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  • 1.
    Byström, Katriina
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Approaches to "task" in contemporary information studies2007In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 12, no 4Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Flöög, Eva-Maria
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Review of: Markless, Sharon (Ed.). The innovative school librarian: thinking outside the box.2009In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 14, no 4Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This book is edited by Sharon Markless, who is a well-known researcher in the field of school and college libraries. The contributions to the book are written by practitioners and it therefore combines research results and practical experience in a fruitful way.

  • 3.
    Francke, Helena
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Review: Eve, Martin Paul. Open access in the humanities: contexts, controversies and the future. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 20142015In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 20, no 3, R545Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Francke, Helena
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Gamalielsson, Jonas
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Lundell, Björn
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Institutional repositories as infrastructures for long-term preservation2017In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 2, paper757Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. The study describes the conditions for long-term preservation of the content of the institutional repositories of Swedish higher education institutions based on an investigation of how deposited files are managed with regards to file format and how representatives of the repositories describe the functions of the repositories. Method. The findings are based on answers to a questionnaire completed by thirty-four institutional repository representatives (97% response rate). Analysis. Questionnaire answers were analysed through descriptive statistics and qualitative coding. The concept of information infrastructures was used to analytically discuss repository work. Results. Visibility and access to content were considered to be the most important functions of the repositories, but long-term preservation was also considered important for publications and student theses. Whereas a majority of repositories had some form of guidelines for which file formats were accepted, very few considered whether or not file formats constitute open standards. This can have consequences for the long-term sustainability and access of the content deposited in the repositories. Conclusion. The study contributes to the discussion about the sustainability of research publications and data in the repositories by pointing to the potential difficulties involved for long-term preservation and access when there is little focus on and awareness of open file formats.

  • 5.
    Gunnarsson, David
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Review of: Sauers, Michael P. Searching 2.0. London: Facet Publishing, 20092009In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 14, no 3Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Gärdén, Cecilia
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Information literacy in the tension between school's discursive practice and students' self-directed learning2016In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 21, no 4Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Self-guided learning has had a major impact on adult education, where information seeking and use are key aspects of learning. With their lack of experience in study contexts, the students are nevertheless assumed to develop information literacy. The paper aims to create an understanding of how information literacy can be recognised in the tension between the schools' practice and the students' self-directed learning. This is done through a qualitative case study including forty-three interviews, thirty observations and seventeen documents, which gave in-depth knowledge of information activities in relation to a complex school assignment. Using a socio-cultural perspective, the analysis led to the identification of several critical aspects of information literacy. The aspects included the distinction between quantitative and qualitative information seeking, critical approaches towards information, knowledge of genres, the ability to identify and use various tools, and the ability to communicate conceptually about information seeking and use. The findings reveal an absence of interaction about information seeking and use in the educational context, as well as a lack of common references in the form of tools and support, leading to difficulties for the students in achieving the results that were expected according to learning objectives.

  • 7.
    Hammarfelt, Björn
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    de Rijcke, Sarah
    CWTS, Leiden University.
    Rushforth, Alex
    CWTS, Leiden University.
    Quantified academic selves: the gamification of research through social networking services2016In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 21, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. Our study critically engages with techniques of self-quantification in contemporary academia, by demonstrating how social networking services enact research and scholarly communication as a 'game'.

    Method. The empirical part of the study involves an analysis of two leading platforms: Impactstory and ResearchGate. Observed qualities of these platforms will be analyzed in detail with concrete examples of gaming features in focus. Subsequently, we relate the development of these digital platforms to a broader 'quantified self movement'. Special attention will also be paid to how these platforms contribute to a general quantification of the academic (authorial) self. 

    Theory. Theoretically we relate the 'gamification' of research to neoliberal ideas about markets and competition. Our analysis then extends to long-standing and fundamental ideas about self-betterment expressed in the philosophy of Peter Sloterdijk. 

    Findings. Our study shows how social networking services, such as ResearchGate and Impactstory, enact researchers as 'entrepreneurs of themselves' in a marketplace of ideas, and the quantification of scholarly reputation to a single number plays an important role in this process. Moreover, the technologies that afford these types of quantifiable interactions affect the 'unfolding ontology' of algorithmic academic identities. 

    Conclusions. The gamification of quantified academic selves intensifies the competitive nature of scholarship, it commodifies academic outputs and it might lead to goal displacement and cheating. However, self-quantification might also serve as a liberating and empowering activity for the individual researcher as alternative measures of impact and productivity are provided by these platforms.

  • 8.
    Hammarfelt, Björn
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Åström, Fredrik
    Lund University.
    Hansson, Joacim
    Linneaus University.
    Scientific publications as boundary objects: theorising the intersection of classification and research evaluation2017In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 1, colis1623Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. When using bibliometrics for research evaluation, the classification of research fields is an issue of great importance. The purpose of this paper is to outline a brief theoretical framework for analysing the role of classification in research evaluation practices. 

    Theory. Taking departure in the concept of ‘boundary objects’ we develop a theoretical framework for analyses of how scientific publications negotiate between different social worlds. Moreover, by adding the perspective of large evaluative infrastructures our study seeks to highlight tensions between local practices and global standards. 

    Empirical example. One scientific article was analysed in terms of the different ways it can be classified on author and affiliation levels, on a documental level, and on a bureaucratic level. 

    Discussion. Publications are boundary objects residing between social worlds: the context of communication and the context of evaluation. Tensions between social worlds become apparent in infrastructures, which aims to serve the demands both of communication and of evaluation.

  • 9.
    Hedemark, Åse
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Hedman, Jenny
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Sundin, Olof
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Speaking of users: On User Discourses in the Field of Public Libraries2005In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 10, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Hultgren, Frances
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Bokrecension: Case, Donald O. Looking for information: a survey of research on information seeking, needs and behavior2003In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 8, no 3Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Hultgren, Frances
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Johansson, Barbro
    Making sense of participation in cultural activities for children.2013In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 18, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. This paper investigates participatory practices in library activities for young children and their care-givers in a specific cultural context. Method. Using an ethnographic approach data were collected through participant observations of songtimes for babies and toddlers, and interviews and group interviews with staff and care-givers. Analysis. With a theoretical departure point in communities of practice the data were analysed by searching for themes and connections to cultural contexts. Trustworthiness was ensured through triangulation: observations of children’s activities were related to the interpretations of care-givers’ through interviews; member checking through feedback from adult participants; and, ongoing discussions of interpretations between the researchers. Results. The study's findings show how library activities for children can serve as spaces where both a community of practice focused on “mothering” can develop as well as special child communities of practice. Participation is identified as work involving children, adults and professionals in interaction with place and promoted by a view of place as dynamic rather than static. Conclusions. We conclude that participatory practices in library activities for young children are situated and co-evolve through intergenerational dialogue; they are also partial and ongoing. By promoting intercultural dialogue, library activities for young children may become more socially inclusive.

  • 12.
    Jarneving, Bo
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Reply to Larsen: 'The publication activity of Region Västra Götaland: a critical comment'2009In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 14, no 4Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The point of departure of Larsen's criticism is that the application of the whole counting method constitutes a 'problem of non-additivity'. This problem applies to the attribution of papers to unique institutions in address fields in bibliographic records representing Swedish research published during the period 1998-2006. The objective of this research was to visualize the regional publications structure and to provide a regional research profile based on national baselines. The points of criticism in Larsen's paper are reviewed in the same order as they appear in his critique.

  • 13.
    Jarneving, Bo
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    The publication activity of Region Västra Götaland: a bibliometric study of an administrative and political Swedish region during the period 1998-20062009In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 14, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. A descriptive bibliometric study on a sub-national level with the aim to map a Swedish region's visibility and research collaboration during the observation period 1998-2006 was conducted. Method. Indicators and measures of research performance were constructed on basis of national standards. Results. Results show that the citation and publication patterns basically mirrored the national science and technology system, though some deviations were observed. The more influential science and technology fields were identified along with their more active regional producers of published research. A publication profile of the region was generated as well as a mapping of the balance between productivity and citation impact. Applying a research typology, different types of joint publishing and their relations to research areas were explored. Conclusions. The results are primarily of interest for local research policy but also of interest for a wider audience as a suggested method approach for similar regional assessment tasks.

  • 14.
    Johansson, Veronica
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Limberg, Louise
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Seeking critical literacies in information practices: Reconceptualising critical literacy as situated and tool-mediated enactments of meaning2017In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 1, 1611Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. This paper argues for a reconceptualisation of critical literacy into critical literacies as a merger of respective strengths in two traditions: the elaborate politicised conceptions of critical in associated literacy traditions, and the attention to situated enactments of meaning expressed in literacies approaches. 

    Method. Firstly, a selective conceptual review forms basis for the reconceptualisation of critical literacies. Secondly, this reconceptualisation is used to reinterpret a small convenience sample of information practices studies. 

    Analysis. Information practices studies are re-interpreted with particular attention to two main aspects of the critical literacies reconceptualisation in terms of evaluative and transformative enactments of meaning. 

    Results. The individual studies analysed can be reinterpreted as also describing critical literacies although, due to their alternative framings, not naming them as such and merely comprising a limited range of possible aspects. 

    Conclusion. Focus on situated enactments of critical literacy (critical literacies) can provide a topical addition to the analytical focus and explanatory realm of information practices studies. These studies in turn can help further explore the critical literacies concept and formulate relations between normative definitions and local practices. This requires, however, explicit and comprehensive attention to critical literacies beyond and across sites, tools and users in new ways.

  • 15.
    Larsson, Jan
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    The Retrievability of a Discipline: a Domain Analytic View of Classification2007In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 12, no 4Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 16.
    Lassi, Monica
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Sonnenwald, Diane H.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Identifying factors that may impact the adoption and use of a social science collaboratory: a synthesis of previous research2010In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 15, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. This paper examines and synthesizes previous research in scientific collaboration, scholarly communication, scientific collaboratories, scientific disciplines, invisible colleges and virtual communities to identify factors that may impact the design, adoption and use of a collaboratory within librarianship and information science. Results. A taxonomy of factors that appear to impact the design, adoption and use of a collaboratory emerged from the synthesis. Six types of factors were identified: factors that impact a researcher's career advancements; factors concerning aspects of doing science which affect researchers on a personal level, other than their career; factors focusing on whether the benefits of submitting to and using a collaboratory is worth the cost for the individual; disciplinary and factors focusing on science and disciplines in general, such as the development of new methodology within a discipline; factors that affect the community of researchers; and factors that are the costs of developing and sustaining a collaboratory for a community or discipline. Conclusions. The taxonomy provides a concise overview of explanatory factors concerning the adoption and use of collaboratories. The taxonomy provides a theoretical framework to guide future research which explores the adoption and use of a collaboratory in disciplines not yet studied, e.g., library and information science.

  • 17.
    Lassi, Monica
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Sonnenwald, Diane H.
    The socio-technical design of a library and information science collaboratory2013In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 18, no 2, 1368-1613 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. We present a prototype collaboratory, a socio-technical platform to support sharing research data collection instruments in library and information science. No previous collaboratory has attempted to facilitate sharing digital research data collection instruments among library and information science researchers. Method. We have taken a socio-technical approach to design, which includes a review of previous research on collaboratories; an empirical study of specific needs of library and information science researchers; and a use case design method to design the prototype collaboratory. Scenarios of future interactions, use cases, were developed using an analytically-driven approach to scenario design. The use cases guided the implementation of the prototype collaboratory in the MediaWiki software package. Results. The prototype collaboratory design is presented as seven use cases, which each describe central uses of the collaboratory and together illustrate how human system interaction has been facilitated in the prototype collaboratory. Conclusion. Future research includes usability testing to complement the analytically-generated scenarios of use and to expand with the production of use cases for specific groups of users.

  • 18.
    Limberg, Louise
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Review of: Torras, Maria-Carme and Saetre, Tove Pemmer. Information literacy education: a process approach. Professionalising the pedagogical role of academic libraries.2009In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 14, no 4Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Information literacy is a cherished concept, especially within the profession of librarianship. The authors of this work are professionals in two academic libraries in the city of Bergen, Norway.

  • 19.
    Limberg, Louise
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Synthesizing or diversifying library and information science. Sketching past achievements, current happenings and future prospects, with an interest in including or excluding approaches: 2017In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Limberg, Louise
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Sundin, Olof
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Teaching information seeking: relating information literacy education to theories of information behaviour2006In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 12, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Lindsköld, Linnéa
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Review of: Wright, David. Understanding cultural taste: sensation, skill and sensibility. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613Article, review/survey (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Lloyd, Annemaree
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Hultgren, Frances
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    The remaking of fractured landscapes: Supporting refugees in transition (SpiRiT)2017In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction.How refugees learn to reshape their fractured information landscape and re-establish ways of knowing to support their resettlement into a host society is explored. Of particular interest is how refugees access, use and share information to support information needs which emerge during the resettlement process. Method. Face-to-face interviews were conducted in the language selected by the participant. Photo-voice technique was also employed and culminated in a focus group in which participants discussed the photos. The first phase of the qualitative analysis is reported in this paper. Analysis. Data from interviews, focus groups and images captured by photo-voice technique were coded thematically, focusing on the similarities and differences in perspective. Results.In the resettlement process refugees strive to regain a sense of place. Information is a critical resource for resettlement, but access to information and trust in that information pose challenges in moving from the liminal zone of marginality towards social integration. The digital environment threads through refugees’ information experiences and represents a significant social ground. Conclusions. Findings from the first phase of this study have provided us with new concepts and ways of describing the impacts of resettlement from an information perspective. It also affords an opportunity to consider how information resilience is shaped and emerges.

  • 23.
    Lorentzen, David
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Twitter conversation dynamics of political controversies: The case of Sweden's December Agreement2016In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 21, no 2, SM3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. Following the news of an extraordinary agreement between six political parties, intense discussions on Twitter took place, suitable for investigation of political controversies on the platform. The purpose is to analyse threaded conversations on Twitter in relation to this political event.

    Method. By using the streaming API with a set of hashtags and the most active participants in the conversations, tweets related to the event and tweets belonging to the follow-on conversation were captured. From this set, the replies were used to build conversational threads.

    Analysis. The dataset was analysed using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The overall lifecycle of the conversations was outlined using statistical methods. Ten conversational threads were studied using qualitative content analysis.

    Results. Immediately after the agreement, activity was focused on information diffusion, but following this, discussions emerged. Politicians were frequently talked to but rarely replied to tweets directed to them. Citizens from the general public dominated the activity.

    Conclusions. Conversations do exist beyond the hashtag but few examples of democratic debate were found. Conversations are more likely to develop within tightly knit groups followership-wise. Echo chambers as well as discussions where non like-minded argued were identified. Consensus formation was not common.

  • 24.
    Lundh, Anna
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Information practices in elementary school2008In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 13, no 4, 10- p.Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this summary I present the theoretical and methodological starting points of a study that will be conducted during 2008. The study is a part of my doctoral thesis which in general deals with information practices in an elementary school. The thesis is related to the research field within librarianship and information science called information needs, seeking and use (see Case 2007), as well as to the field of information literacy, which has emerged somewhat independently of the information seeking field (Limberg and Sundin 2006). The thesis also borders the field of educational science. A basic assumption for the whole thesis is that the ways in which adults understand children and childhood is a prerequisite for how institutions for children, such as an elementary school, are designed (Mayall 2000: 120). Therefore it can be argued that a deeper understanding of children's lives in the contemporary society is always relevant. Two conditions, that is, the development of new ICT-tools and new teaching methods, have influenced both educators and schoolchildren during the last decades. These changes can be seen as intertwined and they highlight questions regarding information seeking and use. The new ICT tools have increased the possibilities to store and retrieve information and can also be said to have implications for the definition of literacy (Andersen 2006; Säljö 2005: chap. VII). The new teaching methods are characterized by a high degree of student activity, including students' own information seeking and use, as opposed to traditional ways of 'teaching the class' (comp. Macbeth 2000: 21ff). In Sweden, even the youngest school children are expected to work to some extent independently with problem-centred assignments. However, it has been shown that the implementation of ICT-tools in the lower grades is a complex process. For example, not all ways of seeking and using information are welcomed by educators (Davidsson et al. 2007). It has also been shown that problem-centred ways of working are not unproblematic, since they may collide with the traditional discursive practices of school (Alexandersson and Limberg 2003; Lundh and Limberg 2008). The present study is based on the assumption that school is a new social and discursive practice for young school children, who are expected to become competent members of that practice (Macbeth 2000). To become a successful pupil you need to understand the discursive practices of school (Säljö 2000: 204f), which includes certain ways of seeking and using information. The aim of the present study is to create an understanding of the kinds of information activities that are regarded as appropriate or less appropriate in the social and discursive practices of elementary school, from the perspective of the children.

  • 25.
    Lundh, Anna Hampson
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT. Curtin University.
    Subject positions of children in information behaviour research2016In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 21, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. This paper problematises how children are categorised as a specific user group within information behaviour research and discusses the implications of this categorisation.

    Methods. Two edited collections of papers on children’s information behaviour are analysed.

    Analysis. The analysis is influenced by previous discourse analytic studies of users within information science and by the sociology of childhood and the discourse analytic concept of subject positions guides the analysis.

    Results. In the children-focussed discourse of information behaviour research, children are described as being characterised by distinctive child-typical features, which means that similarities between children and other groups, as well as differences within the group, are downplayed. Children are also characterised by deficiencies: by not being adults, by not being mature and by not being competent information seekers. The discourse creates a position of power for adults, and for children a position as those in need of expert help. Children are also ascribed a subject position as users of technologies that affect the group in various ways.

    Conclusions. It is suggested that information behaviour research would benefit from shifting the focus from trying to explain how children innately are and therefore behave with information, to creating understandings of various information practices which involve people of a young age.

  • 26.
    Lundh, Anna Hampson
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Limberg, Louise
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Lloyd, Annemaree
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Swapping settings: Researching information literacy in workplace and in educational contexts2013In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 18, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: Information literacy research is characterised by a multitude of interests, research approaches and theoretical starting-points. Challenges lie in the relevance of research to professional fields where information literacy is a concern, and the need to build a strong theoretical base for the research area. We aim to lay a foundation for a discussion on how researchers may approach issues of norms and values in information literacy, through a comparison between selected studies in educational and workplace settings respectively. Method: Eight recent empirical studies on information literacy were selected for analysis; four of educational settings and four of workplace settings. Analysis: A comparison between the eight studies was made with a focus on conceptualisations of information literacy and approaches to issues of norms and values. Results: Two approaches to norms and values in relation to information literacy were identified in the eight studies. The studies conducted with students have a clear evaluative approach, while three of the workplace studies are characterised by an explorative approach. One workplace study has an intermediate position. The evaluative and explorative approaches are then swapped, to examine how relevant each approach is in the context of the other setting. In this way, we are able to discuss underlying perspectives that direct research. Conclusion: Our analysis suggests that well-chosen theoretical perspectives are necessary if information literacy researchers wish to influence professional practice.

  • 27.
    Lundh, Anna
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Limberg, Louise
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Designing by Decorating: The Use of Pictures in Primary School.2012In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 17, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. This paper concerns the concept of information use. The aim of the study is to understand how information use, as an activity, is shaped when project-based methods are used in primary school. The particular focus here is information use which involves visual information resources. It relates to the overarching aim of a set of studies describing and illustrating how information literacies are enacted and socially shaped in Swedish primary schools. Method. 25 booklets, produced by children at a Swedish primary school when working with project-based assignments, were collected during an ethnographical study. Analysis. An analysis of the relationships between pictures and text in the 25 booklets was conducted. Results. The analysis suggests that the pictures in the booklets are subordinated to written text and their functions are decorative and illustrative. Pictures are seldom used for explaining or narrating. Conclusions. An underpinning idea of the study is to understand information activities as purposeful within the settings where they take place. Given earlier research indicating that project-based working methods tend to be focused on the reproduction of facts and the making of products rather than on contents, it could be argued that the children's use of pictures in this study is purposeful. However, if this use of pictures is a desirable outcome could be a matter of discussion. The findings may be relevant for developing teaching in the multimodal aspects of information use.

  • 28.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    book2002In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 7, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Book review: Beck, A., Bennet, P., and Wall, P. Communication studies: the essential introduction. London/New York: Routledge, 261 p2002In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 7, no 4Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Book review: Compaine, B. M. and Greenstein S. eds. Communication policy in transition: the Internet and beyond. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 425 p2002In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 7, no 4Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Book review: diSessa, Andrea A. Changing minds: computer, learning, and literacy. Cambridge (Mass.): The MIT Press, 271 p2002In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 7, no 4Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Book review: Lee, Stuart D. Building an electronic resource collection: a practical guide. London: LA Publishing, 147 p2002In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 7, no 4Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 33.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Book review: Meadows, Jack. Understanding information. München, KG Saur, 112 p2002In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 7, no 4Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Book review: Scammell, Alison (ed.). Handbook of information management. 8th edition. London: Aslib-IMI, 2001. 546 p2002In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 7, 3- p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Book review: Scammell, Alison (ed.). Handbook of information management. 8th edition. London: Aslib-IMI, 2001. 546 p2002In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 7, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Book review: Scammell, Alison (ed.). Handbook of information management. 8th edition. London: Aslib-IMI, 2001. 546 p2002In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 7, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Book review: Scammell, Alison (ed.). Handbook of information management. 8th edition. London: Aslib-IMI, 2001. 546 p2002In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 7, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 38.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Book review: Stevenson, Nick. Understanding media cultures. 2nd ed. London: Sage Publications, 255 p2002In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 8, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 39.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Book review: Stevenson, Nick. Understanding media cultures. 2nd ed. London: Sage Publications, 255 p2002In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 8, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 40.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Book review: Stevenson, Nick. Understanding media cultures. 2nd ed. London: Sage Publications, 255 p2002In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 8, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 41.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Collections and collections: review of three books on library collections.2012In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 17, no 1, revs437- p.Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Conference report: International Conference 'Publishing Trends and Contexts 2014, Focus: Digital Authors and Electronic Books', 8-9 December, 2014, Pula, Croatia2015In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 20, no 1, paper653Article, review/survey (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Information needs research in Russia and Lithuania, 1965-20032006In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 11, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Reiew of: Brunton, Finn & Nissenbaum, Helen. Obfuscation: a user's guide for privacy and protest Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015. 2016In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 21, no 4, R583Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Review of: Alaszewski, Andy. Using diaries for social research. London: Sage Publications, 20062006In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Review of: Assange, Julian, (Ed.) et al. Cypherpunks: freedom and the future of the internet .2013In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 18, no 3, R486- p.Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Review of: Bailey, Steve. Managing the crowd: rethinking records management for the Web 2.0 world London: Facet, 20082008In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 13, no 1Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Review of: Basset, Hervé, Stuart, David & Silber, Denise From Science 2.0 to Pharma 3.0 : Semantic search and social media in the pharmaceutical industry and STM publishing. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2012.2013In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 18, no 2, R479- p.Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Review of: Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. Introduction to information science. London: Facet Publishing, 2012.2012In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 17, no 4, R465- p.Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Review of: Bell, David. An introduction to cybercultures. London: Routledge, 20012003In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 8, no 2, review no. R077- p.Article, book review (Other academic)
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