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Skönlitteratur på akademiska bibliotek: En undersökning om skönlitteraturens funktion och dess förmedlingpå svenska högskole- och universitetsbibliotek
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Fiction at academic libraries : An investigation into fiction collections and reading promotionat Swedish academic libraries. (English)
Abstract [en]

Swedish university libraries traditionally collect recreational readingmaterial only to support the teaching and research interests of theirinstitutions. However many university libraries hold a substantial yetunspecified collection of popular fiction. This thesis investigates theextent of these collections and examines academic librarians' viewsabout students' recreational reading in the academic context and theirattitudes towards the role of fiction and of readers' advisory inacademic libraries. The theoretical framework includes literature andresearch about the benefits of reading for pleasure, collections' rolesand readers' advisory strategies. The empirical material was gatheredthrough quantitative surveys sent to academic librarians in Sweden.The results show that academic librarians are positive about thebenefits of recreational reading for university students. However themajority of them do not believe that it is their responsibility to provideleisure reading material or promote extracurricular reading. Based onthe literature review, on the theoretical framework and on the researchfindings, recommendations are made with respect to further researchand readers' advisory strategies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kandidatuppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Institutionen Bibliotekshögskolan, 2014:45
Keyword [sv]
skönlitteratur, bestånd, förmedling, nöjesläsning, universitetsbibliotek, högskolebibliotek, akademiska bibliotek, akademiska prestationer
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Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-498OAI: diva2:840620
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Library and Information Science
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-07-09 Created: 2015-07-08 Last updated: 2015-07-09Bibliographically approved

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