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Bookcrossing: Ett äventyr! En fenomenografisk studie av bibliotekariers uppfattningar av bookcrossing
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Bookcrossing : An adventure! A phenomenographic study of librarians’ conceptions of bookcrossing (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this investigation is to study how librarians experience bookcrossing. We focused on the two following questions: Which variations are there in librarians conceptions of bookcrossing as literature exchange and reading support activity? Which variations are there in librarians conceptions of bookcrossing compared to other methods of literature exchange and reading support? Bookcrossing is an international book club where you share your books by leaving them at public places. The thesis is focused on librarians’ conceptions and not the conceptions of members of bookcrossing. Fictional literature is central in our investigation. To answer the questions we conducted interviews with nine librarians at eight different libraries. By using a phenomenographical approach our analysis resulted in four categories of description for each question. For the first question the categories were: bookcrossing as publicity, bookcrossing as a new way of thinking, bookcrossing as being democratic and bookcrossing as an activity at the library. The second question resulted in the following four categories: bookcrossing as an alternative to other methods, bookcrossing needs development to be reading supportive, bookcrossing as a non serious event and bookcrossing as a different selection of books. After the second analysis three categories of conceptions emerged: bookcrossing as an advantage for the library, bookcrossing as a problematic method for the library and bookcrossing as unimportant for the library. The conclusion of this study is that librarians do not conceptualise bookcrossing as a good method for reading support. But the majority of them had a positive experience of bookcrossing and they conceptualise that bookcrossing results in positive attention in the media.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2008.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2008:89
Keywords [en]
bookcrossing, fenomenografi
Keywords [sv]
bibliotek, läsfrämjande verksamhet, litteraturförmedling, bibliotekarier
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-19093Local ID: 2320/4012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-19093DiVA, id: diva2:1311027
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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