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Börjesson, L. (2017). Resources for scholarly documentation in professional service organizations: A study of Swedish development-led archaeology report writing. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Department of ALM, Uppsala University.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resources for scholarly documentation in professional service organizations: A study of Swedish development-led archaeology report writing
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This information studies dissertation deals with the problem that results from research outside academia risk to receive little or no attention if communicated through reports, instead of in mainstream academic genres like research journal articles. The case in focus is Swedish development-led (DL) archaeology, i.e. state regulated archaeology preceding land development. Swedish DL archaeology is organized as a semi-regulated market. The organizations competing on the market are professional service organizations selling research services to land developers. Regional government departments, county administrative boards, function as intermediaries setting up procurement-like processes.

In previous research on archaeological documentation, the problem with non-use of reports has been described as depending on cultural issues of access, possible to solve if individuals make efforts to communicate and use extra-academic results. This dissertation offers an alternative definition of the problem, highlighting a different set of solutions. The aim is to further the understanding of how the distribution of research duties to professional service organizations affects the scholarly documentation in Swedish archaeology. The aim is met through identification, operationalization and analysis of resources available to report writing DL archaeology practitioners, and an analysis of how practitioners draw on these resources. The results further the understanding of how reports are shaped within the DL archaeology institution. In view of these results, efforts to solve issues of access should target the organization of research in the archaeology discipline, and specifically how scholarly documentation is governed on the archaeology market.

The dissertation draws on science and technology studies, practice theory, and document theory for the design of the study of documentation resources and contexts in extra-academic research. A mixed methods approach is applied to capture regulative, institutional, and infrastructural resources, and practitioners’ use thereof. Dissertation papers I-III contain analyses of concrete instantiations of the resources: information policy, documentation ideals, and information source use. The fourth paper presents an analysis of how practitioners draw on these resources in their everyday report writing. The dissertation concerns archaeology specifically, but serves as grounds to inquire into the premises for scholarly documentation in other areas of extra-academic research and knowledge-making as well.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of ALM, Uppsala University, 2017. 108 p.
Series
Skrifter utgivna vid institutionen för ABM vid Uppsala universitet, ISSN 1652-5353 ; 6
Keyword
Archaeology, Extra-academic research, Knowledge-making, Scholarly communication, Documentation, Report writing, Science and technology studies, Practice theory
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-306157 (URN)978-91-506-2664-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2017-12-15, Humanistiska Teatern, Engelska parken, Thunbergsv. 3H, Uppsala, 13:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Projects
Archaeological Information in the Digital Society (ARKDIS)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5751
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-10-20 Last updated: 2017-11-22
Börjesson, L. (2016). Beyond information policy: Conflicting documentation ideals in extra-academic knowledge making practices. Journal of Documentation, 72(4), 674-695.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond information policy: Conflicting documentation ideals in extra-academic knowledge making practices
2016 (English)In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 72, no 4, 674-695 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore and explicate documentation ideals parallel to information policy, and by means of this analysis demonstrate how the concept “documentation ideals” is an analytical tool for engaging with political and institutional contexts of information practices.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on a case study of documentation ideals in a debate about quality in archaeological documentation. The methodology draws on idea analysis, and on the science and technology studies’ controversy studies approach.

Findings – The paper explicates three documentation ideals, how these ideals allocate responsibility for documentation to different actors, how the ideals assign roles to practitioners, and how the ideals point to different beneficiaries of the documentation. Furthermore, the analysis highlights ideas about two different means to reach the documentation ideals.

Research limitations/implications – The case’s debate reflects opinions of Northern European professionals.

Social implications – The paper illuminates how documentation ideals tweak and even contest formal information policy in claims on the documentation and on the practitioners doing documentation.

Originality/value – Documentation ideal analysis is crucial as a complement to formal information policy analysis and to analysis guided by practice theory in attempts to understand the contexts of information practices and documentation, insights central for developing information literacies.

Keyword
Archaeology, Information practices, Information policy, Controversy studies, Documentation ideals, Idea analysis, Knowledge making practices
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-277190 (URN)10.1108/JDOC-10-2015-0134 (DOI)000379787000004 ()
Projects
ARKDIS
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5751
Available from: 2016-02-17 Created: 2016-02-17 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Börjesson, L. (2016). Data file for journal article Beyond information policy: Conflicting documentation ideals in extra-academic knowledge making practices. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Data file for journal article Beyond information policy: Conflicting documentation ideals in extra-academic knowledge making practices
2016 (English)Other (Refereed)
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-277192 (URN)
Projects
ARKDIS
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5751
Available from: 2016-02-17 Created: 2016-02-17 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved
Olle, S. & Lisa, B. (2016). Det svenska spelarvet: strategisk bevarandeplanering behövs i nationell strategi för spelindustrin. Tidskrift för ABM (1).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det svenska spelarvet: strategisk bevarandeplanering behövs i nationell strategi för spelindustrin
2016 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för ABM, ISSN 2002-4614, no 1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Spel och spelande är arenor för socialt samspel, lärande, förströelse och reflektion - de är en del av vår kultur. På senare år har tunga aktörer tillsammans uttryckt behov av statliga satsningar för att gynna svensk spelutveckling och spelforskning. Samtidigt har bevarandeperspektivet saknats i diskussionen. Här förklarar vi varför bevarande är viktigt, varför nationella och internationella bevarandesatsningar bör samordnas, och varför vi menar att spel och spelkultur bör bevaras tillsammans.

National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278978 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-26 Created: 2016-02-26 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Börjesson, L. (2015). Grey literature – grey sources?: Nuancing the view on professional documentation: the case of Swedish archaeology. Journal of Documentation, 71(6), 1158-1182.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Grey literature – grey sources?: Nuancing the view on professional documentation: the case of Swedish archaeology
2015 (Swedish)In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 71, no 6, 1158-1182 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

This study aims at nuancing the perception about professional documentation (a.k.a. ‘grey literature’), assuming perception of documentation being a cultural aspect of accessibility.

Design/methodology/approach

The study explores variations within the archaeological report genre through a bibliometric analysis of source use. Source characteristics are explored as well as correlations between report authors and source originators. Statistical frequency distribution is complemented by a correspondence analysis and a k-Means cluster analysis to explore patterns. The patterns are interpreted as ‘frames of references’ and related to circumstances for archaeological work. The study also discusses source representations.

Findings

The source use patterns reveal a latent variation, not visible in the general analysis: a professional/academic frame of reference (mainly among authors affiliated with incorporated businesses and sole proprietorships) and an administrative frame of reference (mainly among authors affiliated with government agencies, foundations and member associations) emerge.

Research limitations/implications

The study focuses on Swedish field evaluation reports. Future research could 1) test the results in relation to other types of reports, and 2) go beyond the document perspective to explore source use in documentation practices.

Social implications

The results on variations in frames of references among report writers have implication for report readers and user. The results should also be considered in archaeology management and policy-making. On the level of source representation the results call for clarifications of vague representations and possibly omitted sources.

Originality/value

This study contextualises archaeological information use and focuses on variations in professional archaeology which has received little previous research attention. The bibliometric approach complements previous qualitative studies of archaeological information.

Keyword
Documentation; Reports; Grey literature; Information sources; Information use: Referencing; Bibliometrics; Sociology of professions; Archaeology
National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-246514 (URN)10.1108/JD-09-2014-0137 (DOI)000369171600003 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5751
Available from: 2015-03-08 Created: 2015-03-08 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Börjesson, L., Petersson, B. & Huvila, I. (2015). Information Policy for (Digital) Information in Archaeology: current state and suggestions for development. Internet Archaeology (40).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Information Policy for (Digital) Information in Archaeology: current state and suggestions for development
2015 (English)In: Internet Archaeology, ISSN 1363-5387, E-ISSN 1363-5387, no 40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The introduction of digital data capturing and management technologies has transformed information practices in archaeology. Digital documentation and digital infrastructures are integrated in archaeologists' daily work now more than ever. International and national institutions and projects have contributed to the development of digital archiving and curation practices. Because knowledge production in archaeology depends heavily on documentation and information dissemination, and on retrieval of past documentation, the question of how information is managed is profoundly intertwined with the possibilities for knowledge production. Regulations at different levels articulate demands and expectations from the emerging digital information practices, but how are these different regulations coordinated, and do they support archaeological knowledge production?

In this article we look into the state of information policy - the sum of principles guiding decisions about information - in archaeology and related areas. The aim of the article is to shed light on how information policy directs practice in archaeology, and to show that analysis of such policies is therefore vital. Information policy in legislation and guidelines in Swedish archaeology serves as a case study, and examples from development-led archaeology and the museum sector illustrate how information policies have varied roles across different heritage sectors. There are historical and local trajectories in the policy documents specific to Sweden, but the discussion shows that the emergence of Swedish policies have many parallels with processes in other countries. The article provides recommendations for information policy development for archaeology and related areas.

Keyword
Digital humanities; cultural heritage sector; digital heritage; digital archaeology; digital museums; information policy; digital agendas; digitization
National Category
Information Studies Archaeology
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-275630 (URN)10.11141/ia.40.4 (DOI)
Projects
ARKDIS
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5751
Available from: 2016-02-04 Created: 2016-02-04 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Hedemark, Å. & Börjesson, L. (2014). Att använda en plan: Fenomenet biblioteksplaner och begreppet användning problematiserat. Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidskrift (1), 93-113.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att använda en plan: Fenomenet biblioteksplaner och begreppet användning problematiserat
2014 (Swedish)In: Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidskrift, ISSN 1403-3216, E-ISSN 2000-8325, no 1, 93-113 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Planning and evaluation has become increasingly important within the Swedish public library sphere. The aim of this article is to problematize the libraries’ (the Royal Library, the regional libraries and the public libraries) task to evaluate the design and use of ‘library plans’. The task will be described in relation to the development of the Swedish library legislation and the evolution of library plans as an administrative phenomenon. The analytical focus in the article is the concept of use as applied in government practice and library practice. The empirical material consists of documents reflecting the enforcement of use of plans and evaluation of use of plans, and of qualitative interviews with library staff reflecting plans in library practice. The analysis shows how government practice in combination with library practice creates an administrative habit regarding the use, and evaluation of use of plans. Nonetheless the government practice has the first word in deciding which concepts should dominate the library administration. In the concluding discussion we argue the current library administration – and the concepts such as plans, use of plans and plan evaluation, dominating that administration – might be altered if there would be alternatives to the current administrative trends with strong influences from market economy logics.

National Category
Cultural Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230778 (URN)
Available from: 2014-08-29 Created: 2014-08-29 Last updated: 2017-12-05
Börjeson, L. & Börjesson, L. (2014). What to Do with Interviews – A Clinical-Organizational Perspective. In: Kenneth Sundh, Elena Kozhevnikova, Jonas Alwall (Ed.), Against Separation: Experiences in Early Intervention for Young Children with Disabilities in Russia and Byelorussia. Ersta Sköndal University College.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What to Do with Interviews – A Clinical-Organizational Perspective
2014 (English)In: Against Separation: Experiences in Early Intervention for Young Children with Disabilities in Russia and Byelorussia / [ed] Kenneth Sundh, Elena Kozhevnikova, Jonas Alwall, Ersta Sköndal University College , 2014Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ersta Sköndal University College, 2014
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224853 (URN)ISBN 978-91-633-6743-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-05-21 Created: 2014-05-21 Last updated: 2017-01-25
Börjesson, L. (2014). Äppelhyllevardag: folkbibliotekens arbete med tillgängliga medier för barn. Johanneshov: Myndigheten för tillgängliga medier.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Äppelhyllevardag: folkbibliotekens arbete med tillgängliga medier för barn
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Johanneshov: Myndigheten för tillgängliga medier, 2014. 39 p.
Keyword
barn, tillgängliga medier, bibliotek, Äppelhylla, läsnedsättning
National Category
Humanities Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-220608 (URN)978-91-981060-5-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-03-17 Created: 2014-03-17 Last updated: 2014-03-31Bibliographically approved
Börjesson, L. & Alsbjer, P. (2013). Biblioteken som lärandeorganisationer - hur skapas och bibehålls de?. In: : . Paper presented at Mötesplats Borås; 17-18 oktober 2013; Borås, Sweden. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Biblioteken som lärandeorganisationer - hur skapas och bibehålls de?
2013 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212705 (URN)
Conference
Mötesplats Borås; 17-18 oktober 2013; Borås, Sweden
Available from: 2013-12-13 Created: 2013-12-13 Last updated: 2013-12-18Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0493-6845

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