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Förändringsvillkor och förändringsambitioner inom folkbiblioteken. En samtidshistorisk studie med fokus på de tre GÖK-biblioteken under två decennier
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Conditions of change and change ambitions within the public libraries. A study relating policy changes in the GÖK-libraries to changes in the societal context during two decades (English)
Abstract [en]

This Master thesis focuses on change conditions and change ambitions in Swedish public libraries. I have chosen to focus on three libraries that participated in a much-debated developmental project sponsored by the Swedish Arts Council almost twenty years ago. The aim of the project was to enhance service-quality, increase user-influence over media acquisition and library routines, and to redefine the concept of quality in the library context. I have made comparisons of the conditions and change ambitions between the project period 1991-1994 and present day 2009. To do this I have analyzed the evaluations of the above-mentioned project and the developmental plans that every municipality in Sweden is required to write according the library-law of 2004. I have also taken into account the major changes in information technology, new legislation of relevance to Swedish libraries and restrictions put upon libraries as a consequence of the decline in the public economy. I have related the change ambitions during the two periods studied to the discourse typology developed by Hedemark, Hedman and Sundin (2005). My main finding is that the focus of the libraries during the project time was on an information management discourse. This is also the case in present day but is now supplemented by an information technology discourse. The alleged concept of quality is no longer based of traditional values but on user demands. To some extent and in relation to minority groups and parents of small children one can still see remains of a general education discourse.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2011.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2011:20
Keywords [en]
biblioteksplan, gÖk-projektet, servicekvalitet, samtidshistoria, policy
Keywords [sv]
folkbibliotek, brukaranpassning, förändringsambitioner
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20473Local ID: 2320/8189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20473DiVA, id: diva2:1312407
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