본문 바로가기
  • Home

Joint-Use Libraries: Development and Effects

Chul Wan Kwak 1

1강남대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to investigate the joint-use libraries from other countries and provide some directions for the joint use library of Korea. The analyses revealed that there were two types of joint-use libraries broadly. One was school/public library, and the other was academic/public library. The advantages of joint-use libraries were the hiring of professional staff, collection increase, various library programs, and the efficient use of library space. The disadvantages of joint use libraries were the problems of the joint-use library located in school, busy space, limited library collection, and the limited function of school library. Success factors for joint use libraries were the population of community, process of formal planning, community involvement and support, written legal agreement. This study showed two types of joint-use libraries for Korea: school/public library for rural areas and academic/public library for small cities.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.