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A Study on the Efficient Establishment and Operation of a Gallery in Public Libraries

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2023, 57(4), pp.263-287
  • DOI : 10.4275/KSLIS.2023.57.4.263
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : October 22, 2023
  • Accepted : November 5, 2023
  • Published : November 30, 2023

Kim, Young-seok 1

1명지대학교

Excellent Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study aims to find an efficient establishment and operation of a gallery in public libraries. A literature review, field case study, and interview method were used. 15 public library galleries in 5 regions in Korea and 11 public library galleries in 11 cities in 3 countries were examined. 22 people were interviewed and 21 (95.5%) of them claimed that a gallery needs to be operated in a public library. The result of the analysis proposes the followings for an efficient establishment and operation of a gallery in public libraries: firstly, employing an art gallery curator according to the library’s situation. Secondly, establishing a gallery of at least 55㎡ in size. Thirdly, allocating an appropriate budget. Fourthly, if possible, gallery rental requests are reviewed by external experts and a gallery needs to be rented out to the public free of charge. Fifthly, having an operating manual or a regulation. Sixthly, a gallery should be operated directly by the library.

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