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Omvärldsbevakning på bibliotek
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
Business intelligence at library (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to investigate how and from which sources librarians collect information on their profession with respect to factors that are important for their work. In order to achieve this goal, a questionnaire-based survey will be conducted at three medium-sized central-public-libraries in southern Sweden. Using this survey, I wish to answer the following four questions: To what extent do librarians acquaint themselves with changes and developments within regional and cultural policy arenas important to their work? To what extent do librarians acquaint themselves with information using conferences and library debates that are focussed on changes and developments relevant to their work? Do librarians consider that they have enough time within the limits of their work hours to follow developments within the librarian profession, for example with respect to developments within information technology, and how would they appraise the future demand for information technology-based services at the library? From which source(s) do librarians collect information relevant to their work? The theoretical basis of this paper can be compared to a radar as it scans subjects-of-interest to the organization in the field of business intelligence. This investigation uses a quantitative method, with data collected via a survey consisting of 13 questions. Survey questions were drawn up in line with the purpose of this paper. The survey revealed that colleagues do play a significant part in the collection of information. Many librarians also believe that their role will continue to change as the rest of the world changes. Many also think that IT will play a more important role in the future. The respondents were 45 librarians employed on a permanent full-time basis at three similar local public-libraries. There was a 100% response rate to the survey. The results are set out in 13 different diagrams. Furthermore is the results discussed and analyzed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2009.
Series
Kandidatuppsats ; 2009:2
Keywords [en]
bibliotekarie, informationsteknologi och kollegor
Keywords [sv]
omvärldsbevakning
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-19421Local ID: 2320/5110OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-19421DiVA, id: diva2:1311355
Available from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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