Current Status and Issues in Public Library Advancement Plan of Busan Metropolitan City

부산지역 공공도서관 현황과 발전과제 분석

  • 장덕현 (부산대학교 문헌정보학과) ;
  • 강성권 (부산발전연구원 경영사회연구실)
  • Received : 2016.02.26
  • Accepted : 2016.03.09
  • Published : 2016.03.31


The study aims at illustrating the current state of public libraries in Busan metro area and to suggest strategies for the development of public libraries system in Busan. For this, the study collected data through the statistics and interviews with librarians and administrators. As a result, five goals have been suggested. Followings are the suggestions to improve the current state of the public libraries in Busan area. 1) New programs on lifetime information needs; 2) Initiatives for multicultural services in public libraries; 3) Continuous construction of new public libraries and renovation in older facilities; 4) Improvement of public library service environment, especially in personnel and collection development, and; 5) Support for the regional main library system.


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