Einar Spetz’ blog

Oslo revisited

Posted on: March 27, 2010

People filling out forms


I didn’t hesitate before accepting an invite to speak at the 2009 biblioteksvar conference. Biblioteksvar is a Norwegian consortium of libraries that organizes a virtual library reference desk. The conference centre was at Fornebu, the former location of Oslo Airport with the capital’s busiest streets within reach. Now, once upon a time I spent three years in Oslo studying. Great years on the ave of the 80’s. And going back is a thrill – each time.  

On the spot, the conference participants agreed to fill out the same kind of form that I had used in my most recent study Teachers and Wikipedia – a story of love or hate? Which was great, because it was the first time I got to ask fellow members of my profession (librarians) how they respond and use Wikipedia. I have no idea why it took me so long.  A friend suggested that I worried about them being negative about Wikipedia. The truth is that it doesn’t break my hart if they are.   

Wikipedia - elsket eller hatet? (Wikipedia - a story of love or hate?)


This mini survey is so far only published in Norwegian language. I plan to summarize the most important findings in English, here on this blog. To read the study, just click on the read note pad (to the left).


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