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  • 1.
    Abbasi, R.
    et al.
    Loyola Univ Chicago, Dept Phys, Chicago, IL 60660 USA.
    Botner, Olga
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
    Burgman, Alexander
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FREIA.
    Glaser, Christian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
    Hallgren, Allan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
    O'Sullivan, Erin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
    Pérez de los Heros, Carlos
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
    Sharma, Ankur
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
    Valtonen-Mattila, Nora
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
    Zhang, Z.
    SUNY Stony Brook, Dept Phys & Astron, Stony Brook, NY 11794 USA.
    Towards Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive science collaborations: The Multimessenger Diversity Network2022In: 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2021) / [ed] Alexander Kappes; Bianca Keilhauer, Sissa Medialab Srl , 2022, article id 1383Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Multimessenger Diversity Network (MDN), formed in 2018, extends the basic principle of multimessenger astronomy - that working collaboratively with different approaches enhances understanding and enables previously impossible discoveries - to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in science research collaborations. With support from the National Science Foundation INCLUDES program, the MDN focuses on increasing EDI by sharing knowledge, experiences, training, and resources among representatives from multimessenger science collaborations. Representatives to the MDN become engagement leads in their collaboration, extending the reach of the community of practice. An overview of the MDN structure, lessons learned, and how to join are presented.

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  • 2.
    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.

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  • 3.
    Ahlgren, Per
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Planning Division.
    Uppsala University Annual Bibliometric Monitoring 20222022Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Uppsala University Annual Bibliometric Monitoring produces statistics on publication volume, publishing level, citation impact, collaboration (in terms of co-publishing) and open access. The aggregation level is primarily department, which means that it is primarily the departments of Uppsala University that are the units of analysis in the monitoring. Two main data sources are used: the local publication database of Uppsala University, DiVA, and the in-house version of the Web of Science database available at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, the Netherlands. The considered publication period is 2013-2021. The results are presented in graphs or in tables, and in the next to last section, the results are briefly summarized. Regarding the domain Humanities and Social Sciences, and the indicator proportion of publication fractions at level 2 (in the Norwegian model), the department Gender Research has an increase of almost 20 percentage units from the publication period 2014-2016 to the period 2019-2020, whereas Art History and Philosophy have an increase of about 14 percentage units for the same periods. The highest values on the citation indicator PP(top 10%), with respect to the domain Medicine and Pharmacy and the last considered publication period, are observed for the four departments Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacy. For the domain Science and Technology, the three biology departments, Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Genetics and Organismal Biology, all have high values on the citation indicators with respect to the whole publication period. For the last considered period, Ecology and Genetics has the highest PP(top 10%) value, followed by Chemistry – BMC.

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  • 4.
    Ahlgren, Per
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Planning Division.
    Uppsala University Annual Bibliometric Monitoring 20232023Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Uppsala University Annual Bibliometric Monitoring produces statistics on publication volume, publishing level, citation impact, collaboration (in terms of co-publishing) and open access. The aggregation level is primarily department, which means that it is primarily the departments of Uppsala University that are the units of analysis in the monitoring. Two main data sources are used: the local publication database of Uppsala University, DiVA, and the in-house version of the Web of Science database available at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, the Netherlands. The considered publication period is 2014-2022. The results are presented in graphs or in tables, and in the next to last section, the results are briefly summarized. Regarding the domain Humanities and Social Sciences, and the indicator proportion of publication fractions at level 2 (in the Norwegian model), the department Philosophy has an increase of about 18 percentage units from the publication period 2015-2017 to the period 2020-2022. Peace and Conflict Studies has very high figures on all citation indicators with respect to the whole publication period. The highest values on the citation indicator PP(top 10%), with respect to the domain Medicine and Pharmacy and the last considered publication period, are observed for the three departments Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics and Pathology and Medicinal Chemistry. For the domain Science and Technology, the four departments Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry – BMC, Ecology and Genetics and Organismal Biology all have high values on the citation indicators with respect to the whole publication period. For the last considered period, Ecology and Genetics, Organismal Biology and Chemistry – BMC have the three highest PP(top 10%) values.

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  • 5.
    Ahlgren, Per
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Statistics.
    Chen, Yunwei
    Chinese Acad Sci, Chengdu Lib & Informat Ctr, SERC, Chengdu 610041, Peoples R China.
    Colliander, Cristian
    Umea Univ, Inforsk, Dept Sociol, Umea, Sweden;Umea Univ, Univ Lib, Umea, Sweden.
    van Eck, Nees Jan
    Leiden Univ, Ctr Sci & Technol Studies, Leiden, Netherlands.
    Community Detection Using Citation Relations and Textual Similarities in a Large Set of PubMed Publications2019In: 17th International Conference On Scientometrics & Informetrics (ISSI2019), Vol I / [ed] Catalano, G; Daraio, C; Gregori, M; Moed, HF; Ruocco, G, INT SOC SCIENTOMETRICS & INFORMETRICS-ISSI , 2019, p. 1380-1391Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this contribution, the effects of enhancing direct citations, with respect to publication-publication relatedness measurement, by indirect citation relations (bibliographic coupling and co-citation) and text relations on clustering accuracy are analyzed. In total, we investigate six approaches. In one of these, direct citations are enhanced by both bibliographic coupling and co-citation, whereas text relations are used to enhance direct citations in another approach. In addition to an approach based on direct citations only, we include in the study, for comparison reasons, each approach that is involved in the enhancement of direct citations. For the evaluation of the approaches, we use a methodology proposed by earlier research. However, the used evaluation criterion is based on MeSH, arguable the most sophisticated item-level classification scheme available. The results show that the co-citation approach has the worst performance, and that the direct citations approach is outperformed by the other four investigated approaches. An approach in which direct citations are enhanced by the BM25 textual relatedness measure has the best performance, followed by the approach that combines direct citations with bibliographic coupling and co-citation. The latter performs slightly better than the bibliographic coupling approach, which in turn has a better performance than the BM25 approach.

  • 6.
    Ahlgren, Per
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Statistics.
    Chen, Yunwei
    Scientometrics & Evaluation Research Center (SERC), Chengdu Library and Information Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, China.
    Colliander, Cristian
    Department of Sociology, Inforsk, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; University Library, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    van Eck, Nees Jan
    Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands.
    Enhancing direct citations: A comparison of relatedness measures for community detection in a large set of PubMed publications2020In: Quantitative Science Studies, E-ISSN 2641-3337, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 714-729Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The effects of enhancing direct citations, with respect to publication–publication relatednessmeasurement, by indirect citation relations (bibliographic coupling, cocitation, and extendeddirect citations) and text relations on clustering solution accuracy are analyzed. Forcomparison, we include each approach that is involved in the enhancement of direct citations.In total, we investigate the relative performance of seven approaches. To evaluate theapproaches we use a methodology proposed by earlier research. However, the evaluationcriterion used is based on MeSH, one of the most sophisticated publication-level classificationschemes available. We also introduce an approach, based on interpolated accuracy values,by which overall relative clustering solution accuracy can be studied. The results show thatthe cocitation approach has the worst performance, and that the direct citations approach isoutperformed by the other five investigated approaches. The extended direct citations approachhas the best performance, followed by an approach in which direct citations are enhancedby the BM25 textual relatedness measure. An approach that combines direct citations withbibliographic coupling and cocitation performs slightly better than the bibliographic couplingapproach, which in turn has a better performance than the BM25 approach.

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  • 7.
    Ahlgren, Per
    et al.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, ECE, Sch Educ & Commun Engn Sci, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Colliander, Cristian
    Umeå Univ, Dept Sociol, Inforsk, Umeå, Sweden; Umeå Univ, Univ Lib, Umeå, Sweden.
    Sjögårde, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM. KTH Royal Inst Technol, ECE, Sch Educ & Commun Engn Sci, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Exploring the relation between referencing practices and citation impact: A large-scale study based on Web of Science data2018In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, ISSN 2330-1635, E-ISSN 2330-1643, Vol. 69, no 5, p. 728-743Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this large-scale contribution, we deal with the relationship between properties of cited references of Web of Science articles and the field normalized citation rate of these articles. Using nearly 1 million articles, and three classification systems with different levels of granularity, we study the effects of number of cited references, share of references covered by Web of Science, mean age of references and mean citation rate of references on field normalized citation rate. To expose the relationship between the predictor variables and the response variable, we use quantile regression. We found that a higher number of references, a higher share of references to publications within Web of Science and references to more recent publications correlate with citation impact. A correlation was observed even when normalization was done with a finely grained classification system. The predictor variables affected citation impact to a larger extent at higher quantile levels. Regarding the relative importance of the predictor variables, citation impact of the cited references was in general the least important variable. Number of cited references carried most of the importance for both low and medium quantile levels, but this importance was lessened at the highest considered level.

  • 8.
    Ahlgren, Per
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Planning Division.
    Eriksson, Leif
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Planning Division.
    Wadskog, Daniel
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Åkesson Kågedal, Erik
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Uppsala University Annual Bibliometric Monitoring 20192019Report (Other academic)
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  • 9.
    Ahlgren, Per
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Statistics. Uppsala University, University Administration, Planning Division.
    Jeppsson, Tobias
    KTH Biblioteket, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Stenberg, Esa
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Faculty Offices.
    Berg, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Structural Chemistry.
    Edström, Kristina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Structural Chemistry.
    A bibliometric analysis of battery research with the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap as point of departure2022Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this bibliometric study, we analyze the six battery research subfields identified in the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap: Battery Interface Genome, Materials Acceleration Platform, Recyclability, Smart functionalities: Self-healing, Smart functionalities: Sensing, and Manufacturability. In addition, we analyze the entire research field related to BATTERY 2030+ as a whole, using two operationalizations. We (a) evaluate the European standing in the subfields/the BATTERY 2030+ field in comparison to the rest of the world, and (b) identify strongholds of the subfields/the BATTERY 2030+ field across Europe. For each subfield and the field as a whole, we used seed articles, i.e. articles listed in the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap or cited by such articles, in order to generate additional, similar articles located in an algorithmically obtained classification system. The output of the analysis is publication volumes, field normalized citation impact values with comparisons between country/country aggregates and between organizations, co-publishing networks between countries and organizations, and keyword co-occurrence networks. For the results related to (a), the performance of EU & associated (countries) is similar to China and the aggregate Japan-South Korea-Singapore and well below North America regarding citation impact and with respect to the field as a whole. Exceptions are, however, the subfields Battery Interface Genome and Recyclability. For the results related to (b), there is a large variability in the EU & associated organizations regarding volume in the different subfields. For citation impact, examples of high-performing EU & associated organizations are ETH Zurich and Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.

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  • 10.
    Ahlgren, Per
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Statistics.
    Jeppsson, Tobias
    KTH Royal Inst Technol KTH Lib, KTH Lib, S-10044 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Stenberg, Esa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Structural Chemistry.
    Berg, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Structural Chemistry.
    Edström, Kristina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Structural Chemistry.
    BATTERY 2030+ and its Research Roadmap: A Bibliometric Analysis2023In: ChemSusChem, ISSN 1864-5631, E-ISSN 1864-564X, Vol. 16, no 21, article id e202300333Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this bibliometric study, we analyze two of the six battery research subfields identified in the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap: Materials Acceleration Platform and Smart functionalities: Sensing. In addition, we analyze the entire research field related to BATTERY 2030+ as a whole. We (a) evaluate the European standing in the two subfields/the BATTERY 2030+ field in comparison to the rest of the world, and (b) identify strongholds of the two subfields/the BATTERY 2030+ field across Europe. For each subfield and the field as a whole, we used seed articles, i. e. articles listed in the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap or cited by such articles, in order to generate additional, similar articles located in an algorithmically obtained classification system. The output of the analysis is publication volumes, field normalized citation impact values with comparisons between country/country aggregates and between organizations, co-publishing networks between countries and organizations, and keyword co-occurrence networks.

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  • 11.
    Ahlgren, Per
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Planning Division.
    Kennerberg, Louise
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Planning Division.
    Uppsala University Annual Bibliometric Monitoring 20212021Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Uppsala University Annual Bibliometric Monitoring produces statistics on publication volume, publishing level, citation impact, collaboration (in terms of co-publishing) and open access. The aggregation level is primarily department, which means that it is primarily the departments of Uppsala University that are the units of analysis in the monitoring. Two main data sources are used: the local publication database of Uppsala University, DiVA, and the in-house version of the Web of Science database available at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, the Netherlands. The considered publication period is 2012-2020. The results are presented in graphs or in tables, and in the next to last section, the results are briefly summarized. Regarding the domain Humanities and Social Sciences, and the indicator proportion of publication fractions at level 2 (in the Norwegian model), the departments Archeology and Ancient History, Gender Research and Philosophy all have an increase of between 15 and 16 percentage units from the publication period 2013-2015 to the period 2018-2020. The highest values on the citation indicators, with respect to the domain Medicine and Pharmacy and the whole publication period, are observed for the three departments Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics and Pathology and Pharmacy. For the domain Science and Technology, the three biology departments, Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Genetics and Organismal Biology, all have high values on the citation indicators with respect to the whole publication period.

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  • 12.
    Ahlgren, Per
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Planning Division.
    Kennerberg, Louise
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Planning Division.
    Åkesson Kågedal, Erik
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Uppsala University Annual Bibliometric Monitoring 20202020Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Uppsala University Annual Bibliometric Monitoring produces statistics on publication volume, publishing level, citation impact, collaboration (in terms of co-publishing) and open access. The aggregation level is primarily department, which means that it is primarily the departments of Uppsala University that are the units of analysis in the monitoring. Two main data sources are used: the local publication database of Uppsala University, DiVA, and the in-house version of the Web of Science database available at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, the Netherlands. The considered publication period is 2011-2019. The results are presented in graphs or in tables, and in the next to last section, the results are briefly summarized. Regarding the domain Humanities and Social Sciences, the indicator proportion of publication fractions at level 2 (in the Norwegian model), the departments Economics and Peace and Conflict Studies have the highest values for the last three considered publication years. The highest values on the citation indicators, with respect to the domain Medicine and Pharmacy and the whole publication period, are observed for the three departments Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics and Pathology and Pharmacy. For the domain Science and Technology, the three biology departments, Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Genetics and Organismal Biology, all have high values on the citation indicators with respect to the whole publication period.

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  • 13.
    Ahlner, Thea
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Utopi, dystopi och imperativ: Om teknik och bibliotek2021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this theses I investigate ideas about technology in relation to libraries held by actors in the librarian field. The purpose with the study has been to investigate how these actors think about their own role and their possibilities to affect and adapt to the general technological development. The aim with this thesis is to contribute to the knowledge of which functions the library fills today as well as which functions it can and should fill – today and tomorrow.

    I have used a qualitative hermeneutic method and the empirical ground for this thesis consists of the two library papers Biblioteksbladet and Bibliotek i samhälle of which I have chosen to study issues published during 2019-2021.

    For the analysis of the material I have constructed a theoretical framework built on previous research regarding  ideas of technology and technological development. The theoretical framework consists of three different ways to conceive and regard technology. The first two of these three viewpoints is if the actors have either a utopian or a dystopian view on the technological future in relation till libraries. The third concept is used to investigate if the actors expresses, or is affected by, a technological imperative. The technological imperative can be described as the idea of technology as something good in itself and/or that technology follows its own inner logic. 

    The result of the analysis showed that actors gave expression of both utopian and dystopian views of the libraries technological future. It also showed that actors were both affected by and gave expression themselves for a technological imperative and also that they argued against, and was making resistance to, a technological imperative. 

    This is a two years master's thesis in Library and information science.

  • 14.
    Ahlstrand, Ellinor
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Från hemspråk till integration: En jämförande studie av 1970-talet och 2010-talets syn på folkbibliotekets uppdrag gentemot utrikesfödda användare2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to gain a greater understanding of how the public library’s mission towards foreign-born users in Sweden has reformulated and developed through time. This is done by a comparative study on official texts from the 1970s and the 2010s. The thesis is based on a discourse analytical perspective and is focused on how the texts are describing foreign-born users as a target group, and what is described as the main objective towards these particular users. The analysis also opens up for a discussion on the role of the public library in the development of a multicultural society. The empirical material consists of three official texts from each decade, that has been commissioned by different institutions with influence in the field.  

    The results show that the source material from the 1970s is characterized by the use of the word “invandrare” (in English immigrant), and an immigrant discourse where the immigrant is defined based on their perceived deviation from Swedish majority society. The library’s main mission towards these users described as providing books, newspapers and magazines in the immigrant’s native languages. 

    In the source material from the 2010s there is a wider range of words being used to refer to the group. The most frequently used is the word “nyanländ” (in English roughly translated to newcomer). This reflects the increasing focus on individuals which recently has immigrated and their information need during their first years in the new country. In the texts from the 2010s it is evident that the library sees itself as a tool for integration. One of the main conclusions from the analysis is that while the 1970s texts are focused on the foreign-born users cultural and linguistic distinctiveness, the texts from the 2010s see adaption to Swedish society as a primal objective. This is a two years master’s thesis in Library and Information Science.

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  • 15.
    Ahlén, Oskar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    ”Vi ska inte slåss utan samarbeta”: En fallstudie av samverkan inom läsfrämjandearbete för barn och unga2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this master’s thesis is to examine how collaboration is represented in guiding documents and practice concerning reading promotional work towards children and youth within Sandviken’s cultural center’s public library and the house of literature. This is examined through a case study of the public library’s and the house of literature’s activities for children and youth, with a focus on how collaboration affects the organizations work towards these target groups.

    The empirical material consists of legal texts from national, regional and municipal levels, documents, and guidelines for the two organizations, as well as qualitative interviews with librarians and activity developers within the library and house of literature’s practices. The empirical material is analyzed with the use of Kajsa Lindberg’s organizational definition of collaboration and focuses on how collaboration is perceived, motivated, what unifying objects that exist between different professions and which promoting and inhibitory aspects that can be identified.

    The analysis shows that motives behind collaboration often involve different categories of motives at once and that they synergize with one another. Librarians and developers experience collaboration as more fruitful when sprung from practice rather than from directives stated in documents. However, the result from this thesis indicates that the documents have a valuable function in putting collaboration on the agenda within public libraries and making decisions to establish and invest in such activities more legitimate.

    The results further indicate that the organizations within the case have promoting prerequisites that are specific for their local context such as engaged politicians and a strong local cultural tradition, but that the benefits that can be identified in some measures can be achieved elsewhere using the prerequisites at hand.

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

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  • 16.
    Ahmad, Farhan
    et al.
    Åbo Akademi University; Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Organizational changes, trust and information sharing: an empirical study2019In: Aslib Journal of Information Management, ISSN 2050-3806, E-ISSN 2050-3814, Vol. 71, no 5, p. 677-692Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    While there is relatively plenty of evidence for the positive impact of communication on the perceptions of organizational change, how organizational changes affect information sharing is relatively unknown. The purpose of this paper is to investigate if a favorable perception of ongoing organizational changes has a positive impact on information sharing and whether trust mediates this relationship.

    Design/methodology/approach

    A questionnaire (n=317) was administered to the employees of a large Finnish multinational organization. Partial least square structural equation modeling was used to test the hypotheses based on earlier research findings.

    Findings

    The results show that a positive perception of recent organizational changes improves information sharing both directly and indirectly, mediated by trust. Consequently, when changes are perceived negatively, employees recoil from information sharing which is known to have negative implications for organizations.

    Research limitations/implications

    Data were collected in a single organization. The nature of the specific changes in the studied organization and its particularities undoubtedly had an effect on respondents’ perceptions.

    Originality/value

    This paper contributes to organizational information management research by elaborating on the relationship between organizational changes and interpersonal information sharing between employees. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first quantitative study confirming the impact of the perception of organizational changes on employee information-sharing behavior.

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  • 17.
    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.

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  • 18.
    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.

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  • 19. Aldstedt, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Hansson, JohannaUppsala University, University Library.
    Ledarskap satt i system: Röster om vidgade perspektiv2021Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Fokus på ledarskap är i hög grad individinriktat. Hur kommer det sig? Och vad händer när vi vidgar perspektivet? Antologin Ledarskap satt i system. Röster om vidgade perspektiv vänder sig till dig som i din roll som chef eller medarbetare vill lära mer om hur du kan använda dig av den potential som alltid finns i en organisation, för att åstadkomma resultat. Boken innehåller texter av ett tiotal skribenter som, med utgångspunkt i egna erfarenheter av förändringsledning, reflekterar kring och skriver om ledarskap och verksamhetsutveckling utifrån olika sammanhang och perspektiv. Redaktörerna Elisabeth Aldstedt och Johanna Hansson har båda lång erfarenhet av ledarskap i olika organisationer och av att hantera komplexitet och utveckling. De har tidigare utkommit med Makten och ärligheten. Ledarskap i praktiken (BTJ Förlag, 2017).

  • 20.
    Alexandersson, Sandra
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Vad betyder läsfrämjande?: En kvalitativ studie över det läsfrämjande begreppets narrativa uppbyggnad på svenska folkbibliotek.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this master thesis is to examine the Swedish term for reading promotion, läsfrämjande, and gain a greater understanding for the meanings inherent in the word. To do this, narrative theory in the form if Harding's typology of six different types of narratives arranged on a scale from general to particular has been used for the analysis.The study focuses on librarians that work with children and young adults in public libraries and their rela-tionships with reading promotion. On the surface the Swedish word for reading promotion is simple, but exam-ined closely it becomes apparent that it is in fact multifaceted. The word consists of many different narratives that interact and in different ways change and affect each other. This study has identified five different types of collective narratives connected to the word läsfrämjande. These are the democratic narrative, the narrative of qualitative litterateur, reading for the soul, the enabling narrative and the literacy narrative. Together with the other types of narratives these form the basis of the personal narrative the librarians form around their reading promotion work and the word läsfrämjande.The personal narrative connected to the word will always be unique to the individual librarian, and it is be-cause of this that the word is so hard to define. The meaning will differ in small ways between different people, but because the personal narratives are built from the same collective narratives there will appear to be consensus in the meaning.This study has been produced as a two years master’s thesis in Library and Information Science.

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  • 21. Almqvist, Sven
    Hans Sallanders tryckta skrifter 1929-19831989Book (Other academic)
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    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”.

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  • 23.
    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)
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  • 24. 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, p. 141-169Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 25. Alsemgeest, Alex
    The Lost “Books” of Leufstabruk: Traces of Ephemeral Print Culture in a (nearly) Perfectly Preserved Library2023In: A Warm Scent of Books: Private Libraries at Leufstabruk and Beyond / [ed] Marieke van Delft & Peter Sjökvist, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2023, p. 103-113Chapter in book (Other academic)
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  • 26.
    Alzén, Sara
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    "Wow, nu har jag äntligen gjort nånting som det förväntas av en förälder att göra": En studie av Godnattsagor inifrån.2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This master's thesis examines how the social activity of the library with books and literature can strengthen the contact between imprisoned fathers and their children. The project Godnattsagor inifrån has been studied from three different perspectives, the library, criminal authorities and the prisoners with their children. Interviews were conducted with the different actors of the project. The perspective social constructivism and the concept literacy practice were used to analyze the interviews and the project.

    In the prison reading program Godnattsagor inifrån the fathers choose a story from a children’s storybook and read the text, the story is recorded on a CD and sent to the child on the outside. The project attempts to create or strengthen the bonds between fathers and children with help of reading experiences. The fathers take part in a study circle where they are introduced to the library activities and practice how to read out loud to their children. This also includes reading and appreciating literature for themselves.

    I have noticed that Godnattsagor inifrån can inspire children to be reading people. It has also been noticed that the project can have the same impact on the prisoner´s identity. The cooperation between the prison, the library and the families increase the possibilities for both the children and their fathers. My knowledge contribution is to show how important reading is and why. What happens to the individual when given the opportunity to read?

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

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  • 27.
    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.

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  • 28. Andersdotter, Karolina
    Det hållbara informationssamhället: Internationella perspektiv på det svenska biblioteksväsendets utmaningar och möjligheter2017In: Den femte statsmakten: Bibliotekens roll för demokrati, utbildning, tillgänglighet och digitalisering / [ed] Erik Fichtelius et al., Stockholm: Kungliga biblioteket , 2017, p. 87-119Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 29.
    Andersdotter, Karolina
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Public Art and Policy: Educating Library Users and Accidental Recidivists in Copyright Literacy2019In: Icepops Annual 2019: Proceedings of the International Copyright-literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars. Held at the University of Liverpool 3rd April 2018. / [ed] Secker, Jane; Morrison, Chris, London: UK Copyright Literacy , 2019, p. 44-45Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper describes a copyright literacy/art map project which had the initial purpose to educate library users and accidental recidivists in copyright literacy. While library users were the first target group (due to the public library event for which I created the map proto-types), the target group could most certainly be extended to the general public.

    The project takes the form of art maps published online with clear markings on whether the art object (statue, sculpture etc.) is selfie safe; i.e. whether it is possible to take a photograph which depicts the public art piece and then publish it in a database online (e.g. through social media).

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  • 30. Andersdotter, Karolina
    et al.
    Dryden, Jean
    Xiaojian, Shen
    Ruobing, Zhang
    Yuchu, Liu
    Jinmin, Hao
    Nérisson, Sylvie
    Talke, Armin
    White, Benjamin
    Pilch, Janice
    Abelsnes, Kristine
    Nilsson, Inga-Lill
    Background Paper on Extended Collective Licensing: by IFLA Copyright and Other Legal Matters Advisory Committee Network2018Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    The IFLA background paper on extended collective licensing presents examples of extended collective licensing systems under several jurisdictions. Reports from Canada, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway and Sweden provide an overview the circumstances that appear to be needed for extended collective licensing to be an efficient solution.

    It also identifies some suggested conclusions about the conditions required for extended collective licensing to be a realistic option.

    The paper should provide a useful advocacy tool in discussions around extended collective licensing.

  • 31.
    Andersdotter, Karolina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Library. Länsbibliotek Uppsala.
    Grenholm, Eleonor
    Länsbibliotek Uppsala.
    Johansson, Hanna
    Regionbibliotek Stockholm.
    Spjut, Sandra
    Regionbiblioteket i Örebro län.
    Sävhammar, Linda
    Länsbibliotek Dalarna.
    Digitala kompetenser: Vägen till ett självskattningstest för folkbibliotekspersonal2017Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Läns- och regionbiblioteken i Dalarna, Stockholm, Uppsala och Örebro har tillsammans utvecklat ett självskattningstest för bibliotekspersonal kring digitala kompetenser. Att utveckla bibliotekspersonalens digitala kompetenser är extra aktuellt i och med den nationella kompetensutvecklingssatsningen Digitalt först med användaren i fokus som pågår 2018-2020.

    Rapporten beskriver processen med att ta fram självskattningstestet och definierar begreppen medie- och informationskunnighet (MIK) och digitala kompetenser utifrån ett internationellt perspektiv, framför allt EU:s DigComp-ramverk.

    Till sist diskuteras framtida användningsområden och möjligheter för självskattningstestet som metod för digital kompetensutveckling.

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  • 32.
    Andersson, Anita
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Kulturhus kring 2020: Kunskap, möten och tillväxt i Askersund, Värnamo, Skellefteå och Karlskrona2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. The purpose is to discuss values, expressed in the architecture and planning documents of four recent cultural centres in Sweden, and how these values influence the public libraries.

    Method. The method is a case study using content analysis of documents from all four cities and empirical findings from observations in Askersund and Värnamo.

    Analysis. The theoretical perspectives are based on the theories of fields and doxa by Pierre Bourdieu and the theory of space by David Harvey.

    Results. From around the year 2000 cultural centres were built increasingly with the aim to support creativity and place branding. Twenty years later that trend has been strengthened and cultural centres are being built as architectural portraits of cities, supporting tourism, innovation and economic growth. Town squares are symbols for meetings, markets and democracy. The names and physical appearance of Sjöängen, Gummifabriken, Sara kulturhus and Karls Krona represent local history and the architects have also expressed values about sustainability and functional estetics. The public libraries seem to benefit from being located within these new cultural centres as regards to lending statistics and programmes for the public. The mission for democracy, the principle of free entry and the intrinsic value of literature, however, must be preserved in today´s amusement park like style of cultural centres.

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

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  • 33.
    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, p. 124-131Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Andersson, Cecilia
    Lund University.
    Performing search: Search engines and mobile devices in the everyday life of young people – A summary2021In: Tidskrift för ABM, ISSN 2002-4614, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 53-58Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article is a summary of the doctoral thesis ‘Performing search: search engines and mobile devices in the everyday life of young people’, defended and published at Lund University in June 2021.

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  • 35.
    Andersson, Claes
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Hultén, Anna
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Langvik, Sara
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Ögonblicksbilder från ett svunnet Uppsala: Småtrycket på Uppsala universitetsbibliotek2021In: Uppsala universitetsbibliotek 1621–2021: Verksamhet, samlingar, historia, betraktelser / [ed] Mattias Bolkéus Blom & Krister Östlund, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2021, p. 403-413Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 36. Andersson, Elin
    The Wrangel Library from Säby: Some Observations on Readers and Users2023In: A Warm Scent of Books: Private Libraries at Leufstabruk and Beyond / [ed] Marieke van Delft & Peter Sjökvist, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2023, p. 155-164Chapter in book (Other academic)
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  • 37.
    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.

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  • 38.
    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.

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  • 39.
    Andersson, Lisa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Parental information management and mental health among parents of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (PIMM)2022Conference paper (Other academic)
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  • 40.
    Andersson, Lisa
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Laurin, Emma
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
    Parental information work and wage work capacity in families with children with autism and ADHD2023Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    5-7% of all children in Sweden have ADHD and 1% have autism (Gillbergcentrum, Göteborgs universitet, 2022; Socialstyrelsen, 2019). Previous research establishes that parents, primarily mothers, of these children suffer from reduced work capacity and need extended periods of sick leave (Findling et al., 2022). The causes of this reduced wage work capacity are yet to be explored.

    At the same time, surveys with parents indicate that information management and communication about their children with various societal actors such as the school, the child- and youth psychiatry, and the Social Insurance Agency conflicts with wage work (Riksförbundet Attention, 2016).

    Our study analyses the impact of parents’ information management and communication about their children with societal actors – called “information work” (Dalmer & Huvila, 2019) – on parents’ wage work capacity. The results are based on 50 semi-structured interviews with Swedish mothers of children with ADHD and autism.

    The mothers perceived that they had to gather, assess, use and communicate information about their children to and between numerous societal actors. The information work conflicted with their wage work as it was time consuming and often had to be carried out during work hours. It also encompassed emotion work (Hochschild 1979) as it stirred up feelings of for example frustration and sadness that the mothers needed to manage.

    The extent to which the information work conflicted with the mothers’ wage work depended on the mothers’ professions and the extent to which the mothers could draw on economic, social and cultural capital (Bourdieu 1979).

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  • 41.
    Andersson, Lisette
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Broström, Gry
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Skolbibliotekariens påverkan på elevers läsintresse: En aktionsstudie med användarperspektiv2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. This thesis examines how the school librarian’s work affects pupils’ reading and their interest in literature. The aim is to identify how pupils’ interest and commitment to a new book genre differs based on the level of interference from the school librarian during the presentations of this genre.

    Method. We have introduced new books in a new genre for pupils in a primary school in central Sweden. Our study is based on action research where we knowingly influenced the participating pupils to different extents, and examined the results of this influence. By applying a user’s perspective, we studied the pupils during their visits to the school library, held focus groups with a few pupils from each class, and gathered statistics of books being lent from the school library.

    Analysis. The analytical framework for this thesis combines theory from the sociocultural perspective with conceptions regarding reading strategies.

    Results. Our results show that the level of interference from the school librarian affected the pupils’ interest in the new book genre to a high extent. Pupils that did not have an interest in the subject beforehand gained a bigger engagement for it by reading books in the genre after the school librarian’s presentation. The pupils' interest in the new books also rose during the focus groups when they got more information about the books.

    Conclusion. Since the study clearly presents what difference an active school librarian’s work makes for the pupils’ reading motivation, it shows the great importance of having an educated librarian in every school library.

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

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  • 42.
    Andersson McEwem, Michelle
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Managing Open Access Costs: Exploring the Impact on University Library Collection Devel-opment and Service Offerings2023Independent 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 impact of open access costs on university library collection develop-ment and service offerings, specifically focusing on the major changes resulting from the Open Science movement as identified by library officers. It aims to provide insights into the challenges faced by university libraries in managing open access costs and the strategies employed to overcome them.The central research question addressed in this thesis is: What major changes do library officers identify in library offerings as a result of the Open Science movement?The thesis utilizes collection development theory as a framework to evaluate and manage library collections. Ad-ditionally, the theory explores the challenges associated with open access costs and the strategies employed by libraries to address them.The thesis employs an interview-based approach to gather data and insights from eight librarians and library of-ficers. These interviews aim to capture the perceptions of library officers regarding the impact of open access costs on collection development and service offerings. The analysis explores the strategies implemented by libraries to manage open access costs and assesses the sustainability of open access funding models. The study also compares the experiences of small and large libraries to identify any differences in strategies employed and challenges faced.The primary material used in this thesis consists of interview transcripts from the eight librarians and library of-ficers. These interviews provide valuable qualitative data on their perspectives, experiences, and strategies related to open access costs and their impact on library offerings

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  • 43.
    Andersson, Rebecca
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Bibliotekets värden: Människosyn i rapporter utgivna av Svensk biblioteksförening och Kungliga biblioteket2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates attitudes towards human nature in reports published by the Swedish Library Association and the National Library of Sweden between 2015 and 2018. By using ideological analysis, I was able to focus the study on three dimensions of human nature: the worth of human beings, human behavior and human needs. The study area was further specified using Anders Jeffner’s (1989) theoretical framework. Jeffner has formulated 20 components that together create a view of human nature. Of these, four components were used for the study: assumptions of human rights, social equality, free will and strategies to improve human well-being.

    The reports express a humanist ideology. Some reports emphasize the library’s mission to prevent social inequality and helping marginalized groups. The reports also demonstrate a view of humans as critically thinking and independent citizens by highlighting the importance of intellectual freedom, freedom of thought and freedom of expression. Two broad themes emerged from the analysis: social justice and freedom of the individual, which were used to describe two different missions of the library. When the library’s mission is described as working towards social justice, the library becomes active and partial. On the other hand, the library is described as neutral and impartial when the mission is seen as working towards the freedom of the individual.

    In conclusion, the Swedish Library Association and the National Library of Sweden present themselves as good through a humanist ideology and a view of human nature that emphasize freedom, welfare and personal development. However, many different ideologies and values can be applied to the library, and it is not necessarily fundamentally good or humanist. The findings of this research also indicate that the word neutral is used in a misleading way, and that there is a need to redefine the meaning of neutrality. This is a two years master’s thesis in Library and Information Science.

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  • 44.
    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.

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  • 45.
    Andersson, Stefan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Ericsson, Urban
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    Svensson, Aina
    Uppsala University, University Library.
    DiVA: 20 år av unikt samarbete2021In: Uppsala universitetsbibliotek 1621–2021: Verksamhet, samlingar, historia, betraktelser / [ed] Mattias Bolkéus Blom, Krister Östlund, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2021, p. 59-66Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 46.
    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)
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  • 47.
    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, p. 183-189Article 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.

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  • 48.
    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.

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  • 49.
    Andersson, Åsalill
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Bibliotekarien som angivare?: Om anmälningsplikt och bibliotekets demokratiska funktion.2024Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. This study has investigated a debate concerning a new proposition presented by the Swedish government that entails a duty to report noncitizens in public libraries and other government-led institutions. The aim was to provide a thorough understanding on why duty to report is being criticized within the library sector. The study discusses how arguments pro and against the proposition relate to ideas and ideologies about library service. 

    Method. Debate material covering arguments against duty to report noncitizens in public libraries was collected. They were then divided into five different themes with the most common arguments and ideas. Official government material was to a lesser extent studied to identify pro arguments. The arguments were then compared to explain different ideas and ideologies. 

    Analysis. Qualitative Analysis of Ideas and Ideological Content was used to analyze the material. The ideas were broken down into values, descriptions of reality and action-guided prescriptions.  

    Results. The results showed that the main argument used to critique the proposition on duty to report in libraries was the content of the Swedish Library Act, which stipulates that library service should be accessible for all. Other arguments that came forward was the idea that the proposition would intervene with librarians’ professional ethics, that the library has important democratic functions for new immigrants and noncitizens which counteracts segregation. In some cases, sympathy with noncitizens and critique of the migration politics was expressed. 

    Conclusion. This study concludes that while the public libraries operate within a humanist ideology and are not neutral, the proposition on duty to report is part of a nationalist ideology. The discrepancies therefore illuminate the antagonism between the proposition on duty to report and the notion of the libraries democratic mission.  

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

  • 50.
    Andresen, Herbjørn
    et al.
    Oslo Metoropolitan University.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Stokstad, Sigrid
    Oslo Metoropolitan University.
    Perceptions and Implications of User Participation and Engagement in Libraries, Archives and Museums2020In: Libraries, Archives and Museums as Democratic Spaces in a Digital Age / [ed] Audunson, Ragnar; Andresen, Herbjørn; Fagerlid, Cicilie; Henningsen, Erik; Hobohm, Hans-Christoph; Jochumsen, Henrik; Larsen, Håkon & Vold, Tonje, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2020, p. 185-206Chapter in book (Refereed)
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