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Var är biblioteket? En användarstudie om distansstudenters biblioteksbehov
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
Where is the Library? A User Study on the Library Needs of Distance Students (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this Master's thesis is to investigate the library needs of distance students. This user study has a student perspective and concentrates on the main question of which way library needs might be expressed by distance students. Associated topics addressed by this study include; the problem of learning centres lacking their own library support, how distance students look upon library support as a concept and whether distance students prefer public libraries or university libraries, and why they make this choice. These questions may give the answer to how distance students deal with information literacy. Theories chosen by the study are in the fields of pedagogical and library science, the social cultural theory by Roger Säljö and in Tom Wilson's theories on user studies and information needs. The method chosen is a qualitative study where eight distance students have been individually interviewed. The results show a number of findings; that distance students prefer public libraries to university facilities, that knowledge levels on information literacy are low and that there is little education currently in information literacy and library support. The conclusion is to provide better and clearer library support at the start of a distance programme in order for students to practice these skills as soon as possible.

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 ; 2008:113
Keywords [en]
distansstudenter, biblioteksbehov, sociokulturell teori
Keywords [sv]
biblioteksstöd, informationskompetens, informationsbehov, högskolecentrum, användarstudie
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-19145Local ID: 2320/4182OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-19145DiVA, id: diva2:1311079
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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