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  • 1. Adcock, Edward P.
    et al.
    Varlamoff, Marie-Thérèse
    Kremp, Virginie
    IFLA-ina nacela za skrb i rukovanje knjiznicnom gradom: IFLA principles for the care and handling of library material2003Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 2. Afrić, Vjekoslav
    et al.
    Lasić-Lazić, Jadranka
    Badurina, Boris
    Dragija Ivanović, Martina
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Zagreb.
    Qualifications of information specialists: a case of library and information students at the Department of Information Science, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, Croatia2002Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The results of this short research are a confirmation to the hypothesis that stretches throughout the area of information science and refers to the fact that knowledge of an information expert is one of the most volatile ones. Based on the analysis of four-year students' answers several areas not sufficiently present in the Department's educational programme were sorted out. Students primarily pointed to the problem of quality practicums that are, in their opinion, insufficiently covered by the programme. The same is true for courses dealing with computers in general. This primarily refers to the need to get acquainted with the area of programming and applications that are basic for the profession, as well as to introducing the courses on marketing and communicology. What students can expect is knowledge and skills that would prepare them and direct them for acquiring knowledge specific for a variety of working environments, knowledge for adaptation and development, which calls for constant development and growth.

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  • 3.
    Ahlryd, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences. University of Borås, Sweden.
    Integrering och identitetsskapande under BoI-utbildning: erfarenheter av verksamhetsförlagd utbildning i ett kandidatprogram2018In: Bibliotekarier i teori och praktik: utbildningsperspektiv på en unik profession / [ed] Joacim Hansson, Per Wisselgren, Lund: BTJ Förlag , 2018, p. 61-80Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Ahlryd, Sara
    University of Borås, Sweden.
    På gränsen till en ny värld: studenters informationspraktiker på väg mot arbetslivet2019Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    With the increasing academisation of vocational educations the need for higher education to prove to students the relevance of theoretical domain knowledge to professional experience is growing. One way of doing so is to provide students with opportunities for professional training during the course of their studies. The aim of this thesis is to explore the ways in which professional training help students to connect education with working life. The study is carried out through a practice theoretical lens on students’ information practices. It also entails exploring how their information activities contribute to their socialization within workplace communities and to their construction of professional identities. Through qualitative semi-structured interviews, the empirically driven analysis shows that students’ appropriation of information practices during professional training support learning, socialization into a workplace as well as identification with their future professional roles. Students’ information practices can be viewed as significant tools in the process of transition between education and profession where they function as facilitators for learning and participation in workplace activities. 

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  • 5.
    Ahlström, Ida
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Rudholm, Lynn
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    APC-kostnader 2018: Årlig uppföljning av kostnader för open access-publicering vid Linnéuniversitetet2019Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

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

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  • 6.
    Ahlström, Ida
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Rudholm, Lynn
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Open access till artiklar 2018: Årlig uppföljning av öppen tillgång till artiklar registrerade i DiVA2019Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

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

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  • 7.
    Alfredsson, Jakob
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Tallgårdens minibibliotek: En fallstudie av ett bibliotek i mångspråksområde2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This bachelor thesis examines at how libraries can function as meeting places in areas with inhabitants from sevral different countries. It is done in the form of a case study, with interviews and observations, of a minilibrary in a part of Växjö. The results are analysed with the help of Ragnar Audunsons theory about high and low intensity meeting places. According to the theory a high intensity meeting place is where a person meets people who share their intrests, whereas a low intensity meeting place is where the person are exposed to diffrent views. This study finds that the minilibrary in question funtions as both a high and a low intensity meeting place, depending on the context. When the children and youth living in the area use it as a place to meet after school, the library functions as a high intensity meeting place, and when the library hosts language cafés it becomes a low intensity meeting place.

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    Tallgårdens minibibliotek
  • 8.
    Allard Forsman, Linda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Taberman, Karin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Legimus i skolan: Skolbibliotekariens sociala praktik2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this qualitative study is to examine the use of talking books in school libraries in Sweden, and to identify the key factors for using the Legimus app successfully. There are several laws, regulations and policy documents concerning the educational function of school libraries which specifically mention pupils’ right to learn taking into account their own specific circumstances. The situation, however, varies greatly around the country. The way in which school librarians work with Legimus is crucial for students with reading difficulties, and for their development and reading ability. Three points will be addressed: How do school librarians work with Legimus? Which factors of success can be found? What challenges do the school librarians encounter when working with Legimus? To investigate these issues, seven semi-structured interviews were conducted with school librarians in three different regions of Sweden during the fall of 2019. The material has been analysed from a sociocultural perspective, through the application of the concepts social practice, mediating tools and appropriation of cultural tools. The study shows that the work of the school librarians takes place inside, and is formed by, a social practice where action patterns, routines and work processes are shaped in relation to the specific context. The study further shows that teamwork plays a key part in working with Legimus, and that the school librarian cooperates with other professions, such as educational specialists, teachers, school computer technicians, head masters, and also with guardians. Well-developed joint effort, resources such as school librarians and other school staff, availability of technical equipment and the normalisation of listening as a method of reading, can all be identified as factors of success. The challenges identified were lack of continuity, insufficient competence of the school librarian and problems with the technical equipment.

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  • 9.
    Alm Forden, Teresa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Ett digitalt bibliotek, säger du?: Kapaciteten hos en bibliotekswebbsida2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose with this study is to examine whether the library mission can be performed on the library’s website. Since in Sweden only a million people above the age of twelve lack a daily use of the internet, it is highly relevant to see what kind of services the physical library’s digital counterpart is carrying out. The method used is a case study where the functions of Stockholm’s city library’s website was examined. These functions were then organized after an adaption of a model created by Mierzeck and Suminas, made with the goal of analysing library websites. The purpose of this was to see what types of functions the website offers. The library mission was in turn formed into an analytical tool. This was done so that a comparison could be made between the offerings of the library website and with what the library mission entails. The theory The four spaces was included for its insights and analytical capacity. The results of the study shows that a library website is capable to perform the library mission, but with some difficulties. The services are more informational than interactive, which effects the user’s capacity to participate and in turn the library’s ability to assess the user’s needs. It is the recommendation of this paper to make the library websites more interactive and equal in terms of service with the physical library. By changing our views and seeing the digital and physical library with the same status, where activities and services are provided equally, the digital library can become a richer and stronger place for the users’ gain.

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

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

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  • 11.
    Ardö, Anders
    et al.
    Lunds universitet, Sweden.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Lunds universitet, Sweden.
    Automatic subject classification and topic specific search engines: research at KnowLib2004Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 12. Ardö, Anders
    et al.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Deliverable D7.2: focused crawler software package2007Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

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

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  • 13.
    Avery, Helen
    Lund University.
    A Library and School Network in Sweden: Social Literacies and Popular Education2017In: Teacher and Librarian Partnerships in Literacy Education in the 21st Century / [ed] Joron Pihl, Kristin Skinstad van der Kooij, Tone Cecilie Carlsten, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2017, p. 45-62Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 14.
    Avery, Helen
    Jönköping University ; Lund University.
    Pratiques d’engagements collaboratifs: Le rôle de la bibliothèque dans un quartier urbain multiethnique en Suède2013In: Education & Formation, p. 97-107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [fr]

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

  • 15.
    Avery, Helen
    Jönköping University.
    The role of the school library: Reflections from Sweden2014In: Intercultural Education, ISSN 1467-5986, E-ISSN 1469-8439, Vol. 25, no 6, p. 497-507Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 16.
    Axelsson, Elin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Löfgren, Alexandra
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Den manliga bibliotekarien: Upplevelser av att arbeta inom ett kvinnointensivt yrke2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

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

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

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    Den manliga bibliotekarien
  • 17.
    Baconcini, Lisa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Den bildande bokcirkeln?: En studie om bibliotekariers och deltagares upplevelser av litterär bildning i cirkeln2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 24.
    Banek, Mihaela
    et al.
    University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Badurina, Boris
    University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Golub, Koraljka
    University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Dragija, Martina
    University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Pehar, Franjo
    University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Active Role of the Library in the process of Democratic Learning2001In: Open 2001: Knowledge, Information and Democracy in the Open society : The role of the library and information sector : Proceedings of the 9th International BOBCATSSS Symposium on Library and Information Science, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, January 29-31, 2001, Vilnius University , 2001, p. 57-63Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

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

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

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  • 26.
    Bengtsson, Kristina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Nilsson, Sofia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Den mångkulturella regnbågshyllan2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

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    Den mångkulturella regnbågshyllan
  • 27.
    Bengtsson, Nikolina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Du finner mig online: En kvalitativ studie om hur unga tjejer värderar sitt eget användande av sociala medier2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 29.
    Bergvall, Lina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Barnfamiljen och folkbiblioteket: En studie om hur barnfamiljen använder och uppfattar folkbibliotekets verksamhet för barn2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

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    Barnfamiljen och folkbiblioteket
  • 30.
    Berketa, Kristina
    et al.
    University of Zadar, Croatia.
    Lundman, Madeleine
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Dragija Ivanovic, Martina
    University of Zadar, Croatia.
    Golub, Koraljka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    The importance of quality classification and subject indexing of health information in public libraries: A comparative analysis2017In: Improving Quality of Life Through Information: Proceedings of the XXV Bobcatsss Symposium, Tampere, Finland, January 2017 / [ed] Paavo Arvola, Tanja Hintsanen, Serafia Kari, Soile Kolehma, Shan Luolin, Jasmiina Sillanpää, 2017, p. 131-136Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

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

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  • 31.
    Berlin, Frida
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Läsprojekt, hur och varför?: Politiskt motiverade arbetssätt i Kultur i Västs läsfrämjande projekt2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

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

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

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

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    Läsprojekt, hur och varför
  • 32.
    Bjurman, Mahshid
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Sluka e-böcker och leka digitalt?: Informationsteknik på barnbibliotek2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

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    Sluka e-böcker och leka digitalt?
  • 33.
    Bjälevik, Gustav
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Albertz, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Skolbibliotekarier och lärare: Ett professionsöverskridande samarbete2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

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    Skolbibliotekarier och lärare
  • 34.
    Boersma, Jennifer
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Englund, Viktor
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Kulturarvsdigitalisering: En inblick i kommunala biblioteks arbetsvardag2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

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    Kulturarvsdigitalisering
  • 35. Borgman, Christine L.
    Od Gutenbergova izuma do globalnoga informacijskog povezivanja: pristup informaciji u umreženom svijetu2002 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 36.
    Brorsson, Linus
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Identiteter i upplösning?: En kvalitativ innehållsanalys av platsannonser riktade till bibliotekarier2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

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  • 37. Buckland, Michael Keeble
    Preoblikovanje knjižničnih službi i usluga: program2000 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 38.
    Börjesson, Lisa
    et al.
    Uppsala University.
    Dell'Unto, Nicolo
    Lund University.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University.
    Larsson, Carolina
    Lund University.
    Löwenborg, Daniel
    Uppsala University.
    Petersson, Bodil
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Stenborg, Per
    University of Gothenburg.
    A Neo-Documentalist Lens for Exploring the Premises of Disciplinary Knowledge Making2016In: Proceedings from The Document Academy, ISSN 2473-215X, Vol. 3, no 15, p. 1-23, article id 5Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

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  • 39.
    Carlsson, Hanna
    Lund University, Sweden.
    ABM i Skåne: Lägesrapport från ett nätverk i förändring2008Report (Other academic)
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  • 40.
    Carlsson, Hanna
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Den nya stadens bibliotek: Om teknik, förnuft och känsla i gestaltningen av kunskaps- och upplevelsestadens folkbibliotek2013Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation explores how perceived challenges and changing conditions for public libraries are translated and enacted in a local library setting. In 2008, Malmoe City Library, a public library situated in the third largest city of Sweden, initiated an ambitious strategy for renewal and change of their services. The strategy was given the name The Darling Library and expressed a vision to enforce a “paradigm shift”. In recent years, public library sector debates have been coloured by calls for change. By conceptualising Malmoe City Library’s efforts to realize The darling library as an attempt to handle a perceived crisis and demands for change, this study investigates how current challenges are met by local public library services and handled in everyday library work practises. The aim of the study is thus to explore how conceptions of crisis and change are expressed and translated in the transformation process of Malmoe City Library, 2009-2011, and how the changes made to face the perceived challenges are enacted. Thereby it seeks to contribute to a research-based understanding of how the changed conditions for public libraries are handled in a local service an in the everyday work of library employees. The data collection was guided by an ethnographic approach. Drawing on practice theory and ANT, different articulations of the conceptions of crisis and change was followed through a chain of translations, from research about public libraries, through policy and strategy documents, to moments of doing in everyday work practices. The findings show how the enactment of the “paradigm shift” implied that services and everyday work in many respects took on a different shape. Still, several established elements remained significant, for instance the printed book, but were ascribed new roles and meanings. The study shreds light on how enacting change also implies enacting stability.

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  • 41.
    Carlsson, Hanna
    Lund University, Sweden.
    How to study social media practises in converging library spaces: Making the case for deploying co-­presence ethnography in studies of 2.0-­libraries2011In: Information Science and Social Media: Proceedings of the International Conference Information Science and Social Media ISSOME 2011, August 24-26, Åbo/Turku, Finland / [ed] Isto Huvila, Kim Holmberg, Maria Kronqvist-Berg, Åbo: Åbo Akademi University , 2011, p. 83-90Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ethnographically inspired methods have in recent years been successfully applied in Information Science (IS) research on different forms of social media related practices (c.f. Sundin & Francke 2009a; 2009b, Kjellberg 2010). This paper aims to contribute to an emerging discussion on the use of this methodological approach for analysing and comprehending consequences of the 2.0-turn in public libraries. Drawing on the experiences of a one-year long ethnographic study of everyday work-related social media practices in a Swedish public library, I suggest that there are significant epistemic benefits of using the ethnographic approach in this field. By shifting focus to everyday practices and routines in local settings, new features of the 2.0-phenomena are accentuated, contributing to different understandings of the role of social media in public library development.

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  • 42.
    Carlsson, Hanna
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Lärande, delaktighet och förändring i en digital samtid2015In: En lärandemiljö för ett samhälle i förändring: Erfarenheter, metoder och koncept från lärcentrum på stadsbiblioteket i Malmö / [ed] Bobbi A. Sand, Lund: BTJ Förlag , 2015, p. 62-63Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 43.
    Carlsson, Hanna
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Researching Public Libraries and the Social Web, 2006-20122015In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 71, no 4, p. 632-649Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The purpose of this paper is to sketch out the general tendencies, gaps and opportunities within the body of research studying the social web as a new facet of public librarianship in order to delineate the findings so far and suggest directions for future research.

    Design/methodology/approach

    Literature searches were conducted through the Library, Information Science and Technology Abstract database, The ISI Web of Science database and the Directory of Open Access Journals. A selection process in two steps resulted in 44 articles that were subjected to a two-stage analysis and coding process: a coding analysis based on the stated aims or research questions of each article and analysis of the articles as clusters around a shared theme.

    Findings

    The articles, exhibiting a richness and diversity in research directions, are dispersed in a wide range of journals and the topics addressed cover a variety of segments within Library and Information Science. Despite this diversity, research exploring the consequences of the social web for public libraries in situ and considerations of research on the broader political economic conditions of the public library institution in late modernity is largely lacking. Furthermore, the status of librarianship and the professional expertise of librarians, in light of the social web, need to be further addressed.

    Originality/value

    The rising interest and investment of library professionals into the practices, principles and technologies of the social web calls for further studies into the consequences of this ongoing development for public library services. This paper gives a preliminary overview of the research done 2006-2012 and identifies gaps in the literature that may serve as a point of departure for future research.

  • 44.
    Carlsson, Hanna
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Hanell, Fredrik
    Lund University.
    Lindh, Karolina
    Lund University.
    Exploring multiple spaces and practices: a note on the use of ethnography in LIS-research2013In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 18, no 3, article id C17Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

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

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

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

  • 45.
    Carlsson, Hanna
    et al.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Hanell, Fredrik
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Lindh, Karolina
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Exploring multiple spaces and practices: a note on the use of ethnography in LIS-research2013In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 18, no 3, article id C17Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

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

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

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

  • 46.
    Carlsson, Hanna
    et al.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Larsson, Stefan
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Svensson, Lupita
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Åström, Fredrik
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Consumer credit behavior in the digital context: a bibliometric analysis and literature review2017In: Journal of financial counceling and planning, ISSN 1052-3073, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 76-94Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This literature review seeks to map the state of research on the effects of digitization on personal financial behavior and management through a bibliometric analysis and a systematic literature review. The findings indicate that current knowledge is primarily based on perspectives of actors in commerce and systems development. More research is needed on how personal financial behavior change in relation to digital technology, the vulnerability of children and adolescents, and the links between changes in credit behavior and indebtedness. Financial counseling could benefit from an awareness of young adults vulnerability as digital consumers and an extended perception of financial literacy that encompasses requirements of digital society. Policymakers need to be aware of the consequences of digital measurability.

  • 47.
    Carlsson, Hanna
    et al.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Larsson, Stefan
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Åström, Fredrik
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Delrapport: Presentation av kunskapsöversikt om konsumtion och överskuldsättning i det digitala samhället2014Report (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Carlsson, Hanna
    et al.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Sundin, Olof
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Searching for delegated knowledge in elementary schools2017In: Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016: Part 2. Information Research, 22(1), Högskolan i Borås, 2017, Vol. 22Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. In contemporary society increased access to and dependence on digital technology has produced richer possibilities for outsourcing memory to external systems, an issue that becomes especially tangible in educational settings. The aim of this paper is to make visible how the changing relations between searching for and memorizing information is formed in the context of elementary schools, from the perspective of teachers.

    Method. Six focus groups were conducted with Swedish elementary school teachers during the fall of 2014. In total 39 teachers from four different compulsory schools participated in the study.

    Analysis. The empirical material was analysed from a sociomaterial perspective, particularly informed by Actor-Network-Theory. Technology is here not perceived as a tool to be mastered for different purposes but as an actor actively taking part in the co-construction of educational practices.

    Results. The study points to three important consequences of the changing relations between searching for and memorizing information in elementary schools: memorizing is to an increasing degree replaced by different activities related to “facts”; although more sophisticated cognitive labour is being outsourced to digital technology, analytical capability is still perceived as something particular to the human mind. As a consequence, analytical capability stood out as the most important criterion considered by the teachers when assessing their pupils’ performances.

    Conclusion. The analysis shows how external memory systems are not merely tools for pupils and teachers to make use of. These systems are also actors that co-shape requirements on pupils’ capacities and performances in contemporary schooling.

  • 49.
    Carlsson, Hanna
    et al.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Sundin, Olof
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Sök- och källkritik i grundskolan: En forskningsrapport2018Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I den här rapporten presenteras resultaten från ett forskningsprojekt där undervisning om och lärande av informationssökning och källkritik i skolan studerats. Undersökningen har haft ungdomar i årskurs 9, samt deras lärare i samhällskunskap och svenska i fokus. Projektets övergripande forskningsfråga lyder: vilka olika roller spelar undervisning i informationssökning och källkritik i svenska och samhällskunskap för elever i årskurs 9 för a) skolundervisningen och för b) vardagen utanför skolan? Projektet, som finansierats av Internetstiftelsen, har som syfte skapa en fördjupad förståelse för olika sätt att undervisa i informationssökning och källkritik som idag praktiseras i grundskolan, samt för hur dessa olika undervisningssätt kan bidra till att förbereda elever för informationssamhällets utmaningar.

    Ungdomar lever numera stora delar av sina liv på internet, inte sällan med några få sociala medier i form av applikationer på mobiltelefonen som ingångar till omvärlden. I läroplanen Lgr 11 ges mycket utrymme åt informationssökning och källkritik och i den uppdaterade läroplanen för grundskolan respektive gymnasieskolan förtydligas digitala aspekter i kursplanerna. Ansvaret för hur undervisning om medie- och informationskunnighet (MIK) ska genomföras och vad den ska innehålla hamnar hos den enskilda läraren, ibland i samarbete med skolbibliotekarien. Inom ramen för projektet har under 2017 kvalitativa fallstudier av fem skolor genomförts. Sammantaget har 16 intervjuer gjorts med 8 lärare i svenska och/eller samhällskunskap, samt till detta 3 intervjuer med skolbibliotekarier. Därutöver har 239 elever i årskurs 9 besvarat en enkät.

    Resultaten synliggör tre olika typer av undervisning om informationssökning och källkritik i skolan: 1) informationssökning och källkritik som isolerat kunskapsinnehåll, 2) informationssökning och källkritik som integrerat kunskapsinnehåll, samt 3) informationssökning och källkritik som aspekt på kunskapsinnehåll. Vidare visar rapporten på att källkritikens traditionella kriterier – äkthet, tid, beroende, tendens – dominerar undervisningen i källkritik. Informationssökning är som undervisningsinnehåll ganska osynlig, särskilt när den diskuteras i samband med bedömning. Både när det gäller informationssökning och källkritik saknas till stor del en infrastrukturell förståelse. De viktigaste slutsatserna från studien kan sammanfattas med fem punkter:

    • Undervisning i källkritik har betydelse för elevernas skolgång och för hur de interagerar med information på fritiden. Med källkritik avses i skolan främst de fyra kriterierna äkthet, tid, beroende och tendens.
    • En kontextualiserad källkritik – där även förståelse för nätets infrastruktur, användargenererad data och algoritmers betydelse och funktion ingår – är sällsynt.
    • Informationssökning som undervisningsinnehåll får stå tillbaka för källkritiken och som bedömningsunderlag är förmågan att söka information i det närmaste frånvarande.
    • Det behövs en diskussion om vad som avses med informationssökning och källkritik, inklusive en diskussion kring källkritikens gränser.
    • Den roll som skolbibliotekarier har i relation till undervisning om och bedömning av informationssökning och källkritik behöver förtydligas.
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    Cattani, Fredrik
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    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Brassman, Anna-Stina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Folkbibliotek och Facebook: Hur folkbibliotek arbetar med Facebook2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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    The aim of this study is to examine how and why public libraries use Facebook. Internet has changed how people interact with one another in society. This is also true for how public libraries are active on social media just as their users are. This study is based on two questions; How do public libraries work with Facebook? Which purposes does work with Facebook serve? Employees at eight different public libraries were interviewed. Analysis was made by using the four-space model by Jochumsen et al. The findings show that the work with Facebook is organised differently between the libraries, which is either by a group or one or two individuals. Number of posts, how they are written and when they post, vary among the participating libraries as well. Consistency in posting leads to more followers and success on Facebook. The findings also show that the main reason for public libraries to use Facebook is to promote their activities and services. A majority of the libraries wants to interact with their users, but it is difficult to achieve. Contrary to what has been written before about this subject, a majority of the informants agreed that time is not an issue as the work is planned to include time for Facebook. 

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