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Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2005 (Swedish)In: Svensk Biblioteksforskning, Vol. 15, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Using new institutional theory and discourse theory this article discusses different norms and values that may affect the encounter between the public library and the user. It also focuses on problemising what characterizes this encounter. The background to why I find these questions important to discuss is that they are related to my research project in which I plan to study the picture of public libraries as it is reproduced in mass media. What norms the institution holds may affect that picture but also the other way around- the picture of public libraries in mass media may have an impact on institutional norms. The discussions in the article shows that institutional norms regulate the behaviors of both librarians and users, not least in the way users are categorized and talked about by the institution as well as in Library and Information Science.

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2005. Vol. 15, no 1
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-78388OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-78388DiVA: diva2:106301
Available from: 2006-03-23 Created: 2006-03-23 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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