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Högskolebibliotekariers informationssökning i teoretisk belysning
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science. (LinCS)
2006 (Swedish)In: Svensk biblioteksforskning, ISSN 0284-4354, E-ISSN 1653-5235, Vol. 15, no 2, 1-14 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Facing both technological, educational and vocational change, the professional practices ofacademic librarians are subjects of interest within LIS research today. Information seekingand literacy are often spoken of as important competences; therefore, the assumed informationseeking expertise of academic librarians stands out as a significant matter to investigate. Thisarticle aims at gaining a deeper understanding of the information seeking behaviour ofacademic librarians. For this purpose, two theoretical perspectives are tested in terms of theirusefulness as analytical tools. This is accomplished primarily through theoretical discussionsand literature studies. The conceptualisationof imposed and self-generated informationseeking by Melissa Gross is found applicable, along with central concepts derived from asocio-cultural perspective as presented by Olof Sundin and Jenny Johannisson, and a newinstitutional perspective in accordance with Ragnar Audunson’s viewpoint.

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Högskolan i Borås, 2006. Vol. 15, no 2, 1-14 p.
Keyword [en]
academic librarians, information seeking, socio-cultural perspective, new institutional theory, imposed information seeking, self-generated information seeking
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Information Studies
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Library and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2098Local ID: 2320/1905OAI: diva2:870179
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