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Patterns of perceived public library outcomes in five countries
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to compare the perceived benefits of public libraries between five culturally different countries: Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, South Korea and the USA. Design/methodology/ ...
The value of public libraries : a socio-economic analysis
(Editrice Bibliografica, 2011)
Perceived outcomes of public libraries in Finland, Norway and the Netherlands
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to compare the perceived benefits of public libraries and their structure in the major areas of life between Finland, Norway and the Netherlands. Design/methodology/approach – ...
Biblioteket som motor i å skape lokalsamfunn med sammenhengskraft i en flerkulturell storbykontekst
(Det Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi, 2013-11)
Er bibliotekfeltets nye ideer om bibliotekene som møteplasser i lokalsamfunnet og motorer for integrasjon og bygging av lokalsamfunn med sammenhengskraft i samsvar eller i konflikt med holdninger i omgivelsene? Med ...
How do public libraries function as meeting places?
How are libraries used as meeting places, and by whom? Through survey data, six categories of places are identified: the library as a "square," as a place for meeting diverse people, as a public sphere, as a place for joint ...
The information practices of business PhD students
Purpose – The purpose of this paper was to investigate how PhD students discover, choose and use information and literature for their research. Design/methodology/approach – Eight PhD students at the Norwegian Business ...
Folkebibliotekets bidrag til sosial integrasjon: Foreløpige funn fra Place-prosjektet
(University of Borås, 2008)
Public libraries, social capital, and low intensive meeting places
(Information Research, 2007)
Introduction. This paper presents a research project aiming at eliciting the potential of public libraries in building social capital, and promoting generalized trust in today's multicultural society. Method. Two approaches ...
Public libraries : a meeting place for immigrant women?
The potential role of the public library in the lives of immigrant women is elicited by in-depth interviews with nine female immigrants to Norway from Iran, Afghanistan, and Kurdistan. The research utilizes social ...
Libraries and return on investment (ROI): A meta-analysis
Purpose of this paper: The need to communicate the value of libraries is growing, and especially now during the global financial crisis. As a response library valuation research is expanding and there is now a need for a ...