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Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
Walking around the public library in Iceland
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Walking around the public library in Iceland

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Presentation of my strollological project at the Nordic conference on public library research: European public libraries today and in a historical context, Oslo December 9 2010

Presentation of my strollological project at the Nordic conference on public library research: European public libraries today and in a historical context, Oslo December 9 2010

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  • 1. Walking aroundthepubliclibrary in Iceland
    Strollological examinationofthepubliclibrary in ist social, spatialandhistoricalcontext
  • 2. Agenda
    Thinking about space
    Theory: Hannah Arendt and Henry Lefebvre
    Methodology: Examining space in a new way
    Practice: Strolling the space of the public library in Iceland
    Findings
    Conclusion: Introducing strollology in LIS
  • 3. Thinking about space
    Physical space and digital revolution
    The doom and the comeback of library space
    Space and globalisation
    Variety of approaches to library space
    Space is more than a room or a building
  • 4. Questions
    Theory
    Methodology
    How can we get rid of pre-formulated perceptions?
    Which context has to be considered?
  • 5. Public space – private space
    Classical dichotomy in the discourse about space
    Habermas and the media
    Bourdieu and the habitus
    Sennet and the city
    Oldenburg and the third space
  • 6. Societalspace
    Replacing the public-private dichotomy
    Multifunctional
    Activity-oriented (Hannah Arendt)
    individual freedom and freedom of public appearance
    Sociation not communitarisation
    Supporting informational participation
  • 7. Space as a social construct
    Materialistic concept based on Henri Lefebvre
    Space is not a figurative construction but a product
    Illusion of transparency – Illusion of authenticity
    Not habitus (Bourdieu) but habitat
    Space is being produced in a triangle
  • 8. Methodology
    Strollology developed from situationist performance
    Lucius Burckhardt
    Critique of the selective perception of landscape
    Pre-formulated perspectives
    Synthezised experience
  • 9. Strollology
    Breaking the logic of the narratives
    Observing details and disorders
    Social, economic and historical context
    Flexible and contingent concept
  • 10. WhyIceland?
    Seems to be homogenous
    Small population but big enough for regionalisation
    Modern, differentiated library system
    Interest in public libraries in rural areas
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  • 16. Pre-formulatedIceland
    Unspoilt wilderness
    Raging elements
    Elves
    Pop music
    Financial crisis
    You are travelling to Iceland to visit libraries?
  • 17. National/Academic/Special Library
    Landmark/Museum
    Public Library
  • 18. How to stroll
    Walking around
    Observations according town, economy, landmarks
    Location and neighbourhood
    Library tour
    Conversation with staff members
    Walking around once again
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  • 31. The historical context is efficacious until today
  • 32. Lack of an urban tradition
  • 33. Changes in transportation and buying behaviour
  • 34. Societal space for the community
  • 35. Active partners for the knowledge society
  • 36. Conclusions
    Opportunity for a critical point of view
    Challenge to become aware of preconceptions
    Chance to get a much broader focus
    New methodological inspiration
    Further development needed
  • 37. Thanksto:
    Goethe-Institut Copenhagen
    Beate Detlefs
    Matthias Platz
    Anna Sigríður Einarsdóttir
    Laufey Eiríksdóttir
    Þórdís T. Þórarinsdóttir
    All Icelandic librarians who supported the project
  • 38. Thank you very much for your attention
    olaf.eigenbrodt@uni-hamburg.de

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