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Den osynliga bibliotekarien: en studie om informationsbehov och forskarstöd
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The invisible librarian : a study of information need and research support (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis takes its point of departure in how the digitization of research libraries has changed how researchers search for information. The study examines how digitization has affected the library and librarians. It investigates the information seeking and information needs of researchers within a specific context i.e. the Institute of Biomedicine at the University of Gothenburg. It explores how researchers search for relevant information and whether the support provided by the Gothenburg University Library is sufficient for their (information) needs. Interviews were conducted with seven researchers at different stages of their career. This was complemented with a review of user studies research in library and information science (LIS) as well as reports from different universities.The results show that on one hand the researchers are satisfied with the information they retrieve from searching in PubMed and Google and do not want assistance from the library regarding this. On the other hand they do want support with other specific tasks i.e. data curation, making graphic figures, registration of information in the university’s repository. The study concludes by discussing how librarians have become invisible to the researchers due to digitization of the research library and to gain visibility the library needs to proactively seek the researchers’ attention and create places to interact.

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2016.
Keywords [sv]
digitalisering, forskarservice, forskarstöd, forskningsbibliotek, informationsbehov, informationssökning, publicering, universitetsbibliotek
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11912OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-11912DiVA, id: diva2:1074967
Available from: 2017-03-01 Created: 2017-02-16 Last updated: 2017-05-08Bibliographically approved

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