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A Study on the History and General Situation of Public Libraries in Taiwan

Woo, Yunhee 1 Kim,Jong Sung 1

1계명대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study is to review the history and general condition of Taiwanese public libraries. The first Taiwanese public library was established in 1901 by Japanese resident and the Japanese government. After Independence and moving the seat of government to Taiwan, public libraries was depressed. But since 1979 public libraries have been increased quantitatively because of the construction of culture center and qualitatively because of growth of publications in 1987. Then Taiwan public libraries was developed very rapidly. There are several advantage, including government library’s leadership, professional chief librarian, tradition of field research by librarian, inter-library cooperation system, green library building, and so on.

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