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Users and Librarians’ Perceptions and Needs Analysis on the University Library Space

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2020, 54(1), pp.223-242
  • DOI : 10.4275/KSLIS.2020.54.1.223
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : January 21, 2020
  • Accepted : February 18, 2020
  • Published : February 28, 2020

Jung Young mi 1

1동의대학교

Excellent Accredited

ABSTRACT

Innovation in university library spaces is challenging to effectively support the education of the university’s future learning and innovation capabilities, including creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. The purpose of this study is to investigate the perception and need of library space from the perspective of users and librarians, and to suggest the direction of space innovation through this. For this study, we designed each questionnaire for users and librarians, and collected responses from 363 users and 186 librarians in the university library to analyze their needs and perceptions about their library space. The librarian’s need for the space was analyzed by the size of the library and the demographic factors of the librarian. The user’s need was analyzed by the user’s attributes. In addition, we analyzed the differences between librarians and users for the need for space and space services. The results of this paper may be useful for reference when planning a new library or building a space based on user.

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