”Det finns någon slags Open Access där ute”: En idé- och ideologianalys av bibliotekariers förhållningssätt till Open Access vid sex forskningsinstitut
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 HE creditsStudent thesis
The Open Access (OA) movement came to be as a reaction against the enclosure of information resources, facilitated by new distribution technologies. The purpose of the OA movement is to make research results freely available. The aim of this master´s thesis is to increase the understanding of how libraries outside of the academic sphere and within research institutes relates to OA. As a theoretical framework I created two different ideologies, the OA ideology and the nonsharing ideology. I also conducted six interviews with librarians. Through an idea and ideology analysis I relate the materials to the two different ideologies. The theories used concern information commons and gifting economies. My study shows that the informants have different views of the OA ideas depending on what aspects that is in question. Especially when it comes to economics and copyright issues the informants express a great degree of criticism against the traditional publishing models. In some other aspects the informants relied on the traditional publishing and thereby on the nonsharing ideology. The idea to make research results freely available was positively viewed upon by many of the informants. They sometimes plan and have ideas connected to the OA ideology. In a few cases they also work with OA materials, but the context that the libraries functions within makes it complicated and sometimes less urgent than it is in the universities to adopt to OA to a larger extent.
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2009. , 84 p.
open access, vetenskaplig kommunikation, bibliotekarier, forskningsinstitut, specialbibliotek, gåvoekonomi, allmänningar, idé- och ideologianalys
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-280533OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-280533DiVA: diva2:911122