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Recognising the other through promotion of reading, collection development and communal collaboration: rural public libraries in the far-north of Sweden and their relation to the indigenous Sámi population
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0576-036x
2019 (English)In: CoLIS 10, Conceptions of Library and Information Science, 10th international conference: Book of Abstracts / [ed] Tanja Merčun, Polona Vilar, Ljubljana: Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts , 2019, p. 69-69Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
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Introduction. This study reports findings from a study on the relation between rural public libraries and the Sámi population in northern Sweden, placed in the context of minority priorities given required by the Swedish Library Act.

Method. Full day worshop focus-group interviews were made with public librarians from 34 rural counties in Northern Sweden, and follow-up interviews were conducted with representatives of the Sámi library sector.

Analysis. Qualitative analysis was carried out inspired by the concept of institutional ethnography. Capturing the relation between individual experiences and institutional structures, results were related to the concept of recognition as a moral basis for legitimate indigenous struggle.

Results. Results indicate that rural public libraries have difficulties meeting the requirements of the Library Act. Reasons are lack of general resources, lack of knowledge in indigenous librarianship and limited production of literature in the Sámi language varieties spoken in Sweden.   

Conclusion. Further development of Sámi designated administrative areas and increased production of literature in Sámi language varieties stand out as the two most important factors in making daily work in  public libraries able to reach the requirements of the Library Act in terms of recognition of the informational and cultural needs of the Sámi people.

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Ljubljana: Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts , 2019. p. 69-69
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Information Studies
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Humanities, Library and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-85691ISBN: 978-961-06-0219-4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-85691DiVA, id: diva2:1328277
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Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) 10th International Conference, 16-19 june, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Available from: 2019-06-20 Created: 2019-06-20 Last updated: 2019-08-05Bibliographically approved

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