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dc.contributor.authorEvjen, Sunniva
dc.contributor.authorColbjørnsen, Terje
dc.contributor.authorBøyum, Idunn
dc.contributor.authorTallerås, Kim
dc.contributor.authorOlsen, Heidi Kristin
dc.coverage.spatialNorgeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-07T14:26:53Z
dc.date.available2021-10-07T14:26:53Z
dc.date.created2021-06-18T10:16:47Z
dc.date.issued2021-06-15
dc.identifier.citationNordic Journal of Library and Information Studies. 2021, 2 (1), 17-37.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/2788449
dc.description.abstractAs the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world and Norway in 2020, libraries were among the institutions that were impacted. The social mission of libraries to stay open and offer services, cultural experiences and reliable information was put under pressure. In this article we depart from a survey of 843 library workers across public, academic, special, and school libraries in Norway. The survey was conducted in June-August 2020 and contains quantitative and qualitative data on how library workers experienced lockdown and the responses from libraries. The article addresses how the Covid-19 crisis impacted libraries’ social missions and what circumstances contribute to crisis management in Norwegian libraries. We use institutional theories on isomorphism and institutional pressures, as well as general theories on crisis management, to analyse the material. We conclude that the pandemic has shown the potential of digital library services, but also find that closed library premises strongly influenced how libraries were able to fulfil their social missions. Our findings also indicate the need for a sectorial leadership in times of crisis. In our discussion, we describe a situation where structures and plans to manage situations of crises are lacking. For libraries to be part of society’s democratic infrastructure, their roles and social missions need to be considered in crisis management plans.en_US
dc.language.isonoben_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Copenhagenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNordic Journal of Library and Information Studies;Vol. 2, No. 1, 2021
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.no*
dc.subjectLibrariesen_US
dc.subjectSocial missionsen_US
dc.subjectCovid-19en_US
dc.subjectCrisis managementen_US
dc.subjectInstitutional pressuresen_US
dc.subjectIsomorphismen_US
dc.titleSamfunnsoppdrag under press Erfaringer og vurderinger i norske bibliotek under Covid-19en_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright (c) 2021 Sunniva Evjen, Terje Colbjørnsen, Idunn Bøyum, Kim Tallerås, Heidi Kristin Olsenen_US
cristin.ispublishedtrue
cristin.fulltextoriginal
cristin.qualitycode1
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7146/njlis.v2i1.125251
dc.identifier.doi2597-0593
dc.identifier.cristin1916676
dc.source.journalNordic Journal of Library and Information Studiesen_US
dc.source.volume2en_US
dc.source.issue1en_US
dc.source.pagenumber17-37en_US


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