|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|358175||1435749||2015||13 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
PurposeThe purpose of this research is to explore the idea of the participatory library in higher education settings. This research aims to address the question, what is a participatory university library?Design/methodology/approachGrounded theory approach was adopted. In-depth individual interviews were conducted with two diverse groups of participants including ten library staff members and six library users. Data collection and analysis were carried out simultaneously and complied with Straussian grounded theory principles and techniques.FindingsThree core categories representing the participatory library were found including “community”, “empowerment”, and “experience”. Each category was thoroughly delineated via sub-categories, properties, and dimensions that all together create a foundation for the participatory library. A participatory library model was also developed together with an explanation of model building blocks that provide a deeper understanding of the participatory library phenomenon.Research limitationsThe research focuses on a specific library system, i.e., academic libraries. Therefore, the research results may not be very applicable to public, special, and school library contexts.Originality/ValueThis is the first empirical study developing a participatory library model. It provides librarians, library managers, researchers, library students, and the library community with a holistic picture of the contemporary library.
Journal: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - Volume 41, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages 475–487