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  • 1.
    Dahlström, Mats
    et al.
    University of Borås.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Kjellman, Ulrika
    Uppsala University.
    'As we may digitize': institutions and documents reconfigured2012In: Liber quarterly: the journal of European research libraries, ISSN 1435-5205, E-ISSN 2213-056X, Vol. 21, no 3-4, p. 455-474Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article frames digitization as a knowledge organization practice in libraries and museums. The primarily discriminatory practices of museums are compared with the non-discriminatory practices of libraries when managing their respective cultural heritage collections. Digitization of cultural heritage brings new practices, tools and arenas that reconfigure and reinterpret not only the collections, but the memory institutions themselves as well as the roles they respectively play on a societal level. The development of digitization promises to bridge some gaps between libraries and museums, either by redefining their respective identity, or by forming new ground where the interests of the respective institutions naturally meet or even converge, or by neglecting particular tasks and roles that do not seem to find a natural home in the new territory. Two poles along a digitization strategy scale, mass digitization and critical digitization, are distinguished in the article. As memory institutions are redefined in their development of digitized document collections, e.g., by increasingly emphasizing a common trans-national rather than national cultural heritage, mass digitization and critical digitization represent alternative avenues. Museums, libraries and archives (MLA) endeavour aiming for joint tools and practices in digitizing cultural heritage collections need a thorough understanding of such mechanisms. The article re-contextualizes current digitization discourse: a) historically, by suggesting that digitization brings ancient practices back to life rather than invents entirely new ones from scratch; b) conceptually, by presenting a new label (critical digitization) for a digitization strategy that has hitherto been downplayed in digitization discourse; and c) theoretically, by exploring the relations between the values of different digitization strategies, the reconfiguration of collections as they are digitized, and the redefinition of MLA institutions through those processes. The arguments in the article are drawn from examples of digitization in different library contexts on both a national (Swedish) level and a European level.

  • 2.
    Golub, Koraljka
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    (Big) Data in Library and Information Science: A Brief Overview of Some Important Problem Areas2017In: Journal of universal computer science (Online), ISSN 0948-695X, E-ISSN 0948-6968, Vol. 23, no 11, p. 1098-1108Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Libraries hold a long history of a multidimensional focus on collecting, storing, organizing, preserving and providing access to information resources for various types of users. Data is nothing new to Library and Information Science (LIS) and Big Data presents a quantitative expansion of an already well-known object of study. Scholarly communication, data sharing and data curation are three areas related to data in LIS and are discussed in this paper in the light of current developments as well as from the perspective of attaining the research area relevance in the discipline over time. Big Data, new technologies and networked research environments will continue to increase both in numbers and size. LIS is rapidly developing tools to meet the opportunities arising - through educational initiatives and the development of new research areas such as data curation and altmetrics. Since social and political demands for open data grow, these issues are pressing.

  • 3.
    Golub, Koraljka
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Big data in Library and Information Science: from scientific communication and metadata to cultural sciences2015In: Big data: från hype till handling, Linnaeus University, 4 December 2015, 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Golub, Koraljka
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Welcome and introduction: To workshop and participants2016In: 16th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop at the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2016 (DC-2016), 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Golub, Koraljka
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Löwe, Welf
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Computer Science.
    Milrad, Marcelo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Media Technology.
    LNU as a Unique iSchool2016Other (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Golub, Koraljka
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hansson, JoacimLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.Seldén, LarsLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology: Special Issue : iSchools Around the World2016Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Golub, Koraljka
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Seldén, Lars
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Cult of the "I": Organizational symbolism and curricula in three Scandinavian iSchools with comparisons to three American2017In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 73, no 1, p. 48-74Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The purpose of the paper is to analyse three Scandinavian iSchools in Denmark, Norway and Sweden with regard to their intentions of becoming iSchools and curriculum content in relation to these intentions. By doing so, a picture will be given of the international expansion of the iSchool concept in terms of organisational symbolism and practical educational content. In order to underline the approaches of the Scandinavian schools, comparisons are made to three American iSchools.

    Design/methodology/approach

    The study is framed through theory on organisational symbolism and the intentions of the iSchool movement as formulated in its vision statements. Empirically, the study consists of two parts: close readings of three documents outlining the considerations of three Scandinavian LIS schools before applying for the iSchool status, and statistical analysis of 427 syllabi from master level courses at three Scandinavian and three American iSchools.

    Findings

    All three Scandinavian schools, analysed, have recently become iSchools, and though some differences are visible, it is hard to distinguish anything in their syllabi as carriers of what can be described as an iSchool identity. In considering iSchool identity, it instead benefits on a symbolic level that are most prominent, such as branding, social visibility and the possible attraction of new student groups. The traditionally strong relation to national library sectors are emphasised as important to maintain, specifically in Norway and Sweden.

    Research limitations/implications

    The study is done on iSchools in Denmark, Norway and Sweden with empirical comparison to three American schools. These comparisons face the challenge of meeting the educational system and programme structure of each individual country. Despite this, findings prove possible to use as ground for conclusions, although empirical generalisations concerning, for instance, other countries must be made with caution.

    Practical implications

    This study highlights the practical challenges met in international expansion of the iSchool movement, both on a practical and symbolic level. Both the iSchool Caucus and individual schools considering becoming iSchools may use these findings as a point of reference in development and decision making.

    Originality/value

    This is an original piece of research from which the results may contribute to the international development of the iSchool movement, and extend the theoretical understanding of the iSchool movement as an educational and organisational construct.

  • 8.
    Golub, Koraljka
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Soergel, Dagobert
    University of Buffalo, USA.
    Tudhope, Douglas
    University of South Wales, UK.
    Managing classification in libraries: a methodological outline for evaluating automatic subject indexing and classification in Swedish library catalogues2015In: Classification & authority control: expanding resource discovery - proceedings of the International UDC Seminar 2015, 29-30 october, Lisbon, Portugal / [ed] Aida Slavic, Maria Inês Cordeiro, Würtzburg: Ergon-Verlag, 2015, p. 163-174Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    A point of view (considering e-books)2011In: Scandinavian Public Library Quarterly, ISSN 0036-5602, E-ISSN 1604-4843, Vol. 44, no 4, p. 14-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 10.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    A point of view (reading and literature)2011In: Scandinavian Public Library Quarterly, ISSN 0036-5602, E-ISSN 1604-4843, Vol. 44, no 3, p. 14-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 11.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    A point of view (the users - who are they?)2011In: Scandinavian Public Library Quarterly, ISSN 0036-5602, E-ISSN 1604-4843, Vol. 44, no 2, p. 14-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 12.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Att bilda en bibliotekarie: essäer2014 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Hur bildas en bibliotekarie? Vad är poängen med att studera dokument i ett informationssamhälle? Är det självklart att vi ska digitalisera kulturarvet? Hur påverkar bibliometrin universiteten och forskningsbiblioteken? Vad skulle hända om någon faktiskt blev informationskompetent? Besökte Tutankhamon någonsin Malmö? Frågor som dessa söker sina svar i de sex fristående essäer som finns samlade i den här boken. Personligt, roande och oroande skriver Joacim Hansson om bibliotekarieutbildningens historia, biblioteks- och informationsvetenskapens teoriutveckling, kulturarvsdigitalisering, bibliometri och informationskompetens - allt mot en fond av vår egen samtids politiska och informationsteknologiska utveckling. Joacim Hansson är professor i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Linnéuniversitetet i Växjö.

  • 13.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Att göra rätt och vilja väl: om lagstadgade värdegrunder och bibliotekariers professionsetik2018In: Bibliotekarier i teori och praktik: utbildningsperspektiv på en unik profession / [ed] Joacim Hansson, Per Wisselgren, Lund: BTJ Förlag , 2018, p. 291-309Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 14.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Att vara där folket är: Om folkbibliotekens relation till folkbildningen och en problematisk samtid.2010In: Där människor och tankar möts:: bibliotek som folkbildning / [ed] Ingrid Atlestam och Ulla Forsén, Lund: BTJ Förlag , 2010, 1, p. 11-28Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 15.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Högskolan i Borås.
    Bibliotek och gamla böcker: Om folkbibliotekens förhållande till sitt äldre bokmaterial1996In: Kulturpolitisk tidskrift, no 3-4, p. 24-33Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 16.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Biblioteken och de nationella minoriteterna.2011Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 17.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Högskolan i Borås.
    Biblioteken som problemområde i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap.2001In: Tidskrift för dokumentation, ISSN 0040-6872, Vol. 56, no 3, p. 81-88Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 18.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Bibliotekets idé.: Föreläsning i anslutning till installation som professor i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Linnéuniversitetet, den 27 maj 2010.2011In: Humanetten, ISSN 1403-2279, no 26, p. 3-11Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Catching the Ch'i: Tai Chi Chuan as embodied documentation2017In: Annual Meeting of the Document Academy (DOCAM): 29-30 september 2017, Indiana University, Bloomington, IA, USA, 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Tai Chi is a form of moving deep meditation practice of Chinese origin. Rooted in Daoism, its earliest history is obscure, with evidence suggesting that it has been practiced in a growing variety of forms since at least the 13th century CE. Today, Tai Chi is gaining popularity all over the world as a form of relaxation practice. When presented popularily it is often attached to, on the one hand, a romanticized eastern discourse on bodily energy flows to be released for increased happiness, and on the other hand, more clinically oriented medical claims that it may cure everything from ordinary backpains to Parkinson’s disease. Tai Chi is, however, also subjected to a more narrow and original discourse, namely that of not only ”releasing” inner energies, but more specifically representing a special kind of energy, the Ch’i. Elusive as it is, Ch’i is the basic energetic principle that lies behind the construct of Yin and Yang, the creative/receiving principles of all life defined in the I Ching. This representational feature which sets Tai Chi (which translates as the ”supreme ultimate”) apart from all other Chinese medical practice begs the question of whether it is possible to study the Tai Chi form as a document in itself, not only representing, but also presenting the basic principles of life.

    This presentation addresses Tai Chi practice as performative documentation and the purpose is to try it against some of the basic concepts which have emerged in document studies and information studies over the last couple of decades. The aim is to see how far the concept of a document can be stretched when there is an absence of materiality, both in that what is being represented by the document and in the document itself.

    The presentation defines an ”initial document” (the Tai Chi form itself), supplemented by ”derived documentation” as defined by documentation pioneer Suzanne Briet. Derived documentation in Tai Chi is shown as an overview of rhetorical constructs focusing philosophical, medical, pedagogical and martial arts related content. Three basic categories of functionality are identified in the derived documentation; ontological, performative, and legitimizing.

    The Tai Chi form as initial document, with support of derived documentation and its functional categories, is treated as a complex of documentation, addressed in relation to current discussions in document studies concerning (1) document representativity as originally laid out by Suzanne Briet in her 1951 treatise ”What is Documentation?”, and (2) complementarity as introduced in document studies by Niels W. Lund in 2004. Conclusions suggests that chosen conceptual constructs may be used in addressing and defining documentary properties and processes beyond our traditional understanding of documents and documentation processes, and that in such a development, Tai Chi may be formulated as a kind of embodied documentation.

  • 20.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Chantal Mouffe's Theory of Agonistic Pluralism and Its Relevance for Library and Information Science Research.2010In: Critical Theory for Library and Information Science.: Exploring the Social from Across the Disciplines / [ed] Gloria J. Leckie, Lisa M. Given and John E. Buschman, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2010, 1, p. 249-257Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 21. Hansson, Joacim
    Den svenska hållningen till Dewey-systemet vid tiden för utarbetandet av "Klassifikationssystem för svenska bibliotek".1995In: Biblioteken, kulturen och den sociala intelligensen: Aktuell forskning inom biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap. / [ed] Lars Höglund, Göteborg: FRN / Valfrid , 1995, p. 340-355Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22. Hansson, Joacim
    Det lokala folkbiblioteket: Förändringar under hundra år2005Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 23.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Documentality and legitimacy in future libraries: an analytical framework for initiated speculation2015In: New Library World, ISSN 0307-4803, E-ISSN 1758-6909, Vol. 116, no 1/2, p. 4-14Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this article is to contribute to a discussion about the future of librarianship.

    Design/methodology/approach – An analytical framework is used to discuss the future of libraries. The framework is based on current trends in contemporary librarianship and is used as a way of structuring predictions about the future of librarianship. Special attention is given to public libraries and academic libraries.

    Findings – Libraries are seen moving from a traditional situation with a high degree of constitutive documentality and internal legitimacy with collections in focus to one with a high degree of performative documentality and external legitimacy, with adjustment to user needs as the prime goal. This development is related to the emergence of New Public Management and can be seen both in public and academic libraries. It is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

    Originality/value – The analytical framework and concepts used are originally developed for this text and prove to be valuable tools in fulfilling the purpose of the article. It represents a new and original way of discussing the future of libraries.

  • 24.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Documentality as inscribed acts: ontology, technology and practice of professional codes of ethics in librarianship2013In: Presented at the 10th Annual meeting of the Document Academy, Tromsø, Norway, June 19th-22nd, 2013: DOCAM'13, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Etiska koders betydelse för bibliotekariers professionella identitet ur ett dokumentteoretiskt perspektiv2016In: Mötesplats Profession - Forskning, Borås, 27-28 oktober 2016, 2016, p. 1-19Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 26. Hansson, Joacim
    Folkbibliotekens ideologiska förändring speglad i två statliga utredningar: en komparativ stuidie av 1911 års folkbiblioteksutredning och 1995 års kulturutredning1997In: Svensk biblioteksforskning, ISSN 0284-4354, E-ISSN 1653-5235, no 1-2, p. 71-84Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Folkets bibliotek?: texter i urval 1994-2012.2012Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 28. Hansson, Joacim
    Framväxten av "Klassifikationssystem för svenska bibliotek" mot bakgrund av folkbibliotekens tidiga utveckling och äldre svenska klassifikationspraxis.1995In: Svensk biblioteksforskning, ISSN 0284-4354, E-ISSN 1653-5235, no 2, p. 14-36Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Högskolan i Borås.
    Förord till den svenska översättningen av Gabriel Naudé:s 'Advis pour dresser une bibliothèque' - Råd för upprättandet av ett bibliotek.  2006In: Svensk biblioteksforskning, ISSN 0284-4354, E-ISSN 1653-5235, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 1-4Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 30. Hansson, Joacim
    Hermeneutics as a bridge between the modern and the postmodern i Library and Informatioon science2005In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 61, no 1, p. 102-113Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 31. Hansson, Joacim
    In my mind's eye: In search of the mimetic relationship between the evolvement of a library classification and its social discourses1996In: Information Science - Interaction in perspective: Proceedings / [ed] Peter Ingwersen & Niels-Ole Pors, Copenhagen: Royal School of Librarianship , 1996, p. 99-115Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Integrerade bibliotek - mer än bara samarbete?2008In: DF-revy, ISSN 0106-0503, Vol. 31, no 3, p. 14-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 33. Hansson, Joacim
    Just collaboration or really something else?: on joint use libraries and normative institutional change with two examples from Sweden2006In: Library Trends, ISSN 0024-2594, E-ISSN 1559-0682, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 549-568Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 34.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Klassifikation, bibliotek och samhälle: En kritisk hermeneutisk studie av "Klassifikationssystem för svenska bibliotek".1999Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 35. Hansson, Joacim
    Knowledge organisation from an institutional point of view: implications for theoretical and practical development2006In: Progressive Librarian, ISSN 1052-5726, no 27, p. 31-43Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Kära folkbibliotek, vart tog du vägen?2009In: Ordfronts litterära magasin, ISSN 0284-981X, no December, p. 10-11Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 37.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Libraries and identity: The role of institutional self-image and identity in the emergence of new types of libraries2010 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 38.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Library and Information Science -  tradition and modernity: a critical reflection2011In: Proceedings from Communication and Information Sciences in Network Society, Vilnius, Lithuania,  16-17 june 2011, Vilnius: Faculty of communication, Vilnius University , 2011, p. 9-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 39. Hansson, Joacim
    Modul cum reflecta clasificarea bibliografica societatea: cazul sistemului suedez SAB2006In: Studii de Biblioteconomie si Stiinta Informarii, ISSN 1453-5386, no 10, p. 144-152Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 40. Hansson, Joacim
    New document environments and institutional identity: Joint use libraries at the crossroads between the physical and the digital library.2007In: Joint Use Libraries: An international conference / [ed] Bundy, Alan, Adelaide: AUSLIB Press , 2007, p. 79-83Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 41.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper.
    Om folkbibliotekens ideologiska identitet: en diskursstudie1998Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    On the pre-history of library ethics: documents and legitimacy2016In: Information cultures in the digital age: a Festschrift in honour of Raphael Capurro / [ed] Matthew Kelly, Jared Bielby, Wiesbaden: Springer, 2016, 1, p. 307-319Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter pursues an argument that librarianship has a long tradition of consistent ethical statements regarding the profession that, in more or less formal ways, have been prescriptive in character. The main focus is the relation between these statements and the kinds of documents in which they are formulated. It is argued that at various times in the history of librarianship certain types of documents have rendered ethical aspects of the library profession legitimacy and thus have taken on a prescriptive role. Empirically, three such documents are analysed; an ethical code from the early 20th century, a 17th century handbook in librarianship and a Papal Bulla from the late 15th century. As the main focus of the article lies on the long period before the emergence of formal ethical codes, emphasis lies on the two latter documents. Alhough different in character and scope these documents construct a continuous ethical foundation for librarianship in at least three aspects: (1) definitions of professional identity, (2) statements of core values, and (3) reiterations of multiple obligations. Seen in relation to historical periods and types of libraries—Bibliotheca Apostolica in Rome, a baroque library in Paris, and American public libraries—these documents create legitimacy for the profession through their respective contemporary relevance. This, in turn, raises the question of which kinds of documents are to formulate legitimate ethical guidlines for librarianship in a future where relative authority and legitimacy of different types of documents are becoming increasingly dificult to discern.

  • 43.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Professional value and ethical self-regulation in the development of modern librarianship: The documentality of library ethics2017In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 73, no 6, p. 1261-1280Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to make a contribution to the theoretical understanding of documents and documentary agency in society through examples from a defined institutional and professional setting; and second, to create an understanding for the role of ethical codes in the process of defining and developing modern librarianship.

    Design/methodology/approach

    This study analyses the role of documentation carrying content of professional ethics in the formulation of modern librarianship. This is done through a series of example documents of various kinds, such as founding charters, peer handbooks and ethical codes systematically analysed through the use of document theory and theory on institutional change.

    Findings

    The findings of this study suggest that documents pronouncing ethical self-regulation within librarianship play a primarily legitimising role in situations where new types of libraries emerge or when libraries adapt to social change. The study proposes legitimacy as a key aspect of documentality, thus supplementing the established understanding of the concept.

    Originality/value

    This study is the first to analyse the role of ethical codes in libraries using document theory. It brings new knowledge to the role of ethical self-regulation in librarianship over time and in different institutional contexts. In suggesting a developed definition of documentality, it contributes to the theoretical understanding of the role of documents and documentation in institutions and in society at large.

  • 44.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Högskolan i Borås.
    Professionalism, folkbildning och de socialt underpriviligierade.2003In: Biblioteksbladet, ISSN 1651-5447, Vol. 88, no 2, p. 12-14Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 45. Hansson, Joacim
    Professionalism och folkbildande identitet i dagens folkbibliotek.2002In: Årsbok om folkbildning. 2002: Forskning & utveckling, Stockholm: Föreningen för folkbildningsforskning , 2002, p. 89-96Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Public libraries and the national minorities of Sweden – results of a national survey2011In: New Library World, ISSN 0307-4803, E-ISSN 1758-6909, Vol. 112, no 9/10, p. 406-415Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Representativity and Complementarity in Tai Chi as Embodied Documentation2017In: Proceedings from the Document Academy, ISSN 2473-215X, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 1-24, article id 11Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to investigate what happens if we leave the criteria of materiality and permanence behind in the study of documents. How far can we stretch the definition of a document or define a documentation process in a situation where neither the originary fact, or object, nor that by which this is represented is material or permanent? Empirically, the paper is constructed as a case study of the traditional Chinese practice of Tai Chi and presents a formulation of the Tai Chi form as an immaterial document and Tai Chi pratice as a doumentation process. The article is structured as follows: (1) Tai Chi is characterised as both philosophy and practice and, (2) Tai Chi is discussed in relation to three conceptual ideas in Document Studies and Library and Information Science; (a) document representativity, (b) complementarity and (c) embodied information practice. Conclusions from the chosen perspectives suggest ”embodied documentation” as a conceptual tool with which to understand immaterial documents, something which may lead to a widened general understanding of documents and documentation processes.

  • 48.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Högskolan i Borås.
    SAB-systemet 75 år - några ord om dess tillkomsthistoria.1996In: Biblioteksbladet, no 10, p. 279-280Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 49.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    The documentality of ethical self-regulation in the formation of modern librarianship2016In: Presented at DOCAM16 : Annual Meeting of the Document Academy, University of North Texas, Denton TX, USA, 30 september - 1 october 2016, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 50.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    The documentality of ethics: Codes of library ethics as support of professional practice2016In: Proceedings from the Document Academy, ISSN 2473-215X, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 1-14, article id 8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study analyzes codes of ethics, seen as documents, and their role in supporting the professional practice of librarianship. Theoretically it is placed within the scholarly discussion on the role and function of documents in various practices. Specific interest is directed towards the concept of ”performative documentality”. Empirically, the analysis is concentrated on one example, the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association (ALA). Both the immediate pre-history of this code, and its subsequent editions are described and analyzed in relation to the given theoretical position. Results show that the development ALA code of ethics corresponds to the ideas of professional practice in librarianship over time, from a clearly prescriptive function to a more open, legitimizing role. In theoretical terms ethical codes of librarianship can be said to illustrate the concept of performative doscumentality not only in relation to practices of librarianship, but also to libraries as such, seen as social institutions developing in correspondence to changes in social structures and attitudes, as well as organizational forms and technology.

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