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Mellan bildningsideal och besparingskrav: En studie av Uppsala universitetsbiblioteks styrdokument 1999-2013
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Between Ideals of Bildung and Economisation Requirements : a study of Uppsala University Library’s Documents of Rule and Regulation 1999−2013 (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how structural changes are depicted as well as formally brought about in the documents of rule and regulation of Uppsala University and Uppsala University Library the years 1999−2013. Beside the documents of rule and regulation, also documents that is commenting on (or in other ways relates to) these are investigated. The study is based both in organizational theory and modern rhetorical theory. The results show that the University to a certain extent gained an increased possibility to micromanage the library’s working routines during the time span covered and the study traces the consequences this had on the library organization and reactions it evoked among the leaders and representatives of the library staff

This raised a debate between representatives from the University library and its mother organization, the University, regarding at which level in the whole organization decisions regarding the library’s forms of funding and everyday praxis. In addition also the development at the University library at Lund University is more briefly surveyed, as a complementing picture. The thesis is a two years master’s thesis written at the Department of Archive, Library and Museum Studies at Uppsala University.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 97 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 661
Keyword [en]
Library administration, Library economy, Uppsala University, Organizational behavior, Organization theory
Keyword [sv]
Biblioteksorganisation, organisationsutveckling, organisationsteori, universitetsbibliotek, vetenskapliga bibliotek− målsättning och uppgifter
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253851Local ID: 661OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-253851DiVA: diva2:816258
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Available from: 2015-06-03 Created: 2015-06-03 Last updated: 2015-06-03Bibliographically approved

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