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Dewey i Sverige: En diskursanalys av den svenska bibliotekssektorns uttalanden om klassifikationssystemet DDK
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Dewey in Sweden : A discourse analysis of the Swedish library sector’s statements about the classification system DDC (English)
Abstract [en]

Swedish libraries are currently discussing and implementing the classification system Dewey (DDC). Most libraries in Sweden have used the Swedish classification system SAB until recently. In 2008 The Royal Library of Sweden (KB) decided to switch from SAB to DDC. Many academic libraries chose to follow KB’s example and by January 2011 a switch was made at KB and at many academic libraries. The aim of this master thesis is to examine and analyse the library sector’s discussion that occurred before and during the Swedish switch from SAB to DDC. The main question asked is; What is being discussed about Dewey 2010-2011 and in what manner? To organize and anlyse this discussion discourse analysis is used. Discourse analysis by Laclau and Mouffe is used both as method and theoretic ground. The material which has been analyzed consists of the library sector’s discussions and statements found in journals, reports, blogs, meeting protocols and seminar. The analysis shows four different discourses; the transition discourse, the spatial discourse, the instrumental discourse and the public library discourse. In conclusion, it can be argued that the transfer to Dewey has gone from a planning stage to an implementing stage at academic libraries. Public libraries in Sweden have shown less interest and are considered to be in a planning stage parallel to the academic libraries implementing stage. Earlier discussions about pros and cons with Dewey have almost disappeared 2010-2011 and discussions of spatial matters are frequently occurring in the material.

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 ; 2012:17
Keywords [en]
Dewey, DDK, DDC, Laclau och Mouffe, SAB, Dewey decimalklassifikation, Dewey Decimal Classification
Keywords [sv]
diskursanalys
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-16563Local ID: 2320/11009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-16563DiVA, id: diva2:1308451
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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