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  • 51.
    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 Collections: Concepts and Problems2019In: Proceedings from the Document Academy, ISSN 2473-215X, Vol. 6, no 1, article id 8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Provenance research in digitized memory institution collections is mainly devoted to documenting and mapping the trajectories of the physical source documents across time, place and contexts, primarily by developing metadata standards and data models. The provenance of the digital reproduction and its relation to one or several physical source documents is however not being subjected to much inquiry. A possible explanation for this is the face-value approach with which we tend to regard digital reproductions. Looking more closely at such reproductions and their complex digitization process suggests a far from straightforward and linear provenance relation, and begs the question of what it is we actually see on the screen and what source document the digital reproduction purports to reproduce. To ascertain this provenance bond and hence the value, authenticity and usability of the digital reproduction, users need to be provided with keys such as a thorough account of the digitization process, access to various states of the digital images, exhaustive metadata for the reproduction, and not least paradata documenting the digitization process, including conversion, editing, curation, and decisions made during the process.

  • 52.
    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.

  • 53.
    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.  

  • 54.
    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.

  • 55.
    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.

  • 56.
    Doucet, Antoine
    et al.
    University of La Rochelle, France.
    Isaac, AntoineVU University Amsterdam, Netherlands.Golub, KoraljkaLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.Aalberg, TrondOsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.Jatowt, AdamKyoto University, Japan.
    Digital Libraries for Open Knowledge: 23rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2019, Oslo, Norway, September 9–12, 2019, Proceedings2019Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book constitutes the proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2019, held in Olslo, Norway, in September 2019. The 16 revised full papers,12 short papers and 18 poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 75 submissions. The general theme of TPDL 2019 was Connecting with Communities and so the papers attempt to facilitate establishing connections and convergences between diverse research communities such as Digital Humanities, Information Sciences and others that could benefit from ecosystems offered by digital libraries and repositories. To become especially useful to the diverse research and practitioner communities digital libraries need to consider special needs and requirements for effective data utilization, management and exploitation.

  • 57.
    Durakovic, Medina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Averin, Moa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Vad är informationskompetens?: Lärares syn på informationskompetens i grundskolan2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

    • What do teachers consider information literacy to be?

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

    • How do teachers view children’s information literacy?

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

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

  • 58.
    Duraku, Xufee
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Väl bemötta: En intervjustudie av doktoranders perspektiv i biblioteket2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to found out about what is a good treatment in the university library and what librarians can do to make the user happy. The study focused on the meeting between the doctoral student’s and the library staff, about how the doctoral student’s wanted to be treated. The study was carried out thorough a series of four qualitative interviews with doctoral student’s. The result I analyzed from the qualitative interviewers with theories. The result of this study showed that often appreciated by the user of librarians are friendly, smiles, have eye contact during the meeting and show that they are really interested in helping the user and have patience. As a result, I worked out my own model on the parts that some of them I thought were important regarding a correct user response. Then in the analysis I explain the parts in more detail.

  • 59.
    Edkvist, Alexander
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Norling, Malin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Mellan Hantverk och Outsourcing: Utmaningar vid inköp av litteratur på andra språk än svenska och engelska vid svenska folkbibliotek2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 60.
    Ekelin, Annelie
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology.
    Elovaara, Pirjo
    Blekinge institute of technology.
    Mörtberg, Christina
    Oslo University, Norway.
    Exploring Digital Storytelling as a method for participatory design2008In: PDC '08 Proceedings of the Tenth Anniversary Conference on Participatory Design 2008 / [ed] Toni Robertson, Jesper Simonsen, David Hakken, ACM Press, 2008, p. 297-298Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 61.
    Ekelund, Anna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Dombos, Sofia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Vad säger lejonet?: Barnbibliotekariers arbete för yngre barn med språkstörning2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 62.
    Eliasson, Kanja
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Shared Reading som läsfrämjande metod2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to investigate how Shared Reading facilitators consider the method to function as a reader development strategy. What purpose does Shared Reading serve for the participants according to the facilitators? Does Shared Reading affect the participants’ interest in literature? What social functions does Shared Reading serve for the participants? How does the facilitator regard his/her own role in reader development? To answer these questions six facilitators have been interviewed, four of them with leading roles in projects with a purpose of spreading Shared Reading as a reader development strategy in Sweden. The results are analyzed using Louise M. Rosenblatt’s reception theory. The results show that Shared Reading influences the participants’ reading habits, that Shared Reading can have an important social function for individuals living in social exclusion and that there is an interest in working with the method from several organizations in Sweden.

  • 63.
    Elofsson, Anders
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Att läsa är som att fara till månen: Hur skolbibliotekarier och lärare samverkar för att möta elever med lässvårigheter2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose with this essay is to enlighten the comprehension of the school librarian’s perspective of his/ her function, mainly when it deals with assisting work with pupils who have reading disabilities and in which ways the school librarian should encourage the pupils. The thesis is based on two research questions. How does the school librarian define what a school library is and its obligations? How does the collaboration between the school-librarian and the teacher operate? In order to acquire answers for these questions I conducted a semi-structured interview with schoollibrarians working at public primary schools. As an empirical point of departure, I applied a theoretical reading-circle model by Aidan Chambers combinated with Kerstin Rydsjös och Anna-Carin Elfs three different ways of observing reading: Chambers’ model is based on six different phases and these are: To pick, to read, time, place, reaction and response and adult support. The result of my study brings about a great many different views linked to the school librarian's role, the most dominant part is about the school librarian’s most important task, and that is to guide pupils when it comes to picking out the most adequate books so they can start developing better skills in the reading stage.

  • 64.
    Emilsson, Rutilene
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Renfors, Ellinor
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Folkbibliotek och integration: Hur personliga relationer mellan användare och bibliotekspersonal bidrar till integration2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There are more and more expectations of research that it will be able to "solve" society's problems. Library and Information Science (LIS) is also expected to contribute. One of the current topics that has been important in LIS research in recent years is integration.

    For this reason, the aim of this thesis in Library and Information Science is to examine the role of library staff in strengthening the integration process for the target group of adult immigrants. The emphasis is on how relationships are created at interactions in public libraries and how libraries are used as an arena for integration. The theoretical framework is based in the integration model by Ager and Strang, their ten core domains of integration process, and Social Capital’s theory. The method used is qualitative interviews with 7 library staff members in seven public libraries in small to medium-sized cities in Sweden. The interviews were recorded, except one which was conducted via e-mail, and the content was analyzed using a thematic content analysis through the theoretical framework.

    The result of this study show the kind of interactions that occur which can affect society and the individual’s level of social inclusion. The result support the assertion that public libraries have an important role to play in strengthening the integration of immigrant groups into society. The thesis show that library staff are a strong resource when it comes to achieving social interactions, and that the relationships created at public libraries helps support integration.

  • 65.
    Erdelez, Sanda
    et al.
    University of Missouri.
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Zagreb.
    Using the Internet in international educational activities: a case study2001In: 3rd CARNet Users Conference - CUC 2001: Conference Proceedings  (CD-ROM), Zagreb: CARNet , 2001Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 66.
    Eriksson, Jenny
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Vi hjälper till så gott det går: En intervjustudie om folkbibliotekariers upplevelse av digitala frågor i informationsdisken på folkbibliotek2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Swedish public libraries offer different kinds of digital help for their users. Sometimes by ”digital drop in” or ”smartphone courses”, and sometimes spontaneously at the reference desk. This study investigates librarians’ experience of helping users with non-traditiontal library questions, for example: banking issues and smartphone problems. Four librarians were interviewed and a phenomengraphical theoretical approach was taken. In the beginning of the interviews the informants was asked to define what digital questions are for them which resulted in a broad definition that included for example: Youtube, copying, e-mail, e-books, wifi, virtual reality and information seeking. The interviews were transcribed and then categorized in four themes that was especially prominent: definition of digital questions, what should the library help with, librarians competence for digital questions and digital help at the library related to the democracy mission. Because of the phenomengraphical approach the study focused on the librarians experience of digital questions as a phenomenon rather than on describing the digital activities the libraries offers itself. The result showed, among other things, that the librarians in this study experience digital help at libraries as an important task and describes it as relevant for the libraries mission of prevent digital alienation. The informants also problematize banking issues as a phenomenon at libraries in the light of legal and ethical dilemmas.

  • 67.
    Eriksson, Kristina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Biblioterapi i praktiken: En undersökning vid Växjö lasarett2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 68.
    Eriksson-Lillevold, Helena
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Wessberg, Lisa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Bli en designer och se problem som möjligheter: Hur relaterar UX och design thinking till bibliotekens demokratiska uppdrag?2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we describe UX and design thinking as a method for library development, and we describe the library as a democratic arena and its democratic mission. These ideas and methods are becoming more of common use among libraries. Since public libraries have a democratic mission we find it relevant to examine what view is presented within these new methods of libraries, users and democracy. Design thinking and UX have developed within the private sector, and since libraries in Sweden are financed by the public sector conflicts may arise between the two. The purpose of this paper is to perform an ideology analysis of the document Design thinking for libraries – Toolkit (the Swedish version). This with the purpose to shed light on these aspects, and to find out how they relate to Paulo Freire’s and Henry Giroux’s theories of critical pedagogy and radical democracy with the concepts empowerment and marginalisation. From the analysis, an ideological view emerges that promotes neoliberal values, instead of a more radical democratic view that we would expect to find since the Toolkit is created as a method for library development. Users appear as providers of information, which is then used as a design-tool for this development. Compared to Freire and Giroux, this is not equal to empowerment since focus is not on strengthening users. In addition to this, we have found that problems are not allowed to exist in the Toolkit since they are invariably supposed to be seen as opportunities instead, which gives the impression that marginalisation is a person’s own fault. Furthermore, the Toolkit emphasises the librarian instead of the user, and also requires that the practitioner is open minded, positive and trusts the process. In other words, there is not much room for reflection or critical thinking, either among staff or users, hence, democracy is not promoted.

  • 69.
    Ersson Lundgren, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Jag läser för att hon kräver det...: En studie av föräldrars vanor kring högläsning2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

  • 71.
    Faletar Tanackovic, Sanjica
    et al.
    University of Osijek, Croatia.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University.
    The meaning of interoperability and its implications for archival institutions: Challenges and opportunities in Croatia, Finland and Sweden2017In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 1, article id 1653Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

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

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

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

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

  • 72.
    Falkman, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Bibliotek bortom regnbågen: Analys av HBTQ-certifierade folkbibliotek2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to comprehend RFSL’s concept of LGBTQ-certification, and how different public libraries all around Sweden perceive this certificate and later on applies it to their actual work. Also, my thesis will examine the ways in which RFSL’s certification and education is portrayed by the libraries referred to. This will mainly be done by an analysis of the libraries social media (here:Instagram) but also how the full concept is conveyed in daily press. The notion of certification as a social regulation will be deconstructed and construed as well. The thesis discovers three recurring themes in articles from the Swedish daily press. The three recurring themes are identity, treatment and expense. The first theme, identity, illustrates how the journalists and the library staff are talking and forming the LGBTQ identity. The second theme, treatment of library patrons, shows how the librarians are concerned about how to meet LGBTQ-people who visits the library. Hence the LGBTQ-people need a different approach the “the ordinary library user”. The third and last theme, expense, discusses how a majority of the articles talks about the certification like an investment. From the libraries Instagram accounts another three themes were discovered. These themes were celebrating the certification, books with LGBTQ-themes and Pride. The first theme, celebrating the certification, is portraited with rainbow cakes, balloons and a festive atmosphere. The second theme found from the libraries Instagram accounts are pictures of books with a LGBTQ-theme. The third theme from Instagram is Pride. Here the libraries are po

  • 73.
    Forsberg, Gunnel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Johansson, Tove
    Då och nu på biblioteket: Bibliotekariers förändrade yrkesroll2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this Bachelor thesis, we examine how the work of the librarian has changed over the past three decades. The research questions focus on the changes in librarians´ roles and working tasks regarding factors like technique, meetings between librarians and visitors and also how to give service to visitors.

    We have conducted interviews with librarians at university libraries as well as public libraries. In all, there were four interviews. We have also compared the two types of libraries.

    We have looked closely at these factors: the tasks of the librarians, the skills needed, how the library has been used as a democratic arena, and what kinds of meetings there are among librarians and users of the library. From these themes we have created interview questions, and our analysis is structured according to the themes.

    We have worked from a theory on different kinds of identities within the profession. This theory is based on the works of Trine Schreiber and Anders Ørom who both are researchers in the discipline.

    Our conclusion, based on the interviews and also on previous research, is that earlier identified identities can be completed also with a role/identity that can be linked to a need of educating visitors, and a role/identity that regards marketing, i.e. to inform people about the library, its services and activities.

  • 74.
    Francke, Helena
    et al.
    University of Borås, Sweden.
    Hanell, Fredrik
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Användning och värdering av sociala medier i skola och högre utbildning2014In: Medie- och informationskunnighet i en biblioteks- och informationsvetenskaplig belysning / [ed] Johanna Rivano Eckerdal, Olof Sundin, Stockholm: Svensk biblioteksförening , 2014, p. 51-61Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 75.
    Fransson, Jessica
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Bibliotekariernas kännedom om marknadsföring på bibliotek: en jämförande studie av två folkbibliotek2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this survey is to investigate librarians' knowledge and insight on marketing and how they work with marketing based on the issues: How do the surveyed libraries with marketing, what methods/tools/techniques use the surveyed libraries themselves and the knowledge of the responsible librarians about marketing in libraries? Theories used to investigate the marketing of libraries and librarians' knowledge of marketing is mainly the comparative method but also Singh's research on attitudes to marketing and SWOT analysis. The survey focuses on two public libraries in southern Småland, Sweden. The librarians responsible for marketing have been interviewed.The results revealed that the interviewed librarians have good knowledge and understanding of marketing. They use many different marketing methods and marketing strategies. The libraries use their websites and local newspaper advertising in order to market themselves to the public. The libraries consciously and unconsciously use the marketing strategy word-of-mouth. Both libraries in the survey have participated in a project Futurum.Kom where the focus was on marketing.Librarians' knowledge, insights and view on marketing will be described in three themes; the librarians' knowledge, understanding and use of marketing strategies, the librarians' knowledge and the use of marketing strategies and views on marketing strategies and SWOT analysis.

  • 76.
    Friberg, Linnéa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Thordstein, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Frälsningsrörelse, kaninhål eller global rättvisefråga?: en diskursanalys av diskussionen om open access inom akademiska bibliotek2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    During the last years the scientific communication has undergone a series of changes. As a result new and different forms of publication and distribution of research has seen the light of day, one of these is open access. Open access as a concept was introduced in the beginning of the 21 ́st century. The aim of this bachelor thesis is to examine what ideas of open access are present in the academic libraries of Sweden. Furthermore we will look at what different roles librarians, researches and research funders are given. The theory and method chosen for this essay is based upon the critical discourse analysis of Norman Fairclough, with a focus on linguistic aspects of texts as well as the surrounding context, which the texts both influence and are influenced by. By applying linguistic tools two discourses where distinguished on a superior level, the democracy discourse and the market discourse. Between these two discourses there is a battle for hegemony. Within the two discourses there are also several internal discourses present. The internal discourses are not necessarily at odds with each other, they are rather seen as different aspects that together construct their superior discourses. 

  • 77.
    Fridvall Niklasson, Ronja
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Barnen, läsningen och biblioteket: En studie kring barnens egen uppfattning kring deras läsning och biblioteksbrukande.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna kandidatuppsats består av en kvalitativ studie riktad mot barn i bokslukaråldern. Studien syftar på att undersöka barns attityd till läsning och biblioteket och vad som i barns liv kan konkurrera med deras rekreationella läsning. Studien genomfördes med hjälp av kvalitativa intervjuer tillsammans med elever i årskurs 5 vid en skola med tillgång till skolbibliotek och skolbibliotekarie. Studiens resultat visar på att samtliga av de tillfrågade eleverna anser att biblioteket är en viktig inrättning i samhället för att alla ska ha tillgång till en lugn plats att öva sin läsning. Resultatet tyder även på att barn stimuleras till läsning med hjälp av en engagerande bibliotekarie i deras närhet och att det påverkar barnen starkt om de har någon läsande förebild i sin vardag eller inte. Studiens resultat ger även en bild av att rekreationell läsning är en aktivitet som stimulerar på ett sätt som andra rekreationella aktiviteter inte gör och därför inte går att säga att barn kommer att sluta läsa i och med den teknologiska utvecklingen, utan att den rekreationella läsningen istället tar sig en annan form.

  • 78.
    Gabriel, Dunja-Marija
    et al.
    University of Zagreb.
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Zagreb.
    Library services for users with special needs: the state of affairs in the Croatian capital and plans for the future2001In: BOBCATSSS Open 2001 - Knowledge, information and democracy in the open society: The role of the library and information sector / [ed] Agné Antanaityté; et al, Vilnius: MND Publishing Centre , 2001, p. 101-105Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Every person has the right to information and knowledge. Individuals who are not able to use conventional library services depend on information professionals as well as on information technology. According to goals of IFLA’s Section of Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons, authors would like to promote free access to information in Croatia. In order to start on the known basis, it has been decided that a research needs to be conducted with the aim of getting an exact picture of the state of affairs in the field of serving special needs users. It took place during the summer of 2000 in Zagreb and its surrounding area, which makes one quarter of the Croatian population. Hospitals, prisons, homes for the aged and associations for people with special needs were included in the research. Public and university libraries were also part of the research, but at a more superficial level. In the next phase in 2001 a more complex research will be conducted in order to examine them thoroughly. In the article the results of the research are presented. The assumptions with which we started were confirmed. These are: 1) libraries and library services for people with special needs are present but not for all groups of special needs users; 2) there is an interest in improving the quality of library services through co-operation with external libraries, particularly the public ones and other specialised libraries; 3) there is a lack of technological and software support, especially for access to electronic information resources. One of the most important reasons for the unsastisfactory state of affairs is absence of systematic legislative support. The existing llegislative regulations are also presented because they are considered to be the major basis for systematic services implementation. One of the conclusions of the last Croatian Library Association Assembly (held in September 2000) was to establish a working body within the Association, which would promote library services for people with special needs in Croatia. This would include establishment of effective co-operation with experts and various associations for people with special needs, regulation and standardisation of co-operative programmes of public libraries with hospitals, homes for the aged and prisons as well as programmes for people with mental problems. The working body would also organise courses for librarians for new adaptive technologies and special needs of the users.

  • 79. Gabriel, Dunja-Marija
    et al.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Lazić, Nikolaj
    Mogućnosti primjene digitalnih izvora informacija za slijepe i slabovidne osobe: Digital resources for blind and visually impaired2001In: 4. seminar Arhivi, knjižnice, muzeji: Mogućnosti suradnje u okruženju globalne informacijske infrastrukture : zbornik radova, Zagreb: Hrvatsko knjižničarsko društvo , 2001, p. 206-208Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [hr]

    U okviru opće poznatog i prihvaćenog koncepta “knjižnice za sve” koji jasno govori o težnji ljudske zajednice za omogućavanjem univerzalne dostupnosti informacijama, željeli bismo prikazati mogućnosti koje u tom smislu pruža današnja tehnologija za jednu od kategorija korisnika s posebnim potrebama. Jedan od projekata koji se započeo razvijati na Odsjeku za fonetiku Filozofskog fakulteta u Zagrebu obuhvaća mogućnost korištenja digitalne građe za slijepe i slabovidne osobe. Prišlo se izradi i razvoju softwarea za sintezu govora. pomoću kojeg se informacija u tekstu može preobraziti u sintetizirani govor koji ne podrazumijeva upotrebu ljudskog glasa. Ovo podrazumijeva postojanje dokumenata u digitalnom obliku koji se pomoću softwarea preoblikuju u zvuk. Ideja je da se oblikuje baza podataka sa digitalnim tekstovima koja se može izgrađivati na više načina, npr. povući postojeće mnogobrojne tekstove s World Wide Weba na jedno mjesto ili pri dodjeljivanju CIP zapisa u Nacionalnoj i sveučilišnoj knjižnici zamoliti autore za autorsko pravo na digitalnu inačicu publikacije, uz ograničen broj korisnika. Korisnici digitalnu građu mogu koristiti putem računala s ugrađenim programom za sintezu govora ili uz hardverski dodatak -Brailleovu tastaturu. Za slabovidne je u razvoju i poseban browser BrailleSurf. Slijepe i slabovidne osobe do sada su imale na raspolaganju zvučne knjige i tiskovine na Brailleovom pismu. Njihova je proizvodnja spora i ograničena. Primjenom sustava sinteze digitalnog teksta u govor, omogućen je izravan pristup svježim informacijama u dnevnom tisku i novoizašlim monografijama ukoliko se ideja o suradnji CIP ureda s autorima ostvari. Sve ovo ostvarivo je kako u knjižnicama tako i u arhivima i muzejima, kao jedna od mogućnosti suradnje u okruženju globalne informacijske infrastrukture.

  • 80.
    Gewers, Einar
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Digitalisering inom bibliotek: En kvalitativ studie av påverkan inom kommunikation mellan folkbibliotek och användare2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The library in general has been faced with a new society with changed forms of communication. This means that the development has altered the use of media in general, but also that the communication from traditional oral and written to digital communication. The aim of this study is to investigate how communication between libraries and users has changed in the more digital society. The thesis is about communication between libraries and users by means of digital channels. I have conducted interviews with librarians who handle communication within their respective public libraries and to find out how they handle communication with their users via digital channels and other means. In the study, I chose to use a qualitative method that consisted of five semi-structured interviews. I analyzed the results using the Marketing mix theory. The results of the study show that according to the participants, the presence of social media has changed how libraries communicate with their users, as they have given the libraries several channels of communication. Hence the increased part of citizens with a digital presence gives libraries the opportunity to disseminate information about the library to a larger number of users or future users.

  • 81.
    Gibney, Michele
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Disruptive but not disreputable: Discussing open access2019Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    The open access landscape is highly disruptive to established publishing practices and large changes are taking place globally in this arena. Some dismiss and resist the evolution of open access publishing practices as disreputable progress and wish to turn back the clock while others laud it as the future rise of scholarship.

    This presentation will provide a broad overview of the open access discussion and focus on several research projects currently underway to ascertain faculty, student, and alumni reactions to their own open access author- and reader-ship from both developed and transition countries.

  • 82.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    A framework for evaluating automatic indexing or classification in the context of retrieval: invited talk2017In: A Calculus of Culture : Circumventing the Black Box of Culture Analytics, Guangxi University, China, March 21-23, 2017, 2017Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 83. Golub, Koraljka
    A user study of automated hierarchical browsing system: invited speech2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 84.
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Bath, United Kingdom.
    An overview of UKOLN work related to subject-based knowledge organization2013Report (Other academic)
  • 85.
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Bath, UK.
    Automated subject classification of textual documents in the context of Web-based hierarchical browsing2011In: Knowledge organization, ISSN 0943-7444, Vol. 38, no 3, p. 230-244Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While automated methods for information organization have been around for several decades now, exponential growth of the World Wide Web has put them into the forefront of research in different communities, within which several approaches can be identified: 1) machine learning (algorithms that allow computers to improve their performance based on learning from pre-existing data); 2) document clustering (algorithms for unsupervised document organization and automated topic extraction); and 3) string matching (algorithms that match given strings within larger text). Here the aim was to automatically organize textual documents into hierarchical structures for subject browsing. The string-matching approach was tested using a controlled vocabulary (containing pre-selected and pre-defined authorized terms, each corresponding to only one concept). The results imply that an appropriate controlled vocabulary, with a sufficient number of entry terms designating classes, could in itself be a solution for automated classification. Then, if the same controlled vocabulary had an appropriate hierarchical structure, it would at the same time provide a good browsing structure for the collection of automatically classified documents.

  • 86.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Lund University.
    Automated subject classification of textual documents in the context of Web-based hierarchical browsing: PhD thesis2007Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 87.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Automated subject classification of textual web documents2006In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 62, no 3, p. 350-371Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose– To provide an integrated perspective to similarities and differences between approaches to automated classification in different research communities (machine learning, information retrieval and library science), and point to problems with the approaches and automated classification as such.

    Design/methodology/approach– A range of works dealing with automated classification of full‐text web documents are discussed. Explorations of individual approaches are given in the following sections: special features (description, differences, evaluation), application and characteristics of web pages.

    Findings– Provides major similarities and differences between the three approaches: document pre‐processing and utilization of web‐specific document characteristics is common to all the approaches; major differences are in applied algorithms, employment or not of the vector space model and of controlled vocabularies. Problems of automated classification are recognized.

    Research limitations/implications– The paper does not attempt to provide an exhaustive bibliography of related resources.

    Practical implications– As an integrated overview of approaches from different research communities with application examples, it is very useful for students in library and information science and computer science, as well as for practitioners. Researchers from one community have the information on how similar tasks are conducted in different communities.

    Originality/value– To the author's knowledge, no review paper on automated text classification attempted to discuss more than one community's approach from an integrated perspective.

  • 88.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Lunds universitet.
    Automated subject classification of textual Web pages, based on a controlled vocabulary: challenges and recommendations2006In: New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, ISSN 1361-4568, E-ISSN 1740-7842, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 11-27Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The primary objective of this study was to identify and address problems of applying a controlled vocabulary in automated subject classification of textual Web pages, in the area of engineering. Web pages have special characteristics such as structural information, but are at the same time rather heterogeneous. The classification approach used comprises string-to-string matching between words in a term list extracted from the Ei (Engineering Information) thesaurus and classification scheme, and words in the text to be classified. Based on a sample of 70 Web pages, a number of problems with the term list are identified. Reasons for those problems are discussed and improvements proposed. Methods for implementing the improvements are also specified, suggesting further research.

  • 89.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Lund University.
    Automated subject classification of textual Web pages, for browsing: Thesis for the degree of Licentiate in Philosophy, Swedish intermediate degree between Master’s and Doctoral degrees2005Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 90.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Automatic subject indexing of text2017In: ISKO: Encyclopedia of Knowledge Organization / [ed] Birger Hjørland, Claudio Gnoli, International Society for Knowledge Organization , 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Automatic subject indexing addresses problems of scale and sustainability and can be at the same time used to enrich existing metadata records, establish more connections across and between resources from various metadata and resource collections, and enhance consistency of the metadata. In this entry automatic subject indexing focuses on assigning index terms or classes from established knowledge organization systems (KOS) for subject indexing like thesauri, subject headings systems and classification systems. The following major approaches are discussed, in terms of their similarities and differences, advantages and disadvantages for automatic assigned indexing from KOSs: “text categorization”, “document clustering”, and “document classification”. Text categorization is perhaps the most widespread, machine-learning approach with what seems generally good reported performance. This, however, is dependent on availability of training corpora with documents already categorized which are in many cases not there. Document clustering automatically both creates groups of related documents and extracts names of subjects depicting the group at hand. It does not require training documents, but the reported automatically extracted terms and structures are not always of good quality, reflecting the underlying problems of the natural language; also, they both change when new documents are added to the collection and this mutability may not be user-friendly. Document classification re-uses the intellectual effort invested into creating KOSs for subject indexing and even simple string-matching algorithms have been reported to achieve good results because one concept can be described using a number of different terms, including equivalent, related, narrower and broader terms. Finally, applicability of automatic subject indexing to operative information systems and challenges of evaluation are outlined, suggesting the need for more research.

  • 91.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Automatic Subject Indexing of Text2019In: Knowledge organization, ISSN 0943-7444, Vol. 46, no 2, p. 104-121Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Automatic subject indexing addresses problems of scale and sustainability and can be at the same time used to enrich existing metadata records, establish more connections across and between resources from various metadata and resource collections, and enhance consistency of the metadata. In this work, automatic subject indexing focuses on assigning index terms or classes from established knowledge organization systems (KOSs) for subject indexing like thesauri, subject headings systems and classification systems. The following major approaches are discussed, in terms of their similarities and differences, advantages and disadvantages for automatic assigned indexing from KOSs: "text categorization," "document clustering," and "document classification." Text categorization is perhaps the most widespread, machine-learning approach with what seems generally good reported performance. Document clustering automatically both creates groups of related documents and extracts names of subjects depicting the group at hand. Document classification re-uses the intellectual effort invested into creating a KOS for subject indexing and even simple string-matching algorithms have been reported to achieve good results, because one concept can be described using a number of different terms, including equivalent, related, narrower and broader terms. Finally, applicability of automatic subject indexing to operative information systems and challenges of evaluation are outlined, suggesting the need for more research.

  • 92.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Digital Humanities and iField: Challenges and Opportunites on a Case of a Swedish University2017Other (Other academic)
  • 93.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Digital Humanities at the Linnaeus Region: Challenges and Opportunities: An invited talk for Linnaeus University at Göteborg Bokmässan, 23 September 20162016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 94.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Digital Humanities Master at Linnaeus University2017In: 2nd International Symposium Digital Humanities: Empowering Visibility of Croatian Cultural Heritage: November 6 – 8, 2017, University of Zadar, Croatia, 2017, p. 21-21Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Linnaeus University has been leading several big initiatives at cross-sectora and cross- disciplinary axes over the past years, with the purpose of addressing future societal challenges. Digital Humanities is one of them; it has been receiving funds since 2016. Current big focus is placed on developing a Master program in Digital Humanities. The program is considered unique in that it defines a small core of obligatory courses and a big selection of elective from any relevant discipline at the university, grouped around three major suites: humanities, technology, business and economics. Further, major feature of the program is involving external sectors to the largest degree possible. The program will be given in the international online mode, free of charge to citizens of the European Union with a completed Bachelor degree. In order to test challenges and opportunities on this new interdisciplinary program, several courses were planned to be given in 2017 and 2018. The first course titled Programming for Digital Humanities is underway. The presentation will include these topics as well as discuss issues around bringing together different disciplines, students from different backgrounds, and teachers from different disciplines as well as from different sectors. 

  • 95. Golub, Koraljka
    Digital libraries and the blind and visually impaired2002Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Until recently, the blind and visually impaired have had a very restricted access to information. The reason is that the production of formats readable to them (such as Braille and audio), is rather slow as well as expensive and thus only a minute amount of published works has been made available in the adjusted formats. However, since digital formats have come into being, the situation has significantly changed for the better, primarily because of the possibility to use text-to-speech software that reads aloud digital text on the computer screen. This enables the blind and visually impaired to access digital information at the same time as anyone else and at no additional cost. Digital libraries on the World Wide Web are of particular importance in this context, both if they contain full-text documents or secondary information resources. The existing digital libraries and collections would be discussed from the blind and visually impaired user’s point of view, as well as taking into account accessibility issues from several aspects such as user interface and information seeking behaviour.

  • 96. Golub, Koraljka
    Diplomski rad: Rječnik Internet pojmova2000Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Living languages are in constant demand of new words. Whenever a new object or an idea need to be given a name, a lexical gap arises in the language. There are several different ways in which the gap can be filled. Generally speaking, one can distinguish between the three frequent ones: lexical borrowing, word formation and multiplication of meaning. This essay begins with a short general description of the methods and then follows the analysis of Internet terminology in Croatian with many examples.

  • 97.
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Bath, UK.
    EnTag: enhanced tagging for discovery2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 98.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Evaluating automatic subject indexing: a framework2015In: 7th ISKO Italy Meeting, Bologna, 20 April, 2015, 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to improve search for information by people, it is important to have a good idea to what degree is it possible to apply automated subject indexing or classification, based either on controlled indexing languages or on derived indexing of keywords from the resource at hand itself.

    Automated subject assignment has the potential to help deal with scale and sustainability in creating and enriching metadata, establishing more connections across and between resources and enhancing consistency. While some software vendors and experimental researchers claim automated tools can replace manual subject indexing, hard scientific evidence of their performance in operating information environments is scarce. A major reason for this is that research is usually conducted in laboratory conditions, excluding the complexities of real-life systems and situations.

    The talk reviews issues with existing evaluation approaches such as problems of aboutness and relevance assessments, implying the need to use more than a single "gold standard" method when evaluating indexing and retrieval. A comprehensive evaluation framework is proposed, informed by a review of the literature on manual and automated indexing.

    Three major steps are predicted.

    1. Automatically assigned terms are compared against a carefully crafted "gold standard". The "gold standard" of subject index terms is developed through input of professional catalogue librarians, end users who are experts in the subject at hand, end users who are inexperienced in the subject, as well as automated subject indexers.
    2. The evaluation takes place in the context of actual information retrieval. This step involves end users conducting actual searching on the indexed collection of resources and marking how relevant each retrieved resource is. The analysis also includes looking at what caused the retrieval of the document at hand: a cataloguer's term, subject expert's term, inexperienced user's term or an automated term.
    3. Third, the quality of computer-assisted indexing is evaluated in the context of an indexing workflow. Methodology is also enriched by log analysis and questionnaires to help contextualize the results.
  • 99.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Lund University.
    Evaluation of browsing behaviour and automated subject classification: examples from KnowLib2006In: SFIS Höstkonferens, Campus Helsingborg, Lund University, Sweden, November 21, 2006, 2006Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 100.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    From a Library and Information Science Department to a Transdisciplinary University-wide iSchool: A Model of Linnaeus University2019In: Information and technology transforming lives: connection, interaction, innovation: Proceedings of the XXVII Bobcatsss Symposium, Osijek, Croatia, January 2019 / [ed] Gordana Gašo, Mirna Gilman Ranogajec, Jure Žilić, Madeleine Lundman, Osijek: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek , 2019, p. 15-22Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The information field, or the iField, resorts to interdisciplinary approaches to enrich and facilitate generation, transfer and curation of data, information, and knowledge by the widespread use of technology in order to maximize the potential of humans. It is largely promoted by the iSchools organization (http://ischools.org). The idea to create an iSchool at Linnaeus University (LNU) was born in 2016, when LNU had already had a proven track of interdisciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations, both within the university and beyond, such as a Master program titled Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design and Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA) Centre of Excellence. Inspired by the new models to bridge traditional disciplinary and institutional boundaries, the iField seemed like an excellent platform through which to connect traditionally disparate departments, disciplines and non-academic institutions, in order to jointly address complex future societal challenges. In 2017 a project grant was awarded to explore the potential and identify the benefits of starting an iSchool and joining the iSchools organization. The idea was met with enthusiasm at a sufficient number of levels that the acting vice-chancellor at the time proposed a formation of an institute which is today named Information Institute (iInstitute, https://lnu.se/en/iinstitute). It comprises 14 existing programmes at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, of which 6 planned to be introduced from truly transdisciplinary perspectives of the iField, 4 research centres, and 1 collaborative node comprising over 200 IT companies. The iInstitute was approved membership in the iSchools organization in December 2017.

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