika
    Berglez, Peter
    Tallert, Lars
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, FOJO: Media Institute.
    Berger, Guy
    Fritzon, Vilhelm
    Towards sustainable journalism in sub-Sahara: Policy brief2021Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    The sustainability crisis of society, e.g. environmental crises, democratic crises, poverty, financial crises, armed conflicts, etc. Obviously, journalism has a crucial role to play here since it contributes greatly to the public agenda, as well as people’s understanding – and hence the handling – of such challenges. The sustainability crisis of journalism itself, which stems from lower advertising, decreasing subsidies for public service media, falling consumption, lack of trust in media among citizens, and fierce competition from online information brokers and advertising.

    The complex reality of today requires this kind of integrated journalistic approach in order to uphold the democratic function and not least the legitimacy of professional journalism. Consequently, journalism’s response to the sustainability challenges can be seen as a prerequisite for the future sustainability of journalism itself, ranging from high-quality, in-depth coverage to robust business models, but also extending into considerations of media systems and relations with governments and business interests.

    In this way, sustainable journalism attempts to counter the obvious risk that the efforts to maintain economic sustainability of the journalistic enterprise take place at the expense of professional journalism’s social/democratic mission – to hold power to account and to inform citizens, and to spur public engagement about current and future economic, social, and environmental challenges.

    Furthermore, sustainable journalism refers to journalism that integrates the three sustainability dimensions in its coverage and its financing and does not isolate environmental issues from social and economic conditions as if they were siloed issues. Examples of this kind of integrated approach would be journalism that:

    • reflects the economic aspects of an increasingly globalising society at the same time as it acknowledges the social and environmental consequences of these aspects,
    • is underwritten by value from new advertising formats that doesn’t jeopardise the integrity and trust of citizens, and
    • interlinks local and national consequences of (for instance) climate change with their economic and social ramifications on a global scale.

    Given the importance of the Agenda 2030 and the Paris agreement, another function of sustainable journalism can be seen as carefully scrutinising the compliance of the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030 as well as exposing the sustainability challenges associated with them.

    However, sustainable journalism may not be practised in the same way in all countries and by each publisher, as each country and media institution has unique challenges that confront their sustainability. In order to appreciate how sustainable journalism is to be practised in the sub-Saharan African context, it is important to establish the setting within which media organisations and journalists carry out their informational mandate. It is equally important to explore the issues that confront the environmental, social and economic sustainability of media within sub-Saharan Africa.

    This study consequently includes a summary of three different sets of discussions, held over a two-week period in January 2021 with reporters, news editors and representatives of media development organisations in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and Kenya. The aim was to ascertain how these key stakeholders regard sustainable journalism and its possible application in sub-Saharan Africa.

    The golden thread that ran through discussions was that sustainable journalism connects critical developmental issues in sub-Saharan Africa to the practice of journalism. Participants were of the view that there is a general trend of slow social and economic development within sub-Saharan Africa, coupled with a looming environmental crisis, due inter alia to poor environmental governance. They also agreed that what uniquely sets sustainable journalism apart from other new journalistic approaches is the provision of a model or framework for journalists to address contemporary issues that are tied to sustainable development. And while providing this framework, it also obliges journalists to concentrate on local contexts and the three interdependent dimensions of sustainability, and to find ways to win support for the sustainability of their own service to society.

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  • 14.
    Adolfsson, Elin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Simanaityte, Grete
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    "Fullt Ös" kräver mer klös: Kommunikationsplanering för samhällsinformation riktat till ungdomar2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish tradition ”Valborgsmässoafton” is a holiday on which many people choose to get drunk. The risk that teenagers run around town while being intoxicated is huge and Kalmar municipality have, three years ago, created an event that contributes to a sober alternative. This alternative is the one-day festival “Fullt Ös” which is striving to get as many drunken teenagers off the streets, during this holiday, as possible.

    The event is successful among school students in the ages of 12 to 15 but has had less fortune in reaching the high school students in the ages of 15 to 18. Our thesis aims to help Kalmar municipality to adapt the festival, which occurs annually on the 30th of April, to become more attractive for high school students. This by doing quantitative and qualitative studies among the public high schools in Kalmar and by extension to already established theories.

    The results that we have gathered have all been compiled in this thesis and we have received the information that it takes big changes to attract the older target group that the municipality wants to reach. We have, therefore, compiled some advice to the municipality that will help them understand how they can improve a good initiative, by for example creating a festival that centers around live music, so that more high school students would gather to it. 

  • 15.
    Adolfsson, Linn
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Engrup, Magdalena
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    "Come out, come out, whatever you are": En kvalitativ innehållsanalys om representationen av dissociativ identitetsstörning i film2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this qualitative content analysis is to investigate how stereotypes, stigmatization and trivialization around psychological disorders, more specifically around people with dissociative identity disorder, are maintained through representation in films and how the representation differs within two different film genres, horror and comedy films. With the films Me, myself & Irene and Hide and Seek as the basis for the analysis and by using the theoretical concepts of representation, stigma and trivialization, an analysis scheme was applied to sequences from the material, which, through the semiotic analysis tools denotation and connotation, were used to answer the study's research questions. The results showed that both films maintained stigmatizing and/or trivializing depictions of dissociative identity disorder but that they differed in their way of portraying the disorder. These approaches lead to different perceptions of the disorder but have similar real-life consequences.

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  • 16.
    Adrian, Carl
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Holm, Jonas
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    “Dead. He is Dead. God blesses America”: Den Amerikanska pressens gestaltning av kriget mot terrorism kring Usama bin Ladins död2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Almost 10 years after the attack on World Trade Center Sept. 11 2001, Osama bin Laden was shot and killed on May 2 2011 in Pakistan. How was this event framed by the media with regards to the global war on terror? This study compares two different American newspapers – the New York Times and the New York Daily News – and how they framed the war on terrorism in the Middle East from May 2 to May 15 2011. By analyzing the framing in a perspective of the four functions of framing theory: define problems, diagnose causes, make moral judgments and suggest remedies, we found considerable differences in each papers frames. Through a qualitative text analysis of the opinion pages in these two newspapers, using three themes as a base, we found a number of differences. While the New York Times contained a form of open discussion about problems and remedies, New York Daily News takes an emotional and moral approach. These differences in content may affect the opinions of the readers. We speculate that the more open and suggestive nature of the New York Times, also opens the minds of the readers enabling them to form opinions in a liberated sense. Thus the more closed, emotional and moral nature of the New York Daily News may have greater impact on an individual’s ability to form its own opinions and moral values.

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  • 17. Afrić, Vjekoslav
    et al.
    Lasić-Lazić, Jadranka
    Badurina, Boris
    Dragija Ivanović, Martina
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Zagreb.
    Qualifications of information specialists: a case of library and information students at the Department of Information Science, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, Croatia2002Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The results of this short research are a confirmation to the hypothesis that stretches throughout the area of information science and refers to the fact that knowledge of an information expert is one of the most volatile ones. Based on the analysis of four-year students' answers several areas not sufficiently present in the Department's educational programme were sorted out. Students primarily pointed to the problem of quality practicums that are, in their opinion, insufficiently covered by the programme. The same is true for courses dealing with computers in general. This primarily refers to the need to get acquainted with the area of programming and applications that are basic for the profession, as well as to introducing the courses on marketing and communicology. What students can expect is knowledge and skills that would prepare them and direct them for acquiring knowledge specific for a variety of working environments, knowledge for adaptation and development, which calls for constant development and growth.

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  • 18.
    Agustin Sarmiento, Jian Cedi
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Fjordevik, Saga
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    ”Måste påminna mig om attjag inte känner dem i verkligheten”: En studie om svenska k-popfans parasociala vanor2024Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This quantitative study aims to understand the parasocial interaction (PSI) and parasocial relationship (PSR) between Swedish k-pop (korean popular music) fans and k-pop idols. The study also aims to understand how gender and stereotypes affect the way parasocial relationships are formed and upheld. Using a survey conducted through Google Forms, respondents (N=131) were questioned about their relationship to k-pop and their habits surrounding the topic k-pop and fandom from a gender- central perspective. The study also utilised previous studies conducted about both PSI and PSR as well as studies within gender, fandom and feminism to gain a greater understanding of the field of research. Results of the study show that most PSI takes place on social media apps such as Instagram, as well as chat and live streaming apps. Results show that most respondents are aware that the relationship they have to an idol is parasocial and that these fans continue the PSR because they want to support the idols. A smaller group of fans however identified their relationship to the idols as being real. Results of the study also show that male fans of k-pop interact with female idols to a higher degree than female fans, and that female fans interaction is more evenly distributed between both male and female k-pop idols. For future research on this topic the relationship between fan and idol could be explored further using in depth interviews, which would also improve the studys generalisation ability as well as improve the disproportionate participation between female and male participants.

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  • 19.
    Ahlm, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Lindgren, Johanna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Game, Set and Cohesion: A case study of sport for social cohesion in Timor Leste2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis addresses how sports can encourage social cohesion amongst youth in Dili, Timor Leste. It is a case study, conducted in Timor Leste and is based on interviews with staff working at organizations that offer sport for peace programs as well as with other interested parties. The sport for peace programs involves youth in and around Dili and were initiated as a peace-building method.

    The communication aspect is analyzed through a participatory communication approach. The thesis investigates sports effect on social behavior from a sport pshycology perspective. It brings up both challenges and improvements for the sport for peace programs. The thesis also show the positive aspects of using sports as a tool for social cohesion.

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  • 20.
    Ahlryd, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Bridging the gap - students' information practices in the transition to working life2022In: Information research, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 27, no Special Issue, article id colis2228Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. Due to the increased academisation of earlier vocational educations, higher education faces a dilemma when professional skills are theorised. Therefore, many students experience a gap between academic education and working life. In this study, students' information activities during professional training is explored as well as how they can support students' transition to working life. The aim of this study is to provide more knowledge about how students' information activities contribute to their transition into social communities at the workplace. Method. The empirical material was produced through 22 group interviews and 9 individual interviews with students on higher education programs aimed towards a particular occupation including professional training. Analysis. The analysis was conducted as an interaction between the empirical material, previous research and a practice theoretical approach. Four major themes were identified in the empirical material. Results. During their course of study, students seek, share and use information in different ways. In relation to professional training, their information activities change and develop as they socialise into workplace communities. Conclusions. Students' transition to working life is an ongoing process during academic educations, shown by students' changing information practices connected to professional training. During professional training students consolidate their understanding of workplace practices.

  • 21.
    Ahlryd, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences. University of Borås, Sweden.
    Integrering och identitetsskapande under BoI-utbildning: erfarenheter av verksamhetsförlagd utbildning i ett kandidatprogram2018In: Bibliotekarier i teori och praktik: utbildningsperspektiv på en unik profession / [ed] Joacim Hansson, Per Wisselgren, Lund: BTJ Förlag , 2018, p. 61-80Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Ahlryd, Sara
    University of Borås, Sweden.
    På gränsen till en ny värld: studenters informationspraktiker på väg mot arbetslivet2019Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    With the increasing academisation of vocational educations the need for higher education to prove to students the relevance of theoretical domain knowledge to professional experience is growing. One way of doing so is to provide students with opportunities for professional training during the course of their studies. The aim of this thesis is to explore the ways in which professional training help students to connect education with working life. The study is carried out through a practice theoretical lens on students’ information practices. It also entails exploring how their information activities contribute to their socialization within workplace communities and to their construction of professional identities. Through qualitative semi-structured interviews, the empirically driven analysis shows that students’ appropriation of information practices during professional training support learning, socialization into a workplace as well as identification with their future professional roles. Students’ information practices can be viewed as significant tools in the process of transition between education and profession where they function as facilitators for learning and participation in workplace activities. 

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  • 23.
    Ahlryd, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    [Review of] Teija Käranen(2021) Everyday energy information literacy: defining the concept and studying it empirically in Finland. Oulu universit2023In: Nordic Journal of Library and Information Studies, E-ISSN 2597-0593, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 79-84Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Ahlryd, Sara
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hanell, Fredrik
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Documentary Practices of Hospital Librarians in Evidence-based Medicine: the Example of Health Technology Assessment in Swedish Healthcare2021In: Proceedings from the Document Academy, ISSN 2473-215X, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 1-22, article id 12Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In times of health crises, we rely upon the knowledge and skills of our highly specialized modern healthcare. But what are the tools and principles that healthcare relies on to make informed decisions about courses of treatments? In this paper, we will attend to documentary practices of hospital librarians in Health Technology Assessment (HTA), an example of how the evidence-based movement is enacted in modern healthcare.

    Since resources for health care are limited, there is widespread political support for making rational choices based on evidence. Use of evidence is today a key element in health care at policy, administrative, and clinical levels (Banta & Jonsson, 2009). The evidence-based movement originates from the notion of evidence-based medicine (EBM) but can also be related to the broader movement evidence-based healthcare (Chaturvedi, 2017). The most reliable evidence is generally considered to be systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials, minimizing the risk of bias and allowing for causal explanations of interventions. In this way, EBM is grounded in a natural science-oriented epistemology directed towards quantitative and predictive studies (cf. Sundin, Limberg & Lundh, 2008). Arguably, (medical) librarianship and EBM share a common goal: the application of the best scientific research in the process of providing efficient and safe medical care to patients (Eldredge, 2000). In line with the development of the EBM paradigm, systematicreviews are also ascribed a high level of evidence within the field of LIS (Eldredge, 2000). Notably, systematic reviews connect to a core skill of librarians and related professions: literature searching. Overall, systematic reviews are designed to reduce bias and to synthesize scientific evidence to answer specific research questions (Higgins & Green, 2011).

    HTA, a practice centered on synthesizing evidence through systematic reviews, originates from the US Office of Technology Assessment that produced a first report on the matter in the late 1970’s. In the late 1980’s, HTA spread to Sweden and then to other European, Latin American and Asian countries (Banta & Jonsson, 2009). Several international actors such as The World Bank, WHO, and the EU have been active in the field of HTA, providing funding, coordination and making HTA more visible (Banta & Jonsson, 2009). In Sweden, the independent national authority Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU) is tasked by the government to provide assessments of healthcare and social services covering both medical, economical, ethical and social aspects. SBU, one of the oldest HTA-organisations in the world, produces systematic reviews and has developed a review method outlined in the SBU Handbook (SBU, 2020). The local HTA-units studied in this paper follow the procedures and methods described in the SBU Handbook.

    Major work tasks for hospital librarians include supporting healthcare staff in their information seeking and providing healthcare staff with relevant information (Lewis et al, 2011). Increasingly, such work is done in collaboration between clinicians, researchers and librarians (Hallam et al, 2010), and HTA-teams with medical doctors, librarians and other specialists can be seen as examples of this trend. In this paper we focus on hospital librarians – a profession often overlooked, but still crucial for many of the documentary practices associated with EBM in general, and HTA in particular. As part of an ongoing research project focusing on information work of hospital librarians in different professional practices, this paper is guided by the research question: how are documentary practices associated with HTA-reports shaped by, and shaping, the work of hospital librarians?

    In this study we apply the concept of documentary practices, understood as activities surrounding various types of documents (Pilerot & Maurin Söderholm, 2019). Our research interest is based on the role and function of documents in practices, and how documents create and construct social practices (Brown & Duguid, 1996). The way we view documentary practices departs both from practice theory (see for example Nicolini, 2013; Reckwitz, 2002), as well as from critical document theory (Lund, 2009). From a practice theoretical approach all human action is regarded as practices which comprise a set of routinized social activities, norms and artefacts as well as a common idea on how the world is constituted (Reckwitz, 2002; Talja & McKenzie, 2007). Lund (2009) with the support of Smith (2005) suggests a critical view on documents and how they provide a pattern for upholding structures of power, where a focus on the content of the documents has transformed into a focus on documents as underpinning social life. According to Brown & Duguid (1996), documents structure practices and also contribute to bring together social activities, relations and interactions within practices, in the same way as social practices may influence documents. Documents are resources for negotiating the meaning of practices: the role of documents in practices is captured through the notion of "the social life of documents" (Brown & Duguid, 1996).

    The empirical material of the ongoing research project includes nine in-depth interviews with hospital librarians and five observations of hospital librarians indifferent work situations, including search instructions and HTA-meetings, at three different hospital libraries in Sweden during January - February 2020. In this paper, we focus on the HTA-process and how documents like the HTA-report and the SBU Handbook interact with documentary practices. To provide additional empirical depth, supplementary interviews and observations from a fourth hospital library are planned.

    Preliminary findings show how the HTA-process at two HTA-units entails five main categories of documentary practices: 1) initial searching when a clinicalquestion is submitted; 2) negotiating a literature search strategy in the HTA-team; 3) conducting the main literature searches; 4) making a selection; and 5) documenting the search process. The SBU Handbook contains several resources for negotiating the nature and meaning of these practices. One specific device that structures documentary practices in the HTA-process is the PICO-format (Population, Intervention, Control, Outcome), a tool widely used in EBM to negotiate and formulate literature search strategies. Other structuring devices include guidelines for making a selection and for rating the quality of evidence. Ouranalysis illustrates how hospital librarians enact and negotiate documentary practices located between the instructions provided by the authoritative SBU Handbook and the material outcome of the documentary practices: the HTA-report. In this way, the institutional structures of these documents are highlighted and point to both past and future activities (cf. Østerlund, Snyder, Sawyer, Sharma, & Willis, 2015), providing a deeper understanding of how EBM is enacted in healthcare as documentary practices of hospital librarians in HTA are unfolded.

  • 25.
    Ahlryd, Sara
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hanell, Fredrik
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Information Literacy Practices of Hospital Librarians in an Era of Evidence-Based Medicine2024In: Information Experience and Information Literacy, Springer, 2024, p. -235Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Demands for an evidence-based healthcare increase and today all medical decisions are to be based on scientific results. The evidence-based healthcare means that hospital librarians have a stronger role as mediators of scientific information. The evidence-based movement implies a positivistic epistemological view that influences the information literacy practices. This study focuses how the information literacy practices of hospital librarians in Sweden are constructed and enacted in relation to different epistemological perspectives in healthcare. The analysis is structured around three identified practices of hospital librarians where information work is performed: the clinical practices, the information seeking practices and the health technology assessment (HTA)-practice. In these practices, different epistemological perspectives are present, which affects the information literacy practices of hospital librarians. There is a movement from the holistic knowledge connected to the clinical practices, via specialized knowledge and generic instructions in the information seeking practices, to the most specialized knowledge and positivistic perspective in the HTA-practice.

  • 26.
    Ahlryd, Sara
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hanell, Fredrik
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Sjukhusbibliotek och medicinska bibliotek: För en säker och jämlik vård2022In: Biblioteksgeografin: En antologi om biblioteksväsende och biblioteksforskning / [ed] Roger Blomgren; Katarina Michnik; Johan Sundeen, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022, p. 215-243Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Biblioteksgeografin är ett översiktsverk som på ett kartläggande vis introducerar de vanligaste bibliotekstyperna i Sverige samt sätter in dem i relevanta begreppsliga, juridiska och historiska sammanhang. I antologin presenteras och analyseras ett stort antal bibliotekskategorier såsom folk-, national-, skol-, företags- och sjukhusbibliotek.

    Boken visar på bredden och komplexiteten som ryms inom det samlade biblioteksväsendet och på den mångfald av perspektiv som kännetecknar forskningen inom fältet. Författarnas skiftande bakgrund och kompetenser skapar en ändamålsenlig blandning av teoretiska och praktiska infallsvinklar på biblioteksverksamheten, med ingångar av såväl humanvetenskapligt som samhällsveten­skapligt slag.

    Biblioteksgeografin vänder sig i första hand till studenter på grund­­­­l­äggande och avancerad nivå i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap samt till företrädare för bibliotekarieprofessionen.

  • 27.
    Ahlryd, Sara
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hanell, FredrikLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.Skøtt, BoLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.Da Silva Santos Sundström, AdmeireLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Linnéuniversitetet: En jubileumsskrift vid ämnets 20-årsjubileum2023Collection (editor) (Other academic)
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  • 28.
    Ahlström, Ida
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Cederblad, Carina
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Gunnarsson, Ted
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Högstedt, Josefin
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Öppen tillgång och kostnader 2019: Uppföljning av Linnéuniversitetets publicering av öppet tillgängliga artiklar2020Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I den här rapporten redovisas statistik kring öppet tillgängliga vetenskapliga artiklar publicerade av forskare vid Linnéuniversitetet 2019. Som datakällor används DiVA, Unpaywall, Norska listan genom ProDiver, ConsortiaManager och Agresso. Rapporten är en del av universitetsbibliotekets arbete i att stödja universitetets arbete mot öppen vetenskap och har tagits fram bland annat för att kunna följa upp och utvärdera utfallet av den för 2020 nya bibliometriska indikatorn som baseras på öppet tillgänliga artiklar, och för att följa utvecklingen av öppen tillgång till artiklar och kostnader för dessa över tid. Rapporten ska också ses som ett stöd för diskussioner om finansiering och administration av kostnader för publicering i öppet tillgängliga tidskrifter.

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  • 29.
    Ahlström, Ida
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Cederblad, Carina
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Gunnarsson, Ted
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Högstedt, Josefin
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Öppen tillgång och kostnader 2020: Uppföljning av Linnéuniversitetets publicering av öppet tillgängliga artiklar2021Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I rapporten redovisas statistik kring öppet tillgängliga vetenskapliga artiklar publicerade av forskare vid Linnéuniversitetet 2020. Som datakällor användes DiVA, Unpaywall, ProDiver, ConsortiaManager, "dashboards" vid de förlag universitetet har transformativa avtal med, samt universitetets ekonomisystem. Rapporten är en del av stödet till universitetets arbete mot öppen vetenskap och har tagits fram bland annat för att kunna följa upp och utvärdera de transformativa avtal som universitetet slutit med förlag, och för att följa utvecklingen av öppen tillgång till artiklar och kostnader för dessa över tid. Rapporten ska också ses som ett stöd i diskussioner om finansiering och administration av kostnader för publicering i öppet tillgängliga tidskrifter.

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  • 30.
    Ahlström, Ida
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Cederblad, Carina
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Gunnarsson, Ted
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Högstedt, Josefin
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Wickenberg Juhlin, Helena
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Öppen tillgång och kostnader 2021: Uppföljning av Linnéuniversitetets publicering av artiklar, kapitel och böcker2022Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I rapporten redovisas statistik kring öppet tillgängliga vetenskapliga artiklar, kapitel och böcker publicerade av forskare vid Linnéuniversitetet 2021. Som datakällor användes DiVA, Unpaywall, ProDiver, ConsortiaManager, "dashboards" vid de förlag universitetet har transformativa avtal med, universitetets ekonomisystem och Altmetric Explorer. Rapporten är en del av stödet till universitetets arbete mot öppen vetenskap och har tagits fram bland annat för att kunna följa upp och utvärdera de transformativa avtal som universitetet slutit med förlag, och för att följa utvecklingen av öppen tillgång och kostnader över tid. Rapporten ska också ses som ett stöd i diskussioner om finansiering och administration av kostnader för publicering i öppet tillgängliga tidskrifter.

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  • 31.
    Ahlström, Ida
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Rudholm, Lynn
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    APC-kostnader 2018: Årlig uppföljning av kostnader för open access-publicering vid Linnéuniversitetet2019Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I den här rapporten redovisas en uppskattning av Linnéuniversitetets kostnader 2018 för publicering av open access-artiklar, så kallade APC:er (Article Processing Charges). Det är vanligt att tidskrifter eller förlag tar ut en sådan avgift för publicering av artiklar i open access-tidskrifter (helt öppna), eller för att göra en enstaka artikel tillgänglig i en tidskrift som annars inte är öppen (hybrid).

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  • 32.
    Ahlström, Ida
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Rudholm, Lynn
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Open access till artiklar 2018: Årlig uppföljning av öppen tillgång till artiklar registrerade i DiVA2019Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I den här rapporten redovisas statistik kring de av Linnéuniversitetet publicerade vetenskapliga artiklar för 2018 som finns öppet tillgängliga. Som datakälla används DiVA, en databas där Linnéuniversitetets forskare ska registrera sina publikationer i syfte att samla information om det som universitetets forskare producerat på ett och samma ställe. Data från DiVA används till exempel även i en årlig bibliometrisk utvärdering, samt som hjälp för varje enskild forskare att kunna visa sina publikationer på ett samlat och enhetligt sätt på lnu.se. Databasen är dynamisk och forskare kan när som helst registrera publikationer retroaktivt. Universitetsbiblioteket granskar alla registrerade publikationer och kontrollerar den bibliografiska informationen. Vid granskningen av artiklarna kontrolleras om de finns öppet tillgängliga i någon form, vilket möjliggör undersökningar och sammanställningar baserat på detta.

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  • 33.
    Ahmed, Salah Uddin
    et al.
    University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway.
    Dalipi, Fisnik
    University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway.
    Ferati, Mexhid
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Plugin: a Crowdsourcing Mobile App for Easy Discovery of Public Charging Outlets2019In: HCI International 2019: Posters. HCII 2019 / [ed] Stephanidis C., Springer, 2019, Vol. 1034, p. 323-329Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Nowadays, the growth of mobile apps is so fast and viral; they have the potential of transforming our everyday lives by creating huge opportunities to individuals and businesses. This translates into a growing demand for developing such apps, which need to be easy to learn and use. In this paper, we conduct an evaluation of an android mobile app, which we designed and developed to find and register power outlets in public spaces. Our evaluation of the prototype consisted of two stages. First, we provided the users with two tasks, with an additional option to indicate their perception of how easy it was to complete these tasks. Second, upon completing both tasks and offering their comments, participants were asked to take the SUS (System Usability Scores) questionnaire. The results of the evaluation indicate that the app usability and learnability is acceptable despite being a prototype. The findings and participants’ comments give us a direction on how this app can be improved in the future.

  • 34.
    Aidemark, Jan
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Askenäs, Linda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Flexible Self-Care Solution Portfolio: Adaptive Support for Patient Centered Heart Failure Care2016In: International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems/International Conference on Project Management/International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies, CENTERIS/ProjMAN / HCist 2016 / [ed] Varajao, JEQ; CruzCunha, MM; Martinho, R; Rijo, R; BjornAndersen, N; Turner, R; Alves, D, Elsevier, 2016, p. 215-220Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Development of support systems in the area of e-health have different set of conditions that makes it more difficult than in other context of IS/IT use. In this research we explore a development case and look at the development process and the outcomes in terms of solutions. The research concerns the area of heart failure and how patients could be more successful with self-care. The outcome from the project was the creation of a portfolio of solutions, which was a combination of technical and process solutions. The outcome draws the attention to the need of flexible solutions and cater to the diversity of the patients and their personal situations. In the concluding discussion a set of design dimensions are presenting, representing difficult trade-offs that needs to be handled during the design process. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  • 35.
    Aidemark, Jan
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Askenäs, Linda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Understanding user learning in its development: application of illeris’s learning model2017In: Proceedings of the 10th IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2017 Budapest, Hungary, 10-12 April, 2017 / [ed] Miguel Baptista Nunes, Pedro Isaías and Philip Powell, IADIS Press, 2017, p. 77-84Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates a learning model for its capabilities to improve the understanding of user learning during information systems design (ISD). We wish to explore the role of the ISD process as a learning process. Today, organizational design and development increasingly circulate around notions like ?organizational learning” and ?organizational knowledge creation” or is, in the general direction of organization, in a constant process of change. An information system could be the driver for new organizational routines or new produces, or the necessary component for realizing a new business strategy. The possible role of the information system might then be as a force for change or an obstacle, by the way it is used during its life time. Here we look at the development of the systems and how this process must reflect a high level of adaptation, learning and change in the user community. To add to the knowledge of ISD as a learning system we read a co-design-driven ISD case through the theory lens of Illeris (2007). We discuss the possibilities of designing an ISD process based on this learning theory and of creating users as well as an information system.

  • 36.
    Aidemark, Jan
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Sterner, Håkan
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    A Framework for Strategic Balancing of Knowledge Management Initiatives2003In: Proceedings of the 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003 / [ed] Ralph Sprague, IEEE Press, 2003Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Enterprises need to understand the impact of different types of knowledge management (KM) approaches on business strategy, and how they interact with other types of initiatives to produce synergistic effects. The hypothesis of this paper is that a model based on the balanced scorecard approach (BSC) can be used to balance the diverse set of KM approaches that are described in the KM literature. A literature study has been carried out connecting general examples of BSC objectives to KM approaches and applications. The resulting framework indicates that each of the major aspects of KM has its place in the BSC model, and thus has a role in the success of the company from a strategic viewpoint. A KM strategy according to this perspective should articulate how a company intends to strike a balance between different KM approaches. Contributions of the framework to related theory are discussed and illustrated by using a rich case from literature.

  • 37.
    Akinbobola, Dr Yemisi
    Birmingham City University, UK.
    Barriers to Women Journalists in sub-Saharan Africa2020Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Barriers to Women Journalists identifies obstacles hindering women in sub-Saharan Africa from entering, progressing, and/or staying in journalism. The main objective of this study is to assess the status of women in journalism in sub-Saharan Africa. This report identifies a number of obstacles hindering women journalists, and locates possible strategies, responses and interventions that might increase the number of women journalists in sub-Saharan Africa, at various career levels. The aims and objectives of this study are broken down into three research questions.

    1.    What are the lived experiences of women journalists in sub-Saharan Africa, in terms of barriers of entry, progression and staying in the profession?

    2.    Why do these barriers exist?

    3.    How are and might these barriers be challenged in a way that results in an increase in the number, progression and retention of women journalists in sub-Saharan Africa?

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  • 38. Akinbobola, Yemisi
    et al.
    Charles-Hatt, Rachel-Ann
    Barriers to women journalists in Rwanda2021Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    THE PATTERNS OF gendered experiences that have led to barriers of entryand progression for respondents of the study in Rwanda, when compared to an earlier study1 conducted by Fojo and AWiM across 17 African countries, further demonstrates how many of these experiences are shared irrespective of the country. In the case of Rwanda, a country that scores highly in the shares of seats in parliament and labour force participation within the global gender equality indices, the results are perhaps more surprising for that reason. The situation in Rwanda when compared with data from the sub-Saharan Africa shows a similarity in barriers faced by women journalists, namely poor salaries, sexual harassment, and gendered roles at the workplace. Therefore, these findings, in some respects, highlight that the existence of written and well-defined gender policies does not result in their successful implementation because Rwanda is still a long way from gender equality.

    The results of this study, on the one hand, speak for themselves; training and education on gender equality would go a long way in successfully addressing many of the experiences shared by participants of the study. On the other hand, socio-cultural tensions surrounding the role of women in society further com- plicates how male colleagues perceive women rights and its importance. These tensions also highlight women’s rights and the ways in which society treat women journalists. Finally, this study outlines the extent to which women journalists in Rwanda themselves recognise gender discrimination and harassment when they experience them, because the data shows that whilst most women can identify when sexual harassment happens to them, there are few women who are unable to identify certain forms of sexual harassment.

    This study, therefore, offers a clear starting point for organisations tasked with motivating and implementing change. It helps to identify the pain points from the perspective of the women journalists they seek to support. The recommendations presented by the study stems from their lived experiences, and it is through the conscious and reflective interrogation of this, that we can truly set the path towards change.

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  • 39.
    Albansson, Josefine
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Svensson, Viktor
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Social mediers påverkan på den journalistiska profession: Vart går gränsen mellan att vara personlig och objektiv som journalist på sociala medier?2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Journalism has changed in many ways in today's society. The emergence of digitization has created a new format for journalists to work on. Social media is an example of that and one of the largest reasons for the development that has taken place. Today´s journalists must work at a high speed to produce as much news as possible but especially know how to use social media platforms to reach out and attract an audience both for private use and at work. For journalists social media is a way to create interaction and participation. Journalists get the opportunity to be personal and create their own branding in the text.But where does the limit go from being objective and personal? Can it harm the journalists credibility and the ideal concept objectivite if they expose personal opinions and emotions?In this study six journalist from three huge swedish news media – Svenska Dagbladet (SvD), Aftonbladet och SVT has been chosen whose purpose is to examined the balance between being personal and objective as a journalist on social media that proceeds from the questions:

    1. In what way does six professional journalist from Svenska dagbladet (SvD), Aftonbladet och SVT use social media platforms in their work respectively in their personal life?2. In what way do interviewees feel that social media can influence the role of the journalist?

    The results show that these journalists have similar answers and opinions about how they use social media platforms for personal use and at work. They said that not a day goes by without them using social media. The majority also said that social media can iibe useful for their daily work and to build a relationship with the audience because it can create trust among them. Although they can see a potential danger for the journalists occupation. Therefore the results show that the journalist thinks it's hard to know where the border goes, and as a reason for that they often say that every newsroom does not have a unified approach to the situation. 

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  • 40.
    Albinsson, Fabian
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Löfling, Oscar
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Olika bilder av verkligheten: En kvantitativ innehållsanalys av hur FIFA och Amnesty gestaltar fotbolls-VM i Qatar 2022 på Twitter2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine how FIFA and Amnesty portray the football World Cup in Qatar 2022 differently on their respective Twitter accounts. For context, the topic regarding Qatar being granted to host the World Cup has been a heated discussion ever since its inception in 2010 when FIFA officially announced it for the first time. Common arguments against the decision were usually about Qatar not having any prior record of a “football culture” as well as there being accusations of them buying their way into becoming a host nation. Qatar later also came under fire after sources showed evidence that the country imposed “slave-like” conditions on migrant workers building their cities and football arenas, with reports estimating 6,500 migrant worker deaths in the country since 2010. Knowing this information surrounding the World Cup 2022, this study aims to quantitatively analyse the differences in content and framings published on Twitter by FIFA, the organization running the event, and Amnesty, a non-governmental organization focused on human rights. Framing theory and agenda-setting theory were used as tools to examine 150 tweets under the time period spanning from December 2, 2010 to November 20, 2022. The findings of the analysis show dominatingly negative tweets from Amnesty regarding the World Cup, whereas FIFA have remained neutral but mostly positive. The results of the analysis also show signs of sportswashing being a contributing factor in the different framings of the World Cup between the accounts.

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  • 41.
    Albinsson, Gunilla
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Arnesson, Kerstin
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    How critical can you be as an on-going evaluator?2010In: International Journal of Action Research, ISSN 1861-1303, E-ISSN 1861-9916, Vol. 6, no 2-3, p. 256-287Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses experiences of on-going evaluation within a project funded by the EU Structural Funds. A question that is particularly illus-trated is how we, as on-going evaluators, have handled the dilemma be-tween closeness and involvement in the project in relation to distance and a critical approach. This dilemma is standard within action- and interac-tive research, and becomes particularly evident in a concrete reality within a project. The problem is important to illustrate, especially considering the fact that the on-going evaluation task is politically governed, that is, the EU requires that the customary evaluation be replaced with an on-going evaluation. Furthermore, on-going evaluation finds itself in a developmen-tal phase, where discussions are carried on about how to define the con-cept, and also on how the role as an on-going evaluator should be worked out. A possible outcome of this could be that the on-going evaluation be-comes far too uncritical, or critical, and with that cannot come up to ex-pectations. In this article the assumption is that the task of the on-going evaluator is to follow the development in a project, vis-á-vis established goals, with the purpose of creating practice-relevant knowledge. We also discuss the balancing that exists between being supportive of progress, giving constructive criticism, and not being regarded as far too critical. After having worked in an innovative development project for two years, we have been strengthened in our understanding that the interactive re-search approach, concept usage, theoretical connection and methodologi-cal knowledge constitute imperative demands, in order to handle the changes between closeness and distance.

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  • 42.
    Aldrin, Louise
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Liljekvist, Amanda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Toppjurist, odjur, läkarstudent eller ansvarslös: En kritisk diskursanalys om konstruerandet av kvinnliga våldtäktsoffer och manliga våldtäktsförövare i Aftonbladet, innan och efter MeToo-rörelsen.2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The MeToo movement has played a huge role in the society and the issue around gender equality around the world. 2017 the movement spread in USA due to women in the movie- and entertainment business speaking up about sexual harassements made by the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The hashtag #MeToo spread quickly around the world and came to Sweden in the fall the same year which contributed to the debate about women’s equal rights in society. The aim of this qualitative study is, with a cirital discourse analysis (CDA), to see how the rape victims and their perpetrators constructs in Sweden’s biggest evening news media, Aftonbladet, before (2013) and after the movement's upturn (2021). This study only tends to see how the female rape victims and the male pertpetrators are constructed, this due to statistics showing that woman are most often falling victims of rape and that their perpetrators are most often men (Brottsförebygganderådet [BRÅ], 2020). The study has found several discourses, for instance that the rape victims often are constructed as ideal victims or gets blamed for the rape. The victim blaming often constructes with rapemyths, which can be connected with an ideology of rapeculture. In one specific case there has been found an ideology of feminism, where the text explicitly and implicitly speaks about the womens right and the patrialchal structure in the society. The perpetrators on the other hand are often constructed as either regretful, sympathetic or as a beast. There has been found unequal power relations where the perpetrator is most likely to be constructed as the most powerful actor. On the other hand no differences in the construction of the victim or the perpetrator have been found during the two years, before and after the movement.

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  • 43.
    Aldén, Anton
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Bruhn, Magnus
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    En modern porträttering av en levande myt: En tematisk analys av The New York Times från 2017 till 2023 kring UFO-fenomenet2024Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Over the last years the UFO-phenomenon has created considerable attraction in US-media. The reasons are twofold: 1) Since the fall of 2017 there has been an increased official acknowledgement of the phenomena 2) Several spectacular revelations have been publicized, both triggering a lager media coverage. But why is this topic so salient in the US? How are media and UFO-coverage interrelated? 

    Our thesis investigates the coverage of the phenomena in one of the largest US media outlets, The New York Times. Focusing on the period 15 December 2017 – 1 August 2023, when the acknowledgement of Pentagons secret UFO-program also known as Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) happened. Then on 26 July 2023, a whistleblower by the name of David Grusch testified in front of congress with allegations of a government conspiracy – including the possession of Alien vehicles and non-human biologics. Therefore, we have selected 51 articles and carried out a thematic analysis. We have not studied other US news outlets because The New York Times brought some serious legitimacy to the UFO-phenomena with their 2017 article about the Pentagons secret UFO-program and got financial resources to dig deep – a sensationalism you might not find elsewhere. 

    In the results, we were able to present two themes that emerged during the process. These were rivalry between two nations and public disclosures and reactions from the public. The rivalry between the two nations resulted in three subcategories: the near space area, spy balloons, and technological threat perception. In the theme of public reactions, we used six subcategories. These included scientific skepticism, UFO observations and reports, the desired understanding of the public, government confirmation of the secret UFO program AATIP, increased transparency and scientific discussion, and also whistleblower testimonies. This made us to answer our research questions, which were as follows: How has The New York Times' reporting on the UFO phenomenon been shaped from December 15, 2017, to August 1, 2023? Are there patterns and variations in how The New York Times has treated UFO-related articles during the aforementioned time period? 

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  • 44.
    Alexander, Forslund
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Mediekonstruktionen av King & Floyd: Diskurser då och nu i svensk rapportering om polisbrutalitet mot afroamerikaner2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The studied phenomenon is that of police brutality against African Americans, along with the adjacent demonstrations and civil mobilizations that were born out of said phenomenon. This study set out to unveil the way in which Swedish print journalism has constructed the brutal beating of Rodney King and the death of George Floyd, along with the social response following those events. Other central questions have been: What discourses are present in the material, and how does the reporting relate to the protest paradigm? A critical perspective in accordance with Critical Discourse Analysis’ and Postcolonialism’s theoretical foundations has guided this study all the way from its developmental stages to its finalization. Carvalho’s (2008) analytical model, developed for critical discourse studies of journalistic texts, constitutes the methodological frame of the study.The results of the study can be summarized as follows:Heavy stereotyping is present in the material revolving around the LA riots, and an apparent fact is that the African American actors have had minimal input on the way they are constructed in the texts. Mainly political or other authoritative actors are present and heard in the material. The construction of the events has thereby been the product of the other, predominantly white, side of the social conflict, that reasonably wants to put itself in a good light while doing the opposite with their African American opposition. Considerable improvements are apparent since the King era but the flaws in the reporting are still obvious. A discourse of protesters as violent, unlawful individuals is still largely present in the material, although their social struggle is legitimized to a larger margin than in the past. In both King’s and Floyd’s case, opinionated journalism shows a tendency to break free from the dehumanizing patterns of reporting. The discourses present there are significantly more pro-protester and pro-social justice. iiThese results show the urgent need for future journalists to challenge the protest paradigm in their reporting, along with a need to consider and adapt to the underlying repressive effect that our journalistic traditions have on the medial representations of status-quo defying activism. Taking these findings into account is a necessary means to pave the way for a continually positive evolution of journalistic discourse.

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  • 45.
    Alfredsson, Jakob
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Tallgårdens minibibliotek: En fallstudie av ett bibliotek i mångspråksområde2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This bachelor thesis examines at how libraries can function as meeting places in areas with inhabitants from sevral different countries. It is done in the form of a case study, with interviews and observations, of a minilibrary in a part of Växjö. The results are analysed with the help of Ragnar Audunsons theory about high and low intensity meeting places. According to the theory a high intensity meeting place is where a person meets people who share their intrests, whereas a low intensity meeting place is where the person are exposed to diffrent views. This study finds that the minilibrary in question funtions as both a high and a low intensity meeting place, depending on the context. When the children and youth living in the area use it as a place to meet after school, the library functions as a high intensity meeting place, and when the library hosts language cafés it becomes a low intensity meeting place.

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  • 46. Alfter, David
    et al.
    Falk, Olof
    Ocic Ihrmark, Daniel
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Humelsjö, Siska
    Automatic subject indexing of Swedish LGBTQ+ fiction2024Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Algotsson, Victoria
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Lundberg, Kajsa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Är Facebook den nya tidens politiska kanal?: En stude om påverkan genom Facebook2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    During the last years social media have developed and become a place where all kind of people can meet and interact with each other without any kind of physical contact to one another. We belive that this development also has made it easier for political parties and organisations to spread their propaganda to the people that uses social media without them knew from whom the information is coming. With this in mind we decided to do a study about the social media Facebook and how the users of Facebook think they are being influenced by political propaganda from organisations and private persons.

     

    In our study we decided that we wanted to know why our respondents are using Facebook, if they have payed attention to two political questions, one international question and one national question, that have been noticed recently and if they feel that they are being influenced of political propaganda when they are using Facebook.

     

    We have concluded that our respondents, depending on how old they are, do feel that they are being influenced by political propaganda when they are using Facebook. We have also noticed that the younger part of our respondents feel that they are using Facebook because their friends do it and that they have noticed the international political question more than the national political question. In the older category of respondents the reason of why they are using Facebook was to maintain a conection with their friends and they had noticed the national political question more than the international political question. 

  • 48.
    Alic, Ines
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    Hallin, Ellinore
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    "Idioter", "mörka krafter" och fotboll: en studie av mediers rapportering om fotbollsrelaterat våld2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    AIM

    This thesis purpose is to fill a knowledge gap of research into football-related violence and media. The objective is to create an understanding of how football-related violence is portrayed in the Swedish tabloids Aftonbladet and Expressen.

    METHOD

    To reach the desideratum we used a qualitative content analysis of 198 articles concerning football-related violence. To analyse the results we used theories regarding ‘Framing’, ‘the three ‘I’s and the ‘Stigma-theory’.

    MAIN RESULTS

    The result from the initial analysis showed a heavy reliance on ‘frames’ by media outlets. This tended to make the news seem more sensational, dramatized and subsequently more readable than it otherwise would have been. When the articles are framed, the journalists’ use various keywords and metaphors to make an ordinary event into an exciting sports story that attracts readers.

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  • 49.
    Allagiannis, Ioannis
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    EDI AND GREEK SMES. A MULTIPLE CASE STUDY IN THE CONTEXT OF TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT AND ORGANIZATION.2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) holds the potential to improve contemporary business operations, which are redefined frequently based on the demands of global competition. There are numerous EDI systems, which an enterprise can choose to adopt in order to meet its needs and goals. International literature demonstrates a variation of views regarding the adoption of new technologies, which differ according the size of each organization along with internal and external impediments and determinants. The use of EDI worldwide has gained a positive acceptance by commercial companies, industries and service providers, followed by rapid adoption mainly in the processes of large organizations. Conversely, the predictions of previous years’ studies have not been materialized to the expected extent. In Greece in particular, there is low penetration and a reluctance to adopt EDI technologies by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This study is based on the theoretical framework of Technology, Organization and Environment (TOE). A qualitative multiple case study research design has been used, in order to provide further insights on the factors that affect the decision of Greek SMEs in adopting EDI technologies. The significance of the perceived direct and indirect benefits, the effects of the perceived financial cost and technical competence and the importance of industry and government pressure on corporate level, are analyzed and discussed. An empirical support of the low penetration of EDI in the Greek SMEs' community is also provided. This research contributes in the existing knowledge about EDI adoption decisions regarding Greek SMEs by providing a variation of views, further insights on how Greek SMEs behave and react during the current economic recession and a new cost factor that emerged within the analysis of multiple cases. Avenues for future research are recommended in order to expand this study's findings in the field of corporate IT innovation.

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  • 50.
    Allard Forsman, Linda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Taberman, Karin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Legimus i skolan: Skolbibliotekariens sociala praktik2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this qualitative study is to examine the use of talking books in school libraries in Sweden, and to identify the key factors for using the Legimus app successfully. There are several laws, regulations and policy documents concerning the educational function of school libraries which specifically mention pupils’ right to learn taking into account their own specific circumstances. The situation, however, varies greatly around the country. The way in which school librarians work with Legimus is crucial for students with reading difficulties, and for their development and reading ability. Three points will be addressed: How do school librarians work with Legimus? Which factors of success can be found? What challenges do the school librarians encounter when working with Legimus? To investigate these issues, seven semi-structured interviews were conducted with school librarians in three different regions of Sweden during the fall of 2019. The material has been analysed from a sociocultural perspective, through the application of the concepts social practice, mediating tools and appropriation of cultural tools. The study shows that the work of the school librarians takes place inside, and is formed by, a social practice where action patterns, routines and work processes are shaped in relation to the specific context. The study further shows that teamwork plays a key part in working with Legimus, and that the school librarian cooperates with other professions, such as educational specialists, teachers, school computer technicians, head masters, and also with guardians. Well-developed joint effort, resources such as school librarians and other school staff, availability of technical equipment and the normalisation of listening as a method of reading, can all be identified as factors of success. The challenges identified were lack of continuity, insufficient competence of the school librarian and problems with the technical equipment.

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    Legimus i skolan
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