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Analysis of Patterns of Library Choice Outside the Users' City of Residence : Based on the Investigation of Users in Ishikari City Library

  • KAWAMURA Yoshiyuki
    Department of General Education, Hokkaido Musashi Women's Junior College
  • TOSHIMORI Atsushi
    Research Center for Knowledge Communities, Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba
  • UEMATSU Sadao
    Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba

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  • 広域利用可能地域における図書館利用登録者の類型別利用館選択行動 : 石狩市民図書館登録者調査をもとに
  • 広域利用可能地域における図書館利用登録者の類型別利用館選択行動--石狩市民図書館登録者調査をもとに[含 図書館の広域利用に関する調査票]
  • コウイキ リヨウ カノウ チイキ ニ オケル トショカン リヨウ トウロクシャ ノ ルイケイベツ リヨウカン センタク コウドウ イシカリ シミン トショカン トウロクシャ チョウサ オ モト ニ ガン トショカン ノ コウイキ リヨウ ニ カンスル チョウサヒョウ

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A hierarchal library arrangement plan has been put into place in two neighboring cities, however the expected library use patterns have changed. It appears that users who live in close proximity to medium-sized and small library facilities increasingly choose to travel longer distances to larger facilities rather than go to the one located in their neighborhood, resulting in the under use of the smaller libraries. The primary aim of this study is to examine the characteristics of users' library choice to determine how the distance between residence and library affects the style of library use. A survey was conducted on a random sampling of library users from Ishkari city and two wards of Sapporo city who elect to use the large library facility in the adjacent city Ishikari over the more distant one in their own city of residence or the smaller ones located in their neighborhoods. The results comply with seven variables contained in the Binary Logit Model of library use and indicate that, since users are now accompanied by a driver, distance in no longer the dominant factor in library choice.


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