Measuring public library accessibility: A case study using GIS

Publication year: 2011 Source: Library & Information Science Research, Available online 3 December 2011 Sung Jae Park Physical accessibility is considered a fundamental measure of freedom to attend activities. Although several accessibility analyses have been conducted of public libraries, these studies tend to measure the distance from the users’ homes to the library using straight lines. This generally serves as a poor measurement of actual travel distances.

Publication year: 2011 Source: Library & Information Science Research, Available online 3 December 2011 Sung Jae Park Physical accessibility is considered a fundamental measure of freedom to attend activities. Although several accessibility analyses have been conducted of public libraries, these studies tend to measure the distance from the users’ homes to the library using straight lines. This generally serves as a poor measurement of actual travel distances.

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Measuring public library accessibility: A case study using GIS