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Nordeborg, Yoshiko
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Michnik, K., Eriksson, C. & Nordeborg, Y. (2013). The public library user and the charter tourist: two travellers, one analogy. Information research, 18(3)
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2013 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 18, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. A new theoretical model, relevant to library and information science, is implemented in this paper. The aim of this study is to contribute to the theoretical concepts of library and information science by introducing an ethnological model developed for investigating charter tourist styles thereby increasing our knowledge of users' approaches to public libraries. Method. This is an empirically grounded study. One hundred and eighty-two library visitors were interviewed at Swedish public libraries during 2011. Analysis. Both quantitative and qualitative content analysis were used in the treatment of the empirical data. Results. The paper is divided into three parts. The first part introduces the ethnological model. The second part presents the application of the model on the empirical data. The third part identifies possible research questions concerning public library user approaches. Conclusions. This study shows that it is fruitful to apply a travel analogy for mapping user approaches to public libraries. Five public library user approaches are identified. The application can be used as a tool in order to discuss priorities in public library activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Sheffield: Department of Information Studies, 2013
Keywords
public libraries, user studies
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1751 (URN)000329310400013 ()2320/13203 (Local ID)2320/13203 (Archive number)2320/13203 (OAI)
Note

It is included in the proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-22 August, 2013

Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-15Bibliographically approved
Nordeborg, Y., Michnik, K. & Eriksson, C. (2012). Användarnas bibliotek:förväntningar och utmaningar i det samtida folkbiblioteket. Paper presented at Jubiliumkonferens 2012, Borås, Sverige. Paper presented at Jubiliumkonferens 2012, Borås, Sverige.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Användarnas bibliotek:förväntningar och utmaningar i det samtida folkbiblioteket
2012 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Keywords
Library and Information Science
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6962 (URN)2320/11925 (Local ID)2320/11925 (Archive number)2320/11925 (OAI)
Conference
Jubiliumkonferens 2012, Borås, Sverige
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22
Eriksson, C., Nordeborg, Y. & Michnik, K. (2012). På resande fot: modeller över folkbiblioteksanvändares behov. In: : . Paper presented at Konferens Mötesplats-Borås:profession - forskning, Borås 11-12 oktober 2012. Borås
Open this publication in new window or tab >>På resande fot: modeller över folkbiblioteksanvändares behov
2012 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: , 2012
Keywords
folkbibliotek, användarstudier
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11112 (URN)
Conference
Konferens Mötesplats-Borås:profession - forskning, Borås 11-12 oktober 2012
Projects
Bibliotekstjänsters sociala funktioner och värde för individ och samhälle
Available from: 2016-11-03 Created: 2016-11-03 Last updated: 2016-11-07Bibliographically approved
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