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Barriärer vid talboksutlåning?: Folkbibliotekets tjänster till äldre synskadade
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Barriers in borrowing audiobooks? : Service from the local library to elderly visually impaired (English)
Abstract [en]

In this bachelor thesis the aim is to explore which barriers elderly visually impaired people can meet when they are borrowing audiobooks in the local library. Eight respondents were interviewed about their opinion of the service from the library and the information concerning this service. Two group interviews were held on two different occasions with three respective four respondents in each group and eight in-terviews were held by telephone. Studies of rules and guidelines in the society, and of texts about and by elderly impaired people, have been made. The analysis has been performed with a qualitative content analysis method. The result of the interviews is that books have a great importance in the respondents’ life and that it is of great significance that the service works smoothly. The respondents were not satisfied with the information from the libraries. Some of them have not had any information at all, neither of new books nor about the library’s service to the visually impaired. The respondents wish that the librarians were more responsive to their wishes. Criticism was also expressed about the form and quality of the audiobook and audio players.

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Kandidatuppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Institutionen Bibliotekshögskolan, 2016:1
Keyword [sv]
äldre synskadade, bibliotek, talböcker, barriärer, service, information, kommunikation, anpassning
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Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-10125OAI: diva2:940710
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Library and Information Science
Available from: 2016-08-04 Created: 2016-06-21 Last updated: 2016-08-04Bibliographically approved

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