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Sex kvinnliga pensionärers användning av och syn på folkbiblioteket och dess olika roller Med utgångspunkt från deras individuella livsstilar
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2003 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Six female seniors use and view of the public library and its different roles With their individual lifestyles as a starting point (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay has been to study six female seniors use and view of the library and its roles. The two Danish scientists Jochumsen and Rasmussen talk about the library in terms of a social center, cultural center, knowledge center and information center. Depending on what lifestyle the seniors belong to in the social room, they use the library differently. The social room consists of four lifestyles, north-west, north-east, south-west and south-east. The things that are important to consider in order to be able to place each senior within the different lifestyles are education level, economic standard, interests and so forth. According to Jochumsen and Rasmussen, the use and view of the library looks different within the various lifestyles. Our method is based on a qualitative study consisting of interviews with six female seniors connected to PRO. The interviews were held at PRO and took 45 minutes each. Jochumsens and Rasmussens study constitutes the theoretical framework of our study. Our results show that the seniors are placed within three of the four lifestyles within the social room, that is the north-east, south-west and south-east. All six seniors visit the library in order to borrow books, read magazines and to meet people. They view the library as a pleasant place that is open to all. The library is also seen as a place for education of all kinds. Our investigation has shown that the library in the role of a social center is the most important one to our female seniors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2003.
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Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2003:121
Keywords [en]
library and information science
Keywords [sv]
biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-16311Local ID: 2320/1035OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-16311DiVA, id: diva2:1308198
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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