Persepsi Pemustaka dari Latar Belakang Sosial yang Berbeda terhadap Fungsi Perpustakaan (Studi di Perpustakaan Kota Yogyakarta)

Rizki Nurislaminingsih(1*), Partini Partini(2)

(1) Jurusan Ilmu Perpustakaan Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang
(2) Jurusan Sosiologi, Fakultas ISIPOL, Universitas Gadjah Mada
(*) Corresponding Author


Nowadays, the existence of technology in the middle of the society does not only give the abundant information, but also causes confusion and boredom in searching for the information. Such situation also has influenced the society's demand with different social stratifications in their easiness of accessing the information. Yogyakarta City Library, which in fact is an information center for the whole society layers, is expected to be able to be a bridge for the impacts of technology existence in information searching process. This study aimed at finding out the influence of social environment in building perceptions towards the library functions and how the library functions were viewed by readers with different social stratifications. The method used in this study was the combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches with Concurrent Triangulation design, in which two approaches were used simultaneously. However, data gathering and data analysis processes were done separately. The respondents were fifty users selected through random sampling. The in-depth interview was done towards ten informants. The result of the study indicated that social environment was not only influential in building the society's perceptions towards the library functions, but also motivated the readers to visit the library. Besides, it was found out that there was the change regarding to the society's perceptions with different social backgrounds towards the library functions. Recently, a library has not only been viewed as a book storage or solely an information provider, but has also been viewed as a rare collections preserver, an amusement place, simply a spot for hanging out with friends, and a positive game facility among children and parents. In addition, a library has also been viewed as a successor of the education missions and as a medium for channeling the society's talent and creativity.


Perception; Social Environment; Social Stratification; Library Functions; Concurrent Triangulation.

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