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  • 1.
    Abrahamson, Åsa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Olika barn leka bäst?: En analys av bibliotekspersonalens tankar om hbtq-arbete på ett barnbibliotek2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines the experiences of public library staff who works in an LGBTQ-profiled children’s library. The aim of the study is further to find out whether the library as an institution can challenge heteronormativity or if traditional gender identities are reproduced. I have conducted five qualitative interviews with librarians who all work in the same library, and who all work with children to some extent. The interview material is analyzed with queer theory and norm critical theories of pedagogy. These perspectives wish to critically examine heteronormativity and change what is defined as normal.

    The result of the study shows that the way the library works with separate rainbow shelves, where LGBTQ-themed material is gathered, is pointing out LGBTQ as something different. And although it may also shed a light on a group formerly made invisible, it is reproducing traditional gender identities and leaves heteronormativity unquestioned. By contrast, the way the librarians are working with always including LGBTQ-materials in programming as storytimes and book presentations, is challenging the dominant position of heterosexuality. It is also shown that the way the library staff has developed their written and oral communication with the patrons, including using the gender neutral pronomina ”hen” and alternatives to ”mom and dad”, is increasing the possibilities of an inclusive reception in the library. The oral communication is for various reasons not always used though.

    In conclusion the interviews show that the librarians are positive to working with LGBTQ-issues although they sometimes tend to forget. The study further concludes that the library’s way of working with LGBTQ-issues is both reproducing traditional gender identities, and challenging heteronormative structures.

    This is a two years master’s thesis in Library and Information Science.

  • 2.
    Albertsson, Daniel
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Åkesson Kågedal, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Publiceringsmönster inom humaniora och bibliometriska indikatorer för resursfördelning: Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Uppsala universitet2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The scope of this master thesis is the scientific publishing at Uppsala University's Faculty of Arts. The aim of the thesis is to investigate publication patterns and publishing strategies. To investigate how the publication patterns of the faculty is structured and what priorities and considerations the researchers have regarding scientific publishing. 

    Furthermore, the aim is to compare these publishing strategies and publication patterns to incentives and selection principles of the bibliometric indicators in the performance based research funding systems on the national and local scale.

    The thesis is based on the theories of disciplinary differences developed by Richard Whitley and Tony Becher and Paul R. Trowler. These theories suggest a framework based on organizational and sociological perspectives, that offers ways to explain differences in publication patterns between different scientific fields.

    The study is based on two empirical studies of the faculty. A survey of the researchers publication patterns has been conducted, and publications that are registered in the local publication database has been analyzed.

    Results from the study show that scientific journal articles, book chapters and monographs, are the most important publishing forms and occur at all departments at the faculty. Many respondents remarked that publication patterns are changing toward more international publishing and increased article publishing in scientific journals, which corresponds with the analysis of the actual publications.

    Overall, the respondents rank their knowledge of the bibliometric indicators in the lower scale, while the respondents' publication strategies are in fact consistent with the incentives in the allocation models.

    The selection principle of the local allocation model captures a larger share of the faculty’s publications in comparison to the national allocation model. However, results from the survey shows that there are significant differences at an institutional level, in how the local bibliometric quality indicator assess the respondents' most central and most respected publishing channels. The publishing channels of the Department of Literature have the lowest correlation and the highest correlations are found among respondents from the Department of Philosophy. The study also finds a correlation between the quality indicators’ assessment of the departments’ central publishing channels and the assessment of the departments' actual publications.

  • 3.
    Albin, Siri
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Fokus, koncentration och prestation?: En kvalitativ studie av två läsfrämjande samverkansprojekt mellan bibliotek och idrottsföreningar.2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    This master´s thesis in Library and Information Science examines reading promotion projects that has been executed in cooperation between libraries and sports clubs.  The purpose of this thesis is to examine why these projects are invested in, by both libraries and the sports clubs, and how the persons involved in them are thinking about reading and its purpose. Based on both the concept of cooperation and that of united collaborative actions, two projects are examined where the libraries has cooperated with SISU sport clubs, and that has been completed on two different places in Sweden. The method to collecting data was qualitative interviews with four librarians and three sports consultants from SISU. There are several focus points in this study, one of them is the perception of children and their reading, also known as their literacy. Another important aspect in the study is that regarding how the cooperation between these two different professional cultures has been completed and if differences has affected the projects.  The theoretical framework consists of the sociocultural theory developed by Roger Säljö as an overall perspective, and the concepts of teamwork, work dimensions and the professional object from the works of Lena Folkesson and Amira Sofie Sandin. The concept of childhood studies also plays an important part in the interpretation of the material, as well as the idea of sports and reading as opposites, against the background of research about history of reading.  Main results of the study shows that the librarians and sports consultants involved in the projects shared positive experiences, except for some initial skepticism from the sports clubs. Other interesting results are the approach to reading as a means to achieve focus for upcoming sport achievements. The projects have been executed with the hopes of reaching out with books to children in a different environment than the school, and thereby attract them to read more.  This is a two years master's thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

  • 4. Almqvist, Sven
    Hans Sallanders tryckta skrifter 1929-19831989Book (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Almström, Agnes
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Bibliotek + skola = sant?: Föreställningar och föreskrifter om samarbete mellan folkbibliotek, skolbibliotek och skola samt om barns läsning2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    In this master´s thesis I primarily investigate librarians´ and teachers´ conceptions of collaboration between libraries and schools and their conceptions of childrens´reading. Secondary I investigate the contents of laws concerning libraries and schools and also the school curriculums concerning the subject field of the Swedish language. My theoretical point of departure is that of social constructionism. I use two models in my analysis. One is a model of collaboration created by Patricia Montiel-Overall, called TLC (Teacher Librarian Collaboration), which grades collaboration from the lowest level (A) to the highest (D). The other model is created by Staffan Thorsson and is a model for understanding different kinds of reading strategies. I chose to study one public library and one elementary school. At the public library I interviewed the manager, the children´s librarian and the literature pedagogue. At the elementary school I interviewed the headmaster, two teachers who are teaching the Swedish language (one junior-level teacher and one senior-level teacher) and the school librarian. I used a hermeneutical method when I analyzed both my interviews and the laws and curriculums mentioned above.

    In my analysis I discovered all levels of collaboration, except for the highest one (D). Everyone, except for the school librarian, seemed more or less content with the lower degrees of collaboration. The teachers´ perceptions of the librarians were quite traditional. Even though all of the librarians had previous teaching experience and education they were not seen as pedagogues by the teachers. Especially in the case of the school librarian this became a problem, because it seemed to inhibit a development of the collaboration between them. In the laws and curriculums that I looked into collaboration between schools and libraries were never mentioned. The reading promotion seemed to be based on two strategies: pragmatical and emancipatorical. The pragmatical strategy led to looking at children as “becomings”, the emancipatorical one led to looking at children as “beings”.

  • 6.
    Alnander, Samuel Johansson
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    Historia librorum prohibitorum in Svecia. Cujus specimen primum, consensu ampl. senat. philos. Upsal. publicæ disquisitioni submittunt Samuel J. Alnander, ... et Petrus Kindahl, stipend. reg. Ostrogothi, in auditorio Carolino d. VII. Junii, anni MDCCLXIIII. h. a. m. s.1764Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 7. Alsemgeest, Alex
    How many roads?: chasing books for the national bibliography of the Netherlands2016In: Bevara för framtiden: texter från en seminarieserie om specialsamlingar / [ed] Peter Sjökvist, Uppsala universitetsbibliotek , 2016, 141-169 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 8.
    Andersdotter, Karolina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Cross-border Copyfight: European libraries re-thinking the InfoSoc Directive2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This master's thesis focuses on the argumentation of library organisations and European national libraries in their contributions to the European Commission's public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules. This study aims to explain how the debate around copyright limitations and exceptions is constructed in library stakeholders' contributions. The construction is explained through argumentation analysis and a theoretical framework of the relations between structural, instrumental, and discursive power.

    The main findings are that library stakeholders in general are strongly supportive of a EU copyright reform, arguing that democratic values as well as the EU Single Market would benefit. There are also library stakeholders who argue against legislative change, either suggesting extended collective licences, or arguing that the Member States' sovereignity is more important than a pan-European copyright legislation. Furthermore, many library stakeholders propose either a general ”fair use” exception in EU copyright law, or adding several specific exceptions, e.g. for text and data mining, e-lending, publicly funded research openly available, and that contracts and technical protection measures cannot override limitations and exceptions. National libraries and library organisations from the Central and Eastern European Member States' are more supportive of a copyright reform than their Western European counterparts. They do not mention licences as a possible solution. In general, the library stakeholders agree that the interoperability, exchange and cooperation in activities and projects involving several EU Member States suffers from the current copyright legislation.

  • 9.
    Andersson, Arne
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Cell Biology.
    Börjesson, Joey Lau
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Cell Biology.
    Operating in an era of impact factor mania2015In: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, ISSN 0300-9734, E-ISSN 2000-1967, Vol. 120, no 2, 124-131 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Andersson, Hedvig
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Präglad av kvalitet?: En idéanalys av folkbibliotekariers syn på skönlitterär kvalitet och hur den påverkar deras arbete2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the new Library Act of 2014, it is stated that public library supply should be characterized by quality. To investigate what this means for the library, I do a functional analysis of ideas of librarians' views on quality and how they work with purchasing, weeding and mediation. I have chosen to limit the essay to fiction for adults in Swedish public libraries. By combining the basal idea analysis, where I investigate librarians' ideas about quality, with an operational analysis of ideas, where I examine the effects librarians' quality ideas get for the daily work, Iwant to find out the librarians' quality ideals.

    The material I analyze consists of 18 questionnaires, filled out by librarians with responsibility for purchasing and / or thinning in libraries across Sweden. The analysis is done with an analytical schedule, that consists of a number of opposing ideal types taken from previous research on quality, purchasing, thinning or mediation. In this way I want to show how librarians quality idea and practical work relate to previous quality ideas and ways of working.

    The result shows two in many ways opposing ideas of quality: craftsmanship, where quality sits in the work's aesthetic, and impact on the reader, where quality arrisis in the meeting with the reader. Put in context, idea number one can be seen in quality definitions where quality is seen as relatively objective, where experts best can judge a work's quality. The second quality idea is often associated with a user-defined and subjective quality. One can also see how it is a special kind of impact, development, that is associated with quality.

    If we look instead at the operational analysis we can see how librarians, especially in the work of purchasing, promote the popular, both in terms of authors, titles and genres. The librarians purchase a lot on demand and use circulation figures to see what needs to be purchased: that which it lent much. Popularity rather than quality is what decides what should be purchased, except for literature of very low quality that is not bought at all. Also in weeding circulation figures is used; even though literature of very high quality is moved to the magazine instead of beeing weeded. Regarding the mediation of literature, librarians to some extent try to lead their users toward literature of higher quality, but they are careful not to judge neither reader or literature. When giving advice on literature, it is from one reader to another. It is important that the readers themselves choose what and how they want to read. User influence is what steer the work of purchase, weeding and mediation.

    The librarians quality ideas only to a very limited extent influence the librarians practical work, why I believe that it is impossible to speak of a quality ideal. Instead I want to describe the librarians' way of thinking about the library's literature as a value ideal. Furthermore, I would call the librarians value ideal a customer-driven value ideal, where the user is seen as an enlightened and well-informed customer with both the right and the knowledge to determine what the library should purchase and prioritize.

    This is a two years master’s thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

  • 11.
    Andersson, Heléne
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Nedläggning av folkbibliotek: Är ideellt idealt?2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines the closure of public libraries, and the nonprofit organizations takeover of them as a phenomenon. The aim is to understand why the nonprofit takeover is common and what the takeover symbolizes and if the discourse in media invokes the views on libraries and the profession.Interviews were made with librarians, politicians and representatives of a nonprofit organization to study different sides of the phenomenon. Other empirical data were found in local and national newspapers and media-channels. I discovered that public libraries are highly valued by both politicians and the community. The study also showed that a library in a community makes people feel valued. It is often the economical problems of the communities that increases the risk of library closures. The politicians request in media, where they sometimes demand nonprofit organizations to take over library activity, can reflect upon the value of the profession and the opinions about the field. The takeover seems to be an effort of keeping the symbol that the library represents in the community and it also seems to be a symbol for the community. The symbol is for example associated with a democratic meeting-place, education and integration. The librarian is associated with good service. This is a two years master’s thesis in library and information science.

  • 12.
    Andersson, Stefan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Cullhed, Per
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Wachenfeldt, Mathias von
    Linköpings stadsbibliotek.
    Östlund, Krister
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    LUPP: Digitaliseringssamarbete mellan Stiftsbiblioteket vid Linköpings stadsbibliotek och Uppsala universitetsbibliotek2011Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Både Linköpings stadsbibliotek och Uppsala universitetsbibliotek digitaliserar delar av sina samlingar för att kunna erbjuda användarna ett utökat utbud av on-lineresurer. För många innebär digitalisering att ta bilder med en kamera eller skanner och visa bilderna på internet. Det låter enkelt men i själva verket är digitalisering en komplicerad process som kräver stora arbetsinsatser bland annat för att de digitala filerna skall kunna hittas och göras långsiktigt hållbara. LUPP-projektet syftar till att beskriva alla de delar av digitalisering som är nödvändiga för att få ett kvalitativt gott resultat, alltifrån vad man väljer att digitalisera till hur man bör förvara de digitala filerna samt hur man bör visa upp dem.

    Förutsättningarna att hantera digitalisering är olika för bibliotek av olika storlek och karaktär och för att även få med denna aspekt av digitalisering har ett samarbete inletts mellan de två biblioteken. Projektet presenterar en modell för hur bibliotek av skilda slag kan hantera, och samarbeta kring digitalisering. Syftet är naturligtvis att andra bibliotek med digitaliseringsambitioner, skall kunna dra nytta av modellen och själva tillämpa den för att kunna presentera sina samlingar digitalt.

  • 13.
    Andersson, Stefan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Klosa, Uwe
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Sundin, Mimmi
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Svensson, Aina
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    DiVA: A Well Rooted and Growing Platform2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Andersson, Stefan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Svensson, Aina
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Repositories Recreated: The Finch report versus DiVA in Sweden2013In: Information Services and Use, ISSN 0167-5265, E-ISSN 1875-8789, Vol. 33, no 2, 183-189 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recently the technological and organizational infrastructures of institutional repositories have been questioned. For example the British so-called Finch report  from last summer argued that further development, as well as higher standards of accessibility of repositories, are needed in order to make them better integrated and interoperable to ultimately bring greater use by both authors and readers. Not only the technical frameworks and presumably low usage levels are criticized but also the lack of “clear policies on such matters as the content they will accept, the uses to which it may be put, and the role that they will play in preservation”. The report concludes that: “In practice patterns of deposit are patchy”.

    As in the UK, today, all universities and university colleges in Sweden, except a couple of very small and specialized ones, do have an institutional repository. A majority (around 80%) are working together on a co-operative basis within the DiVA Publishing System with the Electronic Publishing Centre at Uppsala University Library acting as the technical and organizational hub. Because the system is jointly funded, and the members contribute according to their size, it has been possible even for smaller institutions with limited resources to run a repository with exactly the same functionalities as the biggest universities.

    In this article we want to demonstrate the ever-increasing importance of institutional repositories in Sweden. Starting more than a decade ago the DiVA Consortium has, for some time, been addressing the problems now raised by the Finch report in a number of areas.

  • 15.
    Andersson, Stefan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Svensson, Aina
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Repositories Recreated: Working Towards Improved Interoperability and Integration by a Co-operative Approach in Sweden2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recently the technological and organizational infrastructures of institutional repositories have been questioned. For example the British so-called Finch report  from last summer argued that further development, as well as higher standards of accessibility of repositories, are needed in order to make them better integrated and interoperable to ultimately bring greater use by both authors and readers. Not only the technical frameworks and presumably low usage levels are criticized but also the lack of “clear policies on such matters as the content they will accept, the uses to which it may be put, and the role that they will play in preservation”. The report concludes that: “In practice patterns of deposit are patchy”.

    As in the UK, today, all universities and university colleges in Sweden, except a couple of very small and specialized ones, do have an institutional repository. A majority (around 80%) are working together on a co-operative basis within the DiVA Publishing System with the Electronic Publishing Centre at Uppsala University Library acting as the technical and organizational hub. Because the system is jointly funded, and the members contribute according to their size, it has been possible even for smaller institutions with limited resources to run a repository with exactly the same functionalities as the biggest universities.

    In this presentation we want to demonstrate the ever-increasing importance of institutional repositories in Sweden. Starting more than a decade ago the DiVA Consortium has, for some time, been addressing the problems now raised by the Finch report in a number of areas.

  • 16.
    Antonsson, Kristoffer
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Den läsande fången: Fängelsebiblioteket och fångars läsning under cellfängelseepoken.2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This two year master thesis examines the Swedish prison library's history during cell prison era.The investigation extends from the mid-1800s well into the 1900s. The purpose is to investigate theprison library by using a power concepts influenced by Michel Foucault. The questions revolvearound the ideas that formed the basis for the prison library and how the prison library was organizedin practice. Three types of sources are used to answer the essay questions and illustrate its pro -blems. Firstly, annual reports concerning the swedish prison system. Second, a set of regulationsand requirements regarding prison administration. Thirdly, a so-called ”cell-book”. These sourcesare analyzed both as relics of the historic prison library and as sources able to say something aboutthe historical practice.The thesis main findings is that the prison library can be regarded as a program that aimed tomake the prisoners into readers. The results show that the prisoners' reading filled the various functionsin the prison. A thematic analysis identify three themes: "reading as skill", "reading as activity"and "reading of a particular content". Thesis results thus complements an earlier image of thehistoric prison library which in large degree focused on the library's holdings religious character.In the thesis concluding parts a more detailed discussion of how the concept of power can beunderstood in relation to the prison library. The discussion focus on the prison library as a progam,also the prisoners' reading discusses through the concept of "self-technology". This is a two yearsmaster’s thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

  • 17.
    Aparac-Jelusic, Tatjana
    et al.
    University of Zadar.
    Ma, Lai
    University College Dublin.
    Ibekwe-SanJuan, Fidelia
    Université d'Aix-Marseille.
    Ortiz-Repiso Jimenez, Virginia
    University of Madrid.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Warner, Julian
    Queen's University Belfast.
    Crossing the Boundaries in Information Science: Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity2013In: ASIS&T 2013 Proceedings of the 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting Volume 50 2013 Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Information science has often been recognized as an interdisciplinary field. The marriage between librarianship/documentation and computer science was a natural development in the United States in the post-War period (Farkas-Conn, 1991; Hahn & Barlow, 2012), while the development of information science in Europe has largely stayed close to the humanities and the social sciences, in particular, in relation to communication and media (Ibekwe-SanJuan, et al., 2010). For many years, the interdisciplinary nature of information science has been applauded; until recently, we are warned that interdisciplinarinity may be harmful to the identity of the field. Buckland (2012) states that the claim of being "interdisciplinary" is to choose a position of weakness because "in times of economic crisis political power tends to reside in well-established disciplines." Cronin (2012) comments that "the field’s sense of identity, arguably fragile at the best of times, is likely to be further weakened" for its "epistemic promiscuity."

  • 18.
    Aronsson, Inga-Lill
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Förord2016In: Tidskrift för ABM, ISSN 2002-4614, no 1Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Arpe, Dennis
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Policy och predikament: En kvalitativ studie av kemisternas erfarenhet av Chalmers implementering av OA-policy2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The starting point of this study is a letter to the Swedish Research Council which maintained the difficulty to reconcile chemistry with open access. Previous studies show that when other sciences is increasing in both the deposition rate and selection of OA journals, there is a lull in chemistry. The purpose of the master thesis is to gain an understanding of chemists reluctance to open access in the light of the implementation of Chalmers' mandating open access policy and through field theoretical perspectives understand why. The survey is conducted with a qualitative approach and the empirical data consist of interview material from nine interviews that took place at Chalmers Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The interviews show that chemists believe that the idea of open access is certainly sympathetic but incompatible with the chemical sciences. It is believed that the discipline´s traditions, practice and publishing culture as well as opportunities for career differs from other sciences, including what open access is concerned. This uniqueness has not been taken into account in the implementation of OA policies of funding agencies and universities, according to the informants.

    Evaluations of other universities implementations of open acces policies have identified success factors like support, legal advice and hands-on help in self-archiving. According to the results of this thesis, functionality and infrastructure appears to be less significant if university management and funders does not establish an atmosphere of alliance and thus undermines confidence in the policy and its proponents. The study confirms the importance of the researchers feel invited and involved in the process of change.

  • 20.
    Aurivillius, Carl Emanuel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    De glossariis Græcis manuscriptis in bibliotheca reg. acad. Upsaliensis asservatis disquisitio. Quam venia ampl. facult. philos. Upsal. publico examini subjiciunt mag. Carolus Em. Aurivillius ... et Fabianus Udalricus Aurivillius stip. Stiegler Uplandi. P. IV. In audit. Gust. die VI Junii MDCCCXXII. h. a. m. s.1822Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Aurivillius, Carl Emanuel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    De glossariis Græcis manuscriptis in bibliotheca reg. acad. Upsaliensis asservatis disquisitio. Quam venia ampl. facult. philos. Upsal. publico examini subjiciunt mag. Carolus Em. Aurivillius ... et Fredericus v. Friesen stip. Sparrfeld. Uplandi. P. II. In audit. Gustav. die XI. Dec. MDCCCXXI. h. a. m. s.1821Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Aurivillius, Carl Emanuel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    De glossariis Græcis manuscriptis in bibliotheca reg. acad. Upsaliensis asservatis disquisitio. Quam venia ampl. facult. philos. Upsal. publico examini subjiciunt mag. Carolus Em. Aurivillius ... et Petrus Ludovicus Hæger Uplandi. P. III. In audit. Gustav. die XI. Dec. MDCCCXXI. h. p. m. s.1821Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Aurivillius, Carl Emanuel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    De glossariis Græcis manuscriptis in bibliotheca reg. acad. Upsaliensis asservatis disquisitio. Quam venia ampl. facult. philos. Upsal. publico examini subjiciunt mag. Carolus Em. Aurivillius ... et Sveno Abraham Dahl Gothoburgensis. P. V. In audit. Gust. die XIV. Junii. MDCCCXXII. h. a. m. s.1822Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Aurivillius, Pehr Fabian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    Ad historiam librorum in Svecia prohibitorum hypomnemata quæ cons. ampl. fac. philos. Upsal. præside ... Petro Fabiano Aurivillio ... pro gradu philosophico publico examini subjicit Johannes Vreteblad comminist. in Wendel, Uplandus in auditorio Gustaviano die XIV Junii MDCCCXV ... p. III.1815Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Aurivillius, Pehr Fabian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    Ad historiam librorum in Svecia prohibitorum hypomnemata quæ consensu ampliss. fac. phil. Upsal. præside ... Petro Fabiano Aurivillio ... pro gradu philosophico publico examini subjicit Carolus Magnus Arrhenius Vermelandus in audit. Gust. die XIII Junii MDCCCIX ... p. II.1809Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Aurivillius, Pehr Fabian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    Ad historiam librorum in Svecia prohibitorum hypomnemata quæ consensu ampliss. fac. phil. Upsal. præside ... Petro Fabiano Aurivillio ... pro gradu philosophico publico examini subjicit Laurentius Christiernus Tunelius stip. Stiegl. Uplandus in audit. Gust. die IX Junii MDCCCIX ... p. I.1809Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Aurivillius, Pehr Fabian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    Historiola bibliothecæ regii gymnasii Arosiensis. Cujus partem primam cons. ampl. fac. philos. Upsal. præside ... Petro Fab. Aurivillio ... publico examini subjicit Johannes Henricus Schröder Vestmannus. In audit. Gustav. die XVIII Maji MDCCCXI h. a. m. s.1811Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Aurivillius, Pehr Fabian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    Historiola bibliothecæ regii gymnasii Arosiensis cujus partem secundam cons. ampl. fac. philos. Upsal. præside ... Petro Fabian. Aurivillio ... pro gradu philosophico publico defert examini Johannes Henricus Schröder stip. Gustavian. Westmanno-Dalekarlus ad ven. cons. Aros. amanuensis in auditorio Gustaviano die XXXI Maji MDCCCXV h. a. m. s.1815Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Aurivillius, Pehr Fabian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    Notitia codicum manuscriptorum Græcorum biblioth. acad. Upsaliensis. Quam consensu ampliss. fac. phil. Ups. præside Petro Fabiano Aurivillio ... pro gradu philosophico publico examini subjicit Christianus Ar. von Sydow, stip reg. Calm. In audit. Gustaviano, d. XII. Junii MDCCCVI ... p. II.1806Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Aurivillius, Pehr Fabian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    Notitia codicum manuscriptorum Græcorum biblioth. acad. Upsaliensis. Quam consensu ampliss. fac. phil. Ups. præside Petro Fabiano Aurivillio ... pro gradu philosophico publico examini subjicit Petrus Gustavus Svedelius, Dalekarlus. In audit. Gust. maj. d. VI. Junii MDCCCVI ... P. I.1806Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Aurivillius, Pehr Fabian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    Notitia codicum manuscriptorum Latinorum Biblioth. acad. Upsaliensis quam consensu ampliss. fac. phil. Ups. præside ... Petro Fabian. Aurivillio ... publico examini subjicit Carolus Ludovicus Lalin stip. reg. Wermelandus in audit. Gust. die IX. Junii MDCCCXIII ... P. III.1813Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Aurivillius, Pehr Fabian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    Notitia codicum manuscriptorum Latinorum Biblioth. acad. Upsaliensis, quam consensu ampliss. fac. phil. Ups. præside Petro Fabiano Aurivillio ... pro gradu philosophico publico examini subjicit Petrus Södermark stip. reg. Bothniensis. In audit. ecclesiast, d. XI. Junii MDCCCVI ... p. I.1806Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Aurivillius, Pehr Fabian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy.
    Notitia codicum manuscriptorum Latinorum Biblioth. acad. Upsaliensis quam consensu ampliss. fac. phil. Ups. præside Petro Fabiano Aurivillio ... publico examini subjicit Gabriel Marklin stip. reg. Bothniensis in audit. Gust. die XXVIII. Oct. MDCCCVII ... P. II.1807Dissertation (older thesis) (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Avraam, Elsa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Knowledge Organisation and Contemporary Art: Cataloguing Practices in two Libraries in Sweden, Umeå universitetsbibliotek and Konstbiblioteket2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This master thesis examines the cataloguing practices of two art libraries in Sweden in relation to contemporary art. The aim of this study is to show how classification systems and other forms of controlled vocabulary correspond to contemporary art and reveal the factors that influence the everyday practice of cataloguing.

    The qualitative methods of semi-structured interviews and an analysis of bibliographic records have been used for the purposes of this study. The study is based on domain analysis as conceived by Hjørland and Albrechtsen and some concepts and principles of Knowledge Organisation in the field of Library and Information Science.

    A total of three interviews of cataloguers has proved that perceptions concerning classification and subject indexing differ among cataloguers and cataloguing practices depend on local policies concerning acquisition, shelving and user perspectives, but also each library’s resources and the institutional context (academic vs museum). Through the analysis of eleven bibliographic records, no consistent pattern has been detected, in relation to indexing and classification. The libraries do not use special systems for subject analysis. The classifications provided by universal systems have been considered insufficient to express all the concepts found in documents. The use of subject headings is, therefore, important and complements the process of subject analysis. The classification systems and subject headings lists analysed include the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), the Swedish Sveriges Allmänna Biblioteksförenings Klassifikationssystem (SAB) and the Svenska ämnesord (SAO). This is a two-year master’s thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

  • 35.
    Axelsson, Maria
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Jansson, Petra
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Representationer av migranter inom biblioteks- och informationsvetenskaplig forskning: En textanalys utifrån kritiska ras- och vithetsstudier och intersektionell teori2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the essay has been to examine representations of immigrants in contemporary library and information science research in a Scandinavian context. By analyzing nine articles from the past decade we examine the perceptions that exist in the concepts of multiculturalism, culture, race, ethnicity, religion, gender and whiteness and what role and importance the library as a place is assigned in relation to immigrants as a user group. Our study consists of a qualitative text analysis, a critical oriented close reading method based on critical race and whiteness studies and intersectional theory. We have, with the help of Sara Ahmed´s theories of hegemonic whiteness, demonstrated how multiculturalism is partly presented as something desirable and good, partly as something potentially threatening.

    The discourse of multiculturalism can be said to express the notions of the other, which in the source material manifests itself by ascribing otherness to immigrants. We have, for example, examined how ethnical and cultural differences are highlighted by a separation of East and West, the library’s educational and assisting role in relation to immigrants as a user group as well as representations of whiteness, gender and clothes. In the analysis we point to a number of complex and paradoxical representations of multiculturalism and immigrants in earlier studies of the public library. With this study we wish to encourage further user studies to nuance these representations. The study is a two-year Master’s thesis in Library and Information Science written at Uppsala University.

  • 36.
    Backman, Helena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Kompetent för specialsamlingar: Utbildningsmöjligheter för studenter och kompetensutveckling för verksamma vid folkbibliotek2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to compare international ideal competencies for Special Collections librarianship to the possibility to acquire these competencies as a student of library education or as a professional librarian with the care of special collections in a public library in Sweden today. The questions posed are: How are international ideal competencies concerning special collections looked upon in Swedish public libraries? How can students or professional librarians today acquire competences necessary for the work at hand in special collections? Suggested in this thesis is to emphasize the importance of understanding that handling special collections demands other skills and belongs to other practices than ordinary work in a public library. The major discrepancy with international ideal competencies consists in the lack of ways for education in the field of special collections for both students and professional librarians in Sweden today.

  • 37.
    Bergel, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Musik i förvandling: Bibliotekens övergång av klassifikationssystem från SAB till DDK och dess inverkan på musikområdet2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In November 2008, the National Library of Sweden decided to change their standard classification system from the Swedish Library Classification System (SAB) to the american Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). One of the main reasons to this transition was the assumption of gaining the possibility to exchange and import catalogue posts by using an outspread international classification system. Throughout the years, it has been disputed whether DDC’s treatment of music has been the most suitable. The system has been criticized for being biased in favor of Western music and not being updated with the growth of new music. The purpose of this study is to examine the opinions among librarians connected to the music area on how this classification transition went, and how it has affected their work. The primary questions concerned with this study are if the interviewees perceive that there is a problem by using DDC for music and if so, how? Additionally, does this change also affect the library users, or is it only the librarians? The method I am using to examine these questions is qualitative interviews based on Steinar Kvale and Svend Brinkmann’s thoughts in their book Den kvalitativa forskningsintervjun. The theories that will be used for this thesis are theories concerning functional requirements of classification systems. The results show that the interviewees’ opinions are that DDC’s notation tends to be long, which affects the usability of the system. The interviewees’ perception is that DDC is also lacking in its treatment regarding musical recordings and the popular music area. One of the main reasons for this shortage is because there is basically no other library outside of Sweden that is classifying such material with DDC, which means that the information exchange with countries abroad has so far been rather exiguous. 

  • 38.
    Bergenwall, Peder
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Tv-spel som kultur?: En kvantitativ studie över tv-spelens kulturella plats på folkbiblioteket.2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines the cultural place and status of video and computer games in the Swedish public library. Using works on popular culture and the theories of Pierre Bourdieu, this study employs quantitative methods, as well as textual analysis, to analyze the results of an online questionnaire with 19 questions focusing on selection criteria, shelf placement, perceived competence, as well as reasoning for having or not having these games in the library. 286 out of the 440 libraries contacted is participating in the study, and the libraries consist exclusively of public libraries in Sweden that are found in the database of the Royal Library.

    The results of this study show that a larger number of libraries than previously indicated have started to provide electronic games to their patrons. At the same time, patterns in the data and comments suggests that these games in many cases still do not enjoy the same level of cultural recognition as other media. Indicative of this is the way most libraries seem to focus on the medium being exclusively for their young patrons, with seem-ingly very little in the way of investment for adults. Also relevant is selection process being highly influenced by the type and amount of violence in the games, regardless of the level of competence and knowledge about games among library staff. These findings relate to and expand upon previous studies regarding electronic games, cul-ture and the public library. This study constitutes a two years master’s thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

  • 39.
    Bergman, Christer
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Ämnesordens makt: Genusdiskursiva praktiker i svenska ämnesord2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose with this thesis was to apply a critical discourse analyses connected to a gender theory on the Swedish subject headings (SAO) to find a hierarchical order expressed by the choice of words. The thesis shows how gender discourses are practiced in the Swedish subject headings and suggests a change in the list. To examine this list I asked some questions: does SAO express a male norm? Can I find any gender based power relations in SAO? How does a gender discourse express it self in SAO?

    To examine the list Norman Fairclough's critical discourse analysis has been used, also Michel Foucault's ideas about discourses. To the discourse analysis Yvonne Hirdman's gender theories have been connected. To suggest changes I've used theories by Maud Eduards. The subject headings examined were picked from the royal library's webpage; this method has been used to get access to the laest version of the list.

    An overwhelming majority of the examined words showed a male norm and a gender discourse that expresses a female subordination and gender inequality. The inner discourses of the list affect the social context, this in turn affects how the user think, interpret and create new words. At the end of the work changes of the subject headings are given in which both male and female terms are subordinated, this to show the male, not as an universal subject, but a gender and by that eliminate a gender based hierarchy.

  • 40.
    Bergsten, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    En mötesplats med utsikt och ett öppet rum för insikt: En studie av folkbiblioteksarkitektur och synen på folkbiblioteksrummet - Exemplen Lomma bibliotek och Halmstads stadsbibliotek2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of this two year master’s thesis in Library- and Information science is the study of two Swedish Public Library buildings with the examples Lomma and Halmstad. The main goal and purpose of the thesis is to try to uncover which views and values of the public library are expressed in the examined libraries; and to what extent these views manifests are shown in its architecture.

    The theoretical framework is based on Raymond Williams’s cultural concepts of effective, dominant culture and the two extremities of this culture, called residual and emergent cultures. A second aspect is Yi-Fu Tuans concepts of Space and Place. The study also uses a historical background of Swedish Public Library Buildings.

    By close reading and textual analyses, the empirical study focuses on the municipalities’ documents surrounding the building of the library buildings in Lomma and Halmstad. The architectural perspective is studied through the architects own documents and architectural journals discussing the built Library Buildings.

    Results show that the technological advances of the time these libraries were built has put them in a position of change, which also is visible in the architecture. The libraries in Lomma and Halmstad function as civic icons of the community and the architecture is very dependent of the places where they are situated. The expressions of the two libraries differ in details but the overall result show that the values exhibited behind the building of the examined libraries is a part of a historical residual culture, functioning as effective and dominant.

    The conclusion of the thesis is that the expression of the architecture is however a part of an emergent culture. The buildings aim to comprise the values and display the diverse causes in its architecture. The buildings seek to manifest the ideal activity and working of the modern Public Library.

  • 41.
    Björkman, Elin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Utländska biblioteket i Karlskrona 1835–1864: om högreståndskvinnors organisation och läsning2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This master's thesis studies Utländska biblioteket, a 19th century foreign literature subscription library in Karlskrona, Sweden. The aim of the thesis is to investigate Utländska biblioteket between 1835–1864.

    The material consists primarily of primary sources from the archive of Utländska biblioteket. The main primary sources are the library's accounts book, its minutes, and two book catalogs. Using analytical tools from Jürgen Habermas, feminist criticism of his ideas and from Pierre Bourdieu, as well as results from previous research on older library forms and female organization in the 19th century, the thesis answers questions relating to the library as a society, its members and its book collection.

    The investigation shows that Utländska biblioteket was a subscription library as well as a book circle. Based on its regulations, it should be viewed as a sort of public sphere, but in reality Utländska biblioteket was an exclusive group, consisting of a socially homogenous group of people who in large extent knew each other. Its members were in large part female and aristocratic. The reading of foreign literature and the focus on quality, can be viewed as an act of distinction.

    Utländska biblioteket was, compared to other similar libraries, unusual primarily because of its large female membership. This is in the thesis explained through the viewing of the library as a female organization, where the male members in part play a role as acting agents in the library's contact with for example book dealers. Also, the book collection shows proof of a certain female subject interest. Based on these facts, Utländska biblioteket can be viewed as a female counter public, where women created a space for themselves where they, through the literature and through the membership in a society, could reflect on their identities, as well as make claims on what a woman was and could do.

    This is a two years master's thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

  • 42.
    Björnström, Lovisa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Vampyr och nagelbitare: En genre- och diskursanalys av barn- och ungdomsrysare och deras ämnesord2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This master's thesis in Library and Information Science examines how the genre division of the horror fictionis constructed at the children and youth department of a library by studying subject headings of the titles.The aim is to examine what is included in the genre, in the two labelings called vampire and nail-biter/spine-chiller, what separates them, and what difference there is between children and youth thrillers/horror fiction. Also the cover designs and how readers portray these books are studied. The study is made in order to develop the knowledge of the genre to help librarians and borrowers. The great popularity of the genre among borrowers and people in general, and the importance of having knowledge of things that borrowers are interested in, are the motivation of performing the study. The method is a case study and conducted with and based on genre theory which shows how a genre is defined, how it can be divided and what conventions there are for the horror fiction in particular. Discourse analysis helps to see in between what frames the thriller is constructed, and how these elements subdivide the genre and influence it and those who encounter it, library borrowers and librarians. Di-scourse analysis also examines the standards of the thriller.The analysis showed that the discourse of horror fiction includes both the expected features, in terms ofgenre conventions, such as ghosts and vampires, and more commonplace such as sisters. The differences and similarities of these parts in the genre were discussed and compared in the light of discourse analysis and genre theory in order to reveal how these constructions might influence the readers and the borrowers. The major conc-lusions of the study is that the encounter between the unexpected and menacing, and the everyday life is what makes the thriller frightening, now as in history, and so it follows its genre conventions. The discourse of the hor-ror fiction standards are difficult to influence by being expected of borrowers and otherwise they are not thrillers. The study has shown that certain subjects recur more often than other which may affect the borrower in its per-ception of the genre. The genre division helps giving the borrower different kinds of frights and experiences. The joint is that the supernatural is present in the whole genre and convey feelings of excitement and fear which is the most important representative of the genre. This is a two years master’s thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

  • 43.
    Bohm, Satu
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Byström, Karin
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Nerelius, Petter
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Thorn, Linda
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Negotiating Change2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Uppsala University Library is one of the largest in Sweden, with a wide range of specialties – old collections, digital repositories and current support to faculty and students. In the last 18 month the library has gone through a re-organization with the aim to make the library more united – one library. The change is among the most comprehensive that the 400-year-old library has undergone.

    The purpose of this paper is to describe how the library has developed ways of leading change by involving employees and managers at different levels in the change process. We focus on change management based on our experiences as change leaders. We will describe the major success factors and failures.

    The re-organization was done in several steps. Library units were merged and three processes introduced; Media and Collections, Study and Research Support and Information Services.  A Program Leader was assigned to coordinate the re-organization in the fall of 2015 and in January 2016 three Process Managers were added to lead and to work with the change processes.

    Within the processes, three working groups were established with the goal to present new workflows and services for digitization, working methods in library teaching and management of the virtual reference desk. Broad groups were set up with staff from all parts of the library. During the initial process a crucial point was to create a trusting and safe climate in the group to promote creativity and participation. Another key concept for success was to allow enough time for discussions and high sensitivity to when there were problems in the group that needed to be resolved, such as disagreement about a proposed solution. 

    The aim with the broad working groups was to reach a broad acceptance of the Changes, and during the discussions they developed a joint understanding of the need for change and for the chosen solution. This meant that the pace of change was slower than expected from start, but also that the changes at the end where easier to implement.

    Some of the resistance to change that appeard was due to different interpretations of the vision and reasons for re-organization. This shows that the understanding of the purposes of the changes also can influence the readiness for change. A success factor was to allow deeper discussions about the vision for the library and library services of the future.

    Negotiations about the changes was held at all levels of the organization. Problems, options and solutions in the process mapping were discussed by leaders and managers regularly.  To gain approval for the changes, all processes also had reference groups where new ideas and proposals were discussed. Information meetings for all staff were also arranged.

    Findings

    In anchoring change at all levels we believe negotiation is a key concept. Openness for discussion contributes to a feeling of being included amongst employees as well as management at all levels. Negotiating change guarantees quality and substantiated decisions from both a user perspective and an organizational perspective. Negotiation has also been a way of reflective practice around goals, effectiveness, working methods and leadership. It is not a fast track to results but we believe that anchoring change at all levels is a key concept for long-term success.

    Another success factor has been a joint change leadership between the Process Managers and the Program Leader. Leading change is a challenge even for an experienced leader. Step by step we created a strategy to lead the working groups through the change and created a joint change competency. 

    Conclusions

    The library has developed new ways of leading change by involving employees and managers at different levels in the change process.

    Changes can result in lot of tension and resistance in the organization and the new methods  have been an important part in avoiding this – to include concerned groups in the process and to take time to anchor the change.

  • 44.
    Bohm, Satu
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Byström, Karin
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Nerelius, Petter
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Thorn, Linda
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Organizing for change at Uppsala University Library2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Uppsala University library is one of the largest in Sweden with a wide range of specialties and subjects. In the last 18 month the library has gone through a re-organization with the aim to make the library more united. The re-organization meant that eleven library units were merged into five, and three processes were introduced; Media and Collections, Study- and Research Support and Information Services. The change is among the most comprehensive that the 400-year-old library has undergone.

    The re-organization and the three processes have started a chain reaction of changes, both in the day-to-day work, in collaboration and in decision making. Within the processes, three organizational development projects: the digitization workflow, new working methods in library instruction and management of the virtual reference desk has been finished. Large working groups with representatives from concerned departments worked with the mapping and development of new solutions and ways to work. The groups used scenarios, process modeling, pilot studies and other methods to create a creative and open discussion.

    One important objective has been to include concerned groups in the process and to take time to gain acceptance for the change. This has meant a slower pace of change, but has also been a part of the success. The use of different methods and active working groups has sparked a new energy into the organization. This paper will describe the methods used for change management in the organization and in developing new solutions to meet the needs of library users.

  • 45.
    Boukhchana, Necim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Siffror istället för bokstäver: Övergången från SAB till DDK i Sigtuna kommuns folkbibliotek2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to examine the transition from SAB to DDC in the public libraries of Sigtuna.More specifically, it aims at investigating why the decision was made to adopt the DDC and how the system has been implemented. Particular attention is drawn to the difficulties and problems that have arisen while organising the libraries open shelves with DDC and to the ways in which the difficulties have been handled. These questions are examined through a pragmatic perspective on Knowledge Organization that focuses on the contexts and domains in which the classification system is used. The empirical material is drawn from qualitative interviews with the former director of Sigtuna public libraries and with the in-charge of the catalogue department.                                                                   

  • 46.
    Brelin, Thomas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Folkbibliotek, internet och offentligheten studie av folkbibliotekens användning av internet och annan nyteknik ur ett offentlighetsperspektiv: Libraries, the Internet and the Public Sphere: a Study of Library use of the Internet and other newTechnologies from a Public Sphere Perspective.2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines the use of internet and other new technologies by Swedish public librariesfrom a public sphere perspective as well as the discussion surrounding this use by libraries,librarians and others. The theoretical framework is thus the habermasian theories about the publicsphere and communicative action. The public sphere strengthening use of internet and other newtechnologies would be use consistent with the ideas of community informatics and library 2.0.With an interpretative, qualitative method this paper examines public libraries web pages andtheir blogs but also other kinds on internet material not created by libraries but by librarians orothers which discuss the use of new technologies in libraries. Those sources consist of more blogs,communities and wikis.The findings are that library use of the internet and other new technologies mostly benefit theaccessibility of the libraries “old” services as well as making them more visible to the users. Theyare also used to provide other kinds of local information and helping users to use computers andthe internet. A new portal, biblioteket.se, provides the users with many options for interacting witheach other but few other library pages provide much services of that kind. The overall use of newtechnologies by libraries is high as shown by that several, even rather small, libraries use blogs,RSS and SMS to provide their users with information about current events in the library and otherlocal information. The discussion surrounding these new phenomena is mostly positive, that ismost agree that the libraries should use new technologies in a user centered way. The term “library2.0” however is not very popular and is causing problems and misunderstandings and some peoplesuggest changing it to something else. The paper also finds that there are not only very activediscussions about the topics but also new projects, web pages and library systems on their way.

  • 47.
    Burman Wallace, Alice
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Classification at the Swedish alcohol monopoly: A study of the classification system of beverages at Systembolaget2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis considers the beverage classification at Systembolaget, the Swedish alcohol monopoly. In order to help customers with the pairing of food and beverages, Systembolaget has developed a classification system with three classification elements: the flavour type, which describes the overall character of the beverage; the flavour graphics, which indicate levels of flavour experiences; and the food symbols, which are pictures that indicate various kinds of food. This thesis studies how Systembolaget classifies their beverages and how Systembolaget employees use classification elements in customer interactions. This study made use of genre theory as conceived by Jack Andersen and the concept of classification in context as conceived by Jens-Erik Mai. Genre theory informed the method.

    The study consisted of an interview with product informers at Systembolaget and a survey sent out to store employees. The interview revealed that Systembolaget’s classification system is standardised and the classification of beverages is methodological. The classification elements are assigned sensorially. Assigned flavour graphics affect the choice of flavour type. Food symbols are determined through the flavour graphics and flavour type. The survey revealed that store employees primarily use flavour types and flavour graphics and do so practically, by recommending beverages, or pedagogically, with the goal of teaching customer about beverages and Systembolaget's classification. The food symbols are not useful for those with in-depth knowledge of wine and food pairings but are sometimes relied upon by customers. Employees’ use of classification elements was dependent on their genre knowledge. The practical and pedagogical approaches were genres of activity that realised the classification into viable tools rather than just descriptive elements. This is a two years master’s thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

  • 48.
    Byström, Karin
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Everything That’s Wrong with E-Book Statistics: A Comparison of E-Book Packages2012In: Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference: Accentuate the Positive / [ed] Beth R. Bernhardt, Leah H. Hinds, Katina P. Strauch, Purdue University Press, 2012, 216-220 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This poster presentation highlights the problems that exist in defining “a download” for e-books. Even though there is a COUNTER code of practice, a download can still be defined as either a page, chapter or title use. Many e-book publishers don’t follow COUNTER at all, and then the differences are even bigger. Libraries face many problems because of this, and this poster aims to raise awareness on the problems concerning analyzing e-book usage statistics.

  • 49.
    Byström, Karin
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Hur kan bibliotek och förlag gemensamt möta utmaningar kring svenska e-böcker?2015In: Infotrend, ISSN 1653-0225, Vol. 67, no 2, 4-13 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Idag är det i princip omöjligt för akademiska bibliotek att kunna ge sina användare tillgång till svenska e-böcker. Svenska förlag tycks vara osäkra på hur e-böcker ska hanteras när de säljs till bibliotek och är oroliga för att mista intäkter. Bibliotek och förlag står långt ifrån varandra i frågan och ingen enkel lösning är nära.

    Denna artikel beskriver de utmaningar som finns när det gäller svenska e-böcker. Vad har gjorts hittills? Vilka roller och vilket ansvar har bibliotek respektive förlag för att lösa dessa utmaningar? Hur kan vi hitta sätt att arbeta bättre tillsammans för att hitta en lösning som alla blir nöjda med?

  • 50.
    Byström, Karin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Schulz, Manuela
    University of Heidelberg.
    Great presentations: improving conference presentation skills2013In: Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries, ISSN 1841-0715, Vol. 9, no 3, 21-23 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This article describes the experiences of a workshop that was held at the Stockholm EAHIL workshop. The idea behind the workshop was to make participants reflect on what constitutes good and bad presentations and also to discuss the importance of successful presentations at conferences.

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