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Mobile libraries and digital inclusion in non-urban Aotearoa New Zealand

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dc.contributor.advisor Goulding, Anne
dc.contributor.author Bell, Rachel Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-12T04:48:21Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-12T04:48:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2021 en_NZ
dc.date.issued 2021 en_NZ
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz:443//handle/123456789/11076
dc.description.abstract PROBLEM: The purpose of this study is to investigate the contribution mobile libraries are making to digital inclusion in non-urban areas of Aotearoa New Zealand, the challenges mobile librarians face in providing digital inclusion services, and how mobile libraries collaborate with other organisations to support digital inclusion. Research concerning mobile libraries and their role in supporting digital inclusion is limited, and this study aims to begin closing this gap in the literature. METHODOLOGY: This research project was qualitative and conducted using semi-structured interviews of six staff members from five mobile libraries. Research data was coded and analysed to identify key themes and insight on the topic. RESULTS: By providing a range of digital inclusion services, participating mobile librarians contribute positively to digital inclusion in non-urban areas of Aotearoa New Zealand. Participants reported a range of challenges in providing these digital inclusion services, as well as a number of opportunities to collaborate in their delivery. Many mobile librarians were transitioning towards a more contemporary model of service provision and identified a number of themes associated with this change. IMPLICATIONS: Findings from this project suggest many avenues for future research, and may be useful to mobile librarians and their potential collaborators, researchers looking to investigate in this area, and those seeking a greater and more nuanced understanding of digital inclusion in Aotearoa New Zealand. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington-Te Herenga Waka en_NZ
dc.subject Mobile libraries en_NZ
dc.subject digital inclusion en_NZ
dc.subject non-urban libraries en_NZ
dc.subject rural libraries en_NZ
dc.title Mobile libraries and digital inclusion in non-urban Aotearoa New Zealand en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
dc.rights.holder All rights reserved en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Information Management en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 080706 Librarianship en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 1 Pure Basic Research en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 270401 Plant Systematics, Taxonomy and Phylogeny en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Information Management en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Information Studies en_NZ
dc.subject.course INFO580 en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoaV2 1 Pure basic research en_NZ

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