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Det moderna biblioteket inätverkssamhället: En studie över kulturpolitikers och bibliotekariers åsikter om bibliotekens användande av sociala medier
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

”The modern library in the network society”

A study of cultural politicians and librarians opinions about libraries' use of social media

Social media is becoming more and more interacted in our daily lives and Carlsson (2013) argues that today's libraries have undergone major challenges in the digital information technology's entry in the library arena. The new technology has led to sum up in one question: how a library should relate to the digital information technology, the issue has applied in particular the social communications media, such as Facebook, Twitter and more. The purpose of this paper is to examine the culture of politicians and librarians 'perceptions of public libraries' use of social media linked to the libraries and their democracy promotion efforts. This is analyzed from Castells theories about the network society and the digital divide.

In summary, the study concluded that the majority of the culture politicians and librarians believe that social media is a part of the future of the library. But they have different views on how to get there, cultural politicians describe the ideas for the library and the use of social media more visionary, while the librarians descriptions are more closely with the business. The possibility of dual communication instead of one-way communication took many respondents as an important part of the library's presence on social media. The importance of the library's democracy promotion efforts to reach out to everyone even those as defined by or at risk of falling into the digital divide is also discussed in the study.

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2014. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Social media, library, Facebook, social media, libraries
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102850OAI: diva2:810585
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Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Available from: 2015-05-07 Created: 2015-05-07 Last updated: 2015-05-07Bibliographically approved

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