How do public libraries function as meeting places?
|Title||How do public libraries function as meeting places?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Aabø, S, Audunson, RA, Vårheim, A|
|Journal||Library and Information Science Research|
|Pagination||16 - 26|
|Abstract||How are libraries used as meeting places, and by whom? Through survey data, six categories of places are identified: the library as a ''square,'' as a place for meeting diverse people, as a public sphere, as a place for joint activities with friends and colleagues, as a metameeting place, and as a place for virtual meetings. Representative samples of the population in three townships in Oslo, each with a markedly different demographic profile, are surveyed.|