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Biblioteket i centrum: Ett utvecklingsprojekt för bibliotek och landsbygd
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The structure of the Swedish public library field has been evolving during the last decades. The traditional mission of educating the citizens to become responsible, democratic and knowledgeable members of society has in a way led to the integration between public and school libraries. Lately new co-operational models have been under debate and a sense of resistance has arisen because of the economical and market influences. In parallel with closure of library branches new libraries have evolved in malls and wash houses and some with self-service with no use of librarians. This work shows how co-operation in rural areas finds the common goals for the people living there who are concerned about keeping the service needed including the public library and thus using existing means and crossing borders of commercial thinking. Participators in the project are interviewed to find out their various wishes and a mutual goal. The degree of local democracy is also investigated. The outcome of this thesis is that in rural areas with tough municipal economy the citizens co-operate over borders to keep the services they want, and in this specific case it is found to be a meeting spot in the centre of the village, where also the library will be located, together with the country store.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Library development, co-operation, local democracy, rural development, more-open libraries.
Keyword [sv]
Biblioteksutveckling, samarbete, lokal demokrati, landsbygdsutveckling, meröppna bibliotek.
National Category
Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26055OAI: diva2:625305
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Available from: 2013-06-04 Created: 2013-06-04 Last updated: 2016-02-22Bibliographically approved

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