Digital Deep Dives into Swedish Municipal Libraries

A Case Description

  • Arja Ellen Mäntykangas Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Borås, Sweden


A current renewal project, involving a number of municipal libraries in Älvsborg county in western Sweden, is described. The project was designed to prepare libraries for the future as part of the digital society. The article focuses on the initiation of the renewal project and its implementation as a technological process. The resulting gains and challenges are also considered. Some of the main points that emerged from an interview with the project leader are presented. The key concepts of renewal, multiple approaches and knowledge-sharing all relate to ways of implementing new technology. Further, agile organizations are discussed as conceivable touchstones of future library development.

How to Cite
MÄNTYKANGAS, Arja Ellen. Digital Deep Dives into Swedish Municipal Libraries. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 4, p. 567-575, jan. 2021. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 dec. 2021.