|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5123919||1378419||2017||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- The question of how public libraries balance public legitimacy with private influence is investigated.
- The approach uses a communications system framework to parse public and private signals.
- Two dimensions are found: public sphere and private sphere.
- Threats to legitimacy can be mitigated by signal management in public library systems.
Public library systems intersect with both public and private spheres of social life, but how they negotiate public legitimacy and private influence remains a mystery. To better understand this problem, this study adopts a communication system approach. Using qualitative content analysis, this study examines data from three US public library systems. This study analyzes how private actors communicate with and through public library systems by parsing the signals into components: transmitter, receiver, medium, and message. The resulting signals form two dimensions: the Public Sphere dimension, where private actors govern, legitimate, and use the library, and the Private Sphere dimension, where private actors exchange personal services and exert economic power. A view of public and private signals in interaction reveals how public legitimacy is threatened and how public library systems can mitigate these threats. This study reveals how public/private conflicts in public libraries arise and how they might be resolved.
Journal: Library & Information Science Research - Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 23-33