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pISSN : 1225-598X

2020 KCI Impact Factor : 1.06
Aims & Scope
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The Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science is the leading academic journal in the library and information science field. Established in 1970, The Korean Literary Information Society is the representative academic society in the library and information science field, serving as a venue for academic exchanges to identify its needs and disseminate current research results. As the representative academic journal in the library and information science field, The Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science serves as a central channel for industrial-academic exchanges.
Editor-in-Chief
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Chung, Eunkyung

(EWHA WOMANS UNIVERSITY)

Citation Index
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  • KCI IF(2yr) : 1.06
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.77
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 1.151
  • Immediacy Index : 0.4921

Current Issue : 2021, Vol.55, No.4

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  • Exploring Opinions on University Online Classes During the COVID-19 Pandemic Through Twitter Opinion Mining

    Donghun Kim | Ting Jiang | ZHU, YONGJUN | 2021, 55(4) | pp.5~22 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study aimed to understand how people perceive the transition from offline to online classes at universities during the COVID-19 pandemic. To achieve the goal, we collected tweets related to online classes on Twitter and performed sentiment and time series topic analysis. We have the following findings. First, through the sentiment analysis, we found that there were more negative than positive opinions overall, but negative opinions had gradually decreased over time. Through exploring the monthly distribution of sentiment scores of tweets, we found that sentiment scores during the semesters were more widespread than the ones during the vacations. Therefore, more diverse emotions and opinions were showed during the semesters. Second, through time series topic analysis, we identified five main topics of positive tweets that include class environment and equipment, positive emotions, places of taking online classes, language class, and tests and assignments. The four main topics of negative tweets include time (class & break time), tests and assignments, negative emotions, and class environment and equipment. In addition, we examined the trends of public opinions on online classes by investigating the changes in topic composition over time through checking the proportions of representative keywords in each topic. Different from the existing studies of understanding public opinions on online classes, this study attempted to understand the overall opinions from tweet data using sentiment and time series topic analysis. The results of the study can be used to improve the quality of online classes in universities and help universities and instructors to design and offer better online classes.
  • A Study on Library Anxiety of Public Library Users

    Bo il Kim | 2021, 55(4) | pp.23~43 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study analytically examined library anxiety that various users felt when they use public libraries, by measuring it on K-LAS. The findings show that the library anxiety is varied depending on users’ age, gender, academic careers, usage purposes, frequency of use and size of libraries. It suggested the guidance and education about the use of libraries, environmental improvement based on the remodeling of libraries, wearing of nameplates written in big characters for identifying librarians and the education for users’ understanding and the provision of device and equipment manuals according the levels of users’ experiences, as measures for overcoming the library anxiety, enhancing usage satisfaction and activating usage.
  • A Study on the Awareness and Experience of Open Access Publishing among Korean Authors of an Open Access Mega Journal

    Wonsik Shim | 2021, 55(4) | pp.45~65 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study was conducted to obtain a better understanding of Korean researchers’ motivations and experience regarding open access publishing. An online survey was conducted with the Korean authors of PLOS ONE, a major open access mega journal (OAMJ). A total of 238 responses were collected; the analysis was based on 202 valid responses. The results of the survey were compared and constrated with the results of a major international study that investigated similar issues. For Korean authors with open access publishing experience, journal impact factor (JIF) is still the most important factor in making publishing decisions. There was a significant difference between general publishing venue decision making versus open access publishing venue decision. Overall, Korean authors are far less satisfied with open access publishing than the authors in the international study. The results suggest comparatively low level of expectation among Korean researchers toward open access publishing. Open access policy and training initiatives are needed to promote open access.
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