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Bland boktips och länksamlingar: En undersökning av de svenska folkbibliotekens webbplatser för ungdomar
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The public libraries were quick to adapt to the changes that the Internet brought on, and today library websites are an important part of the public library. To meet the needs of teens today, the library website could offer a range of contents to make it an attractive place on many levels; both the academic needs as well as social and recreational needs should be addressed.

The aim of this thesis is to evaluate public library websites for teenagers in Sweden, and to examine how well the websites address the developmental tasks and needs that teenagers have. The method used is website evaluation, one quantitative and one qualitative. A total of 60 public library sites for teenagers were evaluated, using 11 criteria based on Havighursts developmental tasks. The quantitative evaluation measured how many functions each website had per criteria, and showed that the majority of the sites had one or two functions for most of the criteria. The qualitative evaluation showed that the websites with the highest score often offered more interactive solutions, had more dynamic content and therefore met the needs of teenagers better than the websites with a lower ranking. Overall, the public library websites for teenagers could gain from developing their content and services further, taking into consideration the needs and developmental tasks that teenagers have that separates them from other user groups.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
Keyword [sv]
Folkbibliotek, ungdomar, webbplatser, utvecklingsuppgifter, bibliotekens roller, utvärdering, Sverige
National Category
Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45374OAI: diva2:840337
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Available from: 2015-07-13 Created: 2015-07-07 Last updated: 2015-07-13Bibliographically approved

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