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Investigation on Library Services for Visually Imparied at Public Libraries (공공도서관 시각장애인실 서비스에 관한 조사 연구 - 한밭도서관 시각장애인실을 중심으로 -)

  • Kim Young-Shin
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
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    • v.38 no.3
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    • pp.177-199
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    • 2004
  • Information technology and internet became necessities of life facilitating communication and information access. Physically handicapped people, who cannot access to new Information easily due to economic, technical and physical handicaps, are likely to live with severe disadvantage in the high-speed information society in which information access right is considered as one of the basic human rights. Therefore, It is highly desirable to develop and improve library service programs for visually imparied at public libraries. In this study, the analyse of service activities for the visually unpaired at Hanbat Public Library and the investigation of user's needs and provider's points of view of staff members through individual Interviews were followed by the propositions gor the Improvement of services at local public libraries. And the consrtuction of cooperative networks with proper role-shares among service rooms for visually Imparired In public libraries, special libranes, social welfare organigations and government offices was confrimed to be the most urgent task.

A Study on the Information Needs and Behavior of Visually Handicapped (시각장애인의 정보요구 및 이용행태에 관한 연구 - 대구광역시립수성도서관 이용자를 중심으로 -)

  • Oh, Seon-Kyung
    • Journal of Information Management
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    • v.41 no.1
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    • pp.97-126
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    • 2010
  • Many visually handicapped people face difficulties with using libraries. Public libraries are thus required to meet the need of visually handicapped people. Public libraries should guarantee the visually handicapped the right to use appropriate services. If so, the visually handicapped can improve their life quality by decreasing information gap and increasing information comprehension or accessibility. This study is designed to analyze how visually handicapped people can use public libraries. Based on the analysis, this study can provide actual suggestions to improve opportunities for the visually handicapped to use libraries. Data are collected from visually handicapped people who are the members of Suseong Public Library, Daegu, Korea. In specific, this study can analyze various characteristics(i.e., information needs, selection and use behavior of information sources, difficulties and gaps to access information, use behavior and service satisfaction of public library) regarding their library use by telephone interviews.

A Study on Disabled Users' Core Needs According to the Types of Disorders for Library Service (도서관 장애인서비스에 대한 장애유형별 이용자 핵심요구 연구)

  • Kang, Ji Hei;Cha, Sung-Jong;Bae, Kyung-Jae
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.49 no.1
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    • pp.173-191
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    • 2018
  • Over the past decade, the environment around libraries for the disabled has been greatly improved. Related legislation was established, facilities and facilities expanded, and the number of related collections and programs increased. In order to solve this problem, a survey of users' needs in accordance with the changing environment needs to be completed. In this study, we studied the existing research and analyzed the core needs of each type of disability employing user interviews and expert Delphi research. Users demanded quantitative and qualitative expansion of resources as well. Users needed personalized services and programs, convenience in using facility, accessibility of web and applications, and professional staff.

A Basic Research on the Librarian Curriculum for the Disabled Users: A Survey of Public Library Disability Services in Seoul and Library and Information Science Disability Services Curriculum (문헌정보학과 장애인서비스 교과과정에 관한 기초 연구 - 서울시 공공도서관 장애인서비스 및 문헌정보학과 장애인서비스 교과과정 현황 조사 -)

  • Kim, Hye-Joo
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
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    • v.46 no.3
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    • pp.35-55
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    • 2012
  • This study aims to serve as the basis for the librarian training curriculum model for the disability services. To achieve this, a theoretical study was carried out through literature and investigated and analyzed on the disability services of Public Libraries in Seoul and on the status of Library and Information Science curriculum for the disability services in Korea. The research results are summarized as follows: First, only one university and one graduate school in Korea offers a curriculum for training librarians for the disability services. Second, since 2010 a continuing education program for librarians in charge of the disability service has been offered every year by the National Library of Korea, Librarians who completed this course have been surveyed for their opinions and the results have been reflected in the following course. Third, currently among the disabled users in public library the users with mental retardation, emotional and behavioral disorders, and autism are more than the visually impaired users. Most of the disability service has been a lending for general materials. According to telephone interviews, librarians who actively carry out the disability service need to understand the disability and, more information about operations and planning of cultural program for the disabled users.