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Recommendations on the Public Library Services for Older Adults (공공도서관 노인 서비스를 위한 제언)

  • Kim, Eunji;Lee, Seongsin
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
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    • v.25 no.2
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    • pp.59-76
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    • 2014
  • The purpose of this study is to recommend on the public library service for older adults through the analysis of the perceptions of older adults and librarians. To achieve the study purpose, interview method was employed. The interview questions are composed based on the ALA guidelines. According to the study results, the following ten factors were recommended by older adults: 1) various customized life long learning programs for older adults, 2) highly qualified staff for the public library life long learning programs and regular evaluation for the staff, 3) provision of various and new information resources, 4) promotion of public library services and programs, 5) public library staff's kindness and professionalism, 6) regular reeducation of the public library staff, 7) library user education, 8) customized resources, facilities, and equipments for older adults, 9) provision of the library space, and 10) customized library services for older adults. In addition, the following four factors were mentioned by librarians: 1) customized services and programs for older adults, 2) customized collection, facilities, and equipments, 3) adequate budget for public library service for older adults, 4) professionals for the public library service for older adults. The followings were recommended by both the older adults and librarians: 1) Customized library services, programs, collection, equipments, facilities for older adults, 2) Professionals for the public library service for older adults and Regular reeducation for them.

Constituent Analysis of Standards and Guidelines of Library Service for People with Disability (도서관의 장애인서비스 기준 및 지침의 구성요소 도출에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Young-Ki;Lee, Yeon-Ok
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
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    • v.42 no.2
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    • pp.87-108
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    • 2008
  • The purpose of standards and guidelines of library service for people with disability is to provide libraries, governments and other stakeholders with a framework for developing library services for people with disability. This Paper is to Identify the constituents of standards and guidelines of library service for people with disability. These constituents are developed by analysis and investigation of foreign standards and are based on many people's advice such as members of the advisory committee. Extracted constituents of standards and guidelines of library service for people with disability are as follows: physical accessibility to library building and facilities, construction of alternative formats, access to services and programs. assistance engineering devices, web accessibility and universal design, training and staff development, cooperation and networking etc. Finally, we clarified main contents of each element to be included in standard.