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INTERAKTIV KULTURFÖRMEDLING VIA BIBLIOTEKETS WEBBPLATS: En kvantitativ studie av svenska folkbiblioteks webbplatser

Bergström, Per-Olof (2008)
Division of ALM
Abstract
The purpose of this master´s thesis is to examine how the cultural exchange function of Swedish libraries may be perceived on their websites. A further intention is to examine how the library websites are used at the present. Two quantitative web-based surveys have been sent out to a great number of Swedish public libraries. The first survey was directed to the webmasters of the libraries, in order to review the different services offered by the Swedish library websites of today. The second survey was conducted with library directors, in order to visualise what services they consider ought to be present on their own library website. In total, 150 webmasters and 135 library directors participated in the survey.

The study shows that the... (More)
The purpose of this master´s thesis is to examine how the cultural exchange function of Swedish libraries may be perceived on their websites. A further intention is to examine how the library websites are used at the present. Two quantitative web-based surveys have been sent out to a great number of Swedish public libraries. The first survey was directed to the webmasters of the libraries, in order to review the different services offered by the Swedish library websites of today. The second survey was conducted with library directors, in order to visualise what services they consider ought to be present on their own library website. In total, 150 webmasters and 135 library directors participated in the survey.

The study shows that the Swedish library websites have a static structure, where the most common services are; information on opening hours, searching the library catalogue, and the possibility to contact the library using email. The Swedish library directors are nevertheless positive towards their own website as a resource, and a great many consider it relevant to develop an interactive website for their own library. However, there is certain hesitation as to what extent the users should be able to participate in editing the contents of the website. Economic resources, time and lack of skills have shown to restrain the development of the websites. The fact that some websites are a part of the municipality's website, further limits the possibilities to develop services. (Less)
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author
Bergström, Per-Olof
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
folkbibliotek, bibliotekets, webbplats, interaktion, bibliotek 2.0, webb 2.0, kulturförmedling, biblioteksutveckling, webbutveckling, Humanities, Humaniora, Documentation, information, library science, archivistics, Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation
language
Swedish
id
1318444
date added to LUP
2008-06-19
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2014-04-11 14:16:45
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this master´s thesis is to examine how the cultural exchange function of Swedish libraries may be perceived on their websites. A further intention is to examine how the library websites are used at the present. Two quantitative web-based surveys have been sent out to a great number of Swedish public libraries. The first survey was directed to the webmasters of the libraries, in order to review the different services offered by the Swedish library websites of today. The second survey was conducted with library directors, in order to visualise what services they consider ought to be present on their own library website. In total, 150 webmasters and 135 library directors participated in the survey.

The study shows that the Swedish library websites have a static structure, where the most common services are; information on opening hours, searching the library catalogue, and the possibility to contact the library using email. The Swedish library directors are nevertheless positive towards their own website as a resource, and a great many consider it relevant to develop an interactive website for their own library. However, there is certain hesitation as to what extent the users should be able to participate in editing the contents of the website. Economic resources, time and lack of skills have shown to restrain the development of the websites. The fact that some websites are a part of the municipality's website, further limits the possibilities to develop services.},
  author       = {Bergström, Per-Olof},
  keyword      = {folkbibliotek,bibliotekets,webbplats,interaktion,bibliotek 2.0,webb 2.0,kulturförmedling,biblioteksutveckling,webbutveckling,Humanities,Humaniora,Documentation, information, library science, archivistics,Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {INTERAKTIV KULTURFÖRMEDLING VIA BIBLIOTEKETS WEBBPLATS: En kvantitativ studie av svenska folkbiblioteks webbplatser},
  year         = {2008},
}