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Från trassliga kassettband till egna nedladdare: Talboksverksamhet vid folkbibliotek
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis examines talking books at public libraries. The thesis focuses on what the digital evolution has cometo mean in terms of Internet-based access to talking books. The survey is based on interviews with library staff and a socio-cultural theoretical perspective. The survey aims to examine the library's talking book function as a phenomenon in which cognitive, physical, communicative and temporal dimensions are considered. The survey demonstrates that the library staff associates talking books with goals concerning everyone's right to access to literature and reading and libraries intermediary role in this regard, which these often tied to broader public librari -es goals concerning the promotion of reading, democracy, accessibility and where the establishment of the service Egen nedladdning is understood from thoughts of greater, easier and more efficient access to talking books for the talking book reader, and as an opportunity for independence for the same. Physical talking books are disussedas a tool that can be used to establish and convey the talking book function in library premises. In terms o finformation dissemination and surrounding activities are made visible not least a network-based method and spontaneous meetings. Egen nedladdning and the app Legimus imparts opportunities for those expressing interestin the face of these, but older talking book readers can communicate a smaller interest in the use of these tools. Recording sessions for the service Egen nedladdning, and possible challenges in connection to these, are also takeninto account and also information and knowledge acquisition among librarians in the case of talking books. Also, the communication and meetings between the talking book readers and library staff are discussed, and the service Egen nedladdning impact on this question. The essay ends with a discussion in which the talking book function at public libraries is discussed based on themes of space, technology and literature brokering and where operational opportunities and challenges in this regard are outlined. This is a two years master’s thesis in Libraryand information science.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 91 p.
, Uppsatser inom biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 681
Keyword [en]
Talking books, Public libraries, Sweden, Internet, Applications
Keyword [sv]
Talböcker, Folkbibliotek, Sverige, Internet, Applikationer
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-283264Local ID: 681OAI: diva2:918867
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Available from: 2016-04-15 Created: 2016-04-12 Last updated: 2016-04-15Bibliographically approved

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