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Information innanför murarna- en studie av fängelsebibliotekariers uppfattningar om informationsförmedling till interner

d' Aubigné, Katarina and Ehnevid, Katja (2008)
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Abstract
The aim of this study is to investigate variations of conceptions among prison librarians, concerning mediation of information from an ethical perspective. We have performed interviews with nine librarians and used the phenomenographic approach when analyzing the material. Sixteen categories of conceptions were found, distributed on four aspects of the phenomenon, the act of mediating information to inmates. The results show a variety of conceptions among the librarians. The four aspects cover conceptions about the inmates as users of the library services in prisons, conceptions about the information need of the inmates, conceptions concerning policies, guidelines and laws and conceptions about information access in the prisons. Because of... (More)
The aim of this study is to investigate variations of conceptions among prison librarians, concerning mediation of information from an ethical perspective. We have performed interviews with nine librarians and used the phenomenographic approach when analyzing the material. Sixteen categories of conceptions were found, distributed on four aspects of the phenomenon, the act of mediating information to inmates. The results show a variety of conceptions among the librarians. The four aspects cover conceptions about the inmates as users of the library services in prisons, conceptions about the information need of the inmates, conceptions concerning policies, guidelines and laws and conceptions about information access in the prisons. Because of the variety of conceptions, we come to the conclusions that the area concerning the act of mediating information to inmates from an ethical perspective is problematic. (Less)
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author
d' Aubigné, Katarina and Ehnevid, Katja
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Fenomenografi, fängelsebibliotekarie, informationsförmedling, informationsfrihet, censur, yrkesetik, Documentation, information, library science, archivistics, Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation
language
Swedish
id
1317864
date added to LUP
2008-06-25
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2014-04-11 14:16:59
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to investigate variations of conceptions among prison librarians, concerning mediation of information from an ethical perspective. We have performed interviews with nine librarians and used the phenomenographic approach when analyzing the material. Sixteen categories of conceptions were found, distributed on four aspects of the phenomenon, the act of mediating information to inmates. The results show a variety of conceptions among the librarians. The four aspects cover conceptions about the inmates as users of the library services in prisons, conceptions about the information need of the inmates, conceptions concerning policies, guidelines and laws and conceptions about information access in the prisons. Because of the variety of conceptions, we come to the conclusions that the area concerning the act of mediating information to inmates from an ethical perspective is problematic.},
  author       = {d' Aubigné, Katarina and Ehnevid, Katja},
  keyword      = {Fenomenografi,fängelsebibliotekarie,informationsförmedling,informationsfrihet,censur,yrkesetik,Documentation, information, library science, archivistics,Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Information innanför murarna- en studie av fängelsebibliotekariers uppfattningar om informationsförmedling till interner},
  year         = {2008},
}