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Fyrfältsmodellens konsekvenser för folkbibliotekets ljudmiljö: tänkbara utmaningar och sätt att hantera dessa
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Four Spaces Model’s Consequences for the Sound Environment at Public Libraries : challenges and possible solutions (English)
Abstract [en]

This study examines the Four Spaces Model, from a sound environment perspective. It raises two questions: 1) What are the challenges for The Four Spaces Model, in terms of soundscape, when it is implemented into public libraries? 2) How can the challenges be managed?

There has been used a variation of methods, included using an article about The Four Spaces Model, the Danish homepage “Modelprogram for folkebiblioteker”, as well as visiting three Swedish public libraries.

Since the model seems to stipulate an open plan solution, there is a propensity for higher sound levels. The sound level could impair activities inside the library, for an example, reading comprehension might be impaired. Noise levels might be so high, that spoken communication would be harder to understand, especially for children, disabled people and foreign language speakers. The Swedish library law stipulates that these groups should be given particular consideration. Furthermore, the sound levels might be so high, that the space needs acoustic treatment, or even rebuilding, like the public library Garaget in Malmö.

Zoning and acoustic treatment may not be sufficient to provide a good sound environment. Separate rooms would provide a good sound environment, but it is unclear if it is consistent with the model. Sound masking techniques could be used, but is unproven and has not received a mainly positive response from workers in open plan offices.

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2018.
Keywords [sv]
Ljudmiljö, folkbibliotek, four spaces, buller, akustik, läsning, samtal, planlösning, zonindelning.
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Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-16001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-16001DiVA, id: diva2:1305326
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Library and Information Science
Available from: 2019-04-18 Created: 2019-04-16 Last updated: 2019-04-18Bibliographically approved

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