최근 들어 다양한 분야에서 VR 기술을 활용한 콘텐츠가 점차 증가하고 있으며 기술 또한 급속도로 보급되는 추세이다. 이러한 배경에서 공공도서관 또한 시대의 흐름에 따라 VR 기술을 활용한 서비스를 제공할 필요가 있다. 이에 본 연구는 공공도서관의 교육적, 문화적 기능을 고려한 VR 기반 교육문화프로그램을 제안하는 것을 목적으로 한다. 이를 위해 VR 프로그램이 진행되고 있는 국내․외 공공도서관 및 산업군 사례 조사 그리고 선행연구, 이론분석을 통해 적용점 및 시사점을 도출하였으며 이를 종합, 검토하여 공공도서관에서의 VR 기반 교육문화프로그램을 제안하였다. 본 연구에서 제시한 VR 기반 교육문화프로그램은 향후 공공도서관에서 VR 기반 교육문화프로그램 기획을 위한 기초 자료로 활용될 수 있을 것이다.
Recently, content using VR technology in various fields is gradually increasing, and the technology is also rapidly spreading. Against this background, public libraries also need to provide services using VR technology according to the flow of the times. Therefore, this study drew application points through the investigation and analysis of domestic and foreign public libraries where VR programs are underway. And based on this, a final proposal is prepared after planning and reviewing VR-based educational and cultural programs in public libraries. VR-based educational and cultural programs introduced can be used as basic data for planning VR-based cultural programs in public library.
본 연구는 공공도서관 교육문화프로그램 참여여부에 따라 이용자들의 도서관 이용, 즉 이용도, 관심도, 활용도에 차이가 존재하는지 살펴보고, 각각의 교육문화프로그램 유형에 참여하는 이용자들이 이용성에 대한 일정한 패턴을 보이는지를 알아보고자 했다. 프로그램 현황 및 설문 데이터를 통해 통계분석을 실시하였으며, 그 결과 교육문화프로그램 참여 여부와 참여하는 교육문화프로그램의 유형에 따라 도서관 이용방식, 자료대출횟수, 사이트 및 앱 접속횟수 등의 도서관 이용 패턴에 차이가 존재함을 알 수 있었다.
This study examined whether there is any difference in the public library patrons’ library uses depending on their participation in the educational and cultural programs of such libraries. Additional analysis was conducted to determine if the particular educational and cultural program participants’ showed any consistent library use patterns. The statistical analysis of such program offerings and the patron survey data resulted in the findings such as that there were statistically significant differences in how the patrons’ used the libraries, the number of library resources borrowed, and the frequency of library websites and/or mobile applications used based on their participation in the educational and cultural programs and also the types of programs that they attended.
The purpose of this study was to examine the demand of parents and teachers for a children's library and analyze the need in consideration of their age and children's library-using frequency. The subjects in this study were 1,500 parents and teachers in the region of Gwangju, on whom a survey was implemented to find out the necessity of a children's library, what should be considered in terms of design and program development and what forms of materials should be provided. As a result of checking their needs for the functions of a library, the parents and teachers investigated attached importance to culture, welfare and hands-on culture/art programs as what a library should focus on. Second, as for design, they gave top priority to comfortableness(sanitary facilities, ventilation, humidity and temperature) and safety(sofas, cushions and carpets for children). Third, as to program preference, both of the parents and teachers considered activity, performance and educational programs necessary among multiple kinds of ongoing programs. Specifically, performance programs ranked first among the parents and third among the teachers. Activity programs ranked first among the teachers and third among the parents. Fourth, concerning the importance of materials possessed by a library, they placed the most emphasis on the kind of materials that could foster creativity and instill the right personality.
This study examines and compares public library services for immigrants in the U.S. in the early 1900s and nowadays. U.S. public libraries in the early 1900s supported the Americanizing movement by opening English language classes and providing information that is essential for U.S. citizenship. Public librarians also recognized the importance of foreign language materials; by providing foreign language materials and developing diverse services to reach immigrants, public libraries eventually hastened assimilation processes. Despite a gap of one hundred years, the situation today is not very different. Public libraries still try hard to serve their ethnic patrons with extensive foreign- language collections and culturally diverse library programs, while still emphasizing English language education.