• Lis Vestergaard Mikkelsen
  • Tanja Kate Jensen
Speciale, Kandidatuddannelsen
¬This thesis revolves around fiction created for and/or in interaction with digital media, where the digital medium has been a part of the work from the beginning of the creation process. Essential in this context is whether this type of literature has any relevance for, and how it is handled by the Danish public libraries. To discuss this four different forms of literature are studied; internet literature, social network stories, hybrid literature and cell phone literature. To study these, four questions are applied: what characterizes each of the four forms of literature? Which parallels can be drawn to printed fiction, in an attempt to characterize each form of literature? How are the four forms handled by the Danish public libraries, if they are represented there? And if they are not represented – should they be, and on which terms? Regarding the first question, it is concluded that internet literature, among other aspects, consists of works born digitally to be read on a computer and is often characterized by the specific software used to create the work. Social network stories are characterized by being collaborative writing projects taking place on online social network sites, and in creating these stories the solidarity is more important to the participants than the actual literary production. The hybrid work consists of different media, one of which must a book, which together make a whole work of literature. Furthermore, it is concluded that hybrid literature often is targeted towards children and young adults. As the term implies, cell phone literature is inextricably connected to the cell phone as a medium, both in terms of creation and reading, and is characterized by the use of text message language and other communicative means specific to the cell phone medium. In conclusion to the second question it was possible to draw parallels to printed literature in connection with internet literature, hybrid literature and cell phone literature, but not in regards to the social network stories. In regards to the third and fourth question, it was concluded that internet literature and hybrid literature are both to some extend gathered and registered by the Danish public library system. However, this practice could be significantly improved. The social network stories do not seem be of any relevance for the public libraries as a form of literature, but can possibly be used in relation to the mediation practice, as a form of online writing workshop for users. Cell phone literature is highly relevant for the libraries; however this form of literature has only recently been given attention as a result of the corporation between 14 libraries and the publishing house, SMSpress.
Udgivelsesdato29 jun. 2011
Antal sider190
Udgivende institutionIVA - Det Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi


  • netlitteratur, sociale netværksfortællinger, sms-litteratur, hybrid litteratur, folkebibliotekerne, registrering, indeksering, formidling, skønlitteratur, digitale medier