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Bio bland böcker : en studie av filmvisning på fyra folkbibliotek och en bibliograf

Cederkvist, Matilda LU and Von Horn, Mikaela LU (2011) ABMM43 20111
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Abstract
The public library is an institution with multiple tasks and with different parts to play in the society. The aim of this Master’s essay is to illustrate one of the many activities that libraries utilise to reach their users and to keep up with the modern society - film screening. We have studied the phenomenon mainly through case studies at four different public libraries in the Region of Skåne in Sweden and at the Bibliograf in Bagsværd, Denmark, which is a combined public library and cinema.

Our intention has been to examine which factors are cardinal for the occurrence of film screening at public libraries, and which factors determine whether it is a successful part of the library or not. In the process of the case studies we... (More)
The public library is an institution with multiple tasks and with different parts to play in the society. The aim of this Master’s essay is to illustrate one of the many activities that libraries utilise to reach their users and to keep up with the modern society - film screening. We have studied the phenomenon mainly through case studies at four different public libraries in the Region of Skåne in Sweden and at the Bibliograf in Bagsværd, Denmark, which is a combined public library and cinema.

Our intention has been to examine which factors are cardinal for the occurrence of film screening at public libraries, and which factors determine whether it is a successful part of the library or not. In the process of the case studies we encountered interesting thoughts and questions that had a collateral connection and relevance for our study, for example: can libraries contribute and/or complete the other cinematic selection, or is motion picture a business that other operators are better fit and equipped to manage?

The Danish library and information scientistists Andersson, Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Jochumsen and Skot-Hansen have constructed two versions of a model describing a library’s different centres and spaces. These models have been important for our discussions regarding what libraries are and how they adapt to the contemporary society. We have also employed Pierre Bourdieu’s sociological concepts symbolic and cultural capital and found that there might be a higher cultural value and a personal prestige in seeing a film at the library instead of in a mainstream cinema. This we find is one of the reasons for libraries to stress their own specialities and competences and not compare themselves with movie theatres. We have also found that if libraries separate themselves and their film screening from that of the cinemas and if they frame a specific purpose and explicit goals for their activity they can serve a greater purpose.

Bourdieu also uses the term doxa as a way of describing what is taken for granted in a society and in specific contexts and institutions. The library doxa has long been associated with a sense of authority, knowledge, silence and respect among other things. The models presented by the Danish theorists mentioned above presents wider aspects of a public library. When libraries manage to change their doxa we belive it opens up for the public to take part in activites not traditionally associated with the library - such as film screening. (Less)
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author
Cederkvist, Matilda LU and Von Horn, Mikaela LU
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organization
alternative title
Cinema Among the Shelves : a Study of Film Screening at Four Public Libraries and a Bibliograph
course
ABMM43 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
doxa, Pierre Bourdieu, fallstudie, biografer, bio, filmvisning, ABM Folkbibliotek, biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, Trelleborg, Simrishamn, Kävlinge, Malmö public library, The Bibliograf, The Inspiration space, The Performative space, Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Jochumsen, Skot-Hansen, Cultural capital, Symbolic capital, Doxa, case study, Cinema, Public libraries, Film screening, kulturella kapital, symboliska kapital, Bibliografen, Malmö stadsbibliotek, Trelleborg.
language
Swedish
id
1978255
date added to LUP
2011-07-13 12:55:53
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2014-04-11 14:16:32
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Our intention has been to examine which factors are cardinal for the occurrence of film screening at public libraries, and which factors determine whether it is a successful part of the library or not. In the process of the case studies we encountered interesting thoughts and questions that had a collateral connection and relevance for our study, for example: can libraries contribute and/or complete the other cinematic selection, or is motion picture a business that other operators are better fit and equipped to manage?     

The Danish library and information scientistists Andersson, Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Jochumsen and Skot-Hansen have constructed two versions of a model describing a library’s different centres and spaces. These models have been important for our discussions regarding what libraries are and how they adapt to the contemporary society. We have also employed Pierre Bourdieu’s sociological concepts symbolic and cultural capital and found that there might be a higher cultural value and a personal prestige in seeing a film at the library instead of in a mainstream cinema. This we find is one of the reasons for libraries to stress their own specialities and competences and not compare themselves with movie theatres. We have also found that if libraries separate themselves and their film screening from that of the cinemas and if they frame a specific purpose and explicit goals for their activity they can serve a greater purpose.   

Bourdieu also uses the term doxa as a way of describing what is taken for granted in a society and in specific contexts and institutions. The library doxa has long been associated with a sense of authority, knowledge, silence and respect among other things. The models presented by the Danish theorists mentioned above presents wider aspects of a public library. When libraries manage to change their doxa we belive it opens up for the public to take part in activites not traditionally associated with the library - such as film screening.},
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  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bio bland böcker : en studie av filmvisning på fyra folkbibliotek och en bibliograf},
  year         = {2011},
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