Dataset: Between the Elite and the Audience. Literary Taste and the Promotion of Literature in Norwegian Public Libraries, 1998

Abstract

The project's objective was to describe and characterize the literary taste of librarians, their attitudes towards fiction and the extent to which their tastes and attitudes affect their literature promotion practices. Librarians in public libraries play a crucial role in the promotion of fiction in Norway. Therefore, their preferences and attitudes concerning this type of literature are of interest. The questionnaire was sent to the entire population of educated librarians employed in public libraries. A series of qualitative interviews were also conducted as part of the project. However, these are not included in the present documentation.

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Between the Elite and the Audience. Literary Taste and the Promotion of Literature in Norwegian Public Libraries, 1998

Identification Number

NSD1651

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Smidt, Jofrid Karner Oslo University College

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Smidt, Jofrid Karner Oslo University College HIO Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 1998 Jofrid Karner Smidt, HIO

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2016-05-20

Notes

Original data from Jofrid Karner Smidt, Oslo University College are documented and prepared, 1st NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Between the Elite and the Audience. Literary Taste and the Promotion of Literature in Norwegian Public Libraries, 1998". Data collected by Jofrid Karner Smidt, Oslo University College, Oslo. 1st NSD edition, Bergen 2016.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
1997 1998

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
1997-01-01 1998-12-31

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

City

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

Educated librarians in Norwegian public libraries.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Smidt, Jofrid Karner, Oslo University College  (HIO)

Sampling Procedure

The questionnaire was sent to the entire population of educated librarians in Norwegian public libraries.  
Gross sample: 991 persons
Net sample: 664 persons
Response rate: 67%

Mode of Data Collection

Paper/pencil questionnaire

Location

Availability Status

Data from ”Between the Elite and the Audience. Literary Taste and the Promotion of Literature in Norwegian Public Libraries, 1998” are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Extent of Collection

One data file; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data from "Between the Elite and the Audience. Literary Taste and the Promotion of Literature in Norwegian Public Libraries, 1998" are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
“(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Between the Elite and the Audience. Literary Taste and the Promotion of Literature in Norwegian Public Libraries, 1998". The data are provided by Jofrid Karner Smidt, Oslo University College and prepared and made available by the NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Jofrid Karner Smidt, Oslo University College nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.”

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Conditions

The order form has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Jofrid Karner Smidt, Oslo University College nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.

Related Publications

Bibliotekarens smak og litteraturformidlingens normer

Smidt, J.K (2001) Bibliotekarens smak og litteraturformidlingens normer i Audunson, R & Windfeld, N Det siviliserte informasjonssamfunn. Fagbokutvalget, Bergen, 270 - 292.

Mellom elite og publikum: Bibliotekarens litterære preferanser

Smidt, J.K (1997) Mellom elite og publikum: Bibliotekarens litterære preferanser i Norsk tidsskrift for bibliotekforskning nr.9, 1997.

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