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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.
    Ahlryd, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences. University of Borås, Sweden.
    Integrering och identitetsskapande under BoI-utbildning: erfarenheter av verksamhetsförlagd utbildning i ett kandidatprogram2018In: Bibliotekarier i teori och praktik: utbildningsperspektiv på en unik profession / [ed] Joacim Hansson, Per Wisselgren, Lund: BTJ Förlag , 2018, p. 61-80Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Ahlström, Ida
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Rudholm, Lynn
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    APC-kostnader 2018: Årlig uppföljning av kostnader för open access-publicering vid Linnéuniversitetet2019Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

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

  • 5.
    Ahlström, Ida
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Rudholm, Lynn
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Open access till artiklar 2018: Årlig uppföljning av öppen tillgång till artiklar registrerade i DiVA2019Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

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

  • 6.
    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.

  • 7.
    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.

  • 8.
    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)
  • 9. 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.

  • 10.
    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.

  • 11.
    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. 

  • 12.
    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.

  • 13.
    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.

  • 14.
    Baconcini, Lisa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Den bildande bokcirkeln?: En studie om bibliotekariers och deltagares upplevelser av litterär bildning i cirkeln2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The essay examines the expression ”bildung” (”bildning” in Swedish) in relation to book circles. The essay argues that the definition of bildung is not constant. The essay puts the expression in different historical contexts. With empirical evidence, the meaning of the expression can be investigated. A survey has been conducted in the form of four qualitative interviews. The public libraries' goal of promoting interest in bildung can be examined by analyzing the reasoning of the informants. The purpose of the essay is to examine the circle participants' perception of literary bildung and the librarians' goals for literary bildung. The purpose is also to compare the librarians' goals with the circle participants' perception of bildung. A model extracted from Judith Langer's theories is used as the analytical method. The results show that literary bildung is something the participants experienced in that the circle helped them understand others and make things more human. It is also argued that the circle provides tools for them to define and redefine themselves and others. They have not experienced to the same extent that the circle helps them find themselves or that it challenges them intellectually.

  • 15. 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)
  • 16. 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.

  • 17. Badurina, Boris
    et al.
    Dragija Ivanović, Martina
    Golub, Koraljka
    Pehar, Franjo
    Digitalizacija i nove knjižnične usluge: radionica2002Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 18. 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.

  • 19. 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.

  • 20. 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).

  • 21.
    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.

  • 22. 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.

  • 23.
    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.

  • 24.
    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.

  • 25. 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.

  • 26.
    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.

  • 27.
    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.

  • 28.
    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.   

  • 29.
    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?

  • 30.
    Bjälevik, Gustav
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Albertz, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Skolbibliotekarier och lärare: Ett professionsöverskridande samarbete2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    According to the Swedish School Inspectorate school libraries in Sweden are not utilized to their full potential. They conclude that this has a lot to do with a lack of communication and collaboration. We have, with this as a working premise, analyzed the collaboration between school librarians and teachers with a basis in the Teacher Librarian Collaboration-models. The TLC-models illustrates the collaboration between school librarians and teachers by using four categories for collaboration. The results are based on four interviews with school librarians on the topic of collaboration with teachers from the librarians’ point of view. Three things to note according to the informants are their dependence on a library plan, the need for a more involved management that has a deeper understanding for what they want from the school library, and that overall, they express a satisfaction with the collaborations they do have with teachers although two of the respondents wish these were conducted with all of the teachers in their workplace and not just a select few. The models have been applied to the result to elucidate the level of cooperation and we can conclude that although the collaboration patterns are far from terrible there is room for improvement. For further research we suggest deeper investigations on the role of the library plan and its impact on the collaboration. We also suggest further research on the role of the teachers and principals should be done in disciplines outside Library and Information science. At last we see an advantage in this kind of study, but in a grand scale to gather a broad array of ideas and perspectives.

  • 31.
    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.

  • 32. Borgman, Christine L.
    Od Gutenbergova izuma do globalnoga informacijskog povezivanja: pristup informaciji u umreženom svijetu2002 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 33.
    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.

  • 34. Buckland, Michael Keeble
    Preoblikovanje knjižničnih službi i usluga: program2000 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 35.
    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).

  • 36.
    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.

  • 37.
    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. 

  • 38.
    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.

  • 39.
    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.

  • 40.
    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.

  • 41.
    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.

  • 42.
    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.

  • 43. 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)
  • 44.
    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.

  • 45.
    Dahlström, Mats
    et al.
    University of Borås, Sweden.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Documentary Provenance and Digitized Collections2019In: The Document Academy (DOCAM) Annual meeting 2019 of Documents and Data: Ingémédia Department, University of Toulon, France, June 12–14, 2019, 2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For decades, memory institutions such as libraries and archives have been engaged in digitizing cultural heritage materials in their holdings (also in the form of large private-public partnerships such as Google Books). The collections usually take on the form of image reproductions (scans, digital photographs), text transcriptions (OCR’d or manually keyed) and varying degrees and types of metadata (usually legal and rudimentary bibliographic metadata). Although there are signs that public funding for large-scale digitization is decreasing in the US and many European countries, significant resources are still being invested in digitization. A whole range of humanities research depends on having these digitized collections available. Further, in humanities research such as digital scholarly editing, digital reproductions produced by memory institutions are not only referred to but incorporated as building blocks in the editions themselves. In such cases, they are not only used as mere illustrations accompanying a scholarly text transcription, but can also serve as research tools and as instruments for accountability and accessibility. Nevertheless, the critical inquiry of scholarly editors is directed towards text transcriptions, whereas digital images are often uncritically taken at face value, as objective representations of the source documents. There seems to be room for an increased critical understanding of such images as interpretations based on scholarly informed deliberation, or a ’document criticism’ for digital image reproductions in the manner of how textual criticism has been established since centuries to establish the history, relation and provenance of texts and their versions. Partly, this face value approach is fostered by mass digitization, with projects such as Google Books as a paradigm, where there is little room for scholarly considerations during the image capture. As a result, image capture is portrayed as a fairly trivial and straightforward task that can be more or less automated. But there are in fact many types and levels of library digitization, suggesting a map of variety with mass digitization in one corner and what has been termed critical or slow  digitization in the other. The choices made in terms of preferred processes have been shown to matter to the way memory institutions such as museums, archives and libraries are conceived of (Dahlström, Hansson and Kjellman 2012).

    A relatively small amount of research has explored the accuracy, usability and reusability of these digital representations to humanities scholars, the kind of research questions they open up for, and what degree of authenticity and trust we are able to ascribe to them. This paper explores the needs and potentials of such keys, instruments with which users can “investigate the road that documents have travelled”, to use the phrase from the CFP for this conference. What pieces of information (if any) do the digitizing institutions provide for users to ascertain the link between the digital representation on screen and the physical source document it purports to represent? The paper will:

    • address some of the critical considerations libraries and archives face when digitizing their holdings of text-based materials, with significant bearing on the value and (re)usability of the digital reproductions when placed within a scholarly context
    • discuss if and how scholarly inquiry is hindered by the way digitized collections are selected, formatted, made available and presented
    • discuss crucial concepts to understand the relation between digital image reproductions and represented sources, and
    • propose research avenues for exploring these concepts and questions in depth.

    Key concepts discussed in the paper are:

    • mass/speedy digitization versus critical/slow digitization and their un/critical management of digital reproductions
    • relation between source and reproduction:
      • linearity
      • historical provenance (to a single object, to several objects, or to a series of historical anchor points) and the variety of potential trajectories
    • authenticity, faithfulness and exhaustiveness of digital reproductions vis-à-vis sources
    • transparency and keys:
      • metadata and paradata (paradata concerns the processes of collecting, digitizing and curating the materials)

    The digital image reproduction invokes the virtual presence of the source, so the bond between reproduction and source is not only graphical and material but is also defined by a retrospective relationship between two points in history, the then and the now. A heightened awareness of this on the basis of a dedicated image criticism could serve as an incentive for digitizing institutions to increase the transparency of the production history of such images and to subject their degree of authenticity and (un)certainty to better scrutiny. Exhaustive paradata and metadata for the images, for instance, might be of paramount importance, providing information about states, production history, and digital provenance. What is missing for many current reproductions in digitized collections is the historical-bibliographical link between, on the one hand, what we see on the screen and, on the other, a particular identified artefact in a physical collection. In other words, which document was actually used when producing a given digital reproduction?

  • 46.
    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.

  • 47.
    Davidsson, Clara
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Goude, Ellinore
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Folkbibliotekens utveckling: En analys av tio biblioteksplaner2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to investigate what ideas there are about the future role of the public libraries in society, what challenges the public libraries may face and how the public libraries will continue to be a place to meet. The future of the public libraries has been, and still is, a discussed topic and many believe that public libraries have an obvious place in society. The thesis focuses on library plans from the ten largest municipalities in Sweden. The theory used to analyze the source material in the study is The Four Space Model made by Henrik Jochumsen, Casper Hvenegaard Rasmussen and Dorte Skot‐Hansen. This model consists of four “spaces”, learning, meeting, inspiration and performative space that represents different aspects of how to manage a library, these spaces were more or less represented in the library plans. The results of the thesis showed that the library is a popular meeting place and that the public library has an important role, as an institution, to play in the society. Results also showed that cooperation between the libraries in the same municipality, but also cooperation with public libraries in other municipalities is important for the future.  

  • 48.
    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.

  • 49.
    Dimou, Anastasia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Knowledge management practices in academic libraries: The case of NTUA Central Library2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The last years, libraries and information centers, as well as other organizations are attempting to survive in a knowledge-driven society. Moreover, they are called upon to redefine their structure and management processes in order to increase their competitive advantage through their learning capability and their knowledge assets. Knowledge has become their core element that contributes to the development and improvement of their services through knowledge management (KM) initiatives, connected with knowledge assets creation, sharing, and exploitation.

    This study is a qualitative research that has been conducted in NTUA Central Library with main research object the Department of Information and Users’ Services. The study examines the knowledge management (KM) perception in the Department and by extension, the library. It aims to identify the adopted KM practices, investigate the KM process through knowledge creation and sharing, collaboration and communication among employees and external collaborators and finally, to propose new methods and techniques through a KM strategy, for improving the Department and library’s internal operation and services provision. The study’s goal is to present the current situation of one of the biggest Greek academic libraries regarding KM initiatives and to draw attention on the academic libraries’ changing role in the new digital era and the opportunities that KM provides them to participate in the knowledge-based economy and the knowledge-based society.

    The importance of this study lies on the fact that few researches have been conducted in Greek academic libraries and the results have presented that they demonstrate little attempt to adopt KM practices and rather, to establish a clear KM strategy. In this context, the study is trying to clarify the importance of focusing on people as libraries’ knowledge resource connected with their knowledge and experience, which defined as “intellectual assets” that need to be recorded, classified, updated and definitely shared, in order to become searchable and accessible.

    It is a case study, conducted through an interpretive approach, following a holistic ethnography tradition. The research methods used for the data collection were the methods of participant observation and semi-structured interviews. The data collected have been analyzed through the six (6) phases of the thematic analysis, while methods data validation have been used to ensure their reliability.

    In conclusion, the study presents results connected with the Department’s knowledge specification (tacit and explicit), the process of knowledge sharing by mentioning the people involving, the methods and tools. Furthermore, the weaknesses the Department faces are presented regarding employees’ involvement – mostly connected with communication and collaboration – and the systems and resources management. Finally, the anticipated future challenges are presented and analyzed, as defined by the library’s role, the employees’ role and the KM role.

  • 50. Doucet, Antoine
    et al.
    Isaac, AntoineGolub, KoraljkaLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.Aalberg, TrondJatowt, Adam
    23rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2019, Oslo, Norway, September 9–12, 2019: Proceedings2019Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
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