A Study on the Comparison of the Operation of Public Libraries Among Local Governments in Seoul

서울시 기초자치단체별 공공도서관 운영 현황 비교 연구

  • 김영석 (명지대학교 문헌정보학과)
  • Received : 2011.11.25
  • Accepted : 2011.12.28
  • Published : 2011.12.30

Abstract

This study examined whether there is a correlation between the degree of the financial independence and the establishment and operation of public libraries in 25 local governments in Seoul. It was revealed that there is an inverse correlation between them. According to the results, differently than expected, the local governments with low degree of financial independence generally built and operate more public libraries and assign more library budgets than the local governments with high degree of financial independence. It can be concluded that the local governments with low degree of financial independence show more interest in building and operating public libraries.