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The Analysis of Japanese Public Libraries' Characteristics by Types: Focused on the Consideration of Liaison Between Service Contents and Service Space

  • Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2012, 23(2), pp.171-185
  • Publisher : Journal Of The Korean Biblia Society For Library And Information Science
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

정아영 1

1백석대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study takes note on the need for the consideration of the relationship between the service contents and service space which libraries provide, since at the moment the demands of library users, purpose of using it, etc. gradually become varied. In this study, type classification of public libraries was done focused on the relationship between service contents and service space, targeting Japanese public libraries. Through linking approach between service contents and service space, the analysis of Japanese public libraries' characteristics and type characteristics could be captured. This study has ultimately aimed to prepare for the basic data which will help Korean public libraries to make connection between service contents and service space in the future. The collected service contents and service space had been analyzed by multi-dimensional data analysis methods such as the “Quantification Theory Analysis Type Ⅲ” and “Cluster Analysis”. After characters of libraries were analyzed, the findings of this study show the views such as “the field of information provided, the method of information provision, and the object of service provision.” And types of 44 libraries are classified into those which have 6 kinds of characteristics as follows : (1) group-oriented libraries which provide the jobs and employment information, (2) libraries which provide the jobs and employment information through the counselling space, (3) individual-oriented libraries which provide the information of education-related fields, (4) group-oriented libraries which provide the information of education-related fields, (5) libraries which provide information focusing on the counselling space, (6) individual-oriented libraries which focused on the service provision.

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