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An Analysis of the Correlation between Basic Indicators of Public Library Operation and Usage Performance: Focusing on the use of Public Libraries in Seoul by Residence, Educational Background, and Income

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2021, 52(4), pp.79-102
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.52.4.202112.79
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : November 22, 2021
  • Accepted : December 19, 2021
  • Published : December 30, 2021

keumju Cho 1

1서초구립반포도서관

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ABSTRACT

This research is based on open data from the National Library Statistics System and Seoul Survey 2020 from Seoul to analyze the Seoul citizens’ usage of public libraries. For such purposes, this research compared and diagnosed the condition of public libraries services at 25 districts of Seoul, focusing on objective indicators of library management and general usage records to understand the correlations between the two. Objective indicators such as budgets, human labor, the number of books, and total ground area were compared with usage records of different classes of Seoul citizens, organized by the citizens’ place of living, educational background, and monthly household income. As a result of the research, the correlation between the objective indicators and public usage records of different classes was confirmed. Seoul citizens’ usage of public libraries and reading tendency were identified. In addition to, a balanced development of the public libraries in Seoul was proposed to overcome regional disparities and leveling the service level by investigating usage behavior and reading tendency of the public libraries in Seoul.

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