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dc.contributor.authorAudunson, Ragnaren_US
dc.contributor.authorVårheim, Andreasen_US
dc.contributor.authorAabø, Svanhilden_US
dc.contributor.authorDokk Holm, Erlingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-19T09:36:43Z
dc.date.available2014-03-19T09:36:43Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.citationAudunson, R., Vårheim, A., Aabø, S., & Holm, E. D. (2007). Public libraries, social capital, and low intensive meeting places. Information Research, 12.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1368-1613en_US
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 371301en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10642/1897
dc.description.abstractIntroduction. 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 to research, the societal approach and the institutional approach are identified. The concept of low intensive versus high intensive meeting places is presented. A survey among inhabitants in four different metropolitan communities varying according to demographic characteristics in general, and the percentage of the population with a non-Western background in particular was undertaken. Initial results from a survey on how the public library is taken into use as a meeting place are presented and analysed. Analysis. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse the research question. Results. The survey results indicate that the library is a complex meeting place with a range of meetings along a continuum from high intensive to low intensive meetings. Conclusions. The library's potential role as a promoter of social capital by functioning as a low intensive meeting place seems to offer a promising research agenda.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInformation Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInformation research;en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Biblioteks- og informasjonsvitenskap: 320en_US
dc.subjectPublic librariesen_US
dc.subjectSocial capitalen_US
dc.titlePublic libraries, social capital, and low intensive meeting placesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.description.versionThis article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivative Works Licenseen_US
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dc.identifier.doihttp://informationr.net/ir/12-4/colis/colis20.html


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