The Role of Public Libraries as a Mediator between Social Capital and Sharing Economy

사회자본과 공유경제의 매개체로서의 공공도서관의 역할

  • 이승민 (중앙대학교 사회과학대학 문헌정보학과) ;
  • 박종도 (인천대학교 사회과학대학 문헌정보학과)
  • Received : 2019.08.01
  • Accepted : 2019.08.13
  • Published : 2019.08.31


This research analyzed the characteristics of social capital and sharing economy, which are the new paradigm in the development of the entire society. In addition, it identified the social roles of a public library as a mediator that promotes the social benefit by conducting a survey questionnaire. As the results of the analysis through correlation analysis and hierarchical multiple regression analysis, social capital and sharing economy are the co-related societal phenomenon, and public libraries positively effect on the construction of social capital and the participation in sharing economy. From the perspective of the roles of a public library as a mediator between social capital and sharing economy, it was identified that various programs provided by public libraries positively effect on mediating social capital and sharing economy.

이 연구에서는 사회의 새로운 패러다임으로 정착하고 있는 사회자본과 공유경제의 특성을 분석하고, 이들을 매개하여 전체적인 사회적 편익을 보다 효율적으로 도모하기 위한 공공도서관의 사회적 역할을 설문조사를 통해 고찰하였다. 상관분석과 위계적 다중회귀분석을 통해 분석한 결과, 사회자본과 공유경제는 상호작용이 이루어지는 사회적 현상이며, 공공도서관은 사회자본의 형성 및 공유경제에 대한 참여에 긍정적인 영향을 미치는 것으로 나타났다. 사회자본과 공유경제를 매개하는 공공도서관의 역할 측면에서는, 공공도서관에서 제공하는 다양한 프로그램들이 사회자본과 공유경제를 매개하는데 영향을 미치는 것으로 분석되었다.


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