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Utveckling och förnyelse av yrket arkivarie inom ABM-samarbetet i Västernorrland
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Archives and Computer Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In recent years it has become more and more common with discussions concerning professionalization in professions such as archivists. Professionalization means that a profession strengthens, develops, innovates and monopolize their business. In order to strengthen the profession you can also use a variety of strategies and these strategies emphasises the process where a profession is being professionalized or is about to be professionalized. This development of an occupation could start within ABM-cooperation’s. ABM stands for Archive, Library and Museum.

The purpose of this paper is to examine how an ABM-cooperation has influenced and developed the institutions involved and their professions, job roles and tasks. As an example study to examine this I have chosen an ABM-cooperation in Västernorrland that consists of Riksarkivet Landsarkivet, Länsbiblioteket Västernorrland and Murberget Länsmuseet Västernorrland. To do this, I have contacted and sent questionnaires to employees in these three institutions. Three of these employees, I have also met in person to go over their answers. Prior to these meetings, I also conducted a literature review in which I have found out information about the background to the cooperation.

The results show that none of the employees that I have interviewed think that their participation in the ABM-cooperation has led to major changes within their respective institutions. But when you read their answers to the questionnaires you can see that this is not the case. Duties have changed, been added, and the cooperation with the other institutions should be considered as a change in itself. One reason that these changes are not considered changes may be that cooperation has a long history and they have become part of everyday life in the workplace.

There is no evidence in my results that an institution intentionally have used a strategy to develop and strengthen their workplace or professions though there are some points of contact. Instead, one can see signs that it has created a whole new strategy and a whole new approach to the co-operation started when the institutions and their employees in connection with the collaboration has strengthened their positions in their own institutions and with other participating institutions. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 42 p.
Keyword [sv]
Arkiv, ABM, profession, professionalisering, Västernorrland
National Category
Other Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-19901OAI: diva2:650474
Subject / course
Archives and Information Science AV1
Available from: 2014-08-22 Created: 2013-09-22 Last updated: 2014-08-22Bibliographically approved

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