Title Possibility of the Transition to Rhizome-type Library in the Post COVID-19 Era
Authors 이지원(Lee, Jee-Won) ; 유다은(Yoo, Da-Un)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2021.37.9.21
Page pp.21-50
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords COVID-19; Library; Library Services; Library Space; Spatial Structure; Rhizome; Rhizome-type Library
Abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the possibilities of the transition to the Rhizome-type Library in post COVID-19 era. The cases and theories were considered to understand the characteristics of the Rhizome-type Spatial Structure. The spatial structure of the Rhizome-type Library has De-centrality, Independence, Diversity and partly De-hierarchicality, De-territorialisation, Nomadic, Ambiguity, Conjunctivity. The results of this study were as follows; First, the Rhizome-type Library will be easy to access the neighborhood, which will facilitate the convenience of users. Second, the Rhizome-type Library can be placed in very small places in the neighborhood and provide variety of services and also personal space for reading, learning, and works. Third, the Rhizome-type Library has flexible and changeable spatial forms and the form can be customized. And lastly, the Rhizome-type Library has the potential to evolve to include the functions of other Public Service Facilities, so the Rhizome-type Library can be used as an alternative to large Public Service Facilities in unexpected disaster situations, such as COVID-19. In conclusion, the Rhizome-type Library could be a way to change the paradigm of library service and space in the post COVID-19 era.