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Rum och plats för datorer på folkbibliotek : En kvalitativ fallstudie

Österberg, Kristin and Svahn, Erika (2008)
Division of ALM
Abstract
This master thesis was written in the purpose to study how the location and access to computers in the physical realm of the public library reflects the undergoing changes in the public libraries role in Swedish society. This study is done in a form of a case study of three small public libraries. All of them were in the process of transforming both their physical and virtual space. The thesis focuses on where in the library the computers are placed and how their location interacts with the libraries main tasks. It also focuses on the analysis of the relationship between these two elements and how that relationship reflects the alteration of the public libraries place in society. The conclusions we draw after our study is that the... (More)
This master thesis was written in the purpose to study how the location and access to computers in the physical realm of the public library reflects the undergoing changes in the public libraries role in Swedish society. This study is done in a form of a case study of three small public libraries. All of them were in the process of transforming both their physical and virtual space. The thesis focuses on where in the library the computers are placed and how their location interacts with the libraries main tasks. It also focuses on the analysis of the relationship between these two elements and how that relationship reflects the alteration of the public libraries place in society. The conclusions we draw after our study is that the libraries have a reduced need of control over the computer usage, the computers have been placed further away from the reference desk and instead the libraries role as a meeting place both physical and virtual has been emphasized. (Less)
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author
Österberg, Kristin and Svahn, Erika
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
datorer, folkbibliotek, rum, plats, kulturpolitik, mötesplats, computers, public libraries, space, place, cultural politics, meeting place, Documentation, information, library science, archivistics, Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation
language
Swedish
id
1317907
date added to LUP
2008-06-24
date last changed
2014-04-11 14:16:59
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  abstract     = {This master thesis was written in the purpose to study how the location and access to computers in the physical realm of the public library reflects the undergoing changes in the public libraries role in Swedish society. This study is done in a form of a case study of three small public libraries. All of them were in the process of transforming both their physical and virtual space. The thesis focuses on where in the library the computers are placed and how their location interacts with the libraries main tasks. It also focuses on the analysis of the relationship between these two elements and how that relationship reflects the alteration of the public libraries place in society. The conclusions we draw after our study is that the libraries have a reduced need of control over the computer usage, the computers have been placed further away from the reference desk and instead the libraries role as a meeting place both physical and virtual has been emphasized.},
  author       = {Österberg, Kristin and Svahn, Erika},
  keyword      = {datorer,folkbibliotek,rum,plats,kulturpolitik,mötesplats,computers,public libraries,space,place,cultural politics,meeting place,Documentation, information, library science, archivistics,Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rum och plats för datorer på folkbibliotek : En kvalitativ fallstudie},
  year         = {2008},
}