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  • 1401.
    Westöö Olsson, Hanna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Det hybrida biblioteket. Synliggörande och integration av e-böcker vid akademiska bibliotek2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1402.
    Wiberg, Erika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Det demokratiska och instrumentella. En fallstudie av kommunal kulturpolitik i Botkyrka kommun2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1403.
    Wiberg, Lina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Proveniensprincipen i den verksamhetsbaserade arkivredovisningen2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this essay I seek to examine how the Principle of Provenance can be discerned in the new activity-based wayof establishing an archival description. In which terms do authors of reports and works about archival descriptionspeak about provenance. Do they at all?In order to do so I have studied the history of the Principle of Provenance and what is to be its future – theregulation from the Swedish National Archives, RA-FS 2008:4. I have also read the referrel that was sent out toSwedish authorities, universities and other archival institutions. This to see how the referrel and the new ways ofarchival description was recieved, and also what was to be changed. To get a more extensive grip on the matter itwas necessary to read up on international standards on archival description, such as ISAD(G) and ISAAR(CPF),and standards for records management. How do they fit in to the activity-based archival description?

  • 1404.
    Wibjörn, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Man, människa, bibliotekarie. Könsidentitet och yrkesidentitet hos fem manliga bibliotekarier. En kvalitativ intervjustudie2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1405.
    Wibom, Lisa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Förlagen och böckerna: villkor och strategier på den svenska bokmarknaden2000Student thesis
  • 1406.
    Wickström, Sara
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Konsten att lära studenter navigera på informationens världshav: en jämförande studie av användarundervisningen i informationssökning vid sex svenska högskole- och universitetsbibliotek2000Student thesis
  • 1407.
    Widemalm, Erika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Byggnader för inspiration och lärande: Högskolebibliotek som studiemiljöer: En fallstudie av Carolinabiblioteket, Frescatibiblioteket och Södertörns högskolebibliotek2016Independent 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 how study environments in academic libraries are designed to serve the current conditions and requirements that these libraries are facing today. The study’s intention is to function as a basis on how academic libraries can plan and upgrade their physical environments to suit modern uses and needs. The main focus is to examine how three Swedish academic libraries; the Carolina Library, the Frescati Library and Södertörn University Library; have been built, renovated and improved during the last ten years while analyzing overall tendencies and trends in new study environments. The investigation was conducted as a case study based on interviews, observations and text studies. The thesis is based on a posthumanist view on environments and artefacts as co-creators of the physical setting while architecture theories about function, form and factors that affects the physical environment were used to analyse the empirical material.

    The study shows that the university library’s physical environment has evolved from mainly having served as a repository for documents to its current primary purpose as a work place and learning environment for university students. Today’s library environment function as a place for individual study, group work, information seeking and contemplation as well as a social space for meetings and socializing. The university library’s expanded role as a social space, the progress in information technology and changed ways of studying have all had a large impact on the university library and has thus greatly influenced the modern library environment. The need for group study spaces has increased during the last years while individual study spaces in quiet areas continue to be in high demand. Informal lounge areas are now frequently incorporated in library settings as well as open areas that creates a feeling of space and light. These spaces are also highly functional in increasing the flexibility of the premises. Flexibility, comfort and functionality are key aspects to take into account when designing new library environments. This can be done by integrating flexible solutions, such as movable walls and furniture, but also through a variation of study spaces’ furniture and placement. Comfort is found to be of major importance for a pleasant study environment and more so than external aesthetics.

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

  • 1408.
    Widen, Gunilla
    et al.
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Lindström, Johanna
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Brännback, Malin
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Nyström, Anna-Greta
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Mixed Emotions in Active Social Media Use-Fun and Convenient or Shameful and Embarrassing?2015In: iConference 2015 Proceedings, iSchools , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper discusses self-perceived observations of social media use among undergraduate students. 132 media diaries are analyzed in order to identify media usage patterns and profiles. The purpose was to go beyond a typical snapshot acquired from a cross-sectional survey design. The students were asked to report in detail of their media use and to reflect on their behavior. The diaries have been analyzed using NVivo with the focus on the explication of the students own reflections on their media and social media consumption. Results show four different media consumption profiles. Most of the students were active social media users. An interesting finding is that 17 % of the students experience their social media behavior as problematic and their reflections revealed strong negative emotions. The perception of negative behavior is expressed as a feeling of shame, guilt, and embarrassment.

  • 1409.
    Widenberg, Anette
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Snipig tant eller lärdomsgigant?: en genusteoretisk studie av kvinnliga och manliga bibliotekarier i skönlitteraturens värld2000Student thesis
  • 1410.
    Widmark, Wilhelm
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Det svenska biblioteksväsendet i förändring: en fallstudie av Bibliotekscentrum i Visby ur ett institutionellt perspektiv2000Student thesis
  • 1411.
    Widén, Gunilla
    et al.
    Åbo Akademi.
    Ahmad, Farhan
    Åbo Akademi.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Workplace information sharing: a generational approach2017In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. Managing information sharing in organizations requires an understanding of information behaviour at several levels. The aim of this short paper is to add the generational approach to the understanding of workplace information sharing. Method. A survey was conducted in a multinational organization (n=237) to explore different factors affecting workplace information sharing and learning. Analysis. An ANOVA F test was carried out to analyse possible generational differences in workplace information sharing activities and attitudes. Results. The findings show that generational factors are not a straightforward predictor of differences in information sharing practices in the workplace. Some differences were found concerning information consciousness and information sending activities. Conclusion. The preliminary results indicate some generational differences in information sharing practices and attitudes. Further studies need to be done using a mixed-methods approach to get a more nuanced picture of inter- and intragenerational differences.

  • 1412.
    Widén, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Examensarbete. Långsiktigt bevarande av webbmaterial - att bevara det till synes flyktiga2001Student thesis
  • 1413.
    Widén-Wulff, Gunilla
    et al.
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Holmberg, Kim
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Kronqvist-Berg, Maria
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Nivakoski, Outi
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Bibliotek 2.0: Deltagarkultur i förändring2009Book (Other academic)
  • 1414.
    Widén-Wulff, Gunilla
    et al.
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Hall, Hazel
    Edinburgh Napier University.
    Kronqvist-Berg, Maria
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Nivakoski, Outi
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Francke, Helena
    University of Borås.
    New modes of information behaviour emerging from the social web2009In: Proceedings of the 2009 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 1415.
    Widén-Wulff, Gunilla
    et al.
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Holmberg, Kim
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Library 2.0: a new participatory context2008In: Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing , 2008, p. 842-848Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 1416.
    Wiezell, Astrid
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Äldre användare på Stockholms stadsbibliotek: en nutida kvalitativ intervjustudie2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to gain deeper understanding of how older patrons (65 years of age and above) experien- ce the Stockholm Public Library: how the older patrons use the library, experience information about events and programs; experiences in contact with librarians; how user-friendly they find the library and what might attract or detract visits. The study consists of qualitative interviews with five older patrons of the Stockholm Public Lib- rary who were approached during a library visit. The study also contains interviews with two librarians from the library. The interviews have been transcribed and the results are organized into six areas: using the library and its services; digital aspects of the library; contact with librarians; the library space in a user-friendly context; the cultural value of the library building; library programmes; events and programs.

    The theoretical framework of the study is that of sociologist and philosopher Zygmunt Bauman and his ide- as about the individualised society and consumerism. Bauman's thoughts on the individualised society where on- ly the desired consumers are welcome even in public spaces have also been included. These theories are combi- ned with research on how society views aging and older people, international studies and studies on older pa- trons and libraries in Sweden.

    This study finds that a main issue in accessing the library's services and material is how they are placed: shelves that are too high or low to reach, and problems with finding material without help. The patrons are drawn to places where books are exposed, whether on purpose or not. The study concludes with the suggestion of crea- ting national guidelines for how libraries can make their spaces more welcoming to older patrons, such as ex- isting guidelines in the U.S. And Australia. Previous research shows the mere existance of guidelines may high- light the issue in itself and create a helpful start for libraries wanting to accommodate older patrons better.

  • 1417.
    Wijkander, Britta
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Utställningsverksamhet på folkbibliotek2004Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1418.
    Wikensten Lönnegren, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Dokumentera en dokumentation: att dokumentera och digitalisera bensamlingen från Valsgärde2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    During the years 1928–1952 archaeological excavations where made at the Valsgärde site in Uppland, Sweden. They found boat graves from the period before the Viking age which was something spectacular. They also found a large number of cremation graves, chamber graves and boat graves from the Viking age. In total they found 90 graves. In this thesis I’ve been documenting a part of the bone collection from these graves that are located at the Museum Gustavianum. The bones have been stored in the packages that they more or less were packed in after the excavation and some of them have been beginning to perish. The purpose of this thesis is to document, make the collection accessible and even save it by repacking and digitize the bones and the information that are connected to them. The working procedure of the documentation is emphasized and the problems that have occurred during the work are discussed. The collection may be of more interest when it is made more available for researchers and students and it can also be used by Uppsala University in the education. With the knowledge that has come through the documentation process recommendations have been made for what is needed in order to document a collection. The recommendations proclaim for instance that technical equipment and other material should be available but also that the personnel must be educated in museum and cultural heritage studies.

  • 1419.
    Wiklund, Alexis
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Men vad håller de på med?: En kvalitativ studie av fem svenska universitetsbiblioteks användning av Facebook och Twitter.2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine and evaluate how five Swedish university libraries use Facebook and Twitter. The paper is intended to determine what reasons there are for university libraries to use social media, what information they intended to convey through them, and whether different media was used for different purposes. The libraries idea of how they used social media is then correlated to the information published and how the libraries communicated through Facebook and Twitter.

    The theoretical framework consists of the base and convergence model of communication and Gummessons relationship marketing theory. The method contained four different parts; an examination of the library's Facebook and Twitter profiles, a web survey, a qualitative content analysis of the libraries published Facebook and Twitter posts during the fall semester 2015 and a content analysis of the library's media policies. The results of the survey shows that the libraries use Twitter and Facebook for different purposes. Facebook was used primarily to promote the university libraries as well as to communicate with and build relationships towards the users. Twitter, on the other hand, was used to communicate with researchers and external monitoring. The content analysis showed that university libraries have an overall accurate idea of how they published material on social media but lacked de- tailed knowledge. The libraries also exhibit a lack of an strategy of how they should advertise through social media and how to initiate a two-way communication with their users. The analysis revealed that the libraries contact attempts over Facebook and Twitter primarily results in one-way communication. Passive user feedback, like Fa- cebook likes and web traffic, were common whereas active user feedback as comments and private messages were rare. University libraries seemed perplexed of the reasons behind the target groups' communicative disinterest and appeared unsure of how to respond.

    The author draws conclusions concerning the university libraries attitude towards marketing and communi- cation through social media. The analysis shows that academic libraries seems to consider marketing synonymous with providing information about the library resources. Such a mindset might set limits to the libraries marketing strategies and restrict innovative thinking about how social media can be used for public relations. Libraries also seem to want to establish a dialogue with their users, but what kind of communication the dialogue should consist of and what subjects it should contain seem to be unclear to them. The thesis ends with a discussion about how university libraries can use relationship marketing, social media etiquette and brand development for strategic marketing and to engage the library users on social media. 

  • 1420.
    Wikman, Anton
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    En studie om tillgängliggörande vid Uppsala universitet: ur ett arkivvetenskapligt perspektiv2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay, is to examine how the staffs, from Uppsala university archive, and Uppsala university library’s special collections division, perceive how their workplaces make themselves accessible for teachers in Uppsala university who want to make use of them in their teaching. By using phenomenography, it provides this essay with a framework for both theory and methodology. Because of this choice this essay takes on a qualitative research approach and limits the study’s source material to the interviews of five staff members and their workplaces’ policy documents. The first result of this study show that the term “accessibility” is frequently used in archival studies, although it is not well researched or clearly defined. The analysis of the workplaces’ policy documents reveals that, even though the term “accessibility” is given a central role in the Special Collections Division, the term is sparsely used and not fully explained, while in the case of Uppsala University Archive, the term is completely absent. The analysis of the interviews produces three main results. The first result shows two things. Firstly, that both workplaces consider their work with making themselves accessible for the university teachers as involving many broad and distinct approaches. Secondly, it can be argued that many of the approaches used at Uppsala University Archive are not relevant to this study, while the majority of approaches used at Uppsala Library Special Collections Division can be perceived as being directed towards making the workplace more accessible to teachers at Uppsala University. The second result shows that despite the two workplaces different purposes and approaches, the interviewed staffs perceive the most important aspects and possibilities in nearly exactly the same way. The third result shows that the two workplaces share many problems related to communication and cooperation with the university teachers and the limited amount of time they can devote into making themselves accessible for teachers in Uppsala University.

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

  • 1421.
    Wikman, Mikael
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Sveriges nationella minoriteter. En studie av deras tillgång till tidskrifter vid Sveriges folkbibliotek2004Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1422.
    Wikström, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    "Du är rätt så borta om du inte vet vad studenterna talar om": Om universitetsbibliotekariers ämneskunskaper2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis discusses the subject knowledge of university librarians, gained through education and/or experience in the field. The aim was to investigate the subject knowledge for university librarians, how the existence of subject knowledge or the lack thereof affects the librarians’ work and how the users’ view on the librarians' subject knowledge. I also wanted to investigate if there were differences between librarians at the interdisciplinary libraries and special librarians and whether there were differences between disciplines. This thesis is based on professional theory and librarian occupation as a profession or semi-profession. Additionally I explored what previous studies (mostly American) had said about the subject knowledge of university libraries, both general and divided into different disciplines. For this study I used online questionnaires to 274 librarians, library assistants and other staff of university libraries and 169 users. The questionnaire for the libraries was sent out to contacts at selected libraries, which in their turn asked the staff at these libraries to participate. For user survey I asked users in the libraries personally to participate and then sent out email to them. The responses were analysed mainly on the basis of computer generated results in the web tool and these results was published in the form of tables and diagrams in the study. The results of this survey was mainly that the portion of librarians with subject background was quite low, particularly in terms of subject specific degree, and that experience was relatively high. They are also differences between librarians on interdisciplinary libraries and librarians on subject specialized libraries, mainly that the proportion of completed degree in library science is higher for the subject librarians and the proportion who think that subject knowledge is important is lower in the same group. There are also differences between different disciplines, mainly in the terms of degree, both in library science and other topics, experience, and if the subject knowledge is important in the field. Based on these findings I could conclude that the librarian occupation is a semi-profession rather than a profession. The main conclusions was that librarians think that subject knowledge is important but that this is not seen to the same extent in their education or training although that it partially counterbalanced by experience. Its users find the librarians' subject knowledge partly is quite poor but that they nonetheless receive sufficient help. There are according to me possible methods to raise the subject knowledge of university librarians, mainly by trying to associate librarians with appropriate education to subject libraries and to create a specialisation on university librarianship.

  • 1423.
    Wiktorin, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Läsfrämjande insatser för socialt utsatta barn: Ett foucauldianskt perspektiv2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This master’s thesis focuses on educational discourse as it appears in texts about reading promotion interventions directed towards children in public care and children in families with long-term financial assistance. Three case studies of interventions are presented: Skolfam, Paired Reading and Letterbox Club Sweden. The aim of the thesis is to investigate how the interventions are related to the Foucauldian concepts of governmentality, pastoral power, normalization and technologies of the self. The method used is based on the ideas and concepts of Michel Foucault, who deals with the different modes by which we as human beings perform our subjectivity in relation to discourses and institutions. The case studies analyse how reading and math activities are directed towards socially vulnerable children for the prevention of adverse outcomes and social exclusion in adulthood. The relationship between social problems and literacy are of central importance to the analysis.

    The results of the analysis reveal that the interventions are linked to liberal governmentality. The reading promotion activities are expected to change the children’s reading behavior and attitudes toward education. It is hoped that the interventions will achieve a self-regulating capacity among the children, in order to make them improve their school achievements. The underlying ambition is to form and shape subjects to become independent, democratic citizens who are capable of maintaining a life without long-termed social assistance.  The interventions are especially focused on supporting the foster parents to best meet the needs of the children in accordance with liberal governmentality.

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

  • 1424.
    Wilhelmsson, Anna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Språkstuderande och informationssökning: En undersökning av studerande vid institutionerna för Engelska och Romanska språk vid Uppsala universitet2002Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1425.
    Winqvist, Maret
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Bibliotek på nätet: några aspekter på elektroniska biblioteks användbarhet och användarvänlighet1999Student thesis
  • 1426.
    Wirström, Sofia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Bibblan svarar – ett tecken i tiden: En virtuell referenstjänst ur ett postmodernt perspektiv2012Independent 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 the virtual reference service Ask the Library [Bibblan svarar] from a postmodern perspective. Ask the Library is a Swedish online reference service that is run by the country’s public libraries. The postmodern theories of Jean-François Lyotard are used to study how information is managed and transmitted within the service. From this point-of-view three aspects of the reference service are studied; how the information is affected by the virtual environment, the librarian’s role within the service and finally how the content of the service is managed. The methods for extracting data are a blend of qualitative interviews and online observations. The data is then analyzed from a theoretical viewpoint.

    The result shows that there are several postmodern tendencies in Ask the Library. Namely the service shows a number of indications toward plurality. This can be related to Lyotard’s theory of the downfall of the grand narratives since postmodern theories celebrate the idea of plurality and diversity. Ask the Library is complex and dynamic in the sense that it adapts its services to the users. In addition to a multilingual service, Ask the Library also offers the users reference help in the form of social network sites like Facebook and Twitter. This makes the service more varied but also deeply complex. The reference service also emphasizes on the librarian’s individual competence and promotes personal knowledge and expertise. In Lyotard’s postmodern theories there is a rejection of absolute and objective truths and this falls in line with the subjectivity that the reference service celebrates. Ask the Library has two different agendas; providing qualitative reference service to the users and also promoting the librarians and their skills. The information, or content, in the service is still organized and under examination by the librarians. Critique of the sources is an important skill for a librarian within Ask the Library to have. These traditional ideas of objective truth are balanced with the new virtual environment that often promotes collective construction of information and knowledge.

    This study is a two years master’s thesis in the academic field library and information science.

  • 1427.
    Wännström, Sanna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Transparency. Accountability. Democracy: Access to EU Documents between Ideal and Reality.2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The overarching aim of this master’s thesis is to investigate what role the accessibility of EU documents plays for the democracy in the EU. A three-pillar approach was adopted, consisting of a text analysis of the Regulation 1049/2001, which promotes transparency, and an analytical induction analysis of the cases where access to EU documents was denied despite the European Ombudsman’s recommendation to the contrary. The third pillar refers to the interplay between the two first; a contested field with ideals on the one side and the political reality on the other.

    The main findings are that the positive picture of openness presented in the Regulation does not correspond with the cases. Although openness is used as a rhetorical tool in the Regulation, the case material shows that the EU has tried to restrain the development towards openness. The study suggests that although the EU officially promotes accountability through openness, its unofficial attitudes rather reminds of the concept of responsibility (Lewin 2007) that enables a more restrictive approach to transparency. Thus, both the legal frameworks and the informal factors play a role in determining the accessibility of the EU archives and its role for European democracy.

    This is a two years master’s thesis in Archive, Library and Museum Studies with special focus on Archival Science.

  • 1428.
    Zachrisson, Emilie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Bland familjevisningar och museilektioner. En studie av konstpedagogik vid Bror Hjorts hus2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is a study of Bror Hjorts house art-pedagogy. I work with showing the exhibition about Inger and Lasse Sandbergs original illustrations for families and other visitors of the museum. The participants in these official guided tours are of different age and background and I have studied the complications and positive effects that a wide range of age can have on a conversation about art. The museum also offers lessons about art in connection to the art in the exhibition. I have followed the work that the pedagogues do with the schools that come to the museum. The lesson contain a guided tour and a workshop where the children creates their own fairytale-character in a collage drawing. I have analysed the learning process that revealed itself when the pedagogue combined practical work with a lesson about the artist in the exhibition.

  • 1429.
    Zarmén, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Digital tillgänglighet. Museet på webben2002Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1430.
    Zerpe, Petter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Demokrati vid sidan av kärnan: En studie av folkbibliotekens programverksamheter utifrån ett demokratiperspektiv2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    In this master thesis, I investigate four Public Librarys´ program activities. The purpose is to explore what the library program activities contribute to as a part of a well functioning democracy. The theoretical points, I have brought from political science. I assume three different ideals of democracy; electoral democracy, participation democracy and deliberative democracy. All have different views on what can be characterized by a well-functioning democracy.

    My empirical material consists of library program guides, the libraries´ target documents and interviews with staff at the libraries who work with or have overall responsibility for program activities in their respective libraries. The surveyed libraries was Stockholm city library, Sollentuna library, Uppsala city library and Gävle city library.

    My analysis shows that the librarys´ program activities contribute to a functioning democracy based on aspects of each discussed democratic ideals. The result of the interviews in the paper shows a deliberative democratic approach. The informants discuss and emphasise the library as a natural and free meeting place where everyone has access to debate, discuss and highlight their views.

  • 1431.
    Zetterberg, Camilla
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Towards a Standard Heritage: Institutional Practices and Metadata Standards in the Library, Archival and Museum Domains2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the thesis is to investigate the prospects and potential consequences of standardisation in the cultural heritage sector. Libraries, archives and museums are studied as separate domains and the correlation between the epistemological views, institutional practices and the central document types are investigated in the light of the prominent domain-specific metadata standards. The investigation is situated in the metatheoretical framework of collectivism and more specifically in the socio-cultural theoretical perspective that enables the analysis of libraries, archives and museum as collectives centred on specific practices. Domain analysis, as advocated by Hjørland, provides a methodological structure for delineating the domains through epistemological studies and analysing the documents connected with these domains. The library domain is studied in relation to the MARC-format, the archival domain through EAD and the museum domain on the basis of CIDOC-CRM. It is found that MARC and EAD are adapted to the central document type of the domains in which they were developed, that the standards reflect the practices of those domains and that they are transferable beyond the domain to a limited extent. CIDOC-CRM could more easily be used in other domains to provide semantic interoperability enhancing joint retrieval. However, a change in documentary practice might have implications for the view of the documents and the very definition of the domains. Standardisation as such is normative and favours a single perspective above all others. Developing a standard across the domains requires careful consideration to avoid loss of domain-specific practices and information and may lead to a reconstitution of the domain.

  • 1432.
    Zisser, Miritt
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Bebisgeniet och den gode föräldern: En diskursanalys om böcker för bebisar inom bibliotek och bokklubbar2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years there has been an upsurge in products and activities designed for infants, what is known as baby culture. The essay is a discourse analysis covering the part of baby culture which is concerned with infants and books. The essay studies texts from libraries and children’s bookclubs in order to understand what it is they communicate, to whom and the conceivable consequences of the communicated message. One of the main purposes of the study is to determine what view of infants as social and cultural beings it  is that arises from the texts. The essay also focuses on the different discourse types used in the discourse on infants and books and to what extent the libraries’ and the bookclubs’ way of reasoning on the subject is differing. The theoretical basis of the study is inspired by Norman Fairclough’s Critical Discourse Analysis and concentrates on the communicative event. The method used is detailed textual analysis rooted in Fairclough’s three- dimensional model of discursive practice, text and social practice. The empirical material consists of texts from information folders, websites etc. The result of the analysis shows that the discourse on infants and books is very similar in the two domains and derives from a wider market- oriented discourse. The discourse constitutes infants as primarily early learners with the inherent potential of becoming a baby genius. The discourse also constitutes a good reading parent who invests in his/her child’s future by stimulating their brain development from a very early age. An examination of the baby market discourse shows that it is a hybrid discourse consisting of various discourse types from diverse (knowledge) domains such as medicine, psychology and pedagogy. The analysis shows how market discourses have infiltrated the discourses of public institutions such as the library and how it affects the way subject entities are constructed.

  • 1433.
    Ängfors, Olof
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Distribuerad öppenhet: En studie av konceptualiseringen av öppenhet inom open access-rörelsen2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The following thesis concerns the conceptualization of openness within the open access movement. Open accesscan be understood as a phenomenon or a movement that aims at changing the current system of scholarly communication.Consequentially, the movements goals arose in relation to the escalating serials crisis in scholarly communicationand the increasing power of commercial publishers. The purpose of the thesis is to study three centralopen access declarations with the aim of uncovering the different conceptualizations of openness found withinthese texts. Leaning on the theoretical position known as actor-network theory, the declarations role within a surroundingnetwork is explored by focusing on how openness as a concept has been produced and reproduced bycentral actors. Two overarching questions frames the study: How is openness conceptualized within the declarations?And how can openness, as a concept, be understood as an effect generated by a larger network?The first part of the study focuses on the first question. In order to provide an answer I have conducted athematically structured text analysis of the declarations. The results of this part show that openness, in relation toopen access, is part of a discourse where research is considered a public good. I claim that this indicates thatopenness is related to the larger questions of information freedom and the enclosure of intellectual commons.The purpose of openness is described within the declarations as contributing to mechanisms of decentralized controlover information, which in itself generates a greater efficiency and lower costs in regards to scholarly communication.The second part of the study is concerned with the larger, overarching network and in what way the conceptualizationof openness can be seen as a network generated effect. To answer this question I deploy the theoreticaltools provided by ANT. Focus lies on how the declarations relate to each other and on how central actors havecontributed to the conceptualizations. The results show that openness and open access has shifting meanings thathave been modified in various ways. They also show that actors through a collective negotiation process defineand shape the meaning of openness by circulating ideas on electronic dissemination and distributed processes

  • 1434.
    Ängkvist, Mathilda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Barnet och böckerna2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1435.
    Åberg, Caroline
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Transtaggning och ämnesordsaktivism: Indexering i händerna på Den Andra2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis emanates from the understanding that it is of importance that transgender-themed literature is indexed in accordance with how people who identify as trans name themselves and interpret the concept of trans. Based on interviews with representatives from controlled vocabularies and LibraryThing users who tag transgender-themed material, existing attitudes towards user influence in controlled vocabularies are described and the significance of tagging for transgender-themed material is looked into. With queer theory and postcolonial theory as its main framework the analysis looks at what possibilities there are for users to influence controlled vocabularies and explores possible strategies for a future library catalog that includes the voice of the Other. The study lands in the understanding that many of the resisting attitudes towards user influence within the systems for subject headings in fact lie in the systems’ limitations. The conclusion is made that the concept of connected knowledge could be a possible way to integrate Others in the shaping of subject headings. Opening controlled vocabularies to user influence does not automatically break down hegemonic structures or include all voices, nor does it make indexing predictable. But as the monolithic power is compromised, the possibility of transgender-themed literature to be indexed according to how people who identify as trans would name it increases. This is a two years master’s thesis.

  • 1436.
    Åberg, Charlotte
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Uppsala universitetsbiblioteks webbplats ur ett användarperspektiv2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1437.
    Åhlfeldt, Rose-Mharie
    et al.
    University of Skövde.
    Huvila, Isto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Patient Safety and Patient Privacy When Patient Reading Their Medical Records2014In: Safe and Secure Cities: 5th International Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society, WIS 2014. Turku, Finland, August 18-20, 2014, Proceedings / [ed] Kaija Saranto and Maaret Castrén and Tiina Kuusela and Sami Hyrynsalmi and Stina Ojala, Heidelberg: Springer, 2014, p. 230-239Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When patients get access to their personal health information new security demands arise. This paper presents results from a study aiming to improve the understanding of how the patients different perceptions of their own personal health and health information preferences can be linked to anticipated positive and negative security concerns. The analysis and discussion focuses on investigating how the security issues and patients perception on the benefits and threats of accessing their medical records relate to each other. The results show that a more holistic systemic perspective to information security is needed to support the effective use of medical records in the healthcare in information and data driven society in order to improve both patient safety and patient privacy.

  • 1438.
    Åkerlund, Magdalena
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Nilsson, Anna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Demokratiska databaser?: en undersökning av användarvänlighet och användbarhet i ArtikelSök och Mediearkivet2000Student thesis
  • 1439.
    Åkerlund, Malin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Uppmärksammad eller bortglömd?: En undersökning av myndighetsarkivariers deltagande inom e-förvaltning2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis examines the situation for archivists within the context of e-government in three Swedish authorities. The discussions that are brought up concern the archivists role, professional development and the perspective of information in the context of e-government. Since the purpose with this thesis was mainly concerning the situation for the archivists, the method chosen was a qualitative research method, and it was used in combination with interviews with the archivists at the chosen authorities.

    The results show that the archivists within the examined authorities are seen as experts on information management and legislation surrounding it. Problems connected to e-government are that they face prejudice about their capability concerning new technology and digital information. This problem has been handled differently within the authorities, change of official titles has been one tactic.

    Their tasks and professional development have been slightly changed as they are working in a higher capacity ahead of the information being created. The change that can be seen in the context of e-government is that archivists are being more visible within their work places, which can be correlated to the e-government that encourage team work and collaborations to create an efficient and accessible authority. What this means for the archivists is that they can use these collaborations to further their own projects and tasks within the organisation in a better way.

    Contrary to the belief that archivists can only manage information on paper the participants in this research prove they have adopted well to the way of e-government partly through the Record Continuum Model. They are aware about the different perspectives necessary for handling the new ways of structuring and seeing information, which became clear with the development and structure of e-archives within two of the authorities and the preparation for being connected for the third.

    Finally, this thesis shows that archivists are beginning to be able to compete with other departments and professions on the same terms and that they are starting to find their own place within the area of IT and information management.

    This is a two years master's thesis in archival science.

  • 1440.
    Åkerlund, Ulrika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Faktaboken i praktiken: hur ett antal barn- och ungdomsbibliotekarier arbetar med faktaböcker i sin lässtimulerande verksamhet2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    The purpose of this thesis is to study how children's librarians in public libraries use non-fiction books in their work to promote reading. My research questions are: What methods do children's librarians use för promoting non-fiction books? Are there children who can gain more from non-fiction books than other children do? Are there any differences in working with fiction and non-fiction books? To answer these questions I have interwieved five children's librarians about their methods, attitudes and thoughts on non-fiction books.The result shows that all of the librarians use non-fiction when it comes to promotion reading but not to the same extent. Some hardly use it at all, mainly because the schools that they are serving demands fiction books when practicing reading skills. while others use it but in less extent than fiction, as a way of separating the library reading from school work either because they want to keep the experience of reading in the library apart from school work or because they find it more efficient to do so. Some librarians see non-fiction and fiction as equally important in helping children to find the joy of reading, and use it in book talks, when reading aloud, different bookrelated activities and in displays. Non-fiction books can offer opportunities to different age-groups as well as other ways of approaching the text.The study shows that boys are slightly more reluctant readers and are more keen on reading non-fiction. Non-fiction can be a good way for children who don't enjoy reading to approach books, by focusing on their interestsand the possibility of learning more about them. At the same time, non-fiction books can also give rise to furher reflections, by the children themselves, as well as in their interactions with the librarians, and, perhaps most important give them a joy of reading.The study indicates that when children are introduced to a variety of genres, the difference between the reading skills of boys and girls is reduced. This shows that attitudes towards reading plays an important part in how children perceive literature and offers a way to include more children in the work of promoting literature and the joy of reading.

  • 1441.
    Åkerman, Susanna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Bibliotek som mikrokosmos. En jämförande studie av tre samlingar av texter i esoterisk tradition2001Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1442.
    Åkesson Hedqvist, Ingalill
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Bibliotekstjänster som handelsvaror. En undersökning av några biblioteksorganisationers oro inför GATS2004Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1443.
    Åsberg, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Folkbiblioteket som lokal resurs. En fallstudie på Sandvikens folkbibliotek2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1444.
    Åström, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Här idag, borta imorgon? En kvalitativ undersökning om mikrofilmen som bevarare och tillgängliggörare i den digitala tidsåldern2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1445.
    Ödman, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Poesi på folkbibliotek2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1446.
    Öhlin, Katarina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Förtecknande av Svenska slöjdföreningens arkiv. Arkivprinciper för föreningsarkiv2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    I have been archiving the records of the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design at Nordiska museet (the Nordic Museum). The organisation was a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design. In this paper i raise some issues having to do with what archival principals to follow when archiving non-profit archives.

  • 1447.
    Öhlin, Katarina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Postrån i modern tid - en virtuell utställning för Postmuseum. Utställningsplan2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This exhibition plan is for a virtual exhibition about modern robberies against post offices. The swedish Postal museum has been planning to do an exhibition about robberies for a long time. For as long as there has been mail there has been robberies pointed at those who administrate it. The story goes back to the 17th century but my task was to take a closer look att the robberies against post offices in the late 20th century and to prepare a virtual exhibition about it.

  • 1448.
    Öhlund, Lovisa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    ”Om man tar en tråkig bok så börjar den sova”: En kvalitativ intervjustudie av barn som läser för hundar i skolmiljö2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This two years master's thesis examines the experience of children who read to a dog. The theoretical framework is inspired by sociocultural theory developed by Roger Säljö and the concept carnival inspired by Mikhail Bakhtin. The sociocultural theory has been chosen because it emphasizes the role of practice, instruments and communication in learning and the concept carnival has been chosen to analyze the experience of reading to a dog.

    The method used is qualitative interview and observation. A total of eight interviews and two observations when children read to a dog have been collected. One interview is with a teacher and seven interviews are with the children (six children participated and one child was interviewed twice). The method of analysis is a process in three stages where the first stage is to explore what the children say, the next stage examines the meaning of what is being said and the third stage understands it in relation to the theoretical framework and prior done research.

    Important results are that most of the children participating in this thesis have a positive experience of reading to a dog. The children read to a dog in different rooms, at different times and the children read to several dogs. The instrument used was fiction books. Since the purpose was to read only to the dogs the role of the teacher who was in the room during the sessions was described by the children as passive. The observations showed a more active role where the teacher helped the children with difficult words. Most children pet the dog while reading and they gave the dog a treat afterwards.

    The discussion of this thesis focuses on the role of the libraries. It also gives examples on how to develop reading to dogs and what studies can be done in the future. For the program to evolve more literacy activities can be incorporated and the role of the adult and the dog can be more active. This is a two years master’s thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

  • 1449.
    Öhman, Sandra
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Hemsjukvårdscentralens arkiv: Ett ordnings- och förteckningsarbete2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Hemsjukvårdscentralen began its work from Tunåsens Hospital in Uppsala in 1962, with the purpose to give conomic support to people who nursed their chronic sick relatives in home. Hemsjukvårdscentralen ended its work in 1987, and delivered its archive to the County council of Uppsala in 1988. About half of the archive consisted of medical records of the patients who had received economical support, and many of the archival records was considered as ”work papers”, non-archival records that could be discarded. Two obvious problems emerge from the organizing of the records. The first problem was the difficulty to keep the principle of provenance while making a access point to the archive, especially when it's common in Sweden to use the double principle of provenance: a fusion between the respect des fonds, the external order, and the strukturprinzip, the internal order. The second problem was to compile a complete history of the Hemsjukvårdscentralen's activities during its active years, and therefor decide which records to save and which records to discard – and which records who had a value for the future. This analysis therefore focus on the series F1 (the medical records) and F6 (the ”work papers”). This is a one year master's thesis in archival science.

  • 1450.
    Öhnfeldt, Cecilia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    "Biblioteket är ingen gratisbokhandel!". Hur folkbiblioteken har köpt in skönlitteratur från 1980-talet till idag2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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