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Korean Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

Korean Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

ISO Journal TitleKorean J. Air-Cond. Refrig. Eng.
  • Open Access, Monthly
Open Access Monthly
  • ISSN : 1229-6422 (Print)
  • ISSN : 2465-7611 (Online)
Title Analyses on Spatial Compositions and Furniture Characteristics of Children’s Reading Rooms in Public Libraries
Authors 전세란(Seran Jeon) ; 이지현(Ji-Hyun Lee) ; 김수영(Sooyoung Kim)
Page pp.567-577
ISSN 1229-6422
Keywords 공간구성 ; 아동열람실 ; 공공도서관 ; 가구특성 ; 사용자 만족도 Spatial composition ; Children’s reading room ; Public library ; Furniture characteristics ; User satisfaction
Abstract This study examines the spatial compositions of children’s reading rooms, furniture characteristics, and users’ satisfaction levels for the furniture in public libraries. Field measurements and surveys were performed in 5 public libraries. Results imply that the spatial compositions of reading rooms in libraries were classified into three categories according to the locations of bookshelves and reading space. Management areas should not be located at the edge of reading rooms but be located at the center of reading rooms to avoid clerks’ narrow viewing angle toward young kids and to ensure security for the kids. The evaluation for bookshelves according to evaluation checklists was acceptable, but users were not always satisfied with the bookshelves due to the inappropriate positions of books in shelves. The evaluation for desks was generally acceptable according to the checklists and users were satisfied with them. In general, the desk with higher scores by the checklist provided better satisfaction to users. However, the score by checklist for chair and user satisfaction were not always similar each other. Convenience areas in reading rooms were not enough compared to bookshelf, reading and management area. Computer tables that were designed in a way that users sit down and use the computers were highly preferred.