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Slumpmässig Informationssökning eller ”Jag talar hellre om inspiration”. Skådespelares slumpmässiga informationsanskaffning
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Random information acquisition or ”I would rather talk about inspiration”. Actors’ random information acquisition (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study has been to investigate actors’ methods for acquiring information that is necessary for their profession, with a focus on the more random methods they might possibly use. The study is based on the following questions: What information needs do actors have in relation to their profession? Which methods do actors use to procure information? Which information systems do actors use? What role does the library play in the actors’ acquisition of information? Through an interview study with 10 informants a picture is formed of the actors’ information behavior. With the help of theoretical ideas regarding random methods of acquisition, we describe which information needs actors have and how they acquire that information. They primarily use a constant gathering of information or, as they choose to call it, inspiration. It turns out that what they consider to be of greatest importance considering inspiration is to have access to their own innermost, their inner voice and their own experience. Therefore they gather sources of inspiration sometimes at apparently illogical places, through social contacts, studies of human behavior, other theater productions, libraries, a ride in the public transportation system, or a visit to a café. The informants are positive towards their experience with libraries as institutions. They reveal that they often utilize library resources in their information and inspiration gathering. Even though not all informants are active library users, they have all at least once been that.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2006.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2006:121
Keywords [en]
informationssökning, information encountering
Keywords [sv]
slumpmässig informationsanskaffning, kunskapsväska, skådespelare
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-18388Local ID: 2320/1712OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-18388DiVA, id: diva2:1310304
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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