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Vad gör besökarna på Skellefteå stadsbibliotek?: En observationsstudie om hur biblioteksrummet används.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to strengthen the state of knowledge and understanding of visitors use of the library area at Skellefteå city library based on the development of guidelines for how to work with the future library area based on Jochumsen, Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Skot-Hansen’s (2012) model of the four-spaces. The model contains four important spaces for libraries; the learning, the inspiration, the meeting and the performative space and all of them interact in an ideal library. The research question in this study is: How does the library in Skellefteå work as an inspiring, learning, meeting and performative space? And according to these questions, what kind of model should a new library have according to the four-spaces?

The research method that is used in this study is Given and Leckie´s observational method the seating sweeps and complementing interviews with both visitors and one of the managing librarians. The result illustrated that the most common activity was the physical search for books among children, young adults and adults. For elderly people and especially men the most popular activity was reading the newspaper. These findings showed that the library is used primarily as learning and meeting space for adults but as an inspiring and performative space only for the younger children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [sv]
Bibliotek, four-space model, observation, seating sweeps, besökare
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Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-130686OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-130686DiVA: diva2:1069361
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Skellefteå stadsbibliotek
Educational program
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Available from: 2017-01-27 Created: 2017-01-27 Last updated: 2017-03-07Bibliographically approved

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