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Digitalisering av biblioteksmaterial: En kvalitativ undersökning av åtta biblioteksanställdas attitydertill digitalisering
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to examine the views on digitization of eight respondents, all working at different libraryinstitutions in Sweden, and how their views are reflected in their library's digitization strategies. The poll wasconducted on the basis of Ingrid Mason's theory of information standards, their structure and sociopoliticalnature. The informantion standards are divided into three aspects, curatorial, semantic and technical, and theyaffect selection of, intellectual and physical access to the digitized material, which in the end is what constitutes the digital cultural heritage.The background to the study is that the Swedish library institutions in the current situation lacks a nationalstandard or a common strategy for the digitization of cultural heritage, while it is still implemented digitizationprojects at many library institutions. The method used is qualitative, structured interviews with open-ended questions.The study shows that one of the main motives behind the libraries' digitization projects is to make librarymaterials available in a new way, creating greater opportunities for the users to take advantage of the material.The library users are the ones who mainly control what is digitized, although aspects of preservation ismentioned. Furthermore, it appears that the respondents believe that digitization offers improved capabilities tosearch and learn more about the collections, but the actual work of image capture, the addition of metadata,presentation to users and long-term preservation is very complex.Views on what it is to be digitized, how the material should be selected and provided with metadata and howit should be presented to users is what creates the standards that libraries use when they digitize their materials,and digitization of library materials creates new conditions for new users to access and use library material.This is a two years master’s thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 63 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 616
Keyword [en]
Libraries, Digitization, Library Materials, Digital preservation
Keyword [sv]
Bibliotek, Digitalisering, Biblioteksmaterial, Digitalt bevarande
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216782Local ID: 616OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-216782DiVA: diva2:690756
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Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Available from: 2014-01-24 Created: 2014-01-24 Last updated: 2014-01-24Bibliographically approved

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