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Information Poverty of Baby-boomers and Responsibilities of Libraries in Korean Society

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2021, 52(4), pp.23-54
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.52.4.202112.23
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : October 27, 2021
  • Accepted : December 10, 2021
  • Published : December 30, 2021

LEE,JAE WHOAN 1

1부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this article is to discuss about the service functions and strategies that Korean libraries should develop and practice for the aged baby-boomers, who are going to become an central force among the Korean Elderly. To the end, the first discussion is about the usual problems that Korean baby-boomers are facing with in their daily life. Secondly investigated are the universal characteristics in their information needs and seeking behavior. And the third discussion is on identifying both various cases and structural causes of information poverty that Korean baby-boomers have been troubled with. And finally suggested are strategic guidelines for the librarians who are willing to develop and practice library services specialized for baby-boomers.

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