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Elib och folkbibliotek: En studie av de åsikter och argument som yttrats om e-böckernas distribution och framtid på folkbiblioteken
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
Elib and public libraries : A study of the opinions and arguments expressed concerning the distribution and future of e-books at the public libraries (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to study the ongoing discussion concerning e-books at Swedish public libraries. The e-book situation has as of late gained a lot attention in the media. The main distributor of e-book in Sweden - Elib - is in the centre of this discussion and our goal has been to study the opinions and arguments that have been expressed within articles and blog posts concerning the situation. We have analysed our articles and blog posts through a qualitative text analysis in order to find the main problems of the e-book discussion and which arguments are used. We have also studied the effect Elib might have on the libraries' collection development according to the articles and blog posts. We found that the major issues within the e-book situation include Elib's price model - which is costly for the libraries - the watermarking and the selection of books available to the libraries. It is also considered, according to the author's of our articles and blog posts, that the collections at the libraries are affected by Elib's system since the choice of which books to include is given to the publishers, not the libraries or its users. The articles and blog posts agree that a change needs to occur for the e-books future survival at the public libraries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2011.
Series
Kandidatuppsats ; 2011:22
Keywords [en]
elib, distribution
Keywords [sv]
folkbibliotek, e-bok, e-böcker, beståndsutveckling
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20652Local ID: 2320/8733OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20652DiVA, id: diva2:1312586
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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