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Skönlitteratur, inköp och folkbibliotek: en kvalitativ ansats
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Fiction, purchasing and public libraries : a qualitative approach (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to examine the Swedish public libraries acquisition processes when it comes to fiction for adults. The thesis focus on how the librarians responsible for acquiring view literary quality when they manage their collections and how their views coincide with that of the user’s explicit wishes. Furthermore this thesis looks at the librarians reading habits and how they coincide with that of their perceived users. The study uses literature pedagogic perspective theory to see how the librarians look at fiction and what they value in it. In order to get answers six librarians have been interviewed in this study that uses a qualitative approach to getting answers. None of the interviewed librarians’ expressed that they, or the public library where they are active have an expressed criteria when it comes to quality it’s rather the opposite. They all try to manage between satisfying the user’s requests and maintaining a balance of different genres in their collections. The interviewed librarians all feel that it is more important to them that their users read literature at all rather then what they read. Several of the interviewed librarians mean that if they keep supplying the users with what they ask for that in itself increases the possibilities of the librarian to steer them towards more advanced literature in the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2014.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2014:1
Keywords [en]
kvalitet, urval
Keywords [sv]
folkbibliotek, inköp, skönlitteratur, vuxenlitteratur, efterfrågan
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-17641Local ID: 2320/13524OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-17641DiVA, id: diva2:1309550
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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