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pISSN : 1225-598X

2020 KCI Impact Factor : 1.06
Aims & Scope
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.
Chung, Eunkyung


Citation Index
  • 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.3

  • Discussion and Analysis Study on the Introduction Plan of the Librarian Qualification System

    Hyun-Jin Hong | Younghee Noh | Ji-Yoon Ro | 2021, 55(3) | pp.17~56 | number of Cited : 0
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    The purpose of this study was to focus on the discussion on the introduction of the librarian qualification certification system, which is being discussed as a way to raise the qualification level of experts as a system for expert certification and to raise social awareness as experts. First, the introduction of the library and information science curriculum certification system was discussed. Second, the issues to be considered when introducing the certification system were discussed. In other words, we analyzed in depth what matters we should consider when discussing the certification system. Third, the components of domestic and overseas certification systems were investigated and analyzed, and measures applicable to the librarian qualification certification system were discussed. Fourth, it was proposed to introduce a certification system for the Department of Library and Information Science. Also, based on the results of the analysis, it was suggested what could be a problem when introducing the certification system to the Department of Library and Information Science in Korea and what contents should be reviewed. In this study, in order to propose the introduction of the librarian qualification certification system, the purpose of the librarian qualification certification system, the certification criteria, the certification institution, and the contrast between the university and the Department of Library and Information Science were also dealt with in detail.
  • A Study on the Designated Manager System of Public Libraries in Japan

    Hee-Yoon Yoon | 2021, 55(3) | pp.57~77 | number of Cited : 0
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    The identity of public libraries in Japan is a social education institution under the 「Social Education Act」 and the 「Library Act」. For these identities, the local government’s board of education has operated and managed public libraries, and some have managed by the Management Outsourcing System to public organizations. Then, in 2003, the 「Local Autonomy Act」 was revised to introduce the Designated Manager System in form of administrative disposition, and expanded the scope of application to private institutions and organizations. As of the end of 2018, 18.0% of public libraries introduced the DMS, but the pros and cons surrounding it are sharply opposed. This study outlined the overall status of the DMS and the introduction of public libraries, and critically reviewed major issues. As a result, As a result, there was much controversy over the expected cost reduction, service improvement, employee professionalism, business continuity, and cooperation network establishment when DMS was introduced. The reasons were due to downsizing-based personnel management, contract-oriented employment, short periods of designation, lack of multiple competitive markets, and declining service capabilities of irregular workers. The public library is a knowledge and cultural infrastructure that enhances human values and social dignity based on faithful collection and active service, and is a local public goods that emphasizes non-exclusion and non-competitiveness. Given the increasing number of cases in which public libraries are recently contracting out to cultural foundations in Korea, DMS is not a fire across the river. We need to be wary of the possibility that Japan’s unbearable institutional lightness will be applied to public libraries in Korea.
  • A Study on the New Strategic Direction for Improving the Service Quality of Korean National Bibliography

    Rho Jee-Hyun | Lee, Mihwa | Ji Won Lee and 1other persons | 2021, 55(3) | pp.79~101 | number of Cited : 0
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    According to the Library Act enacted in 1963, the national bibliography of Korea has been publishing annually since 1965. Unlike countries around the world that have been promoting the continuous development of national bibliography and service innovation, Korean national bibliography is rarely used due to service degradation and structural problems of data. The national bibliography has great significance as a symbol that reflects a country’s knowledge culture, as it is a comprehensive records of publications published domestically or related to the country. This study intends to propose a data construction and operation strategy for improving the Korean national bibliography. To this end, this study (1) analyzes trends and key contents of international guidelines for national bibliography, (2) examines the meanings and sustainability of national bibliography at current information environment, and (3) suggests detailed operational strategies to improve the quality and service of Korean national bibliography. Data was collected and utilized through case studies, interviews with stakeholders including national library staffs, and literature reviews.