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An Empirical Study on the Operation of Public Small Libraries in K District of Busan

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2018, 49(4), pp.73-91
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.49.4.201812.73
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : November 20, 2018
  • Accepted : December 13, 2018

CHANG, DURK HYUN 1

1부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study attempts to suggest effective strategies for small library services in Busan metro area. There has been a steady increase of small libraries that provide user friendly services for local residents. Local governments that is interested in such roles as community spaces based on the familiarity and flexibility of small libraries keep building and operating small libraries in Korea. This study, in this regard, surveyed the small libraries established and operated by a specific local government and analyzed the significance and problems in managing small libraries. In this study, we obtained data from observations, dialogues with managers and users through actual visit surveys to find out the limitations and difficulties of local small libraries.

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