Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 288092
Sist endret: 18. september 2014 13:33
Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 288092
Sist endret: 18. september 2014 13:33
Prosjekt

PLACE: Public Libraries – Arenas for Citizenship: An Investigation of the Public Library as a Meeting Place in a Digital and Multicultural Context

prosjektleder

Ragnar Andreas Audunson
ved Institutt for arkiv-, bibliotek- og informasjonsfag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • UiT Norges arktiske universitet
  • Institutt for arkiv-, bibliotek- og informasjonsfag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
  • Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
  • Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo

Finansiering

  • Norges forskningsråd

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Biblioteks- og informasjonsvitenskap

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. august 2007 Slutt: 31. desember 2012

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

PLACE: Public Libraries – Arenas for Citizenship: An Investigation of the Public Library as a Meeting Place in a Digital and Multicultural Context

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

The project aims at studying the potential of public libraries of functioning as public spaces and meeting places in multicultural urban communities with a capacity of fostering social capital. Citizenship implies a feeling of community with fellow-citizens and with the polity in question. Community, in turn, is dependent upon a minimum degree of shared identity. These shared values are an integrated part of social capital. In today's multicultural and digital society, creating common arenas capable of fostering community is not a trivial task. As both a public space and a centre of knowledge and culture, the public library has a potential for being a vital part of a local community. It is used by most segments of society and it is a junction where different cultures as well as different spheres of
life meet - education, leisure and entertainment, work and business. This research project is aiming towards an understanding of the role of the public library in the making of social capital. The project aims at studying: 1. The extent and ways the library is taken into use as a meeting place, e.g. in the Habermasian sense as an arena for undistorted communication, as a social meeting place preventing social isolation and as a meeting place promoting local identity, history and culture. 2. Perceptions regarding the librarys potential in generating social capital. 3. The library's role as a low-intensive meeting place. 4. The interplay between digital and physical arenas, and 5. Community differences. Barriers to community participation and citizenship and, thus, the character of the meeting places needed, may vary between communities/urban spaces, e.g. according to the proportion of ethnic minorities, education, age-distribution, employment, local history and local traditions etc. The study aims at generating knowledge about such variations and the research will therefore be undertaken in three different communities in Oslo varying along such dimensions and Tromsø.

Tittel

PLACE: Public Libraries – Arenas for Citizenship: An Investigation of the Public LIbrary as a Meeting Place in a Digital and Multicultural Context

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

The project aims at studying the potential of public libraries of functioning as public spaces and meeting places in multicultural urban communities with a capacity of fostering social capital. Citizenship implies a feeling of community with fellow-citizens and with the polity in question. Community, in turn, is dependent upon a minimum degree of shared identity. These shared values are an integrated part of social capital. In today's multicultural and digital society, creating common arenas capable of fostering community is not a trivial task. As both a public space and a centre of knowledge and culture, the public library has a potential for being a vital part of a local community. It is used by most segments of society and it is a junction where different cultures as well as different spheres of life meet - education, leisure and entertainment, work and business. This research project is aiming towards an understanding of the role of the public library in the making of social capital. The project aims at studying: 1. The extent and ways the library is taken into use as a meeting place, e.g. in the Habermasian sense as an arena for undistorted communication, as a social meeting place preventing social isolation and as a meeting place promoting local identity, history and culture. 2. Perceptions regarding the librarys potential in generating social capital. 3. The library's role as a low-intensive meeting place. 4. The interplay between digital and physical arenas, and 5. Community differences. Barriers to community participation and citizenship and, thus, the character of the meeting places needed, may vary between communities/urban spaces, e.g. according to the proportion of ethnic minorities, education, age-distribution, employment, local history and local traditions etc. The study aims at generating knowledge about such variations and the research will therefore be undertaken in three different communities in Oslo varying along such dimensions and Tromsø.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Ragnar Andreas Audunson

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for arkiv-, bibliotek- og informasjonsfag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
Aktiv cristin-person

Erling Dokk Holm

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Høyskolen Kristiania

Svanhild Aabø

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for arkiv-, bibliotek- og informasjonsfag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
Aktiv cristin-person

Sunniva Evjen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for arkiv-, bibliotek- og informasjonsfag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet

Synnøve Ulvik

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for arkiv-, bibliotek- og informasjonsfag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
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Resultater Resultater

Placing the public library – a comparative analysis of political perceptions.

Evjen, Sunniva; Audunson, Ragnar Andreas. 2012, OSLOMETDoktorgradsavhandling

Use of library space and the library as place.

Aabø, Svanhild; Audunson, Ragnar Andreas. 2012, Library & Information Science Research. OSLOMETVitenskapelig artikkel

How can the local library become a meeting place for immigrants?

Ulvik, Synnøve. 2011, Nordic Library Conference. OSLOMETVitenskapelig foredrag

Public libraries: A meeting place for immigrant women?

Audunson, Ragnar Andreas; Essmat, Sophie; Aabø, Svanhild. 2011, Library & Information Science Research. OSLOMETVitenskapelig artikkel

The value of public libraries: A socio-economic analysis.

Aabø, Svanhild. 2011, OSLOMETVitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
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