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Äpplen och appar: en kvalitativ intervjustudie med bibliotekarier om möjligheter, utmaningar och utveckling i arbetet med tillgängliga medier
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
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
Apples and Apps : a qualitative interview-study with librarians about possibilities, challenges and development in working with accessible media (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis is a qualitative examination of main libraries’ work with accessible media. Based on semi-structured interviews with eight librarians working towards children and youth, the purpose of this study is to examine the opportunities and challenges presented by new digital aspects in accessible media. This was accomplished by reviewing the informants’ statements through a self-developed tool of analysis. This tool mirrored the purpose of the study and was developed by compiling the results of previous studies into themes. These themes were then further developed in concurrence with transcriptions of the interviews.The findings of the study were that the librarians were aware that readers with a need for accessible media are invisible, but lack the time to apply sufficient directed operations to make them visible. However, this invisibility also worked through a new mobile app for distributing talking books, Legimus, to normalize the need for accessible media. Thus the work often centered around a balancing act between making these readers visible and not distinguishing them as outliers. In part because of new digital features, there was a lack of direct contact with members of the intended group. This was bridged by contacting and/or collaborating with a third party like relatives or other professionals. Physical titles available within accessible media are limited but because of Legimus this was not the case for talking books. The group’s status as especially prioritized was emphasized by all informants, although they often felt time lacking to properly apply that priority.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Series
Kandidatuppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Institutionen Bibliotekshögskolan, k2016:17
Keyword [sv]
barn, ungdomar, läsnedsättningar, funktionsvariationer, tillgängliga medier, Legimus, Äppelhyllan, huvudbibliotek
National Category
Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-10543OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-10543DiVA: diva2:953294
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Available from: 2016-08-18 Created: 2016-08-17 Last updated: 2016-08-18Bibliographically approved

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