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Skönlitteraturens placering i folkbibliotek och dess återvinningsmöjligheter i Online Public Access Catalogue: En fallstudie över tre folkbibliotek i Västsverige
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
The arrangement of fiction in public libraries and the possibilities to retrieve it in Online Public Access Catalogue : A case study of three public libraries in the west of Sweden (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this Masters thesis is to study how three public libraries in the west of Sweden have arranged their fiction for adults on shelves and what the possibilities for fiction retrieval are in their Online Public Access Catalogues OPAC. The theoretical framework includes a practical part consisting of Jarmo Saartis ideas about shelf arrangement and a theoretical part consisting of Annelise Mark Pejtersens different dimensions. The methods used in the case study are three interviews with librarians, visits in the libraries and searching in the libraries OPACs. Furthermore, we have summarized relevant literature about this subject in a summary of research. The analysis shows that our three libraries have arranged their fiction in a traditional way according to Saartis ideas about shelf arrangement. The libraries have arranged their fiction in alphabetical order and also arranged their most popular genres on separate shelves. Furthermore, the analysis shows that Pejtersens dimensions are not totally represented in the twelve books which we retrieved from the three libraries OPACs. The result of our Masters thesis is that our three libraries have made changes in their shelf arrangement to make it easier for their users to retrieve genre fiction. The changes in shelf arrangement are made by the library staff and no other project has influenced these changes and there is no expressed connection between the research of fiction and the practical treatment of fiction in the libraries. Another result is that the possibility to retrieve fiction in OPACs depends on the number of subject headings and we think it could be confusing for the users when there is no standardization among the OPACs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2006.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2006:25
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-18204Local ID: 2320/1441OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-18204DiVA, id: diva2:1310119
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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