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Samlingen som verktyg: Personal Information Management  och konstnärers personliga samlingar
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Collection as Tool : Personal Information Management and Artists’ Personal Collections (English)
Abstract [en]

The study set out to find how artists organize and use their personal collections from a Personal Information Management (PIM) perspective, and how that use affects their practice and their art production. A secondary object of the study was to articulate the ways that personal collections are utilized as tools by creative users.  The empirical data consisted of five qualitative, semi-structured interviews with Swedish and Norwegian sound artists. The constant comparative method was used for analysis, and Activity Theory was used as a theore- tical framework for the study. The study concluded that artists’ personal collections, while diverse in content and structure, serve the same functions as tools in creative processes, and that attention to the uses of personal collections highlight needs that could be better met by integrated PIM-functionality.  The study also concluded that artists constitute an underutilized resource for future PIM-research and that artists’ personal collection use provides insight into creative use of collections, and highlights potential direc- tions for future development of PIM tools. This paper is a two years master’s thesis in Library and Information Science.

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2012. , 54 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 568
Keyword [en]
Art, Personal information management, Personal archives, Information practices
Keyword [sv]
Informationsvetenskap, konst, kunskapshantering, personarkiv
National Category
Other Humanities
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-175388Local ID: 568OAI: diva2:531156
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-14 Created: 2012-06-05 Last updated: 2012-12-04Bibliographically approved

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