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A Study on Revitalization of Library Service for the Alienated Class

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2007, 41(4), pp.49-68
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Nam Young Joon 1

1중앙대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

To promote information service and to encourage active participation from the group categorized as the alienated class(group of people), this study suggests the basic concepts and strategy for the information services to alienated class who does not have full public library services. The paper classifies three separate groups of alienated groups, handicapped, poor(economically unfortunate group) and elderly group. The service shall consider their needs from their own point of concern and interests. There are three distinctive considerations, infra structure(facility building, space, place), administrative consideration, and equipments. Infra-structure includes the planning of the space to facilitate the equipments and reference materials which will be controlled and moderated by a librarian. Administrative service includes the development for the educational system between the end users and external experts. It also includes the individualized education system for each group. Material and equipment consideration should include the each group's specific needs such as the infra-structures which is provided for the handicapped person.

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