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Bibliotekscaféet som place: En användarstudie om bibliotkscaféer på folkbibliotek
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
The library café as a place : A user study about the public library café (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate the meaning of the library café for its visitors as a place. By this study we want to see how important the library café is as a place. Our theoretical departure point is an adaption of the space and place-theory, by Fisher, Saxton, Edwards & Mai. By adapting the theory to a library perspective it helps us to understand how library users look upon the library café as place. Using a qualitative approach the empirical material has been collected through observations and interviews. We observed and carried out interviews with six library café visitors at three different library cafés. Our findings are that the library café is used in many different ways and by many different peoples. The library café is seen by its visitors as a good place for combining a coffee break or a meal with reading, studying or being social. Our conclusion is that the library café as a place can be compared to a “living room for society”, a third place where both high- and low-intensive meetings can take place.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2011.
Series
Kandidatuppsats ; 2011:14
Keywords [en]
bibliotekscafé, space and place, observation
Keywords [sv]
mötesplats, folkbibliotek, intervju, användarstudie
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20564Local ID: 2320/8349OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20564DiVA, id: diva2:1312498
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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