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”En virtuell bokcirkel blir mer en del utav vardagen…”: En kvalitativ studie av virtuella bokcirklar
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
“A virtual reading group becomes more part of the everyday life…” : A qualitative study of virtual reading groups (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this master’s thesis is to examine virtual reading groups, and which meaning the users perceive that the virtual reading groups offer. In addition, the study inquires which details can be improved to further amend the needs and wants among the users of virtual reading groups. Through these outlines, it is discussed how libraries and librarians can make use of virtual reading groups as a resource. The study is based upon qualitative interviews, consisting of asynchronous e-mail interviews with a total of sixteen members in two different virtual reading groups. The theoretical frames are taken from theories within the research field of reading, ideas about virtual communities and identity construction. The result of the essay shows that the virtual reading groups seem to serve an important role as virtual arenas, where people can come together and discuss their common interest in reading and books. For some of the users, virtual reading groups have a social quality, but it is not a capacity that all of the users experience or even aim at with their membership. Moreover, details that can be improved are said to be the layout on the sites, solutions of technical problems and marketing. For libraries, virtual reading groups can be a useful complement to other services that they offer, since it is a free resource that makes it possible for librarians to meet their patrons and to reach out to new groups through an access on the Internet.

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 ; 2008:109
Keywords [en]
virtuella bokcirklar, internet, bibliotek 2.0, litteraturcirklar
Keywords [sv]
läsning, läsupplevelser, läsvanor, läsecirklar
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-19148Local ID: 2320/4198OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-19148DiVA, id: diva2:1311082
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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