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Hylluppställning och användarbeteende i en skönlitterär samling : en fallstudie av Lunds stadsbibliotek

Malmgren, Anneli (2002)
Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
Abstract
The aim of this thesis was to look closer into the shelf arrangement and user behavior in a fiction collection with the municipal library in Lund as an example. The purpose was to investigate to what extent the shelf arrangement in this library is adapted to the behavior of users when it comes to searching for and choosing fiction. The study is mainly focused on the division between Hc- and Hce-classified books (Swedish fiction and fiction translated into Swedish), the special shelving of the publications of the last five years, and the genre categorization. The user behavior is primarily examined from the perspective of three search strategies; looking for a specific author or title, browsing within a genre or browsing without having a... (More)
The aim of this thesis was to look closer into the shelf arrangement and user behavior in a fiction collection with the municipal library in Lund as an example. The purpose was to investigate to what extent the shelf arrangement in this library is adapted to the behavior of users when it comes to searching for and choosing fiction. The study is mainly focused on the division between Hc- and Hce-classified books (Swedish fiction and fiction translated into Swedish), the special shelving of the publications of the last five years, and the genre categorization. The user behavior is primarily examined from the perspective of three search strategies; looking for a specific author or title, browsing within a genre or browsing without having a specific genre in mind. The study also deals with within which genres of fiction the users are searching and if they are looking for a book that is translated or not, new or older. Through interviews with three of the librarians at the library in Lund it is demonstrated for which purpose the shelf arrangement was chosen and what picture the staff has of the user behavior. The strategy the users themselves say they apply when searching for fiction is revealed through a questionnaire which was filled out by 125 adult users. As a complement to the empirical investigation earlier research on the subject has been studied. The result from the questionnaire shows that about 60% choose at least one book by author, 30% by genre and 49% by browsing. Most users did not care if the book was Swedish or translated into Swedish, new or older. The basic findings was that the staff had tried and succeeded in adapting the shelf arrangement to the behavior of the users only to some extent. The thesis ends in some suggestions that could help make the fiction collection more available for users. (Less)
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author
Malmgren, Anneli
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
bokuppställning, biblioteksteknik, skönlitteratur, användarundersökningar, Documentation, information, library science, archivistics, Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation
language
Swedish
id
1333908
date added to LUP
2002-01-19
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis was to look closer into the shelf arrangement and user behavior in a fiction collection with the municipal library in Lund as an example. The purpose was to investigate to what extent the shelf arrangement in this library is adapted to the behavior of users when it comes to searching for and choosing fiction. The study is mainly focused on the division between Hc- and Hce-classified books (Swedish fiction and fiction translated into Swedish), the special shelving of the publications of the last five years, and the genre categorization. The user behavior is primarily examined from the perspective of three search strategies; looking for a specific author or title, browsing within a genre or browsing without having a specific genre in mind. The study also deals with within which genres of fiction the users are searching and if they are looking for a book that is translated or not, new or older. Through interviews with three of the librarians at the library in Lund it is demonstrated for which purpose the shelf arrangement was chosen and what picture the staff has of the user behavior. The strategy the users themselves say they apply when searching for fiction is revealed through a questionnaire which was filled out by 125 adult users. As a complement to the empirical investigation earlier research on the subject has been studied. The result from the questionnaire shows that about 60% choose at least one book by author, 30% by genre and 49% by browsing. Most users did not care if the book was Swedish or translated into Swedish, new or older. The basic findings was that the staff had tried and succeeded in adapting the shelf arrangement to the behavior of the users only to some extent. The thesis ends in some suggestions that could help make the fiction collection more available for users.},
  author       = {Malmgren, Anneli},
  keyword      = {bokuppställning,biblioteksteknik,skönlitteratur,användarundersökningar,Documentation, information, library science, archivistics,Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hylluppställning och användarbeteende i en skönlitterär samling : en fallstudie av Lunds stadsbibliotek},
  year         = {2002},
}