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  • 1. 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.))
  • 2. 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.

  • 3.
    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.

  • 4.
    Andersson, Tove
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Brundin, Johanna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    “på digital drift i okända vatten”: – En diskursanalys av debatten om e-boken ochfolkbiblioteket i svensk media 2011-20122013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The question of the provision of electronic books in Swedish public libraries has lately evolved into a lively debate in Swedish media, where the public library‟s identity and itsexpected role as a democratic institution is an underlying topic. The aim of this bachelorthesis is to examine the idea of the public library‟s identity as expressed in newspaperand journal articles by writers connected to the library sector. The aim is achieved byexamining the language-use and identifying discourses in the debate. We use adiscourse analysis inspired by Norman Faircloughs critical discourse analysis, focusingon linguistic aspects of the text as well as the surrounding context which the texts bothinfluence and are influenced by. By applying linguistic tools, two main discourses areidentified on a superior level, of which one, the information technology discourse, isconsiderably more dominant than the other and has obtained a hegemonic position overa far less distinguishable, yet present counter-discourse. Furthermore, three internaldiscourses are identified on a subordinated level, as constituting the informationtechnology discourse. These three discourses, the market discourse, the technologicaldiscourse and the provision discourse are not to be seen as contrary to each other butrather as three aspects together constructing the superior information technologydiscourse.

  • 5.
    Ardö, Anders
    et al.
    Lunds universitet, Sweden.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Lunds universitet, Sweden.
    Automatic subject classification and topic specific search engines: research at KnowLib2004Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 6. Ardö, Anders
    et al.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Deliverable D7.2: focused crawler software package2007Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The focused crawler in ALVIS is based on the Combine system, whichis an open source system for crawling Internet resources. This deliverable is the software package, the text here describes the software, packaging and distribution of the focused crawler. It provides instructions for how to download, install, test and use the Combine system for focused crawling. Evaluation of performance and scalability aredescribed.Finally a lot of details about the software structure and configuration is provided.

  • 7.
    Avery, Helen
    Lund University.
    A Library and School Network in Sweden: Social Literacies and Popular Education2017In: Teacher and Librarian Partnerships in Literacy Education in the 21st Century / [ed] Joron Pihl, Kristin Skinstad van der Kooij, Tone Cecilie Carlsten, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2017, p. 45-62Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The topic of this article is the Commons, an integrated school and public library network in an urban multi-ethnic neighbourhood in southern Sweden. In 2011, the Commons network was awarded a national prize as the best school library in Sweden for its outstanding collaboration with the teachers and its exemplary work in stimulating learning. The study explores ways this library – school partnership contributes to the development of literacy and democratic competencies, allowing children to become active members of their local community.

  • 8.
    Avery, Helen
    Jönköping University ; Lund University.
    Pratiques d’engagements collaboratifs: Le rôle de la bibliothèque dans un quartier urbain multiethnique en Suède2013In: Education & Formation, p. 97-107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [fr]

    L’article discute des pratiques d’engagement et de développement de littératies menées par un réseau de bibliothèques scolaires et publique intégrées, dans un quartier urbain multiethnique en Suède. La discussion traite en particulier les modalités de collaboration avec l’école, les familles, les associations, les centres de loisirs et autres acteurs du quartier, ainsi que les stratégies mises en place pour prévenir le désengagement scolaire. Le réseau de bibliothèques combine la connexion digitale et la collaboration par communautés de pratique virtuelles, avec un caractère de fort enracinement local, exprimé par son participation dans de nombreuses activités du quartier. La continuité dans les perspectives a permis d’affiner des compétences adaptées au contexte local spécifique et incite à investir dans le long terme, alors que la continuité de personnes a permis d’approfondir les relations collaboratives. La pédagogie inclusive, avec des racines dans l’éducation populaire, focalise la collaboration et l’émancipation, tant individuelle que collective. Plusieurs des activités de la bibliothèque, comme les cercles de lecture, visent l’expression, le travail sur les émotions et la diversité culturelle. Finalement, il ressort que le soutien accordé à toutes les langues du quartier, ainsi que l’utilisation de la multimodalité, favorisent particulièrement l’engagement scolaire des élèves issus de familles migrantes. 

  • 9.
    Avery, Helen
    Jönköping University.
    The role of the school library: Reflections from Sweden2014In: Intercultural Education, ISSN 1467-5986, E-ISSN 1469-8439, Vol. 25, no 6, p. 497-507Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Libraries are critical learning spaces and may play a significant role in intercultural education initiatives, particularly in Sweden where the national curriculum ascribes central functions to libraries for learning activities. Unfortunately, the ways in which teachers and librarians may collaborate to leverage mutual resources is not fully understood. This article uses Pirjo Lahdenperä’s model of intercultural education development to consider the case of a small school library in a highly diverse urban neighbourhood. Although public libraries in Scandinavia can support intercultural educational values by addressing individual needs and complementing curriculum-based teaching, the development of new teaching practices requires additional guidance as well as institutional support.

  • 10.
    Axelsson, Elin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Löfgren, Alexandra
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Den manliga bibliotekarien: Upplevelser av att arbeta inom ett kvinnointensivt yrke2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main focus in this bachelor thesis is directed at the male librarian. Our purpose is to investigate how male librarians experience working in a female dominated profession. We do this by interviewing six male librarians at two public libraries in the south of Sweden. With this thesis we want to further investigate how the male librarians percieve the uneven representation of gender in their line of work. We will also be looking at possible differences in treatment from the library users based on gender, and if the division of work duties differ based on gender. Lastly we will also be examining if the male librarians experience any perks or disadvantages based on their gender.

    In our investigation process we are using a theoretical framework. Which contains Judith Butlers theory of performativity and Hanna Westberg-Wohlgemuths dissertation about the sex marking process.

    The conclusion of this bachelor thesis is that male librarians do not generally experience the gender segregation as something that brings with it negative reactions based on their gender, but instead they recieve positive feedback and reactions from both colleagues and library users. They do however feel that men in the librarian profession can get perks when it comes to recrutation if the qualifications are equal between both applicants. When it comes to division of work duties the men feel like they are expected to know more about IT, while the childrens activites is charactarized as a female part of the workplace.

  • 11. Badurina, Boris
    et al.
    Baricevic, Zvonimir
    Dragija, Martina
    Golub, Koraljka
    Stipetic, Tomislav
    Zlodi, Goran
    Digitalizacija građe: radionica2000In: 3. Seminar Arhivi, Knjižnice, Muzeji: Mogućnosti suradnje u okruženju globalne informacijske infrastrukture, Zagreb: Hrvatsko knjižničarsko društvo , 2000, p. 254-257Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12. Badurina, Boris
    et al.
    Dragija Ivanović, Martina
    Gabriel, Dunja-Marija
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Zagreb.
    Lazić, Nikolaj
    Ravnić, Robert
    Digital collection for blind and visually impaired people2001In: Libraries in the digital age, The Internet: ethics and legal issues Information services - practice and research / [ed] Tatjana Aparac, Zagreb, 2001Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The digital collection has been created to the purpose of ensuring better access to information for the blind and visually impaired. New technologies enable quick and simple access to information for this group of information users which had been so far restricted to slow and expensive process of material preparation (Braille texts, audio books, large print). Speech synthesis enables the blind to surf the World Wide Web and reach the information just as people who can see do. In order to make Internet retrieval efficient for all user categories (world statistics state that between 10% and 20% of population are people with different special needs), W3C Consortium has created guidelines (http://www.w3c.org/WAI/Resources) about ways in which web pages can be made accessible for all.

  • 13. Badurina, Boris
    et al.
    Dragija Ivanović, Martina
    Golub, Koraljka
    Pehar, Franjo
    Digitalizacija i nove knjižnične usluge: radionica2002Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 14. Badurina, Boris
    et al.
    Dragija, Martina
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Zagreb.
    Akcija "Internet u knjižnice" i "Knjižnice na Internet": Action “Internet into libraries” and “Libraries on the Internet”2000In: Vjesnik Bibliotekara Hrvatske, ISSN 0507-1925, E-ISSN 1334-6938, Vol. 43, no 4, p. 185-196Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Committee on Automation of the Croatian Library Association started in March 2000 “The Internet in Libraries” and “Libraries on the Internet” action, in co-operation with the Public Libraries Division. The aim of the action was to help Croatian public libraries with computerisation and making them and their catalogues accessible via the Internet. In the article the action is described and results of the research (the first phase of the action) are presented.

  • 15. Badurina, Boris
    et al.
    Dragija, Martina
    Golub, Koraljka
    Pehar, Franjo
    Vrana, Radovan
    Text and image digitisation: general overview of terminology and technology of digitisation2000In: Libraries in the digital age 2000: book of abstract / [ed] Tatjana Aparac, 2000Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Text and image digitisation - general overview of terminology and technology of digitisation ; practical part: scanning, OCR, text editing, image digitising, creation of .pdf or .html digitised document, search engine implementation ; discussion of problems concernig digitisation.

  • 16. Bakran, Juraj
    et al.
    Gabriel, Dunja-Marija
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Zagreb.
    Lazić, Nikolaj
    Reading rights2000In: Intellectual property vs. the right to knowledge? / [ed] R.J. Banke, et al., Copenhagen: Royal School of Library and Information Science , 2000, p. 1-5Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The right to knowledge isn't questionable, only the ability to fulfil that right. Especially by the people with special needs, disabled people, in our case sight impaired and blind persons. Therefore the authors will talk about speech synthesis and ability to "read" books to sight impaired persons. The MBROLA speech synthesizer will be presented. Because nobody can deny any persons right to knowledge, the library and especially the National library has a duty to offer books to everybody who is interested in reading. The another thing that the authors will talk about is how to get books in digital form, which is needed for speech synthesis. The whole idea is making peace between intellectual property (authors) and right to knowledge (readers).

  • 17.
    Banek, Mihaela
    et al.
    University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Badurina, Boris
    University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Dragija, Martina
    University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Pehar, Franjo
    University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Active Role of the Library in the process of Democratic Learning2001In: Open 2001: Knowledge, Information and Democracy in the Open society : The role of the library and information sector : Proceedings of the 9th International BOBCATSSS Symposium on Library and Information Science, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, January 29-31, 2001, Vilnius University , 2001, p. 57-63Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The role of public library in post communist countries and countries in transition does not stop with the basic library functions (book loans, children sector etc.) but its role has become more responsible as well as complex. In last few years, Croatian people, bombed by the media, are being confronted with new political terminology. What is that thing called 'democracy', what does it mean to have a 'right to elect', what kind of society is 'open society', what kind of society are we living in? These are only some frequently asked questions that ordinary Croatian citizen is looking to find an answer on. Schools, newspapers and television (mass media) are no longer enough in the process of education. Public library has to take over the role of an educator that will guide users through «secret political terminology» and enable them to take an active role in political life of their community. In the public Libraries of Zagreb and Zadar we wanted to see users' opinion about the library as a democracy learning place so we exhibited books about democracy, totalitarism, political processes, etc. We were interested in finding out if users recognize library as a place where information of political context can be find.

  • 18. Barbarić, Ana
    et al.
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Zagreb.
    Istraživanje upravljanja WebPAC-om u fakultetskim knjižnicama Sveucilišta u Zagrebu: A survey of WebPAC management in libraries of the University of Zagreb2002In: Vjesnik Bibliotekara Hrvatske, ISSN 0507-1925, E-ISSN 1334-6938, Vol. 45, no 4/3, p. 93-104Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Effective WebPAC (OPAC accessible on the World Wide Web) implementation and administration requires a good strategy. The purpose of this research was to determine the extent to which WebPAC management in the University of Zagreb faculty libraries is supported by a defined strategy that makes a part of the general library planning, development and activities. The hypothesis was that the libraries do not have a well-developed strategy for implementing or administering the WebPAC. The conclusion is that the University of Zagreb faculty libraries insufficiently deal with WebPAC management.

  • 19.
    Bengtsson, Kristina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Nilsson, Sofia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Den mångkulturella regnbågshyllan2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Two subjects which have grown constantly larger due to globalization are diversity and LGBTQ. This can be seen since people with different sexualities, religions, ethnicities and much more have become more visible in Sweden. Therefore, one can ask oneself how diverse the literature is at public libraries, especially if a certain genre such as LGBTQ is placed at a special section called rainbow shelves. This issue will be examined in this study. To show how important it is to include and acknowledge everyone and not only some groups, social recognition by Axel Honneth has been chosen as the theory of this paper. In order to see how diverse the literature in rainbow shelves are, a qualitative content analysis, based on four different semi-structured interviews with four different individuals, has been made. Only librarians from libraries which have rainbow shelves has been interviewed, but they were spread all over Sweden, from north to south. The interviews took place during April 2018. The result shows that the libraries have diverse LGBTQ-literature to a certain degree. They can only purchase as much diverse LGBTQ-literature as exists and unfortunately, there is not much diverse LGBTQ-literature available. Due to this, the four public libraries cannot acknowledge individuals who are not included in the white normativity or western standards. The discussion revealed that the rainbow shelves of the participating libraries do not represent a greater diversity. However, there are rainbow shelves where diversity is more represented than in other rainbow shelves. It was also found that there is a limited amount of multilingual LGBTQ-literature and that it is complicated to find. Not enough multilingual LGBTQ-literature is published to enable public libraries to find and make this available to a wider extent. All participating libraries work in some way to support the diversity of the rainbow shelves and make them more representative. This work is mainly done by getting inspiration from other libraries’ rainbow shelves or by searching for diverse LGBTQ-literature.

  • 20.
    Bengtsson, Nikolina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Du finner mig online: En kvalitativ studie om hur unga tjejer värderar sitt eget användande av sociala medier2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    For western youth social media has become an everyday occurrence. An abundance of information is delivered right to them. But how do they evaluate the credibility of the information they encounter? Web 2.0 and social media has created an easy access to information, but has also made it harder to identify who the creator of the information is when anybody can create content. Which makes it important to constantly critically evaluate the sources one is faced with. T​his study aims to examine how adolescents judge the credibility of information they meet on social media, and also how they use social media and how they see themselves as creators of information. The data was accumulated by conducting two group interviews with three participants in each group. The results has been analyzed with two separate theories, cognitive authorities and also with the theory of uses and gratifications. The results showed that they are more critical to information created by sources that the do not know personally, than they are of users that the know on an closer level. The study also shows that they do not ​perceive that they create content themselves on a regular basis. But they are still constantly connected with their friends on some sort of social media. Based on this study future relevant studies can be made with social media as the focus. This study focus on adolescents with a similar socioeconomic background, the same study but with different socioeconomic backgrounds would be interesting to make. Results in this study shows that an older generation is starting to use social media in a different degree then before, therefore studies in how this generation evaluate information the meet on social media could be interesting since they have an education that differ from the one adolescents get today.

  • 21. Berggren, Cathrine
    et al.
    Kristoffersson, Katarina
    Källberg, Marie
    Zetterlund, Angela
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Cecila, Natvig
    Olsson, Gunnel
    Hansson, Krister
    Carlsson, Håkan
    Nordström Hallberg, Viveka
    Nyströmer, Anna
    Att utvärdera och använda resultaten – vilka avtryck ger bibliotekens utvärderingar i samhället?2013Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Det har blivit allt viktigare för biblioteken att kunna visa på sin betydelse i samhället. Mätetal och utvärderingar är nödvändiga instrument för att kunna jämföra satsningar på biblioteken med satsningar på andra områden. Men finns det en synergi mellan mätetalen och verksamhetens planer och mål? Hur mäter vi måluppfyllese i biblioteksverksamheten? Finns det kvalitetsindikatorer som vi har gemensamma oavsett bibliotekstyp? Hur kan biblioteksstatistiken användas? Vad gör bibliotekens utvärderingar för avtryck i beslutsprocessen? Vad gör bibliotekens utvärderingar för avtryck i samhället?

    För att svara på frågorna ovan har expertgruppen påbörjat ett arbete med att kartlägga hur svenska bibliotek arbetar med utvärdering. I det arbetet har vi bland annat sett vikten av ett gemensamt språk mellan bibliotekstyperna i arbetet med utvärderingar och kvalitetsutveckling. Gruppen kommer att under år 2014 publicera ett utvärderingsverktyg för bibliotek. Där kan bibliotek finna vägledning och stöd i valet av utvärderingsmetod, i genomförandet och i nyttjandet av utvärderingars resultat i syfte att utveckla och synliggöra biblioteksverksamheten.

    I det här papret presenterar vi syftet med vårt arbete och den metod vi har använt samt mer ingående berättar om hur vi har tänkt kring det verktyg som vi i slutet av papret ger en beskrivning av – ett verktyg som går under namnet "Utvärderingshjälpen".

    Vid konferensen kommer vi att presentera hur en årscykel kan se ut vid ett bibliotek som väljer att använda sig av utvärderingsarbete och systematiskt kvalitetsutveckling i nära relation till måluppfyllelse och till dialog med beslutsfattare samt omgivande samhälle. Vi presenterar också hur "Utvärderingshjälpen" skall kunna användas som stöd i det arbetet.

  • 22.
    Bergvall, Lina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Barnfamiljen och folkbiblioteket: En studie om hur barnfamiljen använder och uppfattar folkbibliotekets verksamhet för barn2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this bachelor thesis is to explore how families with children use and perceive the collection and activities the public library offers children up to nine-year-old. I also want to seek knowledge about how families with children receive information about these activities. The library user, more and more becomes an important asset when it comes to developing and designing the library. User studies have become useful tools to gain knowledge about users. The study aims to analyse how users use and perceive activities at the public library and how they receive information about what activities the public library offers. I used qualitative interviews as a data collection method, where seven caregivers have been interviewed. The Four Spaces model by Casper Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Henrik Jochumsen and Dorte Skot-Hansen has been used as a theoretical framework. According to the model, The Four Spaces, the study shows that families with children foremost use the public library as a place to explore and excite, than to participate and create. However, the users request activities for these ages, creative and cultural activities where the children participate. Families with children use the public library, primary for book reading and book loans. They perceive the activities arranged by the public library as positive. They receive information about theatre performances, but the users still request further information about what the library offer.

  • 23.
    Berketa, Kristina
    et al.
    University of Zadar, Croatia.
    Lundman, Madeleine
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Dragija Ivanovic, Martina
    University of Zadar, Croatia.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    The importance of quality classification and subject indexing of health information in public libraries: A comparative analysis2017In: Improving Quality of Life Through Information: Proceedings of the XXV Bobcatsss Symposium, Tampere, Finland, January 2017 / [ed] Paavo Arvola, Tanja Hintsanen, Serafia Kari, Soile Kolehma, Shan Luolin, Jasmiina Sillanpää, 2017, p. 131-136Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The general aim of this paper is to explore the practice of subject indexing and classification of health information in public libraries. The pilot study encompasses two public libraries, each from a different European country, Croatia and Sweden: Zadar Public Library, and Växjö Public Library. The research questions are: 1) how important is the terminology for subject headings; and, 2) how many subject terms are enough to describe an information resource in a catalog record? The research was done in two phases. First, an exploratory evaluation of subject searching in the catalogs was conducted. Second, after the analysis of the catalogs, questions for interviews were formed. Four semi-structured interviews were conducted, two per library, of which one interview with a subject librarian and one with a reference librarian. Finally, a comparative analysis between the two libraries from the two countries was con- ducted. Results imply that the subject headings and classification used were very generic and did not cater for specific, topically narrower queries. Also, subject indexing was considered important, especially to the librarians for searching purposes through ensuring consistency in the catalog, thereby making it easier to find resources on the same topics.

  • 24.
    Berlin, Frida
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Läsprojekt, hur och varför?: Politiskt motiverade arbetssätt i Kultur i Västs läsfrämjande projekt2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this bachelor´s thesis is to examine the motivational factors for project management as a method for the regional library Kultur i Väst in Sweden, using qualitative content analysis and New Public Management (NPM) as the theoretical framework.. It was performed on eight applications for Kulturrådet from 2010 to 2015.

    The theoretical framework is based on New Public Management theory and a schematic for the analysis was constructed from several scientists established characteristics of NPM.

    The results showed that Kultur i Väst primary focus has been intercommunication and united action. Many of the projects were also focused on establishing a network between libraries and methods for collective marketing. These work proceedings correlated with established traits in NPM such as standardization and greater focus on reporting and evaluation. Three different reasons for this correlation were discussed. User demand, standardization and legitimation were all found to have implied or outright stated to be the motivational factor in the projects.

    The study came to the conclusion that the similarities between how Kulturrådet formulates demands on regional libraries and how Kultur i Väst plan and motivate their own strategies supports the idea of a connection between NPM and project as a method for regional libraries.   

  • 25.
    Bjurman, Mahshid
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Sluka e-böcker och leka digitalt?: Informationsteknik på barnbibliotek2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    We live in a digital age . This means that information technology affects our lives in all its forms. Information technology has become an important cultural, intellectual and physical tool in our society and now form the interaction between people. The use of information technology is an everyday activity in children and young people's lives today. Children in the Digital Age play , read, write , learn and communicate with others using information technology . Childhood has , thanks to information technology and new media habits, become different in both form and meaning. This applies for children’s libraries aswell. The children's library has in its mission to promote language development, encourage reading and provide literature based on children’s and young people's needs and circumstances. This paper examines how children's development is influenced by information technology. How information technology can help children in their development and learning. If information technology has the potential to influence children's development positively and how children's libraries can use information technology to inaugurate children and adolescents in the literature and culture with greater account of children's new media habits . What can children's libraries provide children and young people through information technology ? Can children's libraries reach children and young people through the children's own media habits in order to fulfill its mission?

  • 26.
    Boersma, Jennifer
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Englund, Viktor
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Kulturarvsdigitalisering: En inblick i kommunala biblioteks arbetsvardag2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this bachelor´s thesis is to examine how municipal libraries relate to national guidelines pertaining to the digitization of cultural heritage. Though these guidelines presently do not pertain to municipal libraries, we suspect that similar guiding principles will eventually be developed for them in the future as the digitalization of society continues. Our study aims to see to what extent municipal libraries with local heritage collections would be able to adhere to such guidelines should they be implemented. We intend to find this out by examining how the libraries in our study reason around the possibilities and obstacles of digitization, as well as how their reasoning differs from the national guidelines. The material for this study was collected by conducting five qualitative interviews with the librarians primarily responsible for the local heritage collections at five different libraries. The results were then analyzed by using thematic text analysis. The themes used were prominent areas of concern expressed in previous research pertaining to cultural heritage digitization. The four themes are comprised of technical uniformity, economy, copyright and awareness. In addition to thematic text analysis, the results were also examined within the theoretical framework of new institutionalism in order to see how the formal structures of the libraries function, and how they are affected by their surroundings in light of the digitalization of society. The results show that the libraries examined find that the main possibility of digitization is access, and that the biggest obstacle is financial. In general, we can conclude that the municipal libraries in our study would not adequately measure up to the national guidelines if they were to be implemented at the municipal level at this time.

  • 27. Borgman, Christine L.
    Od Gutenbergova izuma do globalnoga informacijskog povezivanja: pristup informaciji u umreženom svijetu2002 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 28.
    Brorsson, Linus
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Identiteter i upplösning?: En kvalitativ innehållsanalys av platsannonser riktade till bibliotekarier2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Due to the fact that worrisome geopolitical conditions and rapid technological development may have changed the tasks performed in public libraries, the purpose of this survey has been to investigate the professional identities demanded on the Swedish library market today. In order to achieve this, a qualitative content analysis - based on the seven librarian identities recorded by Ørom and Schreiber - was conducted by recently published job advertisements. The result shows that all seven identities are present, and that the so-called social worker identity is the most frequent one. This could be due to the fact that some of the public libraries have been forced to assume more outward and socially conscious social roles as a result of the aforementioned geopolitical conditions. The study also shows that there are differences between which of the identities can be said to belong to the various general library types. The breakdown could be due to the fact that some of the profession specialized in the technical parts of the profession, while another assumed a more general intermediary role.

  • 29. Buckland, Michael Keeble
    Preoblikovanje knjižničnih službi i usluga: program2000 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 30.
    Börjesson, Lisa
    et al.
    Uppsala University.
    Dell'Unto, Nicolo
    Lund University.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University.
    Larsson, Carolina
    Lund University.
    Löwenborg, Daniel
    Uppsala University.
    Petersson, Bodil
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Stenborg, Per
    University of Gothenburg.
    A Neo-Documentalist Lens for Exploring the Premises of Disciplinary Knowledge Making2016In: Proceedings from The Document Academy, ISSN 2473-215X, Vol. 3, no 15, p. 1-23, article id 5Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to demonstrate how documentation analysis with a neo-documentalist lens can help us explore variations (and stabilities) in conceptions and materialities of documents, as intertwined with disciplinary and sub-disciplinary practices of informing and knowing. Drawing on documentation theory, and with previous research on archaeological documentation as a background, by means of autoethnographic vignettes we explore contemporary conceptions of documentation in five areas in or related to archaeology (Intra-site 3D documentation, Development-led archaeology, Aggregating documentation for use outside the organization, Mediating documentation – or documentation mediation, and Documenting and displaying archaeology in a changing environment). Digitization, and how digitization has spurred renegotiations of what counts as documentation, functions as a common denominator discussed in all of the vignettes. The analysis highlights simultaneously ongoing renegotiations of documentation serving each area’s unique epistemic purposes, and pushing document materialities in different directions. This operationalization of documentation analysis creates an understanding for intra-disciplinary variations in documentation but is importantly also a practical tool to uncover documentation-related premises of disciplinary knowledge-making. This tool can be applied for example in processes of information policy development (regulating what purposes documentation should serve, and what it should be like), information systems design (e.g. for creation and communication of documentation), and infrastructure development (e.g. for preservation and accessibility of documentation).

  • 31.
    Carlsson, Hanna
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Hanell, Fredrik
    Lund University.
    Lindh, Karolina
    Lund University.
    Exploring multiple spaces and practices: a note on the use of ethnography in LIS-research2013In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 18, no 3, article id C17Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in ethnographic research within the field of library and Information studies. Although ethnography has been used by information researchers for studying a wide variety of phenomena, discussions concerning methodological developments and directions, as well as ethnography’s wider applicability within the field are rare. Our intent is to contribute to the such discussions.

    Method. The article draws on three on-going research projects to illustrate how the analytical and methodological concepts of following and translation are operationalized.

    Analysis. Particularly the article addresses the tension between the site specificity traditionally associated with ethnographic methodology, and the fluidity and place transcending but yet situated character of the objects of study in the field.

    Conclusion. The authors conclude that an ethnography of following and translation is a tool for handling the movability characterizing the phenomena studied in the field, thus turning the necessary uncertainty of inductive research into an advantage. This allows the researcher to stay open and let the object of study lead the way.

  • 32.
    Cattani, Fredrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Brassman, Anna-Stina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Folkbibliotek och Facebook: Hur folkbibliotek arbetar med Facebook2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to examine how and why public libraries use Facebook. Internet has changed how people interact with one another in society. This is also true for how public libraries are active on social media just as their users are. This study is based on two questions; How do public libraries work with Facebook? Which purposes does work with Facebook serve? Employees at eight different public libraries were interviewed. Analysis was made by using the four-space model by Jochumsen et al. The findings show that the work with Facebook is organised differently between the libraries, which is either by a group or one or two individuals. Number of posts, how they are written and when they post, vary among the participating libraries as well. Consistency in posting leads to more followers and success on Facebook. The findings also show that the main reason for public libraries to use Facebook is to promote their activities and services. A majority of the libraries wants to interact with their users, but it is difficult to achieve. Contrary to what has been written before about this subject, a majority of the informants agreed that time is not an issue as the work is planned to include time for Facebook. 

  • 33.
    Cedergren, Linnéa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Larsson, Miranda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Flera sidor av samma mynt: Urvalsarbetet på fyra folkbibliotek i Sverige2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this bachelor thesis, strategies used for collection development in Swedish public libraries are presented. Librarians from four different libraries from cities of different sizes are interviewed about the way they manage acquisitions, users’ requests for books, and other collection development related tasks. Ranganathan’s five laws for libraries, which are his guidelines for how libraries should work, are used in the analysis, where they are compared to the views of the librarians who are interviewed for this study. The results showed that the different librarians used similar tools when building their collections, and that the most prominent thing they all cited as most important to have in mind was the needs of the libraries users.

  • 34.
    Cesar, Lina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Malm, Isebell
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Gymnasiebibliotekariers tankar om sociala medier: Ett verktyg för att nå ut till sina användare2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The majority of Sweden's population has access to the Internet and are frequent users of social media. Social media do not only meet people's needs to network, but can also play a role when it comes to their information needs. The library users are on social media, so therefore it is natural for libraries to also be there. Because young people of today grow up in a digital media world, we thought it would be interesting to examine how school libraries make use of these media. The purpose of this paper is to examine high school librarians’ use of social media. We connected four research questions; why does the librarian use social media, how can the librarian use social media in their professional, how can the use of social media contribute to the librarian's skills and how does librarians communicate via social media. We used qualitative interviews as our method to answer our questions. The theoretical framework was based on Jochumsen, Hvenegaard & Skot-Hansen's "The four space" model, which regards the library as a meeting space, inspiration space, learning space and performative space. It is in the original directed at the public library, but in our application it has been adapted for the school library operations and focused on the digital part of the school library. We found that librarians use social media mainly to promote their libraries. They also use social media to keep up on current research and to keep in touch with other librarians. They all find it desirable to have more contact with their users and a greater use of two-way communication.

  • 35.
    Chatzipanagiotou, Niki
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Exploring Information Management Practices: Academic Library Professionals’ Experiences2017In: Selected Papers of the IRIS (Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia): Issue Nr 8(2017) / [ed] Coordinating Editor Rune B. Rosseland, University of Oslo, Norway Issue Editors Harald Holone, Østfold University College, Norway Susanne Koch Stigberg, Østfold University College, Norway Joakim Karlsen, Østfold University College, Norway, Association for Information Systems, 2017, Vol. Nr 8, p. 89-110Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recognizing that information has long been an important asset for any organization, I explore in depth the management and use of information in contemporary information-intensive organizations such as academic libraries. Information processes, when integrated in the academic library’s daily working life can lead to workplace learning, with long term benefits. However, the literature demonstrates that while academic library managers manage and use information as a commodity, they are less likely to manage and use it as an asset for potential workplace learning. So, the interpretive research study I report on here explores the experiences of academic library managers regarding the management and use of information oriented to the better operation and development of their organization. Data were collected through documents, observations, and interviews and were analysed by applying thematic analysis. Findings revealed that information is used for organizing library routines, for awareness, communication, and collaboration, for creating a legacy and for decision-making. Further, information management facilitated by technology enhances the organization’ s learning environment. However, maximum effectiveness requires appropriate solutions to be used along with proper training and a policy concerning their use. This research serves as a starting point for an exploratory research study on information management that can contribute to workplace learning in academic library organizations.

  • 36.
    Chatzipanagiotou, Niki
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Toward An Integrated Approach to Information Management: A Literature Review2017In: Strategic Innovative Marketing / [ed] Kavoura, Androniki, Sakas, Damianos P., Tomaras, Petros, Springer, 2017, , p. 06p. 667-673Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this literature review, the author examines the scholarly literature of Information Management (IM) and related fields in the recognition that information has long been an important asset for any organization. However, nowadays the work environment in organizations is more complicated due to the information overload that employees experience on a daily basis. The information deluge requires employees’ swift attention, analysis, and action within a limited time. In response, Information Management aids organizations manage information and realize its potential. This literature review reveals that scholars have given various interpretations to the term according to the perspective (organizational, library, and personal) under which Information Management is examined. Additionally, the term is often used interchangeably with other terms such as knowledge management, data management, content management, etc. Within this multidisciplinary framework, the author presents various definitions of the meaning of Information Management, including a synthesis working concept, to guide her doctoral studies. Paper conclusions recommend an integrated approach to information management which combines the organizational and the library perspective of Information Management, as advanced by Detlor. This proposal emerges out of recognition that a library is a dynamic, living information and knowledge creation organization. Fulfillment of this potential requires that information processes are integrated in librarians’ daily work life in order to contribute to organizational learning. This paper could serve as a starting point for an exploratory research study on an integrated approach for Information Management that can contribute to organizational learning in library organizations.

  • 37.
    Chatzipanagiotou, Niki
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Mirijamdotter, Anita
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Library Managers’ Use of Digital Technologies in Everyday Work Practices: An Application of Human Activity Systems Modeling2018In: OR60 Annual Conference, 11-13 Sept. 2018, Lancaster University, Birmingham: The Operational Research Society, 2018, p. 153-153, article id OR60A3507Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    As has been argued by systems thinking scholars, science and scientific thinking can be seen as socially constructed systems of institutionalized sets of activities through which systems thinking emerged. In this paper, the development of systems approaches is discussed to argue for the research approach adopted. Further, main concepts of systems thinking such as complexity, worldview, and human activity systems are discussed and applied to empirical data on academic library managers’ use of digital technologies in their everyday work practices. Recognizing that the use of digital technologies has changed the way we live, work and communicate, we explore in depth library managers’ everyday work practices with a focus on the way they use information for managing their organization. Practices refer to what library managers do when they do their job using digital technologies. Their work practices are presented as a complex reality where different managers have different, although interconnected, perspectives and see different priorities. The use of digital technologies is part of library managers’ everyday work practices. However not all managers have the same perspectives on the use of digital technologies. The various interacting perceptions of reality can be explored as different managers have different worldviews that affect their respective approach of managing and of using the technology for that purpose. The Library organization is conceptualized as an information-intensive ecosystem consisting of complex interplays among academic library managers, everyday work practices, digital technologies and content. Within the library system, several human activity systems constructed by managers exist. By the use of Soft Systems Methodology modelling we illustrate some of these existing human activity systems and relate these to purpose and function within the overall organization. Our focus is on information created and mediated within these human activity systems and discuss the means of technology to facilitate managers’ everyday work practices.

  • 38. Cupar, Drahomira
    et al.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Zastupljenost tema iz područja organizacijeinformacija u studijskim programima u polju informacijskih znanosti - knjižničarstva u Hrvatskoj: stanje i perspektiva2016In: Ogledi o informacijskim znanostima / [ed] Sanjica Faletar Tanacković, Martina Dragija Ivanović, University of Zadar , 2016, p. 155-174Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Dahlin Lundberg, Catarina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Skolbibliotek och fritidshem: Skolbibliotekariers syn på samarbete mellan skolbibliotek och fritidshem2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to look into what qualifications required necessary to a collaboration between the school library and the afterschool recreational center. The research questions are: 1) What is the position regarding school librarians to collaboration between the school library and the afterschool recreational center? 2) What qualifications are required of school librarians, according to themselves, in order to collaborate with recreational teachers? 3) How can school librarians view on collaboration and need of competence relate to the Afterscool Recreational Center with the support of the TLC- model? The method used is qualitative research interviews with six school librarians. The interviews took place at their place of work. The theoretical framework for the study have been Montiell-Overalls Theory on collaboration between school librarians and teachers, TLC.

    The outcome of the interviews shows that in collaboration and competences, as requested in research issues, is of importance of how the principal and school management organizes the work at the schools and it plays a major role in the ability to collaborate. It also shows that school librarians are positive of collaboration but the school's organization is one reason why it is difficult to find time to collaborate. The outcome also shows that the activities of the school library are important for collaboration. Connections between the School Library and the Afterschool Recreational Center lies in the difference and the similarities between them. The qualifications school librarians believe they have can also be used during recreational time. Their functions in their pedagogical work are meant to operate enriching for the students’ progress growth.  Further research within the area is to look into what priorities the school management think is the school libraries assignment towards the after school recreational center and what result the students will get with that pedagogical method that TLC is.

  • 40.
    Danehorn, Ann-Louise
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Folkbibliotek i samiska förvaltningskommuner: En kvalitativ studie om hur bibliotekspersonal och samiska samordnare ser på folkbibliotekets arbete riktat till samerna2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis aims to investigate how three public libraries are working and perceive their role located in a municipality with a Sami population. The Sami population is one of Sweden's five minorities and a recognized indigenous people which gives them certain rights according to the minority law. Qualitative interviews are used as a method to gain a deeper understanding of how librarians and Sami coordinator discusses their work with the Sami people. The theoretical framework was based on Jochumsen, Hvenegaard Rasmussen and Skot-Hansen's "The four space" model (2012), which describe the library as a meeting space, inspiration space, learning space and performative space. The analysis shows that three of the four spaces, based on theoretical framework was dominant, and that was learning space, inspiration space and meeting space on the concept of the librarian and Sami coordinators view of the library as a public space.Respondents view the library as a public space where the Sami culture can be seen in cooperation with the Sami coordinator. Librarians highlights a couple obstacles in their work with the Sami people, and that was: lack of resources, language skills, no demand for library resources and geographical distances.

  • 41.
    Diep, Jessica
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hellgren, Sanna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    "Follow me, and I follow back": En kvalitativ studie om unga killars upplevelser av sin twitteranvändning2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Online social networks are a natural part of the lives of today’s western youth. Media and information literacy is a central part of research in Library and Information science and until now there has always been more focus on these subjects in a learning context rather than in an every day life context.

    The aim of this study is to further examine how adolescent boys value and trust the information they receive via Twitter in their personal lives, and how this effects their view of their environment. The study was done with a qualitative method, where we conducted interviews with six boys who were all born in 1997. The results showed that they knew how to react critically to information on Twitter. Although none of the participants valued information on Twitter too seriously, they did feel that it kept them more updated than if they had not been using the social network.

  • 42.
    Durakovic, Medina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Averin, Moa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Vad är informationskompetens?: Lärares syn på informationskompetens i grundskolan2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to investigate how teachers, at secondary schools,think about children’s information literacy. This is explored based on three questions:

    • What do teachers consider information literacy to be?

    • How do teachers work to develop student’s information literacy?

    • How do teachers view children’s information literacy?

    The reason for this study sprung form the lack of former research in the area of teacher's view of information literacy. The reason why this is a problem is because students are viewed to benefit from a partnership between thelibrarians and teachers when learning information literacy. It’s also necessarythat children develop information skills to make sure that they can be a part of a democratic society. To answer these questions nine teachers are interviewed. The way these interviews were structured were in line with whatis written about “semi-structured interviews”. To analyze the results from the interviews performed, Christine Bruce’s “Seven faces of informationliteracy” is applied.

    The results and analysis showed that teachers often view information literacy as the ability to search for information, evaluate it from a critical standpoint and handle digital tools. When it comes to how they explain these differentconcepts it’s often connected to a specific task. The teachers explain whatthey consider the students to know at this point in their life. A few times the teachers view on information literacy differs from Bruce, but for the most time Bruce categories of information literacy are still relevant despite the differences in context and time.

  • 43.
    Edkvist, Alexander
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Norling, Malin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Mellan Hantverk och Outsourcing: Utmaningar vid inköp av litteratur på andra språk än svenska och engelska vid svenska folkbibliotek2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Between craftsmanship and outsourcing - challenges in purchasing literature in languages other than Swedish and English at Swedish public libraries. This paper examines how ten librarians working in Swedish public libraries perceive challenges connected to the acquisition of books in languages other than Swedish and English. It makes an attempt to explain how these challenges affect the librarians’ acquisition process and push it towards either a craftsmanship based process or a process based on a high degree of outsourcing responsibility. The method used was qualitative interviews with librarians that had acquisition of books in languages other than Swedish or English as part of their work responsibilities. A total of eight interviews, two of them group interviews with two participants, were conducted. Five of the interviewed librarians worked in a large city, while five worked in three smaller municipalities. The analysis was inspired by Evans’ & Saponaro’s model of the collection development process and Brian Quinn’s use of George Ritzer’s theory of McDonaldization to examine the state of academic libraries in the U.S.A. Three main challenges are discussed; identifying user needs, absence of language or literature knowledge and poor availability of books. The interviewed librarians acquisition processes could be said to exist on a scale between a high degree of craftsmanship and a high degree of outsourcing. One factor pushing librarians towards an outsourcing of responsibility was absence of language knowledge, which lead to a higher degree of dependency on vendor assessment of literature. Mandatory purchasing agreements and lack of adequate technical and cataloging services inhouse were also factors affecting the acquisition process as they lead to less choice in vendor selection and as a consequence hindered the librarians’ ability to take on responsibility in selecting and acquiring books.

  • 44.
    Ekelin, Annelie
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology.
    Elovaara, Pirjo
    Blekinge institute of technology.
    Mörtberg, Christina
    Oslo University, Norway.
    Exploring Digital Storytelling as a method for participatory design2008In: PDC '08 Proceedings of the Tenth Anniversary Conference on Participatory Design 2008 / [ed] Toni Robertson, Jesper Simonsen, David Hakken, ACM Press, 2008, p. 297-298Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The core of Participatory Design builds on collaborative processes of users, designers and other stakeholders. [2] In order to realize this ambition a range of methods and techniques have been developed and used. Initially it was the ethnographic methods that were regarded as the most valuable ones, especially when investigating the userś everyday practices. [3] During the last years the methods repertoire has been expanded to also include methods inspired by narrative and visualization methods (games, story boards, digital scenarios etc.) [1, 7]

  • 45.
    Ekelund, Anna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Dombos, Sofia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Vad säger lejonet?: Barnbibliotekariers arbete för yngre barn med språkstörning2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this bachelor thesis is to examine how children's librarians work with younger children with language disorders. We want to explore how children's librarians can support and stimulate the language of the children's development and what difficulties they might find. Children with different types of disabilities is a prioritized group according to the Swedish library law but previous studies have shown that children's librarians express an uncertainty in the interactions with children with disabilities. We used qualitative interviews as a data collection method. Five children's librarians who participates in a project called Språklust have been interviewed. In that project the children's librarians work together with speech therapists. Säljö’s sociocultural theory has been used as a theoretical framework. According to Säljö’s concepts, this study shows that cooperation between the children's librarians and other professions helps the children's librarians to reach and work with the children. The children's librarians have an important role when it comes to inspire caregivers to read with their children and to encourage them to talk about the books. One of the difficulties is that the children's librarians are dependent on the speech therapists and it is of importance that the cooperation functions or else there is a risk the children with language disorders will not come to the libraries.

  • 46.
    Erdelez, Sanda
    et al.
    University of Missouri.
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Zagreb.
    Using the Internet in international educational activities: a case study2001In: 3rd CARNet Users Conference - CUC 2001: Conference Proceedings  (CD-ROM), Zagreb: CARNet , 2001Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Integration of Web-based courseware and other specialized applications for communication via Internet provides new technological opportunities for education across international borders. This paper will describe instructional activities and outcomes in organizing an educational project between students in the U.S. and Croatia. In this project students of library and information science from both countries collaborated in five small groups via Internet to complete an assigned research task. The research process required students to use various means of synchronous and asynchronous communication provided within the Web-based courseware Prometheus, such as email, file exchange and chat. The research outcomes were presented in the form of real-time student presentations at three locations in the U.S. and Croatia, using MS NetMeeting. After providing an overview of the project the paper will discuss the organizational and technological challenges involved in organizing an international educational activity on the Internet. In particular, the paper will address issues such as cultural and pedagogical differences, and logistical problems resulting from difference in time zones and difference in technology access. The concluding part of the paper will propose a number of strategic issues for organization of international, educational activities on the Internet involving students and faculty members from Croatia and participants from other countries.

  • 47.
    Eriksson, Kristina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Biblioterapi i praktiken: En undersökning vid Växjö lasarett2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines how a hospital chaplain, a children therapist, the therapy group Children in grief and a hospital teacher use words in their activities with mourning children and adults. The aim of this study was to learn more about bibliotherapy, how words can assist in diminish the distress of being in a very stressful situation such as grief and sickness. Beneficial to the whole community, bibliography can also be used by libraries as a preventive tool to promote mental health. The research questions studied were: What do you think about bibliotherapy and do you consider bibliotherapy as a part of your work in your clinic? How do you use texts in your activities? How do you select suitable literature for your clients? The focus was not upon which literature used. To examine these questions semi-structured interviews were conducted. The interviews took place at Växjö Hospital during March 2017. Through the interviews the answers have been showing the forms of activities used to soothe the suffering for children and adults, and how important the reading is as a complement to their other therapies. None of the interviewees used the term bibliotherapy, but the study shows that they all use bibliotherapy in different forms: creative bibliotherapy, informal bibliotherapy and clinical bibliotherapy.

  • 48.
    Ersson Lundgren, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Jag läser för att hon kräver det...: En studie av föräldrars vanor kring högläsning2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis was to investigate parents´ habit of reading aloud to their children. Based on various studies carried out in the subject reading aloud, which showed a reduction in the parent´s reading aloud? I wanted to examine whether it is really so bad with parents aloud habits that examine the entries shown. I also examined the reading parents´ purpose of reading aloud.

     

     The empiric material was collected through questionnaires comprising 14 questions filled out by 32 parents with children of preschool age. To complete my survey I conducted interviews with three parents.

     

    The analysis of my two studies showed that, in contrast to other studies of reading habits, parents read aloud to their children to a great extent. As for parents reading aloud habits my analysis showed that the average reading time for all parents range from 11 to 20 minutes per session. The analysis also showed that the main purpose of reading aloud was the interaction between child and parent. Most parents felt the main purpose was interaction between child and parent.

     

    Based on Dominkovic, Eriksson & Fellenius model, which I present the theoretical basis, I have tried to deposit and analyze the responses I received through my two surveys. What I have seen is that parents attach importance to dialogue, proximity, common focus and a common time which together favors spoken language development and thus the child's future learning situation.

     

    The main aim of my thesis is to find out how parents reading aloud habits are and I am aware that my two studies in no way can be used to generally assess and make reading aloud habits in general amongst parents. I hope that the paper can inspire teachers, librarians and others who see the amazing power of reading aloud, to talk to parents to not only read aloud but also to get them to reflect on why they read and get them to make reading aloud one of today's most important moments.

     

  • 49. Faletar, Sanjica
    et al.
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Zagreb.
    Sudarević, Ana
    Smjernice za izradu mreznih stranica skolskih knjiznica: usporedba hrvatskih i stranih primjera: Guidelines for school library web sites: a comparison2003Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    School libraries have become information resource centres, which serve to their users as access points to different kinds of knowledge and information. However, information age in which we live is characterized by a great amount of information available in various formats. That is why the school libraries can no longer focus on their traditional tasks, but are expected to customize the services to users' requests and needs which, we cannot fail to notice, have changed immensely in the last few years. A logical step is to take the advantage of the new technologies. Library web site is only one of its most prominent results. In this article we will try to offer Croatian school librarians a set of guidelines for development and design of quality web sites and present the results of our small-scale research into Croatian and foreign school library web sites.

  • 50.
    Faletar Tanackovic, Sanjica
    et al.
    University of Osijek, Croatia.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University.
    The meaning of interoperability and its implications for archival institutions: Challenges and opportunities in Croatia, Finland and Sweden2017In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 1, article id 1653Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. This exploratory study aims to map the premises of developing interoperability of archival holdings and the understanding of how “interoperability” is understood from an operational perspective at archival institutions. The study is based on a comparative survey of the views of archivists from Croatian, Finnish and Swedish archives on the perceived needs, barriers and preferences regarding online access and interoperability of a their metadata and holdings.

    Method. A web survey comprising 35 multiple-choice and open-ended questions focusing on current state and plans regarding online access and interoperability of the holdings and metadata of the institutions was sent out to archives in Croatia, Finland and Sweden in autumn 2015.

    Analysis. Both quantitative and qualitative analyses were carried out on the data, which related to 45 individual archives. Quantitative analysis employed the statistical package SPSS, while the qualitative analysis referred to content analysis of open questions by one of the researchers.

    Results. While the respondents are unanimous in their opinion that interoperability is important for their institutions and useful for their users, the current level of interoperability and the online access to holdings provided by the responding institutions in discrepancy with this opinion. The lack of resources and expertise could be traced back to the shortage of interest at strategic and managerial level.

    Conclusion. The findings suggest that there are several obstacles in the way to providing improved interoperability and online access to archival holdings and metadata. At the same time, there is a lack of conceptual agency that would try to redefine the problem and try to choose appropriate methods, develop meanings and relations between the concept of interoperability and the principles of archival work.

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