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A Case Study on Applying QFD to Improve Library Service Quality

Jung Young mi 1

1동의대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to apply QFD model to improve and evaluate library service quality using user needs priorities. The library of the D University is presented as a case study. QFD is a powerful quality management method in which customer needs are translated into appropriate technical requirements for each stage of product/service development. To apply QFD in the field of library services, first library user needs and their AHP, satisfaction and importance degrees were examined via focus group interview. Second, the service improvement engineering characteristics for satisfying the user needs and their relationship/correlations matrices were defined by interviewing library practitioners and experts. Finally, the data collected was entered using CUPID solution, and then HOQ to improve library service quality of the D University was constructed. This study focused on QFD method and its application as a tool for improving the quality of library service.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.