A Study on the Library Policies & Services for the Type of Information Inequality in Korea

정보불평등 대상별 도서관서비스 정책과 서비스 현황 진단

  • 안인자 (동원대학교 문헌정보데이터관리학과) ;
  • 노영희 (건국대학교 문헌정보학과) ;
  • 장로사 (동원대학교 문헌정보데이터관리학과)
  • Received : 2018.08.21
  • Accepted : 2018.09.18
  • Published : 2018.09.30


Information inequality has been differently conceptualized and defined in national laws. While the information inequality increases, library policy and informational service has lagged behind in meeting the needs of the society and the state. This paper aims to provide a preliminary research on information inequality, in terms of conceptualization, the legal base, terminology, index development based on the level of digital information. The paper also highlights cases on library services for solution of the difference. It compares library services designed for the disabled, ethnic minorities and the aged. The paper reviews the existing literature and project data. As a result, there are a number of processes and tasks that needs to be developed, including policy development, supporting organization, human capital, cooperating network, supporting facilities and service, and data.


Information Devide;Information Inequality;Information Poor


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