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Diskurser om profilinköp på folkbibliotek
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to examine the opinions about outsourcing the  acquisition process through  approval profiles in Swedish public libraries. The emperical mateiral used to examine this is posts and comments in four library related blogs: Peter Alsbjers blogg!, Copyriot, BiblioBuster and bis-bloggen. By using discourse analysis and Chantal Mouffe and Ernesto Laclau's discourse theory as theoretical framework to analyse my material I discovered three majors themes: How approval profiles affects the profes-sional role of the librarian and how this changes the librarian’s attitude toward the library user. How approval profiles shift  the role of the public library from a mass-educator to a more market oriented role. Thirdly it also brings about the discussion about high culture/low culture literature and its place in public libraries. In the discussion about the three themes two different discourses became apparent: the service orientated discourse where the librarians main function is to fulfill the library user’s needs and requests, and the mass-educator discourse where the librarian’s main function is to help the user to become a better citizen.  This is a two years master's thesis in library and information science.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 62 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 548
Keyword [en]
Public libraries, Acquisitions (Libraries), Book selection, Collection development (Libraries), Debates and de- bating, Discourse analysis
Keyword [sv]
Folkbibliotek, Bokbestånd, Förvärv (bibliotek), Förvärvspolitik (bibliotek), Biblioteksdebatt, Diskursanalys
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Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-159872Local ID: 548OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-159872DiVA: diva2:447229
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-10-11 Created: 2011-10-11 Last updated: 2011-10-11Bibliographically approved

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