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Antikonsumtion i biblioteksmiljö: En användarundersökning om att låna mer än böcker på folkbibliotek
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis covers the topic about public libraries and their role in anti-consumption according to library users. According to previous research there is a lack of knowledge about how users motivate their library use. A knowledge that is important due to the fact that the libraries views on its patrons can influence the relationship between library and users.

The purpose of this essay is to study which role the public libraries have in anti-consumption in a user perspective by answering these questions:

- What motivates users to borrow stuff from the library?

- What are the users’ views on borrowing different stuff?

- What do users want to borrow from the libraries?

This study has been done by sharing an online survey in social media and by using a snowball sampling to collect participants. A definition made by Lee et al. (2011) was used to explain anti-consumption, who divided it into three parts: rejection, restriction and recycling. These definitions were then used to help analyzing the results from the survey.

Conclusions were made that the library has a restraining role according to the survey’s participants, which means that users avoid ownership of things by borrowing them from the library. The motivation for library use amongst the participants was foremost by economic reasons, the amount of need for accessibility for different things and to discover new things in a safe environment. In majority the participants were pleased by the things that the public libraries are already lending out.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 40 p.
Keyword [sv]
Folkbibliotek, Antikonsumtion, Verktygsbibliotek, Klädbibliotek, Biblioteksanvändare, Användarundersökningar, Bibliotekssamlingar, Konsumtion, Folkbibliotek- målsättningar och uppgifter
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56529OAI: diva2:972256
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-09-26 Created: 2016-09-15 Last updated: 2016-09-26Bibliographically approved

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