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Customer involvement with services in public libraries

Pao‐Long Chang (College of Management, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, ROC)
Pao‐Nuan Hsieh (National Chiao Tung University, and Department of Library Science, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 December 1996

Abstract

Explains that public libraries with well‐established library systems have flourished in Taiwan during the past four decades owing to economic prosperity. Points out that despite this, less than one‐tenth of the population in the community served by these libraries have registered as library users. Suggests that this relatively low level of use by customers may be due to a lack of awareness of the services that the public library has to offer. Proposes an effective approach to designing marketing strategies to incorporate marketing channels, corresponding communications messages and service quality dimensions, in order to promote the use of library services, and thus change the use pattern of current customers. Uses involvement segmentation and a hierarchy‐of‐effects paradigm.

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Citation

Chang, P. and Hsieh, P. (1996), "Customer involvement with services in public libraries", Library Review, Vol. 45 No. 8, pp. 17-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/00242539610131599

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