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Title: Probleminventering av några forskares informationshantering : En fråga för biblioteket?
Other Titles: An inventory of problems found in researchers’ information management processes : A question for the Library?
Authors: Egevad, Per
Department: Högskolan i Borås/Institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap (BHS)
Issue Date: 9-Mar-2009
Series/Report no.: Magisteruppsats
Media type: text
Keywords: critical incident technique (cit)
forskares primärprocesser
kritisk incident metod
vetenskapliga bibliotek
Abstract: The aim of this Master’s thesis is to investigate if the library can be a real partner for researchers in managing and dealing with their research information. In this study, six researchers have been interviewed about their problems with information management. This study uses the method Critical Incident Technique for the interviews with the researchers. This method focuses mainly on problems and what happens around those problems. The interview results have been prepared with automatic clustering and analysed with the help of a theoretical model from Minnesota University Library. This is a model of the scholarly research process described in four overlapping areas: 1) Discover, 2) Gather, 3) Create and 4) Share. The studies result gives that there seems to be no problem with accessing full text information, the problem is rather narrowing down the search to get enough time to read it all. The researchers do not find any search skills in the library that match their own search skills. On the question if the library works well as a partner, the answer in this study is no. The researchers do not see the library as a partner in working with research information, but only as a supplier of documents. When they need assistance, they turn to colleagues, students, email, and as a last resort, the library.
ISSN: 1654-0247
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