Title

Hong Kong Central Library : a case study of central library as public place, its design & services

Alternative Title

公共型中央图书馆案例研究 : 香港中央图书馆的设计与服务

Document Type

Conference paper

Source Publication

City development and library services : proceedings of the Second Shanghai International Library Forum = 城市发展与图书馆服务 : 第二届国际图书馆论坛论文集

Publication Date

1-1-2004

First Page

463

Last Page

474

Publisher

Shanghai Scientific and Technological Literature Publishing House

Keywords

Public Libraries, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Central Library, Library Design, 香港公共图书馆, 香港中央图书馆, 图书馆设计

Abstract

The overall purpose of this study is to explore how the users in general perceive the Hong Kong Central Library as a type of public space, under Hong Kong’s rapid changing social, political and economic conditions. This study will focus particularly on the following issues: (1) How is HKCL designed and what are the unique architectural characteristics of the library building. (2) What do HKCL users think of the design elements of the library being studied. (3) How do HKCL users view and rate the library services and the facilities. (4) What are the social positions of HKCL in Hong Kong. Do patrons value its services, and whether they see it as an important public space. (5) And finally, what insights can library users provide about the future role of HKCL as a culture and information provider in the city of Hong Kong. This research does not examine branch libraries scattered throughout metropolitan areas.

本文旨在探究在社会、政治、经济环境快速变化的当今香港社会,香港中央图书馆作为一 处公共区域在公众心目中的总体印象。本文的研究主要集中于以下几个问题:(1) 香港中央图书馆的设计理念及其独特的建筑风格;(2) 用户如何看待香港中央图书馆的诸多设计元素;(3) 用户对于香港中央图书馆设施与服务的看法及评价;(4) 香港中央图书馆在香港的社会地位、用户是否重视其服务以及他们是否把它作为重要的 公共活动场所;(5) 最后,就香港中央图书馆在未来香港作为一个文化与信息提供者的角色,提供广大央图用 户的看法。本文研究对象并未涉及分散于城市各区的图书馆分馆。

Additional Information

Paper presented at the 2nd Shanghai International Library Forum, Oct 12-15, 2004, Shanghai, China.

ISBN of the source publication: 7543924382

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Lo, P. (2004). Hong Kong Central Library: A case study of central library as public place, its design & services = 公共型中央图书馆案例研究: 香港中央图书馆的设计与服务. In City development and library services: Proceedings of the Second Shanghai International Library Forum = 城市发展与图书馆服务: 第二届国际图书馆论坛论文集 (pp. 463-474). Shanghai: Shanghai Scientific and Technological Literature Publishing House.

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