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  • 1401.
    Wallin, Catharina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Att visa gamla gårdar. Vad är det egentligen man visar?2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1402.
    Wallin, Emma
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Förändringar inom kunskapsorganisation vid ett humanistiskt specialbibliotek: En domänanalytisk studie över Vitterhetsakademiens biblioteks verksamhet och samling2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to carry out a contextual analysis based on Birger Hjørland’s socio-epistemological theory and thereby create a coherent picture of Vitterhetsakademiens biblioteks (KVHAAB) activities, collection and knowledge organization from a historical perspective. The questions that are analyzed in this paper are how the knowledge organization, classification and search capabilities correspond to the goals that KVHAAB has set for the institution. To answer these questions, transcriptions and notes from interviews, field trips and documents about the section were used as primary sources. Interviews, analysis of documents and domain analytic method were used as methods to collect sources and perform the analysis. The method I am using to examine these questions is qualitative interviews based on the theories and methods of Steinar Kvale and Svend Brinkman. The analysis is focused on library and information scientific aspects.  The results show that KVHAAB’s knowledge-organizing tools emerged historically and pragmatically and adapted to institutional and material practice. KVHAAB has been a pioneer by participating in various digitization projects early on. At the same time, historical preferences and focus are reflected from different times in the directories used on KVHAAB. Based on an awareness of the complexity of the descriptive mission, several initiatives have been taken to develop new routines and standards for cataloging and indexing of the material. In accordance with Riksantikvarieämbetets (RAÄ) goal of preserving, developing and utilizing the cultural heritage, there is still a future need for KVHAAB to make collections visible both in digital form, but also to expand the use of reading space, physical lending and outward operations.  This paper is published as a two years master’s thesis in Library and Information Science at Uppsala University in Sweden.

  • 1403.
    Waltin, Lina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Informationskompetens och profession. En studie av den pedagogiska verksamheten vid Stockholms universitetsbibliotek2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1404.
    Watanabe, Yukina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Queer som doujinshi: En fallstudie av Yonezawa Yoshihiro Memorial Library2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis investigates how libraries can build a collection of doujinshi – Japanese fanzines – with a focus on the problematic connection between doujinshi, queer sexualities and pornography. Yonezawa Yoshihiro Memorial Library is one of the few libraries collecting and providing access to doujinshi, including those with extreme pornographic imagery. I conducted qualitative interviews with four library employees to study their views and attitudes towards collection, age regulations, shelving and classification of doujinshi. In addition, I apply queer theory to elucidate how sexual norms are reflected in the library's classification system. Findings show that informants consider the preservation of manga culture as the most important reason to collect doujinshi. Other functions of doujinshi, such as being a way for self-expression without social restrains, are also appreciated. Informants’ attitudes towards collecting and providing access to extreme pornographic doujinshi are not particularly negative, instead resisting censorship, but the fact that the library has extreme pornographic doujinshi is taken up as a reason for the library' s age limit. Moreover, I observe sexual norms surrounding women’s consumption of pornography and that women should link sex and love, and a lack of critical perspectives on such issues. Lastly, informants were open for changes of the library’s classification system for doujinshi, but showed reluctance toward user influence, such as social tagging. This is a two years master’s thesis in library and information science.

  • 1405.
    Weibe, Matilda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    ”Ibland krävs det ju att man stannar kvar och pratar lite strunt”: En kvalitativ studie av bibliotekspersonals upplevelser av känsloarbete2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to examine different social aspects of the librarian profession by looking at the positive and negative emotions that are handled in the workplace. This is done by applying theories of emotional labor on the work of librarians in hospital libraries, prison libraries and in mobile library services. Emotional labor, as originally described by Arlie Russell Hochschild, circles around how service staff manage their emotions to create a publicly observable expression. By looking at library work from this perspective my wish is to fill the term “good customer service” with further meaning. The empirical material consists of six qualitative interviews with library staff. The interview material was then examined with a thematic analysis method in which five different themes were identified.

    The study shows that the interaction between library staff and users is central to the work. Library work in hospitals, prisons and in mobile library services provides opportunities for personal contact between library staff and users. The nature of these encounters is that there are often no time limits and that the work involves a lot of small talk and humor. Since the work is often done in emotionally demanding environments, the staff must develop a special sensitivity to the needs of the users. The interview material shows that the staff performs both surface and deep acting in their work, but there is nothing to suggest that this has any negative impact on the individuals. Instead the work seems mainly to have a positive emotional impact on the staff. They believe that their work is important and often get a direct positive response from the users. The motives for the emotional regulation seem to be a true empathy for the users, a desire to make them feel a little bit better. I finally suggest that emotional labor is the essence of the work performed by the studied professional group.

  • 1406.
    Weiss, Mikael
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Bibliotekens "revolution". En idéhistorisk studie om paradigmets påverkan på yrkesidentiteten och professionen2002Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1407.
    Wennbom, Jacob
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Så var de bara åtta. En studie av klassifikationens konsekvenser och politik med utgångspunkt i IAU:s: omklassificering av Pluto sommaren 20062007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1408.
    Wenngren, Therese
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    DAISY i praktiken: en undersökning om hur användarna uppfattar den digitala talboken och talbokstekniken2003Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1409.
    Wennström, Åsa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Arkivarieyrkets status - en undersökning ur ett arkivarie- och nutidsperspektiv2002Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1410.
    Wern, Alexandra
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Internetregleringar på folkbibliotek2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main purpose of this master thesis is to explore Internet regulations in Swedish public libraries today. The different regulations and restrictions of the Internet that is the focus of the thesis are time limits, age limits, log-ins, rules and Internet filtering programmes. A survey to public libraries all over the country was conducted and answered by 66 people. The theories that are used to analyse the result are mostly theories of Intellectual freedom. One of the aims of the survey is to look at misusing of the Internet, what they are in librarians’ point of view and how they affect the use of different Internet regulations. According to the majority of the respondents there are many ways to misuse the Internet like for example pornographic materials. The study also describes librarians’ professional ethics when it comes to the Internet. The survey shows that most of the libraries have ethical guidelines and that placing the computers in public places in the library can solve a lot of problems. Using log-ins and monitoring the patron in different ways is also a form of Internet regulation that can limit the patrons’ information options and therefore be a threat towards intellectual freedom and freedom of speech. The main question of this thesis is: how do various regulations of the Internet in public libraries, mainly Internet filters, affect the intellectual freedom of the patrons? The answer is that Internet filters can because of overblocking become a form of censorship, and is something that the American Library Association and the Intellectual Freedom Library Association strongly speaks against. The survey shows however that a lot of public libraries are using Internet filters even though they don’t have to. It also shows that many librarians do not know what kind of Internet filters that are used or how they work.

  • 1411.
    Wersäll, Lina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    SAB och Dewey vid Uppsala universitetsbibliotek: En attitydundersökning bland bibliotekarier på 6 biblioteksenheter2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Library of Uppsala University has decided to change their classification system from the Swedish SAB system to the American Dewey Decimal Classification. One of the main reasons for this decison was that Kungliga biblioteket also has made an exchange between these systems. Due to that, the national bibliography of Sweden classifies Swedish documents according to Dewey Decimal Classification and the SAB system is no longer maintained. A transition to Dewey Decimal Classification will enable Swedish librarians to import foreign catalouge posts and classification codes and will provide them with a common standard between their libraries and other libraries due to the use of the same international classification system. It is disputed whether the Dewey Decimal Classification is equally suitable for all subjects. National aspects, such as geography and history, are not as important to the natural sciences as it is to the humanistics. The transition will also mean a lot of work for the librarians during its process. The purpose of this study is to examine how librarians involved in the transition feel about the transition and to learn about their opinions about the two classification systems. The method I am using is qualative interviews. The theory used in this study is classification theory as it is described by Miguel Benito in the book Kunskapsorganisation: En introduktion till katalogisering, klassifikation och indexering and by Jennifer Rowley and Richard Hartley in Organizing Knowledge: An Introduction to Managing Access to Information . My findings are that the librarians find the exchange to be the right decision for the Library of Uppsala University. They find the classification system differently suitable for different subjects though. The study is a two years master´s thesis.

  • 1412.
    Wesslén, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    En symbolladdad pistol2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Bank robber John Dillinger (1903 – 1934) achieved legendary status after breaking out of the escape-proof Lake County Jail in Indiana with the help of a wooden gun. The wooden gun became a symbol that defined him as a criminal. He became a trickster of folk tradition; he outwitted the police and was chased by a small army. America's greatest man hunt stretched the boundaries of the law; innocent people got killed before John Dillinger was shot down in by the enraged FBI. John Dillinger won many battles against the superior forces of the law, but he lost the war.

    The biography of the wooden pistol is somewhat confusing: several individuals and museums purport to have it in their possession. Most likely, the John Dillinger Museum in Hammond, Indiana, owns the authentic gun. According to some, the wooden gun story was invented by John Dillinger himself. This essay includes the history of the object in question, and its purpose is to find out what Dillinger's wooden gun represents.

    The news about the wooden gun escape inspired people, who lived in the shadow of the Great Depression. The wooden gun story proved that anything is possible.

  • 1413.
    Westberg, Örjan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Dalaprojektet 1956-1958: Greta Renborgs bokpropaganda i bibliotekshistorisk belysning2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to compile and analyze librarian Greta Renborg’s book propaganda in the Dalarna region of Sweden 1956–1958. The overall theoretical perspective is contextual, focusing on the concepts structure and actor. The actor perspective is further developed by an analysis of Renborg’s book propaganda through library researcher Jofrid Karner Smidt’s mediation roles: Critic and literature expert, Social anthropologist, Pedagogue, Marketer and Ordinary person. Source material includes archive documents, journal articles, newspaper articles and literature. Renborg’s own writing holds a special position in the material. The thesis’ results show that the conditions for carrying out book propaganda in Dalarna were good. Sweden was going through a rapid change in the 1950’s and the state library institution was expanding and willing to experiment. The civic society in Dalarna was strong. The region’s central librarian Tora Olsoni was a driving force behind the hiring of a book consultant. Greta Renborg had contacts high up in the library institution and was a well-known name among Swedish librarians. Source material indicate that she could plan and conduct the Dalarna project basically by her own, only supervised by her employer Dalarnas biblioteksförbund. Greta Renborg built up a large network of contacts and focused her propaganda on non-reading groups ac- cording to a state investigation in 1952, especially farmers, foresters and housewives. The source material shows that her book propaganda has features of all Jofrid Karner Smidt’s mediation roles. The medial reception was overwhelmingly positive and often focused on Renborg’s enthusiastic approach. Any statistical effects of the Dalarna Project have not been proven. This thesis shows that the Dalarna Project to a large extent depended on Greta Renborg as a person. This is the thesis’ most important result. This is a two years master’s thesis in Library and Information Science.

  • 1414.
    Westby, Giske
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Uppsala universitets gymnastik- och idrottsinstitution og Kansliarkivet. Arkivfortegning.2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis shows the results of an archive description over the archive of a now closed institution at UppsalaUniversity dating from 1940-1992. The institutions main function throughout the 50 years it consisted was tomonitor the University’s sports building and encourage physical activity. The limited archive made it importantto be careful when evaluating the information value. There was also a main focus on the principle of provenance.When arranging the noncurrent records from the Cabinet Archive dated from late 1990s, every record had tobe appraised for their archival value. This was time-consuming work but necessary from an economic point ofview since so much shelf space in the archive could be saved. The records could be sorted under the series principal’sofficial visits and professor installation.When comparing the two archives there were obvious benefits when creating an archive description over aclosed recorded group. By analysing all records it was possible to get a view over the archive as a whole anddetermine the record series. The Cabinet Archive which was an archive with current records made it difficult todetermine the archival arrangement of the records that did not fit in the existing archive description. Although acomplete archive description of a closed recorded group is best done with smaller archives. Archives the size ofthe Cabinet Archive is better arranged from the start where the archival description shows changes in activities.The University as a creating office for several archives is a complex organisation with frequent changes thatmakes it difficult to identify the office of origin. This was one of the many difficulties when faced with the task ofdetermining the information value of the records and to understand the originating office.

  • 1415.
    Westerback, Helena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Skolbibliotekets integrering i gymnasieskolan: En undersökning med fokus på elevernas perspektiv2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1416.
    Westerberg, Lidia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Learning Centres - vägen till ett framgångsrikt lärande?: en komparativ studie mellan Trollhättan, Malmö högskolebibliotek och Adsetts Centre vid Sheffield Hallam University2000Student thesis
  • 1417.
    Westergren, Cecilia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    "En plats för oss boknördar": En kvalitativ studie om ungdomars syn på läsning och läsning som social aktivitet.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to investigate how youths view reading and reading as a social activity, with a special interest in how they look upon book clubs. The study also aims to identify methods to promote reading amongst youths.

    The study is based on the sociocultural perspective. A qualitative research study was conducted in the form of qualitative interviews with participants in a book club for youths based out of a public library. In total 5 girls between the ages of 13 and 17 were interviewed. A self-made model of reading formed the basis of the analysis where choice, time, environment and social exchange formed the focal points.

    The results show that reading was most often a mean of entertainment, escape and relaxation with fantasy as the preferred genre. The study also revealed the impact time and choice have on the opportunities and inspiration toward reading, while also illuminating the major influence family, friends and school have on reading.

    The study likewise determined that the social aspects of reading was mostly conditioned on what followed the reading experience – conversations, discussions and an exchange of different viewpoints. The book clubs served as a place for solidarity, where likeminded people could gather together to converse about books and reading experiences. The discussions also created a deeper understanding of the books due to the sharing of different perspectives. The study revealed that it was in the sharing of ideas and impressions that the deepest connections and understanding were made.

    This is a two-year master thesis in Library studies.

  • 1418.
    Westin, Anna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Dokument och ordning i västerländsk samtidskonst2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1419.
    Westin, Ida
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Lind, Jenny
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    En verksamhet i gott skick. Antikvariaten och katalogiseringen2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1420.
    Westlind, Marcus
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Den senaste utvecklingen inom katalogisering och dess påverkan av ny teknologi2004Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1421.
    Westman, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    DDC:s avdelning 150: en analys av psykologins klassifikation under perioden 1932-20112012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This master’s thesis focus on Dewey Decimal Classification during the period 1932 to 2011, where the classification of the psychological knowledge domain is analyzed and discussed. In the light of the recent swedish switch from the swedish classification system SAB to DDC, this research area deserves prominence. The aim of this study is to investigate how DDC represents the historical development of the psychology subject with its underlying epistemology, to identify and analyze values and prejudice, and to analyze problems with DDC’s classification of psychology in relation to three other classification systems. The theoretical framework consists of Birger Hjørland’s Domain Analysis and Critical Classification represented by Hope A. Olson among others.

    The results show that DDC is updating slowly in relation to subject developments, and that the multidisciplinary character of the psychological field causes problematic spreading of its disciplines in the system. These problems are to a certain degree due to the fact that DDC is a universal classification system, leading to the creation of compromise solutions, that are to a large degree avoided in specialized systems, like Birger Hjørland’s. Moreover, results show that the system’s choice of terms indicates certain values and prejudice occurring at certain times, thereby marking the system’s non objective character. The findings are also discussed in relation to postmodernism and poststructuralism, showing that the universal classification system DDC isn’t compatible with these viewpoints.

  • 1422.
    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
  • 1423.
    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
  • 1424.
    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?

  • 1425.
    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
  • 1426.
    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
  • 1427.
    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
  • 1428.
    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.

  • 1429.
    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.

  • 1430.
    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
  • 1431.
    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
  • 1432.
    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.

  • 1433.
    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
  • 1434.
    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)
  • 1435.
    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)
  • 1436.
    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)
  • 1437.
    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.

  • 1438.
    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
  • 1439.
    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.

  • 1440.
    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. 

  • 1441.
    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.

  • 1442.
    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
  • 1443.
    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.

  • 1444.
    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. 

  • 1445.
    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
  • 1446.
    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
  • 1447.
    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.

  • 1448.
    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.

  • 1449.
    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.

  • 1450.
    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
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