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Folkbibliotek och källkritik på Internet: En deskriptiv studie av folkbibliotekens granskning av webbplatser
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2003 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Public libraries and source criticism on the Web : A descriptive study on public libraries evaluation of web sites (English)
Abstract [en]

This Masters thesis aims to examine how Swedish public libraries deal with the new challenge of evaluating web resources. In order to study this we have asked staff involved in gathering links for the libraries web sites to participate in a survey concerning how they go about choosing links. Apart from trying to capture this procedure it has been our purpose to establish whether the libraries feel they should provide their patrons with evaluated links at all and in what way they are influenced by other libraries or other main figures involved when choosing a link. We were also interested in the differences between libraries with large and small link collections. When defining evaluation, we have only focused on content. The survey was made available on the Web and of the 154 public libraries with links on their web sites that were contacted, 87 chose to participate. The results proved that most libraries consider it their task to provide their patrons with access to evaluated links, although for some libraries this task is in reality too time consuming to carry out. The most frequent evaluations proved to be the establishment of the author of the web page, whether the web page had been recently updated and to make sure the links on the evaluated web page were not broken. The respondents also saw a strong connection between the web pages top domain and its reliability. The respondents with large link collections proved to be more active in their search for new links.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2003.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2003:77
Keywords [en]
library and information science
Keywords [sv]
biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20992Local ID: 2320/992OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20992DiVA, id: diva2:1312926
Note
Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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