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A Study on the Characteristics of the Spatial Distribution and the Disparities in the Provision of Public Libraries in Busan

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2021, 52(2), pp.189-208
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.52.2.202106.189
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : May 27, 2021
  • Accepted : June 10, 2021
  • Published : June 30, 2021

Bon Jin Koo 1 CHANG, DURK HYUN 1

1부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

Public library usage is closely related to the accessibility to library facilities. Therefore, public library planning and development authorities should consider the policies for improving the library accessibility of community, for releasing disparities of the spatial accessibility and for increasing location efficiency of public libraries. In this regard, this study strives to analyze the spatial distribution of public libraries in Busan and to derive the regions that lack public libraries by identifying main characteristics using geographical information systems (GIS): identify the blind spot for public library service, analyze the hot and cold spot for the supply of libraries, and identify the vulnerable areas of library based on population density. The result of the study will contribute to understand the spatial distribution of public libraries in Busan and to prioritize sites where public library should be constructed in order to improve the accessibility to public library services.

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