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Vem bestämmer över kvaliteten?: Bibliotekariers privata och professionella syn på kvalitativ skönlitteratur
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
Who Determines the Quality? : Librarians Private and Professional View on Qualitative Fiction (English)
Abstract [en]

With an increased empowerment of the users, and a dependence on outside critics, one wonders what kind of role the librarians have in a context where qualitative literature is discussed. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between librarians private and professional views on qualitative fiction, in order to be able to discuss their role as quality intermediaries in a user oriented context. The method used, is the qualitative, semistructured interview. This author interviewed seven librarians from three different libraries in Sweden. The theoretical emphasis partly relies on the ten words of qualitative value that Inger Elam and Bengt Brülde discusses in their respective texts, partly on David Garvins quality assessment theory, which defines several quality categories divided between an absolute and a relative quality view. Through the comparison between the private and the professional quality view, examined with the two theoretical approaches, the analysis of the interview material shows that there lies a complexity in the librarians professional role. On the one hand, they are dependent of both the users and the critics judgements about the qualitative aspect in the work with purchasing new literature to the library. Their role is in that point of view a passive one. On the other hand, the informants have other methods to gain control over the quality assessments, which allows them to be more involved in relation to the users and the critics. Therefore, the role of the librarians is a complex one when studied from this perspective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2012.
Series
Kandidatuppsats ; 2012:26
Keywords [en]
Kvalitet, Bibliotekstjänst, Folkbibliotek
Keywords [sv]
Kvalitetsbedömning, Bibliotekarier, Biblioteksanvändare, Inköp, Skönlitteratur
National Category
Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-16604Local ID: 2320/11076OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-16604DiVA, id: diva2:1308492
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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