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Storbritannien och biblioteken: en textanalytisk studie av brittiska nyhetstidningars skildringar av nedläggningshotade bibliotek under 2011
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Great Britain and the libraries : a text analytical study of british newspaper's depictions of libraries threatened by closure during 2011 (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis is a study on how information about library closures are portrayed in media in four national British newspapers. The aim is to raise awareness that what is written in media usually consists of a frame around what is said. Also that the information that comes through is not always a depiction of reality but rather a reflection of it. Questions raised were: How are library closures being portrayed in media? What kind of functions in the articles can be seen as important for the library and it's future?The theories used are framing theory and Jochumsen, Rasmussen and Skot-Hansens the four space model of the public library from 2012. The method used was a conventional content analysis which resulted in four main themes that described the articles content in relation to the closure of libraries. The four main themes are Economy, Availability, Functions and Reactions of closures where the theme of Functions related well to the four space model. The results also show that choice of newspaper may have an impact on how users receive information about library closures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 43 p.
Kandidatuppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Institutionen Bibliotekshögskolan, 2015:16
Keyword [sv]
bibliotek, nedläggning, Storbritannien, textanalys, gestaltningsteori, Skot-Hansen
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Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-904OAI: diva2:862398
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Available from: 2015-11-05 Created: 2015-10-22 Last updated: 2015-11-05Bibliographically approved

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