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  • 1.
    Akne, Eva
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Infoteket om funktionshinder: Information om funktionshinder som vägen till empowerment2012Independent 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 investigate a information center called ”Infoteket om funktionshinder”. The purpose of Infoteket is to collect information about disabilities and make it accessible to people with disabilities, their relatives and public. In this survey I will analyze how Infoteket can help people with disabilities to achieve empowerment. I use empowerment as a theoretical framework as Jay A. Conger and Rabindra N. Kanungo describes it in terms of sense of control and self-efficacy. For people with disabilities, empowerment is about ability to control his own destiny. The key to empowerment is information.My second theoretical framework is Carol C. Kuhlthaus’ principle of uncertainty. I’ve found it possible to apply the phases from uncertainty to understanding to the information search process within the process of diag-nostics.The main method has been qualitative interviews where the informants have been selected according to their professional role. I have also studied Meeting Minutes and conducted a quantitative survey of visitor statis-tics.Infotekets’ role to promote empowerment lies in the ability to examine the quality and reliability of infor-mation about disabilities. A close collaboration with authorities makes it possible to ensure the quality. An im-portant criterion for quality is scientific foundation and accessibility. The literature must be readable for the public rather than professional.To promote empowerment it’s also important to reach the target groups. I have discussed if it makes any difference whether the information is available at the library or the habilitation. The results show little differ-ence, but there are some disabilities that are more difficult to reach through habilitation. That’s why I believe that the library is an important complement to habilitation.This is a two years master’s thesis within Library and Information science.

  • 2.
    Albinsson, Emma
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Att delta i förändring: En diskursanalytisk studie om användardelaktighet i bibliotek 2.0.2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    The purpose of this study has been to find out what concepts of user participation exits in the theory formation of Library 2.0. The study has also investigated if theories about Library 2.0 have been affected by the practical experiences made by the implementations of Library 2.0 in library environments.

    The source material consists of texts published in the international journals Library Review, Library Management, or Journal of Documentation, within the years of 2005-2011. The method used is the critical discourse analysis, mostly inspired by Norman Fairclough.  The critical discourse analysis is different from the discourse analysis since it acknowledge the ability of changes. Thus, this study focus more on processes of change than other discourse analysis within the field of LIS (Library and Information Science).

    Four discourses were found in the selected source material – the Social Plurality Discourse, the IT- Pedagogical Discourse, the Market Discourse and the Expert Discourse. A positive view of user participation in library activities was found in the first three of these, even if the Social Plurality Discourse often presented a critical view on the technological emphasis in Library 2.0. The Expert Discourse has a negative approach to user participation in general, and especially to user tagging functions in Library 2.0. The Expert Discourse is the most common in the texts published in 2011 and often uses arguments based on practical experiences that show that the users, so far, have not participated in Library 2.0-services. These arguments have the potential to cause change in the discourse practice of the other discourses here presented. However, the frame of this study is to narrow to evaluate if such a change has actually taken place.

    The study also shows that the different discourses often have different meanings about what the user wants and needs. There might be a risk that the position “user” is being exploited to legitimate the mission that each discourse claims to be the most important for the library.

  • 3.
    Alvinge Erixon, Elin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    RFID på Kvarntuna stadsbibliotek: Teknikskifte som möjlighet till förändrat arbetssätt?2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This two years master's thesis in Library and Information science, examines how the implementation of new technical equipment can affect how staff in public libraries organize their work and activities in the library. One Swedish public library in specific is the subject of research in this thesis, which has been anonymized as Kvarntuna city library. The study takes place in the beginning of the implementation of RFID-technology in the library. RFID, which stands for Radio Frequency Identification, is supposed to make the handling with different types of media in the library more efficient and in connection with the implementation one wants to reorganize work and activities in the library to make it even more efficient and also create a modern library.

    The thesis' method is qualitative interviews with six members of the staff. The theoretical framework of the thesis is a sociocultural perspective, especially inspiered by Roger Säljö, a Swedish professor in pedagogical psychology. The sociocultural perspective emphasizes physical and intellectual tools as important components in everything people do, for example when learning, thinking, taking action and interacting with others in different contexts. Tools has an medieting effect. The thesis' result and analysis is presented thematically in different levels of contexts: the mental context, the physical context, the communicative context and the historical context.

    The sociocultural perspective makes it possible to understand the implementation of RFID in itself, rather than the actual technology, as a tool that is used to change the way work is organized in the library. It can also be seen as a screen through which it is possible for the interviewed staff to think and reflect how a different way of organizing the work would be. Some statements indicate that it is difficult to see what could change in the way the work is organized when implementing RFID, and all of the interviewed persons make some kind of statement that they know little about what a different way of organizing the work is or that it is too early in the implementation to tell or know something about that. However, what was expressed in the interviews indicates that the implementation is a tool in the making and the implementation itself can be seen as the reorganized way of work or a start of it. This is since tools has an developing effect on both actions, thoughts and organizations. Therefore we can see a discrepancy between what the interviewed persons first said, and what they later expressed. Finally, from a sociocultural point of view one can see that people have a big opportunity to control tools, in libraries too, and use them according to their purposes. Technology is therefore not a threat to libraries' existence, but can rather be seen as an opportunity to develop the organization.

  • 4.
    Andersson, Jonas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Normalitet och avvikelse: Analys av konstruktionen av användare med funktionshinder i fyra Stockholmskommuners biblioteksplaner2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this two years master's thesis, discourse analytic tools have been used in an analysis of the construction ofusers with disability in four Stockhholm-based library plans. The analysis has been aimed at investigating whatimage of people with disabilities that emerge in the texts and how it can be related to the libary plans perceptionof normality. One purpose was to examine to what extent users with disabilities are included as full blown usersin the texts and if not, how they are constructed as a deviation.The theoretical foundation of this thesis is made up by the discourse theories of Laclau and Mouffe withaddition of Michel Foucault's theory of the docile body. By virtue of these theories one of the aims has been touncover the constructionist traits of the library plans exception of disability.The main questions this study seeks to answer are; how are users categorized in the library plans, which usergroups are mentioned and how are users with disabilities portrayed? Furthermore, the essay means to discoverthe most prominent user discourses in the library plans and to investigate how the portrayal of people withdisabilities can be related to the conception of normality and general user discourses.These questions are to be answered firstly by an investigation of user categorization, which is aimed at theconstruction and analysis of user taxonomies and consequences regarding the identity of disability. Secondly,using Laclau and Mouffes discourse theory as a methodological foundation a chain of eqivalense is created toreveal the main characteristics regarding users with disabilities.The analysis also focuses on user discourses, which are grouped into two main areas with themes revolvingaround the individual and the market, and collective groups and culture. Affiliated with the former is a marketorienteddiscourse, containing themes of, among others, the mediation of information and accentuation of ICTservices.In the latter a discourse that revolved around the reading of books emerged. Besides this there was alsoan accentuation of the library as a public room, various participatory activities and cultural experiences. Acomparison between discourse and the image of users with disabilities was undertaken which revealed differentlevels of coherence, resulting in either exclusion or inclusion.

  • 5.
    Andersson, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Muntliga, skriftliga och digitala föreställningsvärldar: Sambandet mellan våra redskap och våra föreställningar2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to show that the character of orality and literacy as intellectual and physical tools can beused to understand the myth about information technology. This paper is grounded on the notion that differenttechnological innovations affects our ideas about ourselves, the world and even technology itself. These ideas - ofwhich the myth about information technology is but one - can then be understood by focusing the nature of theintellectual and physical tools that mediates the ideas, and in the process, colors them a certain way.Drawing on the theories of Walter J. Ong, orality is examined primarliy in the context of the South AfricanSan through the verbally transmitted cultural artifact known as "The Song of the Broken String". Orality isargued to encourage a collective personality structure that manifests itself as ideas about humanitys close affinitywith animals.Literacy is examined primarily through the romantic movement and Mary Shelleys Frankenstein. It isargued that the concept of social construction - if defined as an ability to question the individuals relation to thecollective and biological essentialism - is related to two characteristics of literacy as intellectual and physicaltool: Individualized personality structures and the tendency to organize knowledge in an abstract and intellctualsphere, that both influence notions about the physical body and materiality.The established characteristics of orality and literacy then come together in the ongian term secondaryorality - ie. to turn inward and outward simultaneously - as a way to describe the modern digital era. Theconclusion is that the myth about information technology, as expressed in John Perry Barlows "The Declarationof the Independence of Cyberspace", tries to harmonize between the individual and the collective that are inthemselves in part caused by said information technology's ability to enhance individual and collectivepersonality structures at the same time.My method is a literary analysis that deploys ongian terms on above mentioned cultural artefacts.This is a two year master's thesis in the field of library and information science.

  • 6.
    Anton, Kardach
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Utbildningsnämndens arkiv: En del av det moderna samhället som har gått till historien2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is based on the work of arranging and making an inventory for an archive consisting of records from the Board of Education (Utbildningsnämnden) within the administration of the County Council in Uppsala, Sweden. This archive is kept at the County Councils Archives in Uppsala where I have done the work. I have documented the process and discussed the complex of problems relating to it. In this particular case the issue of limitation of the office of origin and the respect of the fonds, or the principle of provenance, have been of interest. This is due to the fact that the records had been rearranged and mixed with records with other origin related to the Board of Education. Records from the early existence of the board have previously been arranged and an inventory had been made. This earlier work covered the period of 1971-1978, when the board of education had a secretariat.

    The aim of the work was to arrange the records of the board during the period of 1979-1997. After this period the board ended being an independent body. With support from theories of respect of fonds my conclusion is that the Board of Education is a coherent office of origin for the fonds during its entire period of existence dur - ing the years 1971-1997. I decided to make the first inventory a part of the new one in order to keep a logical continuity of the records and the inventory. Creating a subordinate archive with its own inventory would make the whole seem badly arranged and complicate the finding of records. Based on the respect of fonds I used the previous inventory to a large extent. The knowledge and understanding I gained thanks to the fact that I was able see the complete fonds made me do some changes. The archive consist of files based on journals to a large ex - tent, which makes a large part of the records easy to find.

    The work in combination with the essay constitutes my one year master’s thesis in archival science.

  • 7.
    Arnman, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Leufsta Bruksarkiv: En vägledning2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis serves as a guide to the holdings of Leufsta Bruksarkiv, a small archival institution situated at a former ironworks in Lövstabruk on the east coast of Sweden. The holdings stem from a period of advanced iron manufacturing in Sweden, from the mid-17th century to the first decades of the 20th century. The holdings consists foremost of bookkeeping, but we also find documents dealing with judicial matters, maps and blueprints.  

    During the 17th century Lövsta bruk (also Leufsta bruk) became the largest manufacturer of iron in Sweden. Louis de Geer, a Dutch businessman who is sometimes referred to as the father of Swedish industry, was involved in the ironworks already in 1626 and took over the ownership of the facility 1643. He developed a new order in Swedish iron manufacturing by bringing workforces to Lövsta from his native region of Wallonia, today a part of Belgium. Leufsta Bruksarkiv holds records from several ironworks in the region that all have a relation to Lövsta bruk or Gimo bruk – another big facility related to the de Geer family. The relationship between these ironworks is described in the guide.

    The bookkeeping shows a consistency and a richness of detail, providing an insight into the life and labour at the ironworks. The books are also a source for genealogical research and research on estates and villages in the region. Research into the judicial records, amongst which regulations of properties and ownership can be found, may help those who seek to trace the transformation of the area or the history of a specific estate. The historical maps provide a further complement in such matters.

    The guide will provide an aid for visitors and help recognize what information can be drawn out of the records. It also aims to situate the holdings in its historical context by drawing the larger picture of the de Geerian dynasty and the process of iron manufacturing, as well as discussing the vocabulary found in the documents.  

    This is a one year master’s thesis in Archival Science.

  • 8.
    Aulén, Jeanette
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Religionshistoriska institutionens arkiv: Det bestående resultatet av bevarandeprocessen2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The history of religions in the faculty of arts is descendent from the faculty of theology. The department of history of religion inUppsalagot its first chair in 1948, and the department ceased to exist at 1994 when it devolved to the Faculty of Theology. The archive was incorporated within the archive of the faculty of theology, and contained protocols, directories, essays, and agent arranged remains. About half of the archive consisted of documents which required in-depth assessment. This was where the obvious problems emerged when organizing the records –raising questions about fruitful approach and implications of archival appraisal.

    The discussion led to insights about the power of archivist in the process, and the crucial meaning of underlying thoughts that govern what information will be available in the archive. The analysis is focusing on what to preserve rather then what to discard, leading to conclusions that advocate awareness of the implications of the process. Documentation of underlying thoughts and consciously made choices facilitates a fruitful process of appraisal.

  • 9.
    Axelsson, Fredrica Hedge
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    In the event of a zombie apocalypse: An investigation into policies of long-term preservation of digital media in the modern world of Open Access institutional repositories2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    With the purpose to investigate policies within long-term preservation of digital media in the modern world of Open Access institutional repository, this two year's master thesis was conducted through a qualitative study with quantitative overtures. The main objectives of this thesis centre on the criteria for long-term digital preservation, preservation in relation to institutional repositories, the issues cropping up within the field of institutional repositories, and the essential components of a preservation policy.

    The theoretical framework is constructed around a model based upon scholarly communication, with its aspects of dissemination, acquisition, preservation, discovery and access, and with the facet of preservation at its centre. The methodology of this study is cued to content analysis and its in-depth investigative process, which was conducted on a sample of ten preservation policies within Open Access institutional repositories that were compared to a standardised expert set of policy categorisation.

    The results show that a perfect preservation policy does not appear to exist in the current world, based exclusively on the selected sample. This gives a strong indication of a need for further research within the field of Open Access institutional repositories preservation policies.

  • 10.
    Bergkvist, Moa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Gerd Enequists personarkiv2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish geographer Gerd Enequist (1903-1989) left behind great amounts of private and work material when she passed away. This was donated to the University Library of Uppsala, Carolina Rediviva, in three different accessions. This resulted in three different record. The subject of this report is the progress of assembling these record into one complete record.

    The registering led to many important decisions such as the role of provenance and the relation of private and public documents. Above all the special nature of personal archives have been a topic of discussion. Personal archives separate themselves from public records and therefore demand a different strategy of listing. The width of kinds of material and the mixture of private and public records are important qualities that differ them from public records.

    The report is initiated with an introduction of Enequist, followed by a description of the three accessions. In the second part of the report the work with recording the archive is accounted for including a description of the headings of the record. Thereafter the problems encountered during the work are described and discussed. The report is completed with a short proposal of the research values of the archive.

  • 11.
    Bergmark, Victor
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Miljövårdsberedningens arkiv 1968 - 1994: Ett ordnings- och förteckningsarbete på Riksarkivet2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This memo discusses and problematizes the work of organizing and cataloging the archive of the Environmental Advisory Council.The archive mainly consists of records concerning meetings which the Environmental Advisory Council has participated in, but also records concerning different tasks of the council and a few records concerning the coun-cil itself.The overriding problem, which is discussed in the final part of this memo, is the lacking knowledge about the creator of the archive and the creation of the archive itself and how this effects the work of ordering and catalog-ing. An attempt is made to evaluate the archive as a source of information to the Environmental Advisory Coun-cil and its work.This is a one year master’s thesis in Archival Science

  • 12.
    Bergström, Sara
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    "Vi ska inte sitta här och tro att folk ska komma till oss": En kvalitativ undersökning av några halländska bibliotekariers syn på marknadsföring avbarnavdelningenpå folkbibliotek.2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This two years master’s thesis takes interest in the concept of marketing related to the Children’s Library. The purposes have been to investigate the perception of marketing among a few librarians working at the Children’s Library in the Swedish region of Halland and further to analyse their perception of marketing in the daily work at the library. Eventually to analyse the consequences of these librarians approach to marketing related to their perception of the library’s mission. The Regional aspect of the survey is due to the 2011 celebrated report about marketing the library.

    The theoretical framework is twofold, the marketing mix is used to understand what at the library could be used in marketing. The work of the Danish scholars Henrik Jochumsen och Casper Hvenegaard Rasmussen are used to understand the different functions of the library. Their theory present the library’s four different func-tions illustrated as "spaces". The spaces are the inspiration space, the learning space, the meeting space and the performative space. By those means the librarians perception of marketing in their everyday work have been analysed. The method used is qualitative, semi-structured interviews.

    Results show that the majority of the librarians preferred the vague word "visibility" to marketing. The con-cept of marketing was more seen as something communicated to users by posters and leaflets. When asked about interpersonal relations, accessibility and communication the librarians saw these concepts as important thought not obviously related to marketing. The spaces of inspiration and performance were more strongly connected to marketing than the learning space and meeting space. There is an urgent need to discuss the concept of market-ing in relation to the role of the library. This is a two years master’s thesis in Library and Information Studies.

  • 13.
    Berntsson, Johannes
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    ”Vi vill ju så gärna hjälpa dom”: Problem och möjligheter med användarundervisning vid ett universitetsbibliotek2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay was first and foremost to find out the problems that exist around user education in a university library and the opportunities that exist for university librarians to improve their work with students. My method of use was qualitative and more precise qualitative interviews. By interviewing five teaching librarians with five different subject specializations, I wanted to get an an-swer to what they teach when they meet the students and how they view their teaching. Responses resulted then in an analysis using Christine Bruce's theory of information literacy and Carol C. Kuhlthaus theory of librarian roles and her theory of information retrieval process. In the survey and analysis section, I describe informants' background, teaching approach, their thoughts about education and the problems and opportunities they see with user education. What I mainly discuss in my analysis is the importance of understanding the information retrieval process, that IT competence is not the same as information literacy and the role university librarians can take in the information retrieval process. The survey results show, among other things, that many students do not see the benefits of user education, the contact between the department and the library is dependent on personal relationships and that teaching librarians (my informants) are ill-informed about students' prior knowledge. In the final discussion, focused on problems and opportunities, I write about how education could be more interesting if librarians were able to strengthen their educational foundation and thus self-esteem in situation surrounding teaching. I also write about the contact between the department and the library, how it needs to be strengthen so that it does not rely on personal relationships. Through an improved contact librarians would also be a more natural part of stu-dents' education. This is a two years master’s thesis.

  • 14.
    Björkfalk, Nina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Boken och samtalet: En kvalitativ studie av inställningar till biblioterapi2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this two-year master´s thesis is to examine the opinion on bibliotherapy in Sweden of some potential bibliotherapists. Eight qualitative interviews were made with informants with different occupational backgrounds. Questions asked were: Who can consider working with bibliotherapy and in what way? Which requirements are needed? Which are the benefits from bibliotherapy, according to the informants? What could be the task of the library and the librarians? Theories used were narratology, conversational therapy and the bibliotherapeutic process.

    The study shows that all of the informants consider the bibliotherapeutic conversation to be important. Those who may consider working with interactive bibliotherapy, are mainly those with a background in social work. Most of them wish to cooperate with medical staff or adequate organization. All of the librarians consider themselves to have enough knowledge to be able to find adequate bibliotherapeutic material. What the informants require if they were to work with bibliotherapy, are education, some personal traits, time and space. The task of the library and the librarian could be several, including personal development and problem solving among students, patients and library visitors.

  • 15.
    Borgedahl, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Låna eller köpa, vem och varför? En kvantitativ studie av faktorer som påverkar utlån och kon-sumtion av skönlitteratur utifrån sociala aspekter och läsvanor2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to study factors that influence borrowing and consumption of fiction. The thesis focus on social aspects and reading habits based on previous research and the works of literary sociologists.How do socio-economic features, reading habits and different ways of consuming and obtaining books af-fect borrowing and consumption of fiction? And is there a difference between what people borrow and what they buy? The theoretical framework is based on works of literary sociologists, and the methodology used is a quanti-tative survey. The survey, created for this particular study, included 170 respondents, taking into account previ-ous research and the theory. The participants had to be residents in the County of Stockholm, over 16 years of age and having at least once for the past 12 months bought a book or borrowed a book at a public library. The results show that the most important single factors to borrow fiction among the respondents are distance to the library and that the library obtains new books. The analysis of the social factors confirms results from previous research, but shows other interesting results as well. In addiction, the thesis confirms that what, how and why people read affects the way they borrow and consume fiction. One conclusion is that the less involved reader is affected by aspects such as price and new books, while the more involved reader most likely borrow and con-sume books regardless of single factors. Another conclusion is that consumption, even when the books aren’t actually read, promotes both borrowing and buying of books. Lastly, I would like to conclude that there is a dif-ference between how the respondents consume and borrow fiction. This difference suggests that those who read broader, more commercial, literature seems to prefer the library, that accessibility and time are factors that are important to borrow fiction and that the price of books in the bookstores is important to those who are less fre-quent borrowers and consumers.

  • 16.
    Brodin, David
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Valsgärde utgrävningsarkiv2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Valsgärde excavation archive consists of documentation of objects and remains from the Valsgärdeexcavation. Available methods of cataloging in Sweden is primarily designed to deal with documents producedby an organisation, and can therefore be difficult to adapt to records not produced by institutions ororganisations. A conflict of sorts between provenance and pertinence in the field of cataloging is localised anddiscussed. Also discussed are issues of adapting records and catalogs for use by non-archivists, and some of theother issues that face archivists when working outside of archival institutions

  • 17.
    Bäckström, Pontus
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Vad är ett E-Arkiv?: En fallstudie på E-Arkiv Stockholm2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis in Archival Science was to explore the concept of electronic archives and the challenges that might be encountered when attempting to move archives into a new digital age, as well as having a closer look at the term e-archive itself. Another aim was to explore how the OAIS reference model works in practice.To explore these questions I decided to do a case study on E-Arkiv Stockholm, a functioning e-archive. I decided to do a study on several documents that were created throughout the project, these included documents related to the planning of the archive, as well as the final report. My reason for this method was that these docu-ments came straight from reality and would give a clear and unbiased view of the project and it’s many aspects.Examination of the documents showed that the OAIS reference model and its concepts had been the foun-dation of much of the planning. Thoughts and planning on the matter of digital preservation are also based in the model, with a focus on migration and conversion of digital material as a means to ensure it’s lasting existence, as well as keeping a close eye on the technical development of both hardware and software. I also reached the con-clusion that the concept and term e-archive is not so much about re-inventing archival policies and theory as it is about keeping true to already existing practices in a new digital environment. With a special focus on preserva-tion, as digital preservation might, both now and in the future, prove to be much more of a challenge then the preservation of more traditional media.This is a one-year masters thesis in archival science.

  • 18.
    Drugge, Elisabet
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Minnesväskor och Per-Albintorp: En jämförande studie över Norrbottens museums och Jamtlis sätt att samarbeta med äldrevården2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats handlar om hur två länsmuseer samarbetar med äldrevården. Anledningen till att jag valde detta ämne var att jag upplever att äldre personer och äldreboenden sällan diskuteras i litteraturen och undervisningen. Syftet med uppsatsen har varit att undersöka hur samarbetet mellan äldrevården och respektive museum ser ut samt att på ett mer teoretiskt plan undersöka vilka minnen som stimuleras och hur man kan koppla teman och föremål till Performance theory. Mina frågeställningar överensstämmer med syftet, de handlar alltså om hur samarbetet ser ut, vilka minnen museerna vill stimulera och hur man kan koppla teman och föremål till performance theory. Mina teoretiska utgångspunkter har således varit performance theory, teorier om personligt och kollektivt minne samt reminiscensmetoden. Jag har använt mig av en kvalitativ metod för att kunna svara på mina frågor. Mina två fallstudier har varit Norrbottens museum och Jamtli- Länsmuseum i Jämtlands län. Jag har genomfört intervjuer samt tagit del av statistik och utvärderingar från respektive museum som jag sedan sammanställt.

    Det jag sett i min studie är att Norrbottens museum arbetar med en uppsökande verksamhet där man hyr ut färdiga minnesväskor till äldreboenden i Norrbottens län. Man når många av länets invånare som man annars inte skulle nå. Jamtli arbetar på museiområdet i nära samarbete med vård- och omsorgsförvaltningen. Man arbetar med ett mindre antal personer men man arbetar individualiserat och under upprepade tillfällen.

    De minnen som museerna vill stimulera anser jag till största del är kollektiva minnen, även om man i Jamtlis fall arbetar utifrån de äldres livsberättelser. De teman och föremål man använder i reminiscensarbetet går att koppla till performance theory i fråga om begreppen restored behaviour och ritual.

    Denna uppsats belyser således två museers sätt att samarbeta med äldrevården. Deras arbetssätt skiljer sig åt från varandra men innehåller också likheter.

  • 19.
    Duffner - Ylvestedt, Nadja
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Twittrande bibliotekarier: informationshantering 2.0?2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The present study is embedded in the research field of Personal Information Management (PIM) and its goal is to contribute to this research area by showing information management aspects in untraditional contexts, as in the social networking site Twitter. The aim and purpose of this two year's master thesis was to investigate the beha-viour of librarians within the context of Twitter. The objectives of this thesis focus on the query of the informa-tion management aspect of Twitter, and on the investigation into whether Twitter offers the possibility to reach a state of flow while using it, as well as inquiring into the relationship between Mihaly Csikszentmihalyis flow theory and PIM. The theoretical framework of this thesis is centred upon the flow theory and the conditions that are necessary to reach a state of flow. To fulfill the purpose of this thesis a directed content analysis is applied as an investigative method, where its in-depth research aspects will be applied upon the empirical material, which contains 429 tweets. These were collected over a period of one month from 20 people, and divided among 10 women and 10 men who identified themselves as librarians on Twitter. The resulting analysis of the material shows that there is an aspect of information management to Twitter, even though a small facet and appears most-ly with tweets that are related to work issues. The analysis also demonstrates that Twitter fulfills the conditions of flow and thereby it can be concluded that Twitter holds the possibility of a state of flow while it is in use. This illustrates that there is a relationship between PIM and Csikszentmihalyis flow theory. The conclusion is that with the structured information management the possibility for a state of flow to occur rises, while the state of flow itself supports information management by enabling people to successfully retrieve information by remembering that which otherwise may have been forgotten.

  • 20.
    Edlund, Viktoria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Utställningen LIVETS STEG. Att följa ett utställningsarbete2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The exhibition Rites of Life is a photography exhibition which opened on may 19th 2012 at Länsmuseet Gävleborgin Sweden. It contains 51 photographs from all over the world. The theme is the rites we experience in life.The photographer Anders Ryman has traveled throughout the world for seven years studying rites of differentcultures and photographing them. The purpose of this thesis is to describe the exhibition process and to followthe different steps on the way to a complete exhibition. There will also be discussions concerning the contentsof the photographs. Some of the photographs can be perceived as difficult subjects because of the particularceremony being performed or simply the specific scene that is being portrayed. I discuss Hall’s and Saussure’stheories on representation and meaning and apply these to the cultures represented in the photographs. Themethods used have been semi-structured interviews with key people at the museum and of course the photographerhimself. My own observations and participation of the daily work is also a source of information. This exhibitionis a touring exhibition which means that the idea is already set and sold to the museum. New problemsthat arise with this kind of exhibition is the need to shape the showroom after these specific ideas and demands.What sets itself apart the most in this case is the limited amount of time and personnel that was assigned to thework with the exhibition. In this particular case the producer Ingela Jönsson has also been the educator and thedesigner which has left her with an enormous responsibility. The result is a fascinating photography exhibitionwhich intrigues the visitor, and challenges them into questioning their prejudices

  • 21.
    Edquist, Samuel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM. Södertörns högskola.
    Historia, senkapitalism och postmodernism2012In: Efter guldåldern: Arbetarrörelsen och fordismens slut / [ed] Håkan Blomqvist & Werner Schmidt, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2012Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Edquist, Samuel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM. Södertörns högskola.
    I Ruriks fotspår: Om forntida svenska österledsfärder i modern historieskrivning2012Book (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Edquist, Samuel
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM. Södertörns högskola.
    Holmén, Janne
    Identities and history writing on islands in the Baltic Sea2012In: From One Island to Another: A Celebration of Island Connections / [ed] Karin Topsø Larsen, Nexø: Centre for Regional and Tourism Research (CRT) , 2012, p. 73-82Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Ehn, Einar Gustav
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Man måste ställa upp: Hylluppställning på svenska högskole- och specialbibliotek som klassificerar i DDC2012Independent 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 shelving is organized among Swedish libraries that have switched from the Swedish classification system SAB to using the DDC, and what problems arise in this process. The method used is interviewing librarians at Swedish university and special libraries.

    The Swedish national library announced their swap to the DDC in 2008, and several libraries followed suit. The reported advantages with a switch were mainly that using an international classification system meant that Swedish libraries would no longer have to undertake a time consuming classification work, since most of the foreign literature already is Dewey classified. Disadvantages were that the DDC is not adapted to Swedish circumstances. Research on open shelving show that obtaining a browsable book collection requires a broad shelf classification. If libraries motivate their shelving solution by wanting browsable collections, efforts will be made to keep shelf classification broad enough. Certain categories have by tradition been shelved separately in Swedish libraries, and this study seeks to find out if a classification shift changes this custom, and if so, whether or not this is only attributable to the change of classification.

    Findings show that libraries motivated their swapping of classification mostly by the perceived flaws of the SAB system, and not by the promise of saving time, nor by the benefits of the DDC system. Most librarians seemed to lack sufficient knowledge of the DDC, which may be a reason why librarians claimed that the workload necessary to re-shelve the stock was the biggest drawback with switching to the DDC. Most libraries desired browsable shelves, and therefore used shelf lists to better be able to adapt the classification system to the stock. The custom of shelving certain categories separately survived the classification swap for some categories, but not for others. In the latter case this can be ascribed to a dwindling use of these specific categories by the patrons.

  • 25.
    Ehn, Thérèse
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Med ett domänanalytiskt perspektiv på Husgerådskammaren.2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The idea to write this two years master's thesis in Library-and information science came to me at work at the

    Royal Palace in Stockholm, where I daily answer questions on such topics as history and art. In order to deepen

    my knowledge and get answers to my questions, I thought it would be interesting to look at my work place as a

    domain and thus examine its information supply. The thesis therefore consists of a domain analysis of the

    Royal Collections, a department of the Royal Court. The study is limited in time from 1996 to 2012. The

    Collections can be seen as tasked with a double function within the Court, to support the Head of State in his

    efforts to represent the country and to preserve and display the royal heritage. The King himself has stated that

    as many as possible should be able to enjoy the royal heritage and to get an experience of Swedish history as a

    result of a visit to the royal palaces.

    I have chosen three of eleven methods Hjørland presents as possible to carry out a domain analysis as my

    method. These are the historical studies of information exchange, epistemological and critical studies and

    studies of structures and institutions in scientific communication. Firstly I describe the Royal Collections

    history of information exchange to understand how it is organised today. From an epistemological, critical

    study I believe that one can discern a specificity of feminist views on sex in part of the Royal Collections

    exhibition catalogs. I also describe the structures that includes the Royal Collections includes and find that they

    often are old ones which may be due to the royal family's high position in society . My suggestions for

    improving the domains information exchange for the future is to make their collections available om the

    Internet. This is a two years master's thesis.

  • 26.
    Eriksen, Jon
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Samlingen som verktyg: Personal Information Management  och konstnärers personliga samlingar2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The study set out to find how artists organize and use their personal collections from a Personal Information Management (PIM) perspective, and how that use affects their practice and their art production. A secondary object of the study was to articulate the ways that personal collections are utilized as tools by creative users.  The empirical data consisted of five qualitative, semi-structured interviews with Swedish and Norwegian sound artists. The constant comparative method was used for analysis, and Activity Theory was used as a theore- tical framework for the study. The study concluded that artists’ personal collections, while diverse in content and structure, serve the same functions as tools in creative processes, and that attention to the uses of personal collections highlight needs that could be better met by integrated PIM-functionality.  The study also concluded that artists constitute an underutilized resource for future PIM-research and that artists’ personal collection use provides insight into creative use of collections, and highlights potential direc- tions for future development of PIM tools. This paper is a two years master’s thesis in Library and Information Science.

  • 27.
    Eriksson, Daniel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Bland kranier, modeller och elektronmikroskop: Ett ordnings- och förteckningsarbete på Museum Gustavianum, föremålsmagasin Husbyborg, av handlingar rörande utgrävningen i Asine2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper is an account of the inventory I've made of documents in the archive at Museum Gustavianum, Collections storage Husbyborg, relating to the excavations in Asine, Greece, in the 1920s. The aim of this inventory has been to establish which of the documents in the Husbyborg archives that belong to the department of Classical Studies at Uppsala University. Documents belonging to other archives have been found alongside the one mentioned above and those are the Original documentation (loan from Carolina) and the personal archive of Professor Axel W. Persson. The documents have been arranged according to the General Archive Scheme (Allmänna arkivschemat) seeing that the department of Classical Studies already had a series named Documents relating to the departments archeological collections, and the inventory I've made will be incorporated with that. The subject of this one year master's thesis in archival science has been, other than the inventory itself, to describe and examine the difficulties I've encountered during this inventory, which are separation of archives, principle of provenance and photographs.

  • 28.
    Eriksson, Josefin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Johan Axel Björkman och P.A. Björkman: Två prostarkiv2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay has its background in the work I’ve been conducting organizing and cataloging two personal archives concerning the life and work of two vicars, Johan Axel Björkman and P.A. Björkman. The time span of the papers stretches from 1823 to 1982.

    The main problems I’ve been confronted with during this work have to do with respecting provenance and original order. I discuss these principles in relation to the experiences I’ve had with the vicar archives as well as to the special character of personal archives in general. I also discuss the use of Martin Grass’ scheme for personal archives.

    The essay constitutes my one year master’s thesis in archival science.

  • 29.
    Fagerholm, Sonja
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Livsviktig läsning: En fallstudie av ett biblioterapeutiskt projekt på ett finskt äldreboende i Stockholms län2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this two years master thesis is to examine the potential benefits of using bibliotherapy on elderly Finnish immigrants residing in Sweden and living in geriatric care. The basis of the study is a four week long bibliotherapeutic project implemented at a nursing home for Finnish-speaking people in Stockholm County.Participants were men and women spanning in age from 70 to 90 years old. Common for all the participants was that they had lived their entire adult life in Sweden, their only language was Finnish, and they had the diagnosis of dementia. The study examines the bibliotherapeutic model of Arleen McCarty Hynes and Mary Hynes-Berry, as well as Inger Eriksson’s approach for the use of bibliotherapy in nursing homes and hospices.The empirical analysis is based on field notes from the bibliotherapeutic sessions and from interviews with librarians and nurses involved in the project. The results of the case study indicate that literature stimulates memory and works as a catalyzer for thoughts and discussions of the participants’ earlier lives. The type of literature that most engrossed and stimulated the participants was realistic stories of common life, places and events in Finland. The literature can be viewed as a link to the participants’ past, and it gives them a feeling of continuity and coherence with their life. In these ways, literature can be supportive to the aging process and the reinforcementof the ethnic community. The social interaction and the use of their native language during the sessions are also important factors for strengthening the participants’ confidence and identity.

  • 30.
    Flodström, Linnea
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Det digitala projektet: Möjligheter och utmaningar2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish goverment has recognised digitalisation as a way to increse access to the cultural heritage, for memory institutions increased access raises questions concerning availability and accessibility.

         The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how two memory institutions, in this case one library and one archive, worked with respective projects concerning digitalisation of the cultural heritage. This thesis did not intend to compare how the two institutions worked with digitalisation, but to give exampels of two different ways of approaching digitalisation.

         This qualitative study was influenced by a grounded theory approach, and the method of collecting information was to give one interview with key figures at each respective institution.

         Initiating a project that deals with digitisation can originate from an idea or a desire to evolve. This depends on what experience the institution has with working with digitisation, the experience also influence the result of the project. The experience is also dependent on what the institution sees as its main purpose.

  • 31.
    Flood, Daniel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Läsning i omedelbarhetens tidsålder. Diskurser om läsning och litteratur i mediariktad till barn och ungdomar2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This two years master’s thesis in Library and Information Science examines book reviews and articles aboutbooks and authorship in media directed to children between the ages of 8 and 14. The aim is to increase knowledgeof children’s reading choices and view of reading. This is motivated by the decrease in literacy and sparetime reading among Swedish children and adolescents. The thesis’ methodology is based upon critical discourseanalysis developed by Norman Fairclough, and as complement to his theory John Tomlinsons sociologicaltheory of the condition of immediacy is used. Book reviews and articles from the Swedish magazine ”Kamratposten”were chosen to be the material for this study.The analyses revealed four different discourses about what constituted reading: a discourse of fiction, a discourseof speed, a discourse of excitement, and a discourse of originality. These were then discussed in the contextof social practice, drawing upon Tomlinsons theory of immediacy and several articles about children’s andadolescent’s relationships to new electronic medias. The major conclusion of the thesis’ study is that althoughthe reading habits among children and adolescents are changing, this do not need to be the cause of a nonreadingattitude but a result of a change in the way kids read and process information, caused by the emergenceof electronic media.

  • 32.
    Franssila, Helja
    et al.
    Tampere Research Center for Information and Media (TRIM), School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
    Okkonen, Jussi
    Department of Business Information Management and logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Finland.
    Savolainen, Reijo
    School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland.
    Talja, Sanna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    The formation of coordinative knowledge practices in distributed work: towards an explanatory model2012In: Journal of Knowledge Management, ISSN 1367-3270, E-ISSN 1758-7484, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 650-665Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - The paper proposes a model aiming at the explanation of the formation of coordinative knowledge practices in distributed work. Findings from a pilot study aiming at the preliminary testing of the model are presented and discussed.

    Design/methodology/approach - The explanatory model was developed by combining concepts and findings developed in studies of social capital, knowledge sharing and computer supported cooperative work. The empirical data were gathered in 2007-2008 in a multi-unit Finnish chemical company production site. The methods used were structured observation of work processes, semi-structured interviews and a web-based questionnaire.

    Findings - The model suggested that coordinative knowledge practices are shaped by four major factors: work coupling, social capital, spatio-temporality and affordances of collaboration technologies. The empirical study showed that these concepts can be successfully applied in empirical research to better understand and support the development of coordinative knowledge practices. Practical implications - The findings can be utilized in the analysis and assessment of coordinative knowledge practices between distributed work groups in multi-unit organizations. The findings can also be used in the development of solutions for knowledge sharing and communication in distributed work organizations and communities.

    Originality/value - The model developed provides a novel perspective for the study of knowledge practices in the context of distributed group work. The model proposes that varying degrees in work coupling intensity, social capital, spatio-temporality and affordances of collaborative technologies explain the emergence of coordinative knowledge practices. The study shows how coordinative knowledge practices can be studied empirically The empirical study resulted in a typology of coordinative knowledge practices.

  • 33.
    Frögeli, Ylva
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Tre ton minidatorer: 40 år med datorer i universitetets tjänst – En dokumentation av arbetsprocessen2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Uppsala University has a number of cultural institutions including Museum Gustavianum. As a cultural institution the museum’s assignment is to care for, preserve and mediate the University's heritage.

    It is through cooperation with the institutions and students that they mediate the cultural heritage by way of, public exhibitions, theme days and by keeping the collections open to researchers and students.

    The purpose of this thesis is to document and present the work process that lies behind the temporary exhibition “Three tons of mini-computers: 40 years with computers in the service of the university” at the Museum Gustavianum.

    The documentation and the work process with the exhibition were done during three months in the spring of 2012. The gathering of the empirical material has been done through qualitative methods such as participation, observation and interviews. In addition to my own, experiences and notes, I have also had access to the museums notes, budgets, operational plans, exhibition sketches, funding applications and e-mail regarding the exhibition.

    Working with this exhibition I have come to the conclusion that those involved must be explicit as regards the details of the work process and time schedule. I have found that there is perhaps a need for more meetings to insure and ease the work process. Finally I think that it would be good to create texts that could be used more flexible.

  • 34.
    Gerner, Agnes
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Varken shorts eller kostym: En studie av hur fyra folkbibliotek interagerar med sina användare på Facebook.2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis has been to examine how four public libraries interact with their patrons on Facebook. The thesis strives to investigate which methods of interaction that seems to generate the most positive response from the patrons. Emphases has been placed on how the libraries communicate with their patrons, in terms of language use, update frequency and response to patron comments. The theoretical foundation of this paper has been inspired by Norman Fairclough, and his theories regarding how discourse not only reproduces social and cultural  practices, but also has the power to change them. By becoming aware of the language that we utilise, and what implications it can have, we can make active choices regarding which reality we want to (re)produce.

    Four public libraries in the Stockholm area were selected, and their Facebook pages were studied for five months, between November 2011 and April 2012. Interviews were conducted with one librarian from each library. The interviews showed that the librarians recognised the potential difficulties in finding a balance between the language commonly used in the library community, and the language specific to social media. They were also sensitive to the fact that Facebook-active librarians needed to be able to express themselves rather freely, and use a somewhat more relaxed language than they did in other library-related contexts.

    My findings indicate that a successful Facebook presence is dependent on how much time and effort the library has the possibility to invest, considering that social media requires frequent, varied and engaging updates. The dialogue between libraries and patrons is benefited when the libraries respond to comments and questions as swiftly as possible, ideally within a couple of hours.

    My research suggests that language constitutes a key element when libraries and patrons interact on Facebook. While engaging in what Fairclough refers to as critical awareness of language, libraries can make active choices regarding what level of personality, and what tone of professional expertise, they want to deploy when they address their patrons, and consequently how they want the library to be perceived. This can contribute to regulating the power imbalance between the libraries and their patrons. By signing Facebook posts with their real names, responding swiftly and attentively to the patrons’ comments, and finding a balance between a more conventional library discourse and a more relaxed one, the libraries can consciously strive to alter the image of the library as an anonymous, rather formal, distanced institution.

  • 35.
    Glimryd, Daniel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    På tal om "mötesplatser": Om folkbibliotekspersonals diskursiva språkanvändning2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis is a discourse analysis analyzing public library librarians' talk on the subject of public library meeting places. Within the field of Library and Information Science the public libraries' functions as social meeting places have been scrutinized for more than a decade. Researchers in the Nordic countries in particular have looked at library users' use of the library space and have highlighted the sociologic dimensions of the public library and the meeting place functions. Few however have paid much attention to the library personnel's point of view. The discourse analysis perspective is about language use and how people construct the reality. Using the discourse psychology approach to discourse analysis as a basis of a discourse analytic framework this thesis examines how public library librarians use interpretative practises to construct versions of the phenomena talked about in order to suite the purpose of their talk. The analyzed data material is a transcript from a performed focus group where four public library librarians talked for about one hour on the subject of public library meeting places. The main findings is that the focus group members use eleven different interpretative repertoires in their talk. Interpretative repertoire is a close synonym to discourse. In Sweden the discourse analysis perspective in the Library information science is fairly new. Discourse analysis's made in the Library and information science has mostly been based upon written material. In the thesis it is suggested that there are differences in how discourse practises is being used in talk compared to how it is used in written texts. The talk seems richer on variations and more interpretative repertoires are to be found. The librarians in the focus group move seemingly free between discourses and subject positions. They don't just adapt to existing positions but also construct them to better suite their purposes. Different levels in the discourse order are not upheld in the talk. The impression is that the focus group participants float between discourses' subject positions and interpretative repertoires at all levels in a complex language-game allowing the librarians to take different stands that in a different context would be perceived as conflicting and problematic.

  • 36.
    Gottschalk, Lisa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Inget bibliotek är en ö: Verksamhetsansvarigas syn på folkbibliotekens samverkan med externa aktörer i mångkulturella områden2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research has shown that by collaborating with others and creating partnerships in the local community, the library can become more relevant for both current and potential users. It has also been established that collaboration can be of even greater importance for libraries in multicultural areas. Pooling resources in the community, where the population has largely varied backgrounds, is a way to better meet the diverse needs of the citizen. The aim of this two year master’s thesis, in Library and Information Science, is therefor to explore library branch managers’ view of collaboration between the public library and external partners in the local area. Further, the aim is also to examine whether an intercultural perspective is present or not. To achieve these aims it was necessary to conduct qualitative interviews with branch managers, focusing on three multicultural suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden: Fisksätra, Flemingsberg and Jordbro.

    In line with previous research, the empirical material revealed that although the circumstances are complex, it is of great interest to collaborate with others. The branch managers all stress the importance of cooperating with partners outside the library. However, it was also possible to identify some mixed views in terms of who to collaborate with, and how the collaboration should be performed. By analyzing the differing views it was possible to create three different categories: Category 1: stability - reflection, category 2: security - flexibility and category 3: spontaneity - creativity. In conclusion it can be said, that in order to fully meet the needs and expectations of the community, the library should make the effort to open up their facilities as well as expanding their contact with different partners according to the views expressed by the branch managers. For this to be successful, documentation and precise strategies or guidelines are needed, as well as extensive support from management.

  • 37.
    Grönroos, Ida
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Yrkesroll i förändring?: En studie av ett antal statsanställda arkivariers upplevelser av införandet av en verksamhetsbaserad arkivredovisning2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to examine the archivist's professional role in public authorities and discuss if, and in what way, the profession is effected by the new swedish process oriented archival description system. The study focuses on swedish authorities and does not make any international comparisons with other institutions. Neither does it investigate archivists workingin the private sector, but centers on public institutions.The survey is performed in five swedish public authorities, using interviews and observations. Grounded theory is used as a method initially in the purpose of keeping an open mark towards the object of study. The initial results led on to questions about how well the archivists perceived that communication within the authorities served, and how this in turn prepossessed their work situation and the professional roles in which they found themselves. To answer these questions, theories from the subjects of sociology and social psychology, among other things the idea of sensemaking as it is put by Karl Weick, was used to analyze the material.The result of the analysis shows that the implementation of a new archival system has generated a change in the archivists work tasks. The archivists in the studied authorities did in some cases, out of this new situation, manage to find a professional role in which they felt comfortable, and in some cases not. The difference between these two categories seemed to stem from a difference in the ability to make sense of their situations in their workplaces respectively. In the cases where the archivists ideas of their responsibilities and provinces did not correlatewith their employers a lack of sensemaking occured and led to confusion and conflict. This discrepancy between the archivists and the employer's expectations, the thesis argues, comes from the change in the archival profession that is taking place due to the changes in society at large. The employers' traditional image of an archivist clashes with the archivists new professional role. From this it is suggested that if consent is not reached around the archivists place in the organizations, and in society, much knowledge is at risk of being lost, and much competence going to waste. This thesis is a two years master's thesis in archival science.

  • 38.
    Gunnare, Sanna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    På mitt modersmål: En kvalitativ studie av biblioteksanvändare med samiska, finska och meänkieli som modersmål2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to show how some persons with one of the Swedish national minority languages as mother tongue use a library with regard to their mother tongue and culture. The research questions are: How do Sami-speaking, Finnish-speaking and Meänkieli-speaking (Tornedalen Finnish-speaking) persons use a library with regard to their mother tongue and their culture? What aspects do they find important in this use? As a theoretical frame I have used Marianne Andersson and Dorte Skot-Hansen’s model of the functions of the local library and Will Kymlicka’s theory of the value of maintenance of minority cultures. The study is a qualitative user study. Deep interviews have been conducted with 9 persons with Finnish, Meänkieli or Sami as mother tongue.The results show that the main use of the library is as a cultural centre and the most frequently used service is borrowing of literature. Most Finnish-speaking persons use the library this way and find it satisfactory. The Sami-speaking persons who read in Sami use the library but the small supply of Sami literature at the libraries is partly a limiting factor. The literature available in Meänkieli is limited, but some use the library to get access to this literature. Exhibitions and cultural arrangements are not attended very frequently and the library’s social function is not very prominent. Some persons use the library in their studies or in their profession to get access to literature in Finnish or Sami. The use of the library as information centre is minimal.The access to literature, the possibility to speak their mother tongue with the library staff and the highlighting of the literature and culture at the library are factors that are important and contribute to language-maintenance and strengthening of the identity. The accessibility to the literature itself and the children’s possibilities to use the library are also important factors. The study is a two years master’s thesis in Library and Information Science.

  • 39.
    Gustafsson, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    "Att ingjuta mod och lust": om barns delaktighet på barnbiblioteket TioTretton2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of this two year's master thesis is on participation of children at the TioTretton Library, a library strictly for 10-13 year olds. No adults, except the library staff are allowed in this library. To build on this aim the objectives of this thesis is centred on the questions:

    How does the library staff view their specific library's mission? What are the conditions for children's participation at TioTretton Library? Based on the relevant theory of participation, how participatory are the children in the library's activities? What significance has TioTretton Library's work with children participation for the children's ability to empowerment?

    The theoretical framework is mainly centred upon the Ladder of Participation designed by R. A. Hart, which involves levels from non-participation to various degrees of participation. The theoretical framework also involves aspects of power and empowerment.

    The methodology of this study is an interpretive hermeneutic feature, which was applied on the answers from the conducted interviews of all of the staff of the TioTretton Library.

    The results showed the interesting and conclusive outcome that children participates in this library's development and activities between the step five and six of Hart's Ladder of Participation. It also showed that the staff view themselves mainly as facililtators in this library's context. The results also showed that children are able to influence the activities in this library to a great extent.

    I argue that because of this library's strict age limit, children who visit this library gets a unique kind of room of their own. Through the library's focus on children's participation the children also get an opportunity to strengthen their empowerment.

    I also argue that more research needs to be made in this particular library context, involving interviewing and observing the children, since this study only focuses on the interviewes of the staff.

  • 40.
    Haider, Jutta
    et al.
    Lunds universitet.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Cox, Andrew
    University of Sheffield.
    Francke, Helena
    Högskolan i Borås.
    Hall, Hazel
    Edinburgh Napier University.
    Transformation or continuity? The impact of social media on information: implications for theory and practice2012In: Proceedings of the 2012 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD / [ed] Andrew Grove, Silver Springs, MD: ASIS&T , 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This panel debates whether the ways in which social media are changing the nature, creation, seeking, use and sharing of infor- mation constitute a transformation or are primarily marked by con- tinuity. Ubiquitous and everyday access to social media (for some) seems to be bringing about changes in social practice, including of information-related activities, such that conceptualisations of infor- mation itself are potentially reshaped. Discussants draw inspiration from the pervasive impact on information activities of the every- day adoption of social media. At a theoretical level they also draw inspiration from the analytic resources of contemporary practice theory and its emphasis on materiality and embodiment, routine and change, social expectations and social identity, and knowledge as a process. All the participants of the panel have conducted new empirical research on social media use with a focus on its deep as well as broad impact. The audience members are invited to dis- cuss with the panelists questions such as how social media relate to routinised daily practices and institutionalised practices and hi- erarchies, how their use refashions social relationships, how they turn information seekers and users into information managers, pro- ducers and creators and shape perceptions of information authority and trustworthiness, and how a new theorisation can help librari- ans, information professionals and researchers understand change and assume a proactive role in it.

  • 41.
    Hammarfelt, Björn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Following the Footnotes: A Bibliometric Analysis of Citation Patterns in Literary Studies2012Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis provides an in-depth study of the possibilities of applying bibliometric methods to the research field of literary studies. The four articles that constitute the backbone of this thesis focus on different aspects of references and citations in literary studies: from the use of references in the text to citation patterns among 34 literature journals. The analysis covers both an Anglo-Saxon context as well as research in Swedish literary studies, and the materials used include Web of Science data, references in the Swedish literature journal TFL (Tidskrift för Litteraturvetenskap) and applications to the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). A study is also made of the influence of one single publication—Walter Benjamin’s Illuminations—and its impact in literary studies and in wider academia.

    The results from the four articles are elaborated upon using a theoretical framework that focuses on differences in the social and intellectual organization of research fields. According to these theories literary studies can be described as a fragmented, heterogenic, interdisciplinary and ‘rural’ field with a diverse audience. The fragmented and rural organization of the field is reflected in low citation frequencies as well as in the difficulties in discerning research specialities in co-citation mappings, while the analysis of the intellectual base (highly cited authors) is an example of the heterogenic and interdisciplinary character of the field, as it includes authors from many fields across the humanities and the social sciences.

    The thesis emphasizes that bibliometric studies of research fields in the humanities need to incorporate non-English and non-journal publications in order to produce valid and fair results. Moreover, bibliometric methods must be modified in accordance with the organization of research in a particular field, and differences in referencing practices and citation patterns ought to be considered. Consequently, it is advised that bibliometric measures for evaluating research in these fields should, if used at all, be applied with great caution.

    List of papers
    1. Referencing in the humanities and its implications for citation analysis
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Referencing in the humanities and its implications for citation analysis
    2010 (English)In: Journal of The American Society For Information Science And Technology, ISSN 1532-2882, E-ISSN 1532-2890, Vol. 61, no 2, p. 310-318Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This article studies citation practices in the arts andhumanities from a theoretical and conceptual viewpoint,drawing on studies from fields like linguistics, history,library & information science, and the sociology of science.The use of references in the humanities is discussedin connection with the growing interest in thepossibilities of applying citation analysis to humanisticdisciplines. The study shows how the use of referenceswithin the humanities is connected to concepts of originality,to intellectual organization, and to searching andwriting. Finally, it is acknowledged that the use of referencesis connected to stylistic, epistemological, andorganizational differences, and these differences mustbe taken into account when applying citation analysis tohumanistic disciplines.

    Keyword
    Citation analysis, Citation theory, bibliometrics, humanities, referencing
    National Category
    Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
    Research subject
    Library and Information Science
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-113528 (URN)10.1002/asi.21256 (DOI)000274038400007 ()
    Available from: 2010-01-29 Created: 2010-01-29 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
    2. Interdisciplinarity and the intellectual base of literature studies: citation analysis of highly cited monographs
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interdisciplinarity and the intellectual base of literature studies: citation analysis of highly cited monographs
    2011 (English)In: Scientometrics, ISSN 0138-9130, E-ISSN 1588-2861, Vol. 86, no 3, p. 705-725Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This article studies interdisciplinarity and the intellectual base of 34 literature journals using citation data from Web of Science. Data from two time periods, 1978-1987 and 1998-2007 were compared to reveal changes in the interdisciplinary citing of monographs. The study extends the analysis to non-source publications; using the classification of monographs to show changes in the intellectual base. There is support for increased interdisciplinary citing of sources, especially to the social sciences, and changes in the intellectual base reflect this. The results are explained using theories on the intellectual and social organization of scientific fields and the use of bibliometric methods on the humanities is discussed. The article demonstrates how citation analysis can provide insights into the communication patterns and intellectual structure of scholarly fields in the arts and humanities.

    Keyword
    Citation analysis, Humanities, Intellectual structure, Interdisciplinarity, Literature studies
    National Category
    Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
    Research subject
    Library and Information Science
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-144416 (URN)10.1007/s11192-010-0314-5 (DOI)000286627500011 ()
    Available from: 2011-01-30 Created: 2011-01-30 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
    3. Citation analysis on the micro-level: The example of Walter Benjamin's Illuminations
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Citation analysis on the micro-level: The example of Walter Benjamin's Illuminations
    2011 (English)In: Journal of The American Society For Information Science And Technology, ISSN 1532-2882, E-ISSN 1532-2890, Vol. 62, no 5, p. 819-830Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This article employs citation analysis on a micro level- the level of the cited document; in this case, Walter Benjamin's Illuminations (1968/2007). The study shows how this frequently cited publication-more than 4,000 citations in Web of Science-has been received. The growth of citations and interdisciplinary citing is studied, and a novel approach-page citation analysis-is applied to study how different parts of Illuminations have been cited. The article demonstrates how bibliometric methods can be used together with qualitative accounts to map the impact and dissemination of a particular publication. Furthermore, it shows how bibliometric methods can be utilized to study intellectual structures in the humanities, and highlights the influence of the humanities on the social sciences and sciences.

    National Category
    Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
    Research subject
    Library and Information Science
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-144417 (URN)10.1002/asi.21504 (DOI)000289486100002 ()
    Available from: 2011-01-30 Created: 2011-01-30 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
    4. Harvesting footnotes in a rural field: citation patterns in Swedish literary studies
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Harvesting footnotes in a rural field: citation patterns in Swedish literary studies
    2012 (English)In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 68, no 4, p. 536-558Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The aim of this article is to study a locally oriented and book-based research field using two Swedish-language sources. Knowledge about citation patterns outside journal based, English-language databases is scarce; thus a substantial part of research in the humanities and the social sciences is neglected in bibliometric studies.

    Design: Citation characteristics (publication type, language, gender and age) in the journal Tidskrift för Litteraturvetenskap (2000-2009) and in grant applications (2006-2009) are studied. The datasets are analyzed further, adopting an author-co-citation approach for depicting and comparing the ‘intellectual base’ of the field.

    Findings: It is shown that monographs and anthologies are the main publication channel in Swedish literary research. English, followed by Swedish, is the major language, and the gender of authors seems to influence citation practices. Furthermore, a common intellectual base of literary studies that is independent of publication type and language could be identified.

    Practical implications: Bibliometric analysis of fields within the humanities needs to go beyond established databases and materials. The extensive use of recent English-language monographs in Swedish literary studies informs the acquisition policy of university libraries serving literature scholars.

    Originality/value: Citation analysis of non-English sources offers further knowledge about scholarly fields with a local and ‘rural’ profile. The approach of using references in grant applications provides a novel and promising venue for bibliometric research.

    Keyword
    Citation analysis, bibliometrics, grant applications, humanities, literary studies, scholarly communication, Sweden
    National Category
    Other Social Sciences
    Research subject
    Library and Information Science
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-170386 (URN)10.1108/00220411211239101 (DOI)000308836300007 ()
    Available from: 2012-03-12 Created: 2012-03-12 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
  • 42.
    Hammarfelt, Björn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Harvesting footnotes in a rural field: citation patterns in Swedish literary studies2012In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 68, no 4, p. 536-558Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The aim of this article is to study a locally oriented and book-based research field using two Swedish-language sources. Knowledge about citation patterns outside journal based, English-language databases is scarce; thus a substantial part of research in the humanities and the social sciences is neglected in bibliometric studies.

    Design: Citation characteristics (publication type, language, gender and age) in the journal Tidskrift för Litteraturvetenskap (2000-2009) and in grant applications (2006-2009) are studied. The datasets are analyzed further, adopting an author-co-citation approach for depicting and comparing the ‘intellectual base’ of the field.

    Findings: It is shown that monographs and anthologies are the main publication channel in Swedish literary research. English, followed by Swedish, is the major language, and the gender of authors seems to influence citation practices. Furthermore, a common intellectual base of literary studies that is independent of publication type and language could be identified.

    Practical implications: Bibliometric analysis of fields within the humanities needs to go beyond established databases and materials. The extensive use of recent English-language monographs in Swedish literary studies informs the acquisition policy of university libraries serving literature scholars.

    Originality/value: Citation analysis of non-English sources offers further knowledge about scholarly fields with a local and ‘rural’ profile. The approach of using references in grant applications provides a novel and promising venue for bibliometric research.

  • 43.
    Hedemark, Åse
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    A Study of Swedish Children's Attitudes to Reading and Public Library Activities2012In: New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship, ISSN 1361-4541, E-ISSN 1740-7885, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 116-127Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Hemmungs Wirtén, Eva
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Swedish Fansubbers Call Off Strike! Fan-to-Fan Piracy, Translation, and the Primacy of Authorization: Fan-to-Fan Piracy, Translation, and the Primacy of Authorization2012In: Amateur Media:  Social, Cultural and Legal Perspectives. / [ed] Dan Hunter, Ramon Lobato, Megan Richardson and Julian Thomas., London: Routledge , 2012Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Hesterman, Lina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Bibliotek Plattan: en plats för inspiration, lärande och möten?2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main focal point of this study is about public libraries and its possible roles in today's society. Going from having had a clear educational orientation, public libraries has with time amassed several other roles, which all need to relate to the swedish law regarding libraries and other governing documents, as well as business plans. This thesis focus on a qualitative investigation, which was conducted through in-depth interviews with librarians and other staff at a public library in Stockholm, named bibliotek Plattan, to ascertain the prevailing opinions within this facility about the role of libraries and librarians. The choice of examine this particular library was based on the fact that bibliotek Plattan differs from the public library in general and only offers material for adults. Their collection of litterature is primarily based on fiction novels. As theoretical framework and analytical tool for this study a model of Jochumsen, Hvenegaard Rasmussen and Skot-Hansen is used to analyse what the library can be. The model consists of four spaces: the inspiration space, the learning space, the meeting space, and the performative space. The results show that bibliotek Plattan has characteristics of all four space, though the characterisation library as inspiration space is the strongest influence. Other discoveries which were made showed that the informants wanted to a certain degree to return to a traditional role for libraries with reading and silence as the main elements, and the general view was that in the context of libraries, using the term meeting place was generally seen as negative, as well as that it can be problematic to be a specialised library as there are manyvying ideas and concepts of what a library is and should be. This is a two year's master thesis.

  • 46.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Authorship and Documentary Boundary Objects2012In: 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS), 2012, p. 1636-1645Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Earlier research on documentary boundary objects has underlined the contextual nature of the process of their emergence. The aim of this paper is to discuss how the process of making and the attribution or non-attribution of authorship affects documentary boundary objects. A better understanding of the making of boundary objects is helpful in understanding why and how particular boundary objects work, and what are their implications. The article proposes an analytic model of four modes of authorship of documentary boundary objects (1. solitary, and 2. emergent authorship, 3. light-weight, and 4. heavy-weight peer-production) based on a review and synthesis of the spectrum of solitary and collaborative practices of creating documentary boundary objects discussed in the literature.

  • 47.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Being Formal and Flexible: Semantic Wiki as an Archaeological e-Science Infrastructure2012In: Revive the Past: Proceeding of the 39th Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Beijing, 12-16 April 2011, Amsterdam, 2012, p. 186-197Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The multiple challenges of representing archaeological information both using relational databases and semantic web technologies have been acknowledged in the literature. The present paper discusses findings and observations from an action research study on developing an integrated semantic digital data archive and collaboration platform for archaeological and archaeology related research using a semantic wiki based approach. The observations and findings from the project demonstrate that the discussed approach provides means to address some of the problems related to pre-coordinated formal representation of archaeological knowledge. At the same, the study stresses the importance of a full understanding of the implications of the both old and new systems of knowledge representation. Otherwise the new systems may introduce implicit infrastructural bias comparable to the ones addressed by the novel approach.

  • 48.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Impact och inverkan av informationsinfrastrukturer2012In: Informaatiotutkimus, Vol. 31, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 49.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Information Services and Digital Literacy: In search of the boundaries of knowing2012Book (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Länkad data på fältet: från fältdokumentation och rapportering till dokumentationskontinuum2012In: Proceedings of the CAA-SE conference 2011, 2012Conference paper (Other academic)
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