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|Title: ||Offentlig innovation gennem partnerskaber - Om et bibliotek der turde tage ramasjangs'en|
|Authors: ||Mathiasen, Kim Søborg|
Fagerlund Arendal, Annemari
Lulu Nielsen, Edit
|Advisor: ||Kristensen, Catharina Juul|
Ud af boksen
I øjenhøjde med Danmarks børn
|Examination Date: ||7-Sep-2011|
|Issue Date: ||8-Sep-2011|
This thesis focuses on an innovative partnership between Aalborg Libraries, a Danish TV’s television programme for children called Ramasjang Live, and the user group of these public institutions. The name of the innovative partnership is “At eye-level with Denmark’s children” which is a developmental project initiated by the Danish Agency for Library and Media, and consists of three collaborators; Aalborg Central Libraries, Danish TV (DR) and Pallesgavebod.dk (which is a joint national website for children developed by Copenhagen Bombay). The purpose of this thesis is to ascertain to what extent this innovative partnership can solve the challenges and the ‘wicked problem’ (which is defined as problem with no standard solutions) the public library sector is currently facing.
The theoretical base for the report is the interpretation of innovation-theory, presented primarily by Christian Bason, Catharina Kristensen & Søren Voxted, and Lars Fuglsang. We utilize theories that involve user-innovation and participating-innovation. We also incorporate theories concerned with forming and maintaining partnerships, as presented by Niels Åkestrøm Andersen and Janet L. Crowther & Barry Trott.
The analysis is based on four qualitative interviews. The analysis is constructed so that we, on an ad hoc basis, differentiate through a micro-perspective as seen from ‘the floor’ - where (customer-facing) staff are engaged in the project, and are the centre of attention. We analyse to what extent the project has had a positive effect on Aalborg Central Library, and the challenges now faced.
The second level of the analysis is a meso/macro-perspective, which is concerned with how the project is seen from an organisational level. Here we analyse the extent to which project has had a positive effect on children’s libraries in Denmark more generally. We also examine how innovation is ‘processed’ - whether it is top-down or bottom-up, user-driven, user-initiated or user-participated.
The conclusion of this thesis indicates that strategic collaboration with organisations having the same or similar user-groups can indeed act to foster valuable innovation, and thereby usefully contributes towards delivering the overall goal of providing higher quality services with fewer resources.
Our conclusions also show that if innovative partnerships are to prove successful, notwithstanding other factors, it is crucial to make use of strategic innovation.|
|Education: ||Forvaltning / Administration - Master thesis|
|Appears in Collections:||Projektrapporter og specialer / Projectreports and master thesis|
Forvaltning rapporter / Administration Projects
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