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Wilson, Tom
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Maceviciute, E., Wilson, T. & Manzuch, Z. (2019). Assessing the graphic questionnaire used in digital literacy training.. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 16, 113-126
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2019 (English)In: Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, ISSN 1547-5840, E-ISSN 1547-5867, ISSN 1547-5840, Vol. 16, p. 113-126Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim/Purpose: To capture digital training experiences, the paper introduces a novel data collection method – a graphic questionnaire. It aims to demonstrate the opportunities and limitations of this tool for collecting feedback from socially disadvantaged participants of digital literacy training about their progress.Background: In training of digital skills for disadvantaged audiences through informal educational interventions, it is important to get sufficient knowledge on factors that lead to their progress in the course of training. There are many tools to measure the achievements of formal education participants, but assessing the effectiveness of informal digital skills training is researched less. The paper introduces a small-scale case study of the training programme aimed at the developing of reading and digital skills among the participants from three socially disadvantaged groups – people with hearing impairments, children from low income families, and elderly persons. The impact of the training on participants was evaluated using different tools, including a short graphic questionnaire to capture the perceptions of the participants after each training.Methodology: We performed a thematic analysis of graphic questionnaires collected after each training session to determine how the students perceived their progress in developing literacy and digital skills.Contribution The findings of the paper can assist in designing assessment of digital literacy programmes that focus not only on final results, but also on the process of gaining digital skills and important factors that facilitate progress.Findings: The graphic questionnaire allowed the researchers to get insights into the perception of acquired skills and progressive achievements of the participants through rich self-reports of attitudes, knowledge gained, and activities during training sessions. However, the graphic questionnaire format did not allow the collection of data about social interaction and cooperation that could be important in learning.

Keywords
digital literacy, assessment, graphic questionnaire
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21782 (URN)10.28945/4301 (DOI)
Projects
Digital reading for diminishing digital divide
Available from: 2019-09-27 Created: 2019-09-27 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Wilson, T. & Maceviciute, E. (2019). Overcoming the digital divide through the promotion of digital reading.. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, QQML, 7(2), 193-203
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2019 (English)In: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, QQML, ISSN 2241-1925, E-ISSN 2241-1925, ISSN 2241-1925, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 193-203Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Inequalities in access and use of information and communication technologies are usually labelled the digital divide, which implies a strong gap between those who have access and use technologies and those who do not. The public library can play a significant role in enabling a society in overcoming the divide, which is a consequence of inequalities in the distribution of wealth, and the consequent inequalities in access to the appropriate technologies and networks. This paper describes an ongoing project in Lithuania, which aims to test the possibilities of digital reading as means of overcoming the digital divide.

Keywords
Digital reading, natural experiment, digital divide
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21783 (URN)
Available from: 2019-09-27 Created: 2019-09-27 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E. & Wilson, T. (2018). Digital means for reducing digital inequality: Literature review. Informing Science, 269-287, Article ID ISJv21p269-286Maceviciute4998.
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2018 (English)In: Informing Science, ISSN 1547-9684, E-ISSN 1521-4672, p. 269-287, article id ISJv21p269-286Maceviciute4998Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to identify the possibilities for reducing the second and third levels of the digital divide (or inequality) through conscious application of digital technologies, especially through the promotion of digital means for information, enlightenment, and entertainment. The literature review confirms the connection of different levels of digital divide with other relational and structural inequalities. It provides insights into the strengths and weaknesses of digital interventions aimed at the reduction of digital inequalities. Their success depends on the consideration of the context and participants needs as well as on carefully planned strategies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Institute, 2018
Keywords
digital inequality, digital media, digital ability training
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15666 (URN)10.28945/4117 (DOI)
Projects
The stimulation of digital reading as a means of reduction the digital divide (2017-2018) financed by Research Council of Lithuania (Nr. GER-002/2017)
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A., Höglund, L., Maceviciute, E., Nilsson, S. K., Wallin, B. & Wilson, T. (2017). Books on Screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market. Göteborg: Nordicom
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2017 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The music and film industries have long come to terms with the digital, and now the traditional printed book is challenged by digital formats. The e-book has become established in most countries, but is still a small part of the book industry. In this book a group of researchers follow the actors involved in the Swedish e-book market, from authors and publishers to libraries, booksellers and readers during 2012-2016. Using surveys, interviews and other sources the main actors were researched and it is shown how they act and react towards the e-book and towards each other. While the main focus in on Sweden as a small language country, several international comparisons are made. 

Are printed books disappearing soon? How are reading habits changing when the book becomes digital? Which forces are driving radical change and which are holding it back? The book discusses these and related questions and shows that after a period of rapid increase in the production and use of e-books, several factors slow down the rate of adoption, but digitisation of the book is an ongoing process and the current e-book is not the end of the story.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nordicom, 2017. p. 237
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13016 (URN)978-91-87957-69-7 (ISBN)
Projects
The case of the e-book in a "small language" culture: Media, technology and effects in the digital society.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5740
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A., Höglund, L., Maceviciute, E., Nilsson, S. K., Wallin, B. & Wilson, T. (2017). Conclusion. In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market (pp. 209-218). Gothenburg: Nordicom
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2017 (English)In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market, Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2017, p. 209-218Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2017
National Category
Other Social Sciences Other Engineering and Technologies Other Humanities
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13022 (URN)
Projects
The case of the e-book in a "small language" culture: Media, technology and effects in the digital society.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5740
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E. (2017). E-books in academic libraries: Results of a survey carried out in Sweden and Lithuania.. Information research, 22(3), Article ID 762.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>E-books in academic libraries: Results of a survey carried out in Sweden and Lithuania.
2017 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 3, article id 762Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. This paper reports on a study of e-books issues in academic libraries in two European countries representative of small language markets – Sweden and Lithuania. Method. Questionnaire surveys, using the same instrument, were carried out in Swedish and Lithuanian academic libraries. Analysis. Quantitative analysis was performed using the descriptive statistics capability of SurveyMonkey. Results. The survey’s results reveal some interesting similarities and differences in the two countries. Business models for e-book acquisition in both countries show similarities - the most popular additional model is purchase for perpetual ownership. One significant difference is that some of the Lithuanian academic librarians appear to have less direct knowledge of e-book acquisition, relying upon the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium to effect licence agreements with publishers and aggregators. Another significant difference is that academic libraries in Lithuania have a higher degree of access to e-books in the national language than is the case in Sweden. Conclusion. The findings show that the factors driving adoption of e-books, is composed of somewhat different elements in the two countries. Swedish librarians regard the need to keep up with technology and access and availability as the two main forces driving adoption of e-books in academic libraries. Lithuanian librarians see economics as the main factor, together with technology and demand from students.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: , 2017
Keywords
academic libraries, ebook, collection management, digital books
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13139 (URN)
Projects
VR 2012-5740
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2012-5740
Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2018-08-30Bibliographically approved
Wilson, T., Bergström, A. & Nilsson, S. K. (2017). The conceptual framework. In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market (pp. 31-45). Göteborg: Nordicom
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2017 (English)In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market, Göteborg: Nordicom, 2017, p. 31-45Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nordicom, 2017
National Category
Other Social Sciences Other Engineering and Technologies Other Humanities
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13017 (URN)
Projects
The case of the e-book in a "small language" culture: Media, technology and effects in the digital society.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5740
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Wilson, T. (2016). A general theory of human information behaviour. In: Proceedings of ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016: Part 1.: . Paper presented at ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Zadar, September 20-23, 2016. Sheffield: Tom Wilson, 1, Article ID sic1601.
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2016 (English)In: Proceedings of ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016: Part 1., Sheffield: Tom Wilson , 2016, Vol. 1, article id sic1601Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction. This paper proposes that Wilson’s models of information behaviour constitute a general theory and that this is recognized by other researchers, although the term ‘theory’ has not been used by Wilson. Method. Wilson’s models are reviewed in the context of their use by other researchers, who use the terms ‘theory’ or ‘theoretical’ in describing the models. The relationship between model and theory is discussed and the characteristics of theories are explored, with a view to identifying the kind of theory embodied in the models. Results. Wilson’s models are shown to satisfy the requirements of a theory and of theory development, with particular reference to human interaction with information. The theory is categorised as grounded and inductive, being based on fieldwork undertaken for the INISS Project and subsequent analysis of relevant papers from a variety of research areas. Conclusion. Recognition of Wilson’s models as representations of an underlying theory of human information behaviour provides an opportunity for its further development in theoretical terms rather than simply as a framework to guide the conduct of research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sheffield: Tom Wilson, 2016
Series
Information Research, ISSN 1368-1613 ; 21(4)
Keywords
Information behaviour, thoery
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11658 (URN)
Conference
ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Zadar, September 20-23, 2016
Available from: 2017-01-06 Created: 2017-01-06 Last updated: 2017-01-09Bibliographically approved
Wilson, T. (2016). Investigating the impact of the e-book in Sweden.. In: Hans Dillaerts and Benôit Epron (Ed.), L’offre de livres numériques à destination des bibliothèques de lecture publique : un regard international. : . Paper presented at Séminaire, Enssib, 2014-2015. (pp. 129-156). Villeurbanne, France: Presses de l’enssib
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Investigating the impact of the e-book in Sweden.
2016 (English)In: L’offre de livres numériques à destination des bibliothèques de lecture publique : un regard international. / [ed] Hans Dillaerts and Benôit Epron, Villeurbanne, France: Presses de l’enssib , 2016, p. 129-156Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Villeurbanne, France: Presses de l’enssib, 2016
Keywords
e-book, Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11655 (URN)
Conference
Séminaire, Enssib, 2014-2015.
Projects
The case of an e-book in a small language culture: Media, technology and effects in the digital society
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2012-42547-98049-26
Available from: 2017-01-06 Created: 2017-01-06 Last updated: 2017-01-09Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E. & Wilson, T. (2016). Publishers’ responses to the e-book phenomenon: survey results from three ‘small language’ markets.. Information research, 21(4), Article ID paper725.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Publishers’ responses to the e-book phenomenon: survey results from three ‘small language’ markets.
2016 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 21, no 4, article id paper725Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sheffield: Tom Wilson, 2016
Keywords
e-book publishing, Sweden, Lithuania, Croatia
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11569 (URN)2-s2.0-85006166006 (Scopus ID)
Projects
The case of an e-book in a small language culture
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2012-42547-98049-26
Available from: 2017-01-01 Created: 2017-01-01 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
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