This paper is a preliminary study to develop the standard job model for strengthening children services in Korean public libraries. To do so, the researchers reviewed and analysed the current status, features, and job of children's services of sample public libraries in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and Korea. As a result, library management, development and preservation of childrens' materials, technical services and database management, public services, program services related to book and reading, cooperation activities with the relevant agencies and facilities revealed as a key job of children's librarian. Based on these results, subsequent research will be to develop a standard job model for children's services of public library in Korea.
With the rapid dissemination of Internet and the fast development of IT technology, utilization and circulation of video files through Internet has been widely popularized. To keep playing a central role in information circulation in this ever-changing environment, libraries should pay attention to the circulation of video content, as it emerges to be an important type information resource. In this context, this paper examines the issues surrounding the development of the video content circulation system, while suggesting foundational knowledge required for the development of the system. First, the author reviews the current state of video content utilization and circulation on the internet and examines the related technical developments. Then, the author explains each component of the video content circulation system, while discussing the issues to be considered in the practical implementation of the system. The paper will provide practical guidelines for the librarians in their investigation and/or implementation of the video content circulation service and system.
Meta-analysis refers to the analysis of analysis. It is the statistical analysis of a large collection of analysis results from individual studies for the purpose of summarizing, integrating and interpreting the inconsistent findings. However, no meta-analysis study has been conducted in Library and Information Science in Korea. This Study introduced the charactersistics, basic principles, analysis procesure, and major models of meta-analysis, reviewed meta-analysis studies in Library and Information Science, and discussed major problems in conducting meta-analysis in Library and Information Science especially in Korea.
The purpose of this research is to analyze the characteristics and problems of “Reading Cheongju” campaign which started as “One Book, One City” reading promotion campaign in 2006 and conducted three times in two years. The analysis of such steps as the selection and distribution of “one book”, reading and discussion, events and programs, financial assistance, public relations, etc. documents both positive and negative aspects of its performance. “Reading Cheongju” campaign helped improve both the image of the Cheongju Information Library and the importance of reading and discussion in the community, while lacking in participation from diverse groups of community members, flexibility in spending public expenses, and cooperation among libraries and other related organizations.
The purpose of this study is to analyze the statistics of document delivery services(DDS) in 2007 and to suggest improved plan at foreign journal supporting center, which is established at K University library in 2006. This study is based on the monthly collected statistics of DDS from February 20 to October 31, 2007. Analysis is performed for the various aspects of DDS services and improvement plan is provided through the acquired knowledge in the process of watching daily routine.
Despite huge significance of public policy information to a country and its people, it seems that Korean government lacks a nationwide service that specializes in managing those information. Nowadays the organization of the central government is very complicated and the amount of information and data they are producing is massively growing. Naturally, without any advanced knowledge, it is not easy to find the information you want from the government information service. Besides, government publications are scattered and not under control of unified collection. This study suggests an efficient policy information service model that can i) provide stepping stones for a competent knowledge-based government by providing necessary information for policy-making process in government ministries and public organizations, ii) build national policy information infrastructure by incorporating policy-related information dispersed over different ministries, and iii) identify new approaches to improve policy information services.
The purpose of this study was to survey the current situation of young adults' reading programs in public library. For this purpose, this study conducted a questionnaire survey to the young adults' program librarians on the current state of the young adults' reading programs. Based on the survey results, this study suggested directions of reading education, reading policy and reading programs operation in public library.
This study suggests the application of library assisted instruction(LAI) by analyzing Japanese social studies text-books that are configured for the library assisted instruction and cooperative instruction. The results of the analysis found that the use of a variety of materials and curriculum integrated skills instruction is reflected in the social studies text-books in Japan. Based on the results, this study suggested the strategies of the application of library assisted instruction(LAI) in three separated proposals, revision of related laws, organizational joint between teacher librarian and subject teachers, textbooks development for Information literacy instruction.
The purpose of this study is to investigate what fields of library cooperation system should be resolved and to find out a resolution. A survey are used for research method. The contents of survey is about operating performance and main obstacles of cooperation among other libraries. The results show that most of respondents estimated need of cooperation among libraries and operating performance of cooperation was poor. The system needs to be changed. The problems are insufficiency of budget and personnel, two different types of operating body, insufficiency of standard and committee for cooperation system, delayed speed of integrated retrieval system, limitation of sharing of information about users, insufficiency of user's and librarian's recognition of cooperation system. This study proposes improving method through developed model on cooperation system.
The purpose of this study is to examine semantic interoperability in terms of metadata elements and content designation in context of digital libraries. This study analyzed 78 digital libraries implemented using Greenstone application with respect to metadata elements and their content designation. Using crosswalks of digital libraries' metadata elements, and comparisons of content designation in elements, this study identifies three aspects which can impact semantic interoperability. First, there were less than 25% core metadata elements even within homogeneous information communities. Second, discrepancy exists between element names and their usage. Third, different levels were identified when assigning content to designated elements in terms of integrity and completeness.
In this study, we wanted to find out about the perceptions and the requirements of the academic information service users about the Library 2.0. This study used the survey research method, which utilized the web-based survey using the academic information service users as the target population. Specifically, we studied whether and how the users recognized and experienced the Web 2.0 technologies and its related services with respect to Library 2.0. In addition, we gathered the requirements for the Library 2.0 concept applied information services. The analysis results showed that the users were in need of obtaining the most up-to-date information and also using the professional information services such as the experts generated information contents and the Google Scholar type document reference information services instead of the Library 2.0 services based on the Web 2.0 technologies.
The purpose of this study are to develop manual of ‘Reading Classroom' program through a practical data(ex: schedule, plan paper) and a questionnaire survey of managing librarians this program. The basic aim of ‘Reading Classroom’ program is based on a nature of reading for a sound reading culture. The Manual provides a various program types(intensive, short-term, long-term etc.) according to library situation(facilities, human resources, budget etc.) and indicates a step-by-step services in detail.
While relevant studies emphasize the significance of user-oriented indexing associated with fulfilling both topical and non-topical needs of individual users, a great number of operational retrieval systems supports only those searches related to subject attributes of the users' needs. Retrieval systems for presidential image collections are not an exception for such a restriction. Upon this reality, this study seeks diversification of access points for presidential images based on descriptors directly presented by potential user groups. Improvements of subject-based descriptors are suggested based on those descriptors identified.
In this study, it was investigated if there were some differences on the preference of researchers to grey literature among seven different subjects in the field of science and technology, using citation analysis. The result shows that there were some differences among researchers, depending on the subject area. It also appears that the preference of grey literature of researchers is dissimilar in journals in English and journals in Korean, regardless of the subject area. Finally, partial correlation coefficient among nine different types of material was counted with the control of languages used and subject areas included. Among nine types of cited documents, the value of partial correlation coefficient between proceedings and miscellaneous is larger than that of any other coupled comparison. This means that researchers who cite articles from proceedings tend to include information from miscellaneous at the same time.
The authors examine the service quality of the National Library of Korea and its effects on the customer satisfaction and the annual number of visit. In particular, this article tests the actual effects of the extension of opening hour that has been famous for increasing ratio of library operation and employing more librarians. A survey of 332 customers was conducted to measure individual perceptions on the customer service and satisfactions and estimate structural equation models across two time slots: the daytime, and night hour. The major findings of this study are that the service quality tends to increase customer satisfaction.
Based on that the purpose of professionalization in librarianship is to achieve social recognition of its specialty, we discuss about theoretical background for the professionalization in librarianship in Korea. Some characteristics from the previous discussions are identified, such as functionalism, altruism in service, and individualism. Also, we identify organization-centered characteristic as an inherent one in librarianship. Based on the characteristics identified, we discuss about some supportive concepts, such as advanced or complex knowledge, service, organization-centered characteristic, and market, and their interrelationships. We hope such concepts would encourage further discussions on this topic for the professionalization.
According to Wayne A. Wiegand in the 1998, he research to The “Amherst Method”: The Origins of the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. Although a debate about the origins of the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme has been going on for generations, historical consensus remains elusive. This paper contributes information to the historiography on the origins of the scheme: 1) by grounding an account of Dewey's thinking as he was crafting the DDC on an analysis of a large body of sources than previous classification historians have consulted; and 2) by expanding and deepening historical understanding of the contextual forces influencing on the classification structure. Because the DDC idea as it first occurred to M. Dewey in Amherst in 1872-73 is an important in the history of library development in the world. He outlined the first draft of his decimal scheme and submitted it to the Amherst College Library Committee on 8 May 1873. This paper analysis to “Three Genetic Paper”, that is 1) The Merits of the System, 2) Library Classification System, 3) Its Special Adaption to our Library.