Libraries Leading the Changes and Development of Our life: Focused on the National Library Policy and Practice by the 2nd Comprehensive Library Development Plan

SHIN, Sook Won (2016) Libraries Leading the Changes and Development of Our life: Focused on the National Library Policy and Practice by the 2nd Comprehensive Library Development Plan. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 115 - National Information and Library Policy.

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Abstract

Libraries Leading the Changes and Development of Our life: Focused on the National Library Policy and Practice by the 2nd Comprehensive Library Development Plan

The Library Act of Korea, fully revised in 2006, prescribes both the social responsibility of libraries and the matters necessary for libraries to perform their roles of protecting the Korean people's right of information access and the right to know. Korea has formed a Presidential Committee on Library and Information Policy of Korea to establish, review and adjust the key points on library policy. The Committee, launched in 2007, successfully finished the First Comprehensive Library Development Plan (2009-2013) and now is accomplishing the Second Comprehensive Library Development Plan (2014-2018). This paper focuses on the Second Library Plan relating to the library information policies and practices in the aspect of sustainable development goals of the UN. It also aims to introduce representative library services in Korea which will prompt national and community development along with the changing roles of libraries and the direction of the 5th Library Committee that focuses on the policy of public access to information. Through such library policies and practices, the Committee will strengthen the capabilities of libraries in the creative knowledge-based society of the 21st century and perform the role of further facilitating the provision of information services to the people in Korea.

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