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Korean Academic Librarians’ Recognition of the High Density Book Storage System

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ABSTRACT

Korean academic libraries are facing a serious space shortage problem due to the inability to uphold the rapidly increasing amount of printed materials despite having expanded the number of physical facilities. Data computerization has been considered as a solution to the issue, but deliberation for the High Density Book Storage System has been on the rise because of its impressive method of preserving printed materials in a realistic facility. Despite the different methods of print material storage, Korean academic libraries have largely focused on investing in the least efficient method of compact shelving to solve this issue. It is hypothesized that the misuse of funds on inefficient systems is occurring due to the lack of knowledge about the high-density book storage systems like the Harvard model. In order to propose a realistic solution to the academic library space shortage crisis on a logical basis, it is imperative that a study of academic librarians is conducted to investigate their knowledge on such efficient storage systems.

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Ahn, J. (2013) Korean Academic Librarians’ Recognition of the High Density Book Storage System. Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research, 1, 83-88. doi: 10.4236/jbcpr.2013.14012.

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