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  • 1.
    Adéen, Maria-Magdalena
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Folkesson, Anna
    "Att tända gnistan och få den att flamma upp": Samverkan mellan lärare och skolbibliotekarier på låg-och mellanstadiet2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this bachelor thesis is to examine the collaboration between school librarians and teachers in primary school, in order to illustrate how the two professions can work together, how they see their own roles and how they look at the other professionals´ roles. We also discuss earlier studies in LIS concerning collaboration between teachers and librarians. The method of investigation is qualitative interviews with practicing school librarians and teachers, we interviewed three school librarians and three teachers from three different schools in the same county.  As a basis of the discussion and analysis Andrew Abbott's theory of professions is used. The thesis shows that collaboration differs between the schools. The difference in itself depends on the schools principal views of the school library. The professions need to develop their understanding for each other´s roles and competences in order to develop the best possible collaboration. 

  • 2.
    Aggerstam, Madeleine
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    För kunskap och kultur: En studie om folkbibliotekariers inköpsstrategier av utländsk litteratur2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This bachelor thesis’ purpose is to investigate how purchase librarians work with foreign language collection management. Since about 15% of the citizens of Sweden are born abroad or have a foreign background, the subject of investigation becomes relevant because it touches a wide user group of the public library.

    Interviews were conducted with four librarians responsible for purchasing of foreign literature. The purpose of these interviews was to investigate which underlying strategies and thoughts are used as a basis for purchasing.

    Since the library act does not include guidelines regarding the content of the foreign literature collection, how is the literature chosen and to what purpose?

    As a theoretical framework a self-developed model was used to categorize the foreign literature into its different functions. The foreign literature was divided into two main categories; entertainment reading and literature with an informative purpose.

    To display the librarians room for interpretation factor in the purchasing of literature a theory from sociology studies was applied, the theory of room for maneuver.

    The findings in this paper have revealed that literature with the purpose to entertain was prioritized in the purchasing. Even though the libraries included multicultural activities in their organization, by prioritizing the entertainment literature the library tended to deprioritize the potential integration purpose of the literature.

    The paper also revealed that the individual responsible for the purchasing was left with a large room for interpretation, which meant that one individual had the responsibility to ensure that the literature was relevant and versatile enough for the user group.

  • 3.
    Ahlbäck, Lisa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Karlsson, Caroline
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Bland boktips och länksamlingar: En undersökning av de svenska folkbibliotekens webbplatser för ungdomar2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The public libraries were quick to adapt to the changes that the Internet brought on, and today library websites are an important part of the public library. To meet the needs of teens today, the library website could offer a range of contents to make it an attractive place on many levels; both the academic needs as well as social and recreational needs should be addressed.

    The aim of this thesis is to evaluate public library websites for teenagers in Sweden, and to examine how well the websites address the developmental tasks and needs that teenagers have. The method used is website evaluation, one quantitative and one qualitative. A total of 60 public library sites for teenagers were evaluated, using 11 criteria based on Havighursts developmental tasks. The quantitative evaluation measured how many functions each website had per criteria, and showed that the majority of the sites had one or two functions for most of the criteria. The qualitative evaluation showed that the websites with the highest score often offered more interactive solutions, had more dynamic content and therefore met the needs of teenagers better than the websites with a lower ranking. Overall, the public library websites for teenagers could gain from developing their content and services further, taking into consideration the needs and developmental tasks that teenagers have that separates them from other user groups.

  • 4.
    Ahlryd, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Fristående gymnasieskolor och skolbibliotek: En kvalitativ studie av fristående gymnasieskolors inställning till skolbiblioteksservice och undervisning i informationssökning2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose with this study is to examine what kind of support there is for school libraries at the selected independent upper secondary schools and how these schools ensure that libraryservices is available to their students and their teachers. The purpose is also to examine what attitudes the administrators of the schools have to school libraries and teaching in information seeking. A qualitative method with interviews was used to fulfil the purpose. As a theoretical basis of the study Loertschers taxonomies of the school library media program and Limbergs three levels of pedagogic research were used and the interviews were analysed with these two theoretical frameworks as a background. The result of the study showed that neither one of the three examinated schools has a school library which means that they use the public library instead. The problematic area is the lack of rules within the school library field and the fact that the independent schools do not show any interest of cooperating with the public library. The conclusion is probably to make an agreement between the schools and the public library and to make the administrators literate about the positive effects which come out of a well provided school library.

  • 5.
    Ahlström, Ida
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Dahl, Magnus
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Din sökning gav inga träffar: En undersökning om folkbibliotekspersonal och deras upplevelser vid sökning i bibliotekskatalogen2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Today, one of the foremost tools used by the library staff is the library catalogue search tools. It has come to our understanding that some library staff are dissatisfied with how the search tools works. The aim of this study is to illuminate the library staff's negative experiences of the search tools, and to present a basis for future discussion and development. To our help we have used a quantitative survey which were sent to library staff that used one of the two largest integrated library systems in Sweden, BOOK-IT and Mikromarc. The questions regarded the library staff's perception of a number of features in the search tools. The results showed that in general, the overall impression of the catalogue search tools were positive, even though dissatisfaction with specific features could be observed, e.g. the system's way of handling misspellings and the ability to search the catalogue when the system is offline. This study can be seen as a small step on the way to better search tools in the library catalogue, giving the library staff better and more effective ways of providing service to the library users. 

  • 6.
    Andreasson, Tea
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Johansson, Ewa-Lena
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Folkbibliotekariers arbete mot det demokratiska uppdraget: En kvalitativ analys om folkbibliotekariers tolkning av det demokratiska uppdraget 2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to seek how the librarians interpret the democratic mandate and how they use this in their profession. Jenny Åström made a similar survey in 2012 throughout the whole of Sweden and we are considering if the results have changed over the recent years.

    Unlike Jenny Åström, who interviewed library staff all over Sweden, we focused on only 2 municipalities. We performed qualitative interviews with 6 librarians who are working on public libraries. We have applied our result both from the information Jenny Åström got on her study and from the model The four spaces, by Skot-Hansen et al. We are also discussing difficulties that can occur in working with the democratic mandate.

  • 7.
    Ankarbranth, Johannes
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    ”Vart är vi på väg?”: En kvalitativ studie av Linnéuniversitetets personals arbetspendling mellan Växjö och Kalmar2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    För mig har intresset för tidsgeografi vuxit eftersom komplexiteten i ämnet är stort, men även att tidsgeografi är något varje individ upplever i sin vardag. Varje individ kommer antagligen att ställa sig inför valet att arbetspendla någon gång i livet.

    Syftet med undersökning är att få fördjupad kunskap om människans val att arbetspendla, med inriktning mot hur bildandet av Linnéuniversitetet har påverkat arbetspendlingen mellan Växjö och Kalmar. Undersökningens syftar också till att få en fördjupad kunskap om hur sammanslagningen har påverkat Växjös region. För att besvara frågeställningarna användes intervjuer där fyra av Linnéuniversitetets personal blev intervjuade om deras upplevelse av hur sammanslagningen har påverkat deras arbetspendling och vilka restriktioner som de upplevt under resans tid.

    Den första januari 2010 blev startskottet för Kalmar högskola och Växjö universitet att bli Linnéuniversitetet. Detta öppnade upp för flera institutioner att samarbeta med varandra, för att en högre kunskapsnivå skulle uppnås. Det gav även fler möjligheter till att konkurrera med andra universitet. I och med denna sammanslagning blir Linnéuniversitet Sveriges nyaste universitet.

    Regionförstoring sker vid en sammanslagning av universitet, där en ökning av humankapital förekommer i regionen. Växande kompetens kan öka regionens tillväxt och etablering av infrastruktur har effekten blivit att pendlingen har ökat och lett till att rörelseströmmen både har ökat och förflyttats.

    Det finns tre olika restriktioner som styr människans möjlighet att förflytta sig i tid och rum. För det första har individen biologiska restriktioner som påverkar dess prestationsförmåga att nå sin destination vilket heter kapacitetsrestriktion. Den andra kallas kopplingsrestriktion och innebär att individen blir beroende av att befinna sig på en plats vid en viss tid genom ett beroende av andra individer. Den tredje restriktionen innefattar den tidsgeografiska aspekten på maktutövning. Detta innebär att en individ kan stöta på enheter som begränsar deras tid.

    Resultatet visar att respondenterna har påverkats av sammanslagningen mellan Kalmar högskola och Växjö universitet. De behöver förflytta sig mer mellan de två olika lärosätena. Genom sammanslagningen har deras arbetstjänster utökat och gjort att deras ansvarsområde utökats.

  • 8.
    Aronsson, Amanda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Arnehov, Emma
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Informationshantering hos personer med läs- och skrivsvårigheter och dyslexi: Hur personer med läs- och skrivsvårigheter och dyslexi hanterar och bearbetar information i arbetslivet2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study has been to investigate how individuals with reading- and writing disabilities and dyslexia handle their information need in the workplace. The method that has been used is a qualitative study made with interviews with individuals who have these problems, to see how they think and feel about the flow of information on their everyday basis. The study’s respondents are working women between the ages of 27 and 47 years old and they have reading- and writing disabilities and dyslexia. The most interesting results of this study are that the respondents are avoiding jobs where they need to read and write much and where they also do not like changes in their job situation. Their experience of information at work is that they fail to get all information that their colleges get, but also that they choose not to take part of all information there is. We can conclude the study with the significance of getting the accommodations needed to get the same information as their co-workers.

  • 9.
    Aronsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Sweden.
    Demokratiskt kulturarv: nationella institutioner, universella värden, lokala praktiker2006In: Demokratiskt kulturarv?: nationella institutioner, universella värden, lokala praktiker / [ed] Annika Alzén, Peter Aronsson, Norrköping: Tema Kultur och samhälle, Campus Norrköping, Linköpings universitet , 2006, p. 1-17Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Frågan om ett demokratiskt kulturarv brukar knytas till 1974 års statliga kulturpolitik med sin ambition att sprida kultur till allt bredare grupper. I vår egen tid lever detta vidare samtidigt som vägarna öppnats för både en mer krävande och aktivistiska demokratisyn och en mindre entydigt negativ syn på kommersiella kulturyttringar. Element som har med representation av allt fler grupper och deras aktiva deltagande i kulturarvsprocesser förs in som både ett rättvisekrav, som en förhoppning om ett mer dynamiskt samhällsliv och som ett försök att fördjupa och förnya den demokratiska politiska kulturen.

    Begreppet kulturarv var på 1970-talet inget gångbart begrepp. Det är först kring 1990, med de stora omvälvningarna både inom och utom landet som detta begrepp hamnar i kulturpolitikens mitt i ett försök att orientera och mobilisera i en svårmanövrerad samtid.

    Ska traditionen styra framtiden? Ska medborgarna bestämma över det förflutna? Ska medborgarnas erfarenhet forma kulturarvet? Vems kulturarv och vilken gemenskap ska odlas med offentliga medel och vad kan lämnas åt privata intressen eller föreningar, rent av med fördel? Vad blir experternas roll?

    Med stöd av Vetenskapsrådets satsning på Demokratiforskning möjliggjordes en konferens hösten 2004 och denna antologi som försöker ta ett stort grepp kring frågorna om i vilka meningar man mer precist kan tala om ett demokratiskt kulturarv.

  • 10.
    Aronsson, Peter
    Linköpings universitet.
    Kulturarv och historiebruk2012In: Kulturaliseringens samhälle: problemorienterad kulturvetenskaplig forskning vid Tema Q 2002-2012: Tema Q jubileumssymposium 19-20 januari 2012, Norrköping Sweden / [ed] Svante Beckman, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2012, p. 34-50Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Aronsson, Peter
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences. Linköpings universitet.
    Nordic culture: an asset with many facets2013In: The value of arts and culture for regional development: a Scandinavian perspective / [ed] Lisbeth Lindeberg, Lars Lindkvist, London: Routledge, 2013, 1, p. 15-28Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Aronsson, Peter
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Gradén, Lizette
    Introduction: Performing Nordic Heritage: Institutional Preservation and Popular Practices2013In: Performing Nordic heritage: Everyday practices and institutional culture / [ed] Peter Aronsson & Lizette Gradén, Burlington: Ashgate, 2013, 1, p. 1-26Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Arvidson, Mats
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Geisler, Ursula
    Lund University.
    Hansson, Kristofer
    Lund University.
    Inledning: Kulturvetenskapliga perspektiv på kris2013In: Kris och kultur: Kulturvetenskapliga perspektiv på kunskap, estetik och historia / [ed] Mats Arvidson, Ursula Geisler, Kristofer Hansson, Sekel Bokförlag, 2013, p. 9-27Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Arvidsson, Stefan
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Harry Schein trodde på progressiva framsteg2017In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, no 2017-04-11Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Diskussionen om Harry Scheins komplicerade förhållande till sitt judiska arv rasar vidare. ”Ulf Öfverbergs inlägg i debatten om Harry Schein visar hur konservativt det kulturpolitiska samtalet har blivit”, skriver Stefan Arvidsson, professor i religionshistoria vid Linnéuniversitetet i en replik.

  • 15.
    Barnes, Susana
    et al.
    Monash Univ, Australia.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Palmer, Lisa
    Univ Melbourne, Australia.
    An East Timorese Domain Luca from Central and Peripheral Perspectives2017In: Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, ISSN 0006-2294, E-ISSN 2213-4379, Vol. 173, no 2-3, p. 325-355Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The East Timorese kingdom Luca is described as the hegemon of the eastern parts of Timor in some nineteenth-century works. This is gainsaid by other data, which point to the existence of a multitude of petty kingdoms. This article scrutinizes Luca's claim to power from a number of angles, utilizing European records and contemporary anthropological fieldwork. First, we analyse the claims of the centre as reflected in colonial and indigenous narratives. Second, we investigate narratives from the 'periphery', that is, the minor adjacent domains of Vessoro and Babulo. Third, we offer a comprehensive discussion of Luca's role from a wider geographical perspective. In this way we produce a 'general account' that situates the symbolic and historical significance of Luca within the Timorese understanding of time, ritual, and power.

  • 16.
    Bengtsson, Emma
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Den stressade småbarnsföräldern: en utvärdering av marknadsföringskampanjen "Småbarnsföräldern" på ett folkbibliotek2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This bachelor thesis is a study and an evaluation of the planning and implementation of the targeted marketing campaign "Småbarnsföräldern" at a public library. The analysis is based on the following questions:

     What goals does the library have with the marketing campaign "Småbarnsföräldern"?

     How has the library chosen to plan and implement the marketing campaign "Småbarnsföräldern" and what role have the users had in this process?

     What is the internal result of the library’s marketing campaign – how did the staff experience the marketing campaign "Småbarnsföräldern"?

     What is the external result – how did the target group, the parents of young children, experience the marketing campaign "Småbarnsföräldern"?

    The method is based on a case study of a single library with a series of interviews and document analysis. The study reveals that it´s difficult to plan a marketing campaign against a target group. The target group, the parents of young children, didn’t observe the marketing campaign, two informants had noticed the poster but didn’t pay much attention to it. No informant indicated that the campaign had prompted them to change their way of using the library. Lack of time is one reason.

  • 17.
    Bengzon, David
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hur tjänstemän ser på folkbibliotekets IT-utveckling2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to examine how officials within the Swedish public libraryorganisation view the IT-development, how the IT-development progresses within theorganisation and if there is a need for a national IT-strategy for the public libraries in Sweden.Four unorganized interviews with officials within the regional- and county libraryorganisation and one within the national organisation where conducted. This study is aqualitative examination where the phenomenographic approach has been used as inspirationfor the analytic model. The analytic result has been compared to the system theory of how anoptimal system should be constructed to perform in an optimal way and to be able to producegood results. The results of this study show a wish for a better national cooperation regardingthe IT-development for the Swedish public libraries. Today’s library structure should bereviewed over in order to enable the libraries to produce even better results from the cooperation’s.

  • 18.
    Bentfors, Sara
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Svanberg, Regina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Låt oss tala om integration: En studie av folkbibliotekariers syn på integrationsfrämjande arbete2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Social exclusion is a problem in today’s society that we feel public libraries can help resolve since they are based on the idea of equality and openness. The purpose of this essay is to examine how public librarians think and reason about the concept “integration” as well as what role public libraries can play in immigrants’ integration process. With Jose Alberto Diaz’ theory on the integration process, and Marianne Andersson and Dorte Skot-Hansen’s model for analysis of the local library profile as theoretical framework, we analyzed the responses from two qualitative interviews in small groups of 2-3 librarians from two different public libraries. The result of this study shows that some public librarians cannot give an accurate definition of the word integration; instead they define integration as mutual respect for cultural differences. Only two librarians included in their definition that integration means to become participants in society. Despite this lack of a comprehensive understanding of the concept the librarians have a positive attitude towards the public libraries’ ability to support the integration process through book collection and program activities. The librarians think that public libraries mostly support the integration by: 1) increasing the understanding between different cultures and thereby decreasing prejudice and fear in the society (personal integration), 2) help immigrants develop a social network with the majority culture (social integration), and 3) help immigrants with language development(communicative integration). This is done mostly by focusing on the public libraries’ role of knowledge and education as well as their social role.

  • 19.
    Bergqvist, Sandra
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Wictorin, Nina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Det mångkulturella biblioteket: En kritisk diskursanalys av vetenskapliga artiklar ur ett postkolonialt perspektiv2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Multiculturalism is a current issue in our globalized society, which also the

    library field must relate to. In the Swedish Library Act from 2014 it is

    stressed that users with another linguistic background than Swedish shall be

    prioritized. However, an undifferentiated comprehension of what

    multicultural services at the library really means prevails, and the underlying

    values of the concept are rarely questioned. The purpose of this bachelor

    thesis is to problematize the concept of multiculturalism in a library context,

    by the identification of ideological patterns in the research discourse. Nine

    Library- and Information Science research articles that discuss

    multiculturalism at the public library have been scrutinized, and we found

    that the articles are dominated by a palpable Western and colonial

    perspective. Four discourses were identified in the empirical material, which

    all can be linked to changes in the macro-sociological context. As a

    theoretical and methodological framework we have chosen Norman

    Fairclough's critical discourse analysis (CDA) in combination with Homi K.

    Bhabha's postcolonial theory. CDA focuses on linguistic text analysis, in

    order to uncover how discourses both influence and are influenced by the

    social context, while Bhabha's theory questions how Western scholars create

    an illusion of fixed cultural identities. By combining these theories we

    wished to problematize the Western knowledge production, and initiate new

    approaches regarding how to work practically with these issues. Our

    conclusion is that there are similarities in how Western scholars depict

    multiculturalism and ethnicity at the library, which might impact the library

    practice in a negative way.

  • 20.
    Bertacchini, Enrico
    et al.
    Università di Torino.
    Bravo, GiangiacomoUniversità di Torino.Marrelli, MassimoUniversità di Napoli.Santagata, WalterUniversità di Torino.
    Cultural Commons: A New Perspective on the Production and Evolution of Cultures2012Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Bhambra, Gurminder K.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences. Univ Warwick, UK.
    London is the Place for Me: Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race2017In: Political quarterly (London. 1930. Print), ISSN 0032-3179, E-ISSN 1467-923X, Vol. 88, no 3, p. 529-531Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 22. Björk, Nina
    et al.
    Arvidsson, Stefan
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Absolut individualism är omöjlig2018In: Dagens ETC, ISSN 1652-8980, no 2018-05-01Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Vilka är vi – som människor – när vi samlas på första maj? Nina Björk förklarar, tillsammans med Stefan Arvidsson, vad ett socialistiskt kulturarv är eller kan vara. Låt oss kalla det vänsterns mänskliga manifest.

  • 23.
    Blomberg, Christina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Karlsson, Jennifer
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Litterära Cirkeln: En studie hur Cirkeln av Mats Strandberg och Sara Bergmark Elfgren diskuterats på bokbloggar i anknytning till nätbokhandlar2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this bachelor thesis is to examine posts on bookblogs about the book, Cirkeln by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren and see how it has distributed amongst readers through social media and reader response. We want through this examine whether bookblogs have a place in the literary society, and in such cases, how this may take place. The Swedish Online bookshops Adlibris and Bokus is being used to find the blogposts to be examined in this thesis. The analysis is being implemented using content analysis and constructed encoding schemes. Interdisciplinary topics, like LIS and sociology of literature may have similar points of contact, which we want to highlight with this thesis. It is also possible to extract understanding of their own research topic by taking advantage of each other's knowledge. This is done in our paper by using Lars Furuland´s model, den litterära processen, as a starting point. The interlocking of posts on bookblogs, reader response and Online book shops, we believe demonstrates that bookblogs have a place in the Swedish literary society.

  • 24.
    Blücker, Lina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Kindstrand, Andrea
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    HBT-certifiering av Sollentuna bibliotek2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The public libraries in Sweden has an obligation to serve all of its citizens, but despite of this they often fail to include their LGBTQ-patrons. Since the year of 2008 RFSL (the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights) have arranged a specially designed certification-process based on normcritical criterias that a chosen institution should fulfill to make their work more inclusive for LGBTQ-people. Sollentuna is the first municipal in Sweden to certificate all of their libraries. This study aims to examine what the certification have meant for the public library in Sollentuna and how a normcritical view can contribute to include LGBTQ-patrons at the library. As a method we used a qualitative interview-study to get a full picture of the certification-process and its influence on the public library of Sollentuna. Our main source of information has been through interviews with four individuals who have been involved in or has experience of the certification-process. As a theoretical framework we used queer-theory to understand how a normcritical perspective can influence the daily work in the library. The results showed that the certification has made the library staff aware of the social norms they have been replicate. We have come to the conclusion that the certification is a good entrance for public libraries to start implementing a normcritical view in their daily work for inclusion of a wide range of minority groups.

  • 25.
    Boye, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Känslan i bilden: Sociala taggars användbarhet vid bildsökning i Flickr2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Image indexing research today is either conducted on a visual attribute level or on a higher semantic level, forming a semantic gap between the two. There is much to gain if research progress from the two fields is combined. Image retrieval using access points in both visual and semantic significations could improve retrieval and bridge the gap. In social media today, images are often the primary communication agent and the number of images on the web is increasing in an uncontrolled way. New and efficient ways to index and retrieve the images are needed.The purpose of this study is to examine if emotions could be a semantic access point for image retrieval and if folksonomy indexing is useful when searching for images that represent emotions. Images are retrieved from Flickr and Sara Shatford’s matrix for image indexing is used to classify image tags into categories.The result shows that for some emotions it is useful and there is a clear pattern in the retrieved relevant images. For other emotions there are a lot of images that have been tagged on a cluster of images and all images in the cluster is not relevant. Therefore the search result is ambiguous.An interesting observation is that index words expressing abstractions and feelings are more common in folksonomies compared to professional indexers. For specific web image collections where searches could be conducted on feelings, folksonomies is a successful method for the indexing and retrieval of images.

  • 26.
    Brandin, Elisabeth
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Kunskap och rum: Vems är blicken, vems är fotot? Att överbrygga rum med kanotturisters fotografier2009In: Uppbrott: brytpunkter & övergångar i tid och rum / [ed] Larsson, Mats, Kalmar: Högskolan i Kalmar , 2009, p. 46-60Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Bredberg, Matilda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Bergström, Johannes
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Kulturanvändande bland Unga: En studie om kulturvanor, ungdomars livsvillkor och bibliotekets roll 2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this bachelor thesis has been to examine and develop our own understanding about how young people in Sweden (16-29 years of age), take part in cultural activities. As librarians it is important to know what kind of activities and interests this particular group has. With Pierre Bourdieu’s theoretical framework towards habitus and capital we are interested to see if there is a connection between one’s cultural use and background, if different access to capital with or within groups has an affect or not. With both statistics and interviews with people within our target, we believe this data has been sufficient enough to conduct a good and valid study. After selecting a few fields in cultural use we examined them further with help from Bourdieu and the statistical data we gathered. Further we also examined what the library eventually can do to prosper a more encouraging culture when it comes to participation among young people. The analysis showed that activity such as visiting the library has decreased, and when asking the target of our study, this data was also confirmed. Nevertheless we also gained new understanding and results as this group is a very transparent and open one. For further research we think that professionals working in this field have to get a deeper and broader understanding in order to be able to satisfy young people’s cultural needs.

  • 28.
    Bruhn, Jørgen
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
    Mikhael Bachtin2016In: Kulturteori og kultursociologi / [ed] Bjørn Schiermer, København: Hans Reitzels Forlag, 2016, p. 253-280Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Brunow, Dagmar
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
    Countering Amnesia and Forgetting: Reworking Cultural Memory around the Victims of Right-Wing Violence2017In: Doing Memory and Right-Wing Violence in Mediated Public Spheres: Workshop : 15.–16.10.2017, Fürstensaal, Schloss Hohentübingen, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, 2017Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Brunow, Dagmar
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
    Creating heritage and memory: digital film archives as sites of knowledge production2017In: From Dust to Dawn : Archival Studies After the Archival Turn: Uppsala 15–17 November 2017, Uppsala University, 2017, p. 13-13Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Situated at the intersection of archivology, film studies and memory studies, my paper offers critical perspectives on the archive as a site of knowledge production. It investigates the construction of audiovisual heritage in digital film archives, based on my research project “The Cultural Heritage of Moving Images” (VR, 2016–2018). Drawing on theorizations of the archive by Foucault and Derrida, I regard the archive as an agent in its own right. In order to challenge the ongoing tendencies in film studies to focus on the preservation of film stock, my talk will foreground the role of the archivist as a curator. In my paper I will examine the use of metadata for the creation of a polyvocal cultural memory.

  • 31.
    Brunow, Dagmar
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
    Denken als Aktivismus: Stuart Hall zwischen Popkultur und Politik2015In: Stuart Hall: Aktivismus, Pop und Politik / [ed] Dagmar Brunow, Mainz: Ventil Verlag , 2015, p. 11-17Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Brunow, Dagmar
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
    Postpunk Manchester als homosozialer Nostalgietummelplatz: Retromania in Zeiten neoliberaler Stadtpolitik2017In: testcard #25: Kritik / [ed] Roger Behrens, Jonas Engelmann, Frank Apunkt Schneider, Anna Seidel, Jana Sotzko, Holger Adam, Johannes Ullmaier, Mainz: Ventil Verlag , 2017, 25, p. 112-121Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 33.
    Brunow, Dagmar
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
    Stuart Hall: Aktivismus, Pop und Politik2015Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [de]

    Über Stuart Halls Einfluss auf die deutschsprachige ­Kulturtheorie Was macht Stuart Hall, der im Februar 2014 verstarb, zu einem der meistzitierten Autoren der testcard? ­Dieser Band geht dem Einfluss des britischen Soziologen und Kulturtheoretikers im deutschsprachigen Kontext nach.

    Stuart Hall, diese »Popikone mit Grips«, wie ihn der Regisseur John Akomfrah einmal nannte, gilt als ­wichtigster Vertreter der britischen Cultural Studies. Sein Themengebiet ist breit gefächert und umfasst Untersuchungen zu Jugendkulturen, Rassismus, ­Polizeipraktiken, Identität, Hybridität, ­Multikulturalismus, Thatcherismus, künstlerischen Praktiken, Film und Fotografie, medialen Repräsentationspolitiken und ihrer Rezeption. Mit seiner kritischen Perspektive auf die Mechanismen von Hegemonie und Macht verortet sich Halls Werk an der Schnittstelle von ­Aktivismus und Akademie, Popkultur und Politik.

    Stuart Hall, der die New Left in Großbritannien ebenso geprägt hat wie die Cultural Studies, hat die Grenzen zwischen den Disziplinen gesprengt und wurde vor allem für seine Offenheit, seine Neugier und seine Bereitschaft zum Dialog geschätzt. In teils sehr persönlich gehaltenen Beiträgen berichten deutschsprachige AktivistInnen und KulturtheoretikerInnen von Stuart Halls Inspiration für ihr Denken und ihre Arbeit – auf Stadtforschung, Pop, kritische Theorie, Antirassismus, Kolonialismus, Migration, Hafenstraße, Stilpolitiken und Gentrifizierungskritik. Damit gibt der Band Impulse für die deutschsprachige Hall-Rezeption und zeigt eine Vielzahl von Andockmöglichkeiten seiner Ideen auf. Stuart Hall nannte sein Werk einmal eine »unfinished conversation«. Die Unterhaltung ist noch lange nicht beendet.

    Mit Beiträgen von Tobias Nagl, Nanna Heidenreich, Vassilis Tsianos, Kathrin Wildner, Simon Dickel, Simone Borgstede, Moritz Ege, Janek Niggemann und Benjamin Opratko und einem Grußwort von Bill Schwarz.

    Inhaltsverzeichnis

    Denken als Aktivismus: Stuart Hall zwischen Popkultur und Politik

    Simon Dickel: Omar, Johnny und Ich

    Nanna Heidenreich: Identität eins, Identität zwei, Identität x

    Moritz Ege: Stuart Hall und Stil: vier Annäherungen

    Kathrin Wildner: Stuart Hall und die Stadtforschung. Ein Blick zurück auf die ­Gentrifizierung der Lower East Side in New York

    Vassilis S. Tsianos: »That part of me comes from a ­plantation, when you owned me. You don’t lose that, it ­becomes stronger.« Stuart Hall in ­Hamburg

    Simone Beate Borgstede: Geschichte ist immer offen: Denken und ­kämpfen mit Stuart Hall

    Janek Niggemann?/?Benjamin Opratko: Das Lächeln nicht verlieren! Stuart Hall als sozialistischer ­Intellektueller

    Tobias Nagl: The After-Life of Stuart Hall: Why Hall?

  • 34.
    Brunow, Dagmar
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
    Stuart Hall and Memory Studies2016In: Wrestling with the Angels : Exploring Stuart Hall's Theoretical Legacy: International Conference, 25-27 February 2016, Technische Universität Dortmund, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Within the vast interdisciplinary field of memory studies and among its most influential voices (such as Maurice Halbwachs, Pierre Nora, Aleida Assmann, Astrid Erll, Michael Rothberg, Bill Schwarz and Susannah Radstone), the name of Stuart Hall has been conspicuously absent. Drawing on my theorizations within the emerging field of media memory studies, my paper argues that Stuart Hall’s ideas provide important insights into the mediation of transnational memories and their mediatisation. Revisiting some of Stuart Hall’s theorisations put forward in texts such as “New Ethnicities”, “Whose Heritage” and “Reconstruction Work”, my paper suggests new ways to reconceptualise notions such as transculturality, remediation and the archive. Overall, I claim that memory studies could profit from Stuart Hall’s valuable theorisations on anti-essentialism, representation and the workings of cultural heritage.

  • 35.
    Brunow, Dagmar
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
    Who has the right to the memory of the city?: Appropriating mediated memories in times of gentrification2017In: Creating the city : Identity, memory and participation: Malmö 9–10 February 2017 : Conference program, 2017, p. 29-29Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Situated at the interface of memory studies and film studies, my research looks at the ways mediated transcultural memories travel through different, often conflicting discursive contexts. How does cultural memory tie in with processes of gentrification? My paper argues that mediated regional and transcultural memories are mobilized by different – and often conflicting – stakeholders, for instance the heritage industries, official politics of city branding or antigentrification struggles. Drawing on my case study of Manchester‘s contemporary politics of city branding, I will outline modes of appropriating cultural memory in times of urban reconstruction. My paper will look at the power relations involved in adapting (white homosocial) postpunk memories into the self- fashioning of Manchester as a creative city. I argue that subcultural or popular memories are not emancipatory per se, but can easily tie into neoliberal politics. This has been possible, among others, because Manchester’s postpunk memory culture has excluded feminist and queer positions as well as the recollections of Black and Asian Britons. In short, while travelling through various transmedia contexts, Manchester's postpunk memories have been streamlined memories in favour of consent instead of celebrating difference.

  • 36.
    Brydon, Diana
    et al.
    Manitoba university, Canada.
    Forsgren, PeterLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.Fur, GunlögLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Concurrent Imaginaries, Postcolonial Worlds: Toward Revised Histories2017Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Brydon, Forsgren, and Fur’s Concurrent Imaginaries, Postcolonial Worlds demonstrates the value of reading for concurrences in situating discussions of archives, voices, and history in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Starting with the premise that our pluriversal world is constructed from concurrent imaginaries yet the role of concurrences has seldom been examined, the collection brings together case studies that confirm the productivity of reading, looking, and listening for concurrences across established boundaries of disciplinary or geopolitical engagement. Contributors working in art history, sociology, literary, and historical studies bring examples of Nordic colonialism together with analyses of colonial practices worldwide. The collection invites uptake of the study of concurrences within the humanities and in interdisciplinary fields such as postcolonial, cultural, and globalization studies.

  • 37.
    Cahir, Jayde
    et al.
    Macquarie University, Australia.
    Werner, Ann
    Södertörn University.
    Escaping the everyday: Young people's use of text messages and songs2013In: Youth Studies Australia, E-ISSN 1839-4914, Vol. 32, no 2, p. 59-66Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The subject of this paper is research that explored how young people use text messages and songs stored on their mobiles and MP3 players to escape everyday life. Two separate research studies from Australia and Sweden were juxtaposed because of the similarities in findings as well as the similarity between these cultural objects. The various types of escape that were found were part of everyday routine and experienced in short bursts, such as the length of time it takes to re-read a text message or to listen to a song. However, there were also more extreme examples of these devices being used to temporarily retreat from everyday social interaction. The authors argue that these forms of escape seem to be necessary for young people to be able to maintain a “sense of being” (as defined by Heidegger in 1962) in their everyday life.

  • 38.
    Cederlöf, Gunnel
    et al.
    Uppsala University.
    Sivaramakrishnan, KalyanakrishnanUniversity of Washington, USA.
    Ecological Nationalisms: Nature, Livelihoods, and Identities in South Asia2012Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The works presented in this collection take environmental scholarship in South Asia into novel territory by exploring how questions of national identity become entangled with environmental concerns in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and India. The essays provide insight into the motivations of colonial and national governments in controlling or managing nature, and bring into fresh perspective the different kinds of regional political conflicts that invoke nationalist sentiment through claims on nature. In doing all this, the volume also offers new ways to think about nationalism and, more specifically, nationalism in South Asia from the vantage point of interdisciplinary environmental studies. The contributors to this innovative volume show that manifestations of nationalism have long and complex histories in South Asia. Terrestrial entities, imagined in terms of dense ecological networks of relationships, have often been the space or reference point for national aspirations, as shared memories of Mother Nature or appropriated economic, political, and religious geographies. In recent times, different groups in South Asia have claimed and appropriated ancient landscapes and territories for the purpose of locating and justifying a specific and utopian version of nation by linking its origin to their nature-mediated attachments to these landscapes. The topics covered include forests, agriculture, marine fisheries, parks, sacred landscapes, property rights, trade, and economic development. Gunnel Cederlof is associate professor of history, Uppsala University, Sweden. K. Sivaramakrishnan is professor of anthropology and international studies and director of the South Asia Center, Jackson School of International Studies, at the University of Washington. The other contributors are Nina Bhatt, Vinita Damodaran, Claude A. Garcia, Urs Geiser, Goetz Hoeppe, Bengt G. Karlsson, Antje Linkenbach, Wolfgang Mey, Kathleen D. Morrison, J. P. Pascal, and Sarah Southwold-Llewellyn.

  • 39.
    Colomer, Laia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Feeling like at home in airports: experiences, memories and affects of placeness among Third Culture Kids2018In: Applied Mobilities, ISSN 2380-0127, p. 1-16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When analysed as network places for the mobility of subjects and objects, many descriptions refer to airports as placeless and meaningless spaces carrying no singular identity to themselves and to their users. This imagery does not necessarily fit with those people whose experiences are intrinsically linked to mobility as a recurrent early life style and as a part of their subjective identity. Drawing on affect theory this paper portrays an alternative picture of airports as meaningful places through the narratives made by a particular community of onward/multiple migrants, adult “Third Culture Kids”, associated with the experiences and memories of transiting in airports. By doing it, this article aims to add another dimension to mobilities that regards people’s affections and experiences ascribed to places of mobility.

  • 40.
    Dahlbeck, Andrea
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences. Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Music and Art.
    När gamla lagar och nya teknologier möts: En diskussion om den illegala nedladdningen av musik idag2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Research shows that almost 30 per cent men and 20 per cent women at the age of 16-24 in Sweden download music on a regular basis instead of buying records. Thanks to modern technologies teenagers of today have become used to downloading music illegally from theInternet. Even though legal alternatives, such as Spotify, have become popular, the behavior of illegal download of music still persists. What do record companies do to prevent this phenomenon and why do they go to such length to stop this widespread movement? The question is, why is illegal download of music a problem – and for whom? To investigate this I’ve read books about the subject, analyzed web pages of alternative record companies and interviewed a drummer in a local band. As a conclusion I discuss the pros and cons of free download of music in Sweden.

  • 41.
    Danielsson, Caroline
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Svårighet blir möjlighet: Skolbiblioteket som pedagogisk resurs för elever med läshinder2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Since reading difficulties is a growing problem in Society and a problem that hinders Children to take an active part in every day life, I wanted to investigate how the School Library can be an educational resource for students with reading difficulties. Using qualitative interviews, I have gained insight into how three school librarians and two teachers work with Students with reading difficulties at two different Schools.The Respondents feel that they have the Knowledge necessary to work with students with reading difficulties, but Wish they had more Resources in terms of Time and Staff to help Students achieve School Goals even better. There are always new assistive technology for Students with Reading Difficulties, and an important part of the Educational work of the School Library, is to be informed of the Facilities available and how they work. I show, in my Research the importance of cooperation between school libraries and teachers to provide the students with reading difficulties the love of reading and work to promote reading. It is important that the School Librarian is an integral part of the School's Team to take full advantage of every opportunity to help the Reading Impaired Students with Information and finding the right Reading Level. Other important aspects that I see as very important to help the Reading Impaired Students in their Reading Development, is that they are given a lot of time and a Peaceful and Stimulating Environment to read and learn in.

  • 42.
    Ebervik, Maria
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Acceptans av e-boken: Studenters uppfattning och användning av e-boken2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The ever-evolving information technology gives users more opportunities, but also put higher demands on them. The digital agenda of the state and society clarifies the objectives and effects academic libraries’ development. E-books influence the development of organizational, economic, legal and political perspectives.

     

    At the University Library in Gävle work is ongoing. The process is controlled by the acquisition policy which makes it clear that e-books should be purchased if possible. By offering e-books including textbooks it expands the availability for student demands. It is one of University Libraries fundamental tasks.

     

    The curiosity about how this work is received by students is the purpose of this thesis and addresses the questions concerning what affects students' acceptance, perception, attitude and usage of e-books in studies at the University of Gävle?

     

    Through an online questionnaire based on a theoretical foundation developed to be used in tests of new information technology, Technology Acceptance Model, students' perceptions of e-books is mapped. Important variables are perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use which influence the attitude, the intention to use and actual use.

     

    The thesis concluded that students accept e-books as a supplement to printed books. The factor students’ value as most important is availability and that it is easy to find. The main goal of students' reading is to gain access to required literature of the course and perceived usefulness of e-books is primarily to its being available which affects studying and learning.

  • 43.
    Elleström, Lars
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
    Media Transformation: The Transfer of Media Characteristics Among Media2014Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Why are some kinds of information and qualities possible to transfer from one medium to another type of medium, whereas others resist intermedial transfer? This basic question guides the investigations in Media Transformation of communicative phenomena that are in a way self-evident and yet highly complex and difficult to explain. The book is a methodical study of the material and mental limits and possibilities of transferring information and media characteristics among dissimilar media. Whereas media such as speech, gestures, writing, music, films, and websites are clearly different, they also have common traits that enable systematic comparison. Elleström proposes a theoretical model for pinpointing the most vital conceptual entities and stages of intermedial transfers and illustrates how the model can be used in practical analysis.

  • 44.
    Elsrud, Torun
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Constructing Otherness in Swedish District Courts: Concurrent Distance-Making Performances During Courtroom Interaction2017In: Concurrent Imaginaries, Postcolonial Worlds: Toward Revisited Histories / [ed] Diana Brydon, Peter Forsgren, Gunlög Fur, Leiden/Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017, p. 187-207Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Emenius, Carin
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Finns kulturreservat utanför Sverige?: - En introduktion till bevarande av kulturhistoriskt värdefulla miljöer i utvalda europeiska länder.2009Student paper other, 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 46.
    Enarsson, Hanna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Bibliotekariestudenters attityd till marknadsföring på bibliotek2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    : This bachelor thesis explores library students’ attitudes towards marketing in libraries. The aim is to find out if they are interested in working whit marketing questions in their future workplaces. To perform the study the author used a questionnaire survey and 48 students completed the survey. The answers where converted into present form and 10 charts were created to show the result. The survey is based on the library researcher Eileen Elliot de Saèz theories of the marketing mix adapted to a library perceptive. de Saèz means that the library always must put the users of the library in focus and all services should be designed after the users needs.

     

    The result shows that the students’ thought it was important to do marketing in libraries and was interested in working whit these issues in the future. However, the general attitude towards marketing was higher then the willingness to work with these questions on there future workplaces. It was a recurring result throughout the study.

  • 47.
    Engström, Linn
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Kalmars turismprofilering ur ett tidsperspektiv: En komparativ studie mellan två historiska platser2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The world has become a globalized place in constant development and much of which is now taken for granted did not even exist 30-40 years ago, such as smartphones or Internet in common households. As new tourist destinations is continuously being created, it becomes increasingly important with effective place marketing to compete in the global market. Developing a good and interesting profile is thus a way for places to become more attractive for tourists. The main theory in the paper is "post-industrialization and the entrepreneurial city" which describes how cities in the global north have moved away from industry towards becoming post-industrial cities – very often with a strong focus on tourism. A review of previous research in tourism, marketing, profiling, image and branding of places have been made, whereupon a knowledge gap has been identified regarding studies concerning comparison of how the structure of places and arguably also the profiling of places has changed over time. The aim of this paper is therefore to examine how the Swedish city of Kalmar's profiling and geographical space has changed from 1972-82 compared to 2010-14. In order to do so, interviews have been conducted and written material have been analysed. The result demonstrates inter alia that Kalmar, like many other post-industrial cities, has gone from being an industrial city to a place of tourism.

  • 48.
    Enskog, Fredrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Gustavsson, Pontus
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Vikten av kommunikation: En kvalitativ studie om hur sjökaptensstudenter upplever att social gemenskap & arbetsklimat påverkas i multikulturella besättningar jämfört med nationellt sammansatta besättningar2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    ABSTRAKT

    Besättningarna ombord på ett fartyg kan bestå av människor som kommer från olika delar av världen. Tillsammans ska de arbeta och leva ihop i väg från sina familjer samt vänner, för att föra fartyget från en plats till en annan. Utifrån denna bakgrund, var syftet med vår undersökning att belysa hur svenska sjökaptensstudenter upplever att multikulturella besättningar påverkar miljön ombord med avseende på social gemenskap och arbetsklimat jämfört med nationellt sammansatta besättningar. Undersökningen består av sju intervjuer vars struktur avsåg en låg grad av standardisering med sjökaptensstuderande från avgångsklassen. För att kunna förstå och skildra respondenternas upplevelser och erfarenheter valdes en kvalitativ metod. Resultatet visar att den största faktorn som påverkade miljön ombord var kommunikationssvårigheterna. Att inte kunna kommunicera via sitt modersmål försämrade möjligheterna att skapa en god social gemenskap och ett bra arbetsklimat i multikulturella besättningar jämfört med nationellt sammansatta besättningar.

  • 49.
    Eriksson, Hampus
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Flink, Tobias
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Hur kommer de svenska biblioteken att påverkas av bytet till Dewey?: En undersökning av tre folkbibliotek och ett forskningsbibliotek.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This bachelor thesis is a study about the change of the classificationsystems in Swedish libraries. The empirical data was collected through four qualitative interviews with both research and public libraries. The data was analyzed by the use of organizational theory based upon Joacim Hanssons book Libraries and identity: the role of institutional self-image and identity in emergence of new types of libraries. The empirical result points to a major change in how libraries and librarians look and work with their collections, it can also be said that the librarians do not seem to think that the users will be affected at all.

    The analysis was based on these issues:

     

    • What positive and negative effects introducing DDC will there be on research- reflective public libraries?
    • What will be the effects on the librarysector introducing the new classification system DDC?
    • What will be the effects on the users introducing the new classification system DDC?

     

  • 50.
    Eriksson, Kent
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Folkbiblioteks image på Facebook: Undersökning av fyra folkbiblioteks imageskapande och mottagande på Facebook2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay was to investigate what self-image public libraries convey on Facebook and what image is received by the users, along with comparison of those. It was investigated if the received image corresponded with the users’ previous image of public libraries. The method used was interviews with the Facebook administrators and surveys with the users. The theoretical framework was Kotler’s model for image creation.The research is mainly American and shows Facebook as an accepted marketing tool for libraries among students, but as not taken seriously by the library staff. Also the Swedish studies show that Facebook is used for marketing. They show there are no policies for working with Facebook image and that the process is randomized.The results of the interviews show that the main purpose for the libraries’ participating on Facebook is marketing and conveying a positive library image, although there are no specific guidelines. The results of the surveys show that the majority has a positive view of the pages. The negative image is due to a lack of correlation between the recipients’ earlier image of libraries and the mediated image. The receivers believed that the pages were created for marketing.The analysis of the results showed that the libraries that used Kotler's model for image creation got more positive response among users than those who did not. The most important factor in library image creation on Facebook is how well it reflects reality and how well the image corresponds with the recipients' perception of reality.

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