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E-böcker på folkbibliotek: Fokus på prismodell och bestånd
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
E-books in the public library : Price model and collection in focus (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to explore the situation for ebooks in Swedish public libraries. The background is an increasing lending of e-books in public libraries, with an acquisition model formed when e-books were more of an experiment in a few libraries. The debate has escalated in the recent years and in this thesis I aim to investigate the libraries’ experience with e-books and the current price model. The empirical material comes from interviews with eight head of public libraries in the Västra Götaland region. As theoretical background, I have used Michael Buckland’s four roles of collections and price models from Lee and Boyle. My results show ambivalence with the price model. There are worries that the cost will escalate out of control, but at the same time my respondents do not want to lose the benefits of a digital file by limiting the use of it to f e one user at a time. At the moment my respondent are not being active, but are instead waiting for a better solution to come, perhaps from the Royal Library. Looking at the roles of collection regarding e-books, the effect is disputable and points towards centralization, mostly because of the individual libraries’ lack of independence and control over the e-books. I also suggest that we look at e-books from another point of view: that we could benefit from regarding them more as databases than books in our collections.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2012.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2012:14
Keywords [en]
e-böcker, prismodeller, förvärv, digitala bibliotek
Keywords [sv]
bestånd, folkbibliotek, elektroniska böcker, västra götaland
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-16477Local ID: 2320/10900OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-16477DiVA, id: diva2:1308365
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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