Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
The idea to write this two years master's thesis in Library-and information science came to me at work at the
Royal Palace in Stockholm, where I daily answer questions on such topics as history and art. In order to deepen
my knowledge and get answers to my questions, I thought it would be interesting to look at my work place as a
domain and thus examine its information supply. The thesis therefore consists of a domain analysis of the
Royal Collections, a department of the Royal Court. The study is limited in time from 1996 to 2012. The
Collections can be seen as tasked with a double function within the Court, to support the Head of State in his
efforts to represent the country and to preserve and display the royal heritage. The King himself has stated that
as many as possible should be able to enjoy the royal heritage and to get an experience of Swedish history as a
result of a visit to the royal palaces.
I have chosen three of eleven methods Hjørland presents as possible to carry out a domain analysis as my
method. These are the historical studies of information exchange, epistemological and critical studies and
studies of structures and institutions in scientific communication. Firstly I describe the Royal Collections
history of information exchange to understand how it is organised today. From an epistemological, critical
study I believe that one can discern a specificity of feminist views on sex in part of the Royal Collections
exhibition catalogs. I also describe the structures that includes the Royal Collections includes and find that they
often are old ones which may be due to the royal family's high position in society . My suggestions for
improving the domains information exchange for the future is to make their collections available om the
Internet. This is a two years master's thesis.
2012. , 61 p.
Domänanalys, Husgerådskammaren, Stockholms slott, Feministisk teori.