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2011, Vol.45, No.3

  • 1.

    A Study on the Improvement of Evaluation Indicators of School Libraries in Korea

    김성준 | 2011, 45(3) | pp.5~26 | number of Cited : 9
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    The purpose of this study is to develop the evaluation indicators of school libraries in Korea. To do this, the indicators were extracted from an analysis of seven foregoing studies. The draft of evaluation indicators was made after reviewing the validity of each indicator according to the criteria: quantifiability, objectivity and possibility of obtaining evaluation materials. The feasibility of the standards and measures used by the Committee on Library and Information Policy was examined to improve the validity of new indicators. To decide the distribution of marks for evaluations, the opinions of teacher librarians and professionals on the importance of indicators was surveyed, the evaluation indicators used by the Committee on Library and Information Policy were analyzed, and an intensive review was done by professionals. A draft of an evaluation index with thirty indicators in six categories is proposed.
  • 2.

    A Research on the Information Portal for the Disabled

    Yoon, Cheong Ok | 2011, 45(3) | pp.27~47 | number of Cited : 7
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    The purpose of this study is to propose the direction of developing a new information portal for the disabled by examining the general characteristics, services, resources, and external links of five domestic and foreign information portals for the disabled, and 104 websites of organizations and institutions for the disabled in Korea. Information portals for the disabled examined in this study include the ‘Bokjiro’ portal and Dibrary Disability portal in Korea, the NARIC portal in the U.S.A., the National Accessibility Portal of the Republic of South Africa, and the National Interactive Portal of India. The following were proposed: (1) Consider both the disabled and the general public as potential users, (2) Identify the specific subject categories appropriate for their needs, (3) Secure information from high quality information sources, (4) Provide the communication and participation channel for the disabled, and (5) Observe Web Accessibility Standards.
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    A Study on Building Integrated Supervision Organizations of Reading and Libraries Under City and Provincial Education Offices in Korea

    Gi ho Song | 2011, 45(3) | pp.49~68 | number of Cited : 6
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    The nature of supervision is to improve the quality of school education by assisting the teaching activities of teachers and development of a learning community. The school library should be considered a classroom, and should offer library-assisted instruction and information literacy through collaboration between the teacher librarian and subject teachers. Therefore, it should be under the systematic and settled supervision of school library experts. However, analysis shows school library-related divisions have carried out administrative supports in the 16 city and provincial education offices. It is necessary to seek a new supervision system in order to develop and support the education of teacher librarians and the educational value of school libraries. This study suggests The Reading and Library Section which integrates reading in school and public libraries as an independent division in municipal and provincial offices of education.
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    A Study of the Integrated Operation for Databases with Different Data Structures

    Young Man Ko | 배경재 | 2011, 45(3) | pp.69~85 | number of Cited : 5
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    This study reviewed theories for database integration, which combines heterogeneous data structures, and suggested a practical method to integrate databases of Korean Research Memory(KRM) and Infrastructural Basic Research(IBR) as a case study. In order to broadly distribute the outcomes of IBR, it is essential to be connected to and integrated with the database of KRM. As a solution, it was suggested that the current database of IBR should follow standard guidelines as a XML database, and its future database should be integrated with the database of KRM or be established as a stand-alone system.
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    A Study on Ensuring the Professionalism of the National Library Director

    Hee-Yoon Yoon | 2011, 45(3) | pp.87~106 | number of Cited : 3
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    National libraries are responsible for acquiring and conserving copies of all significant publications and digital information published or produced in the country. To accomplish this, the library director should perform these duties based on professionalism in the library and information system. Nevertheless, the former directors of the National Library of Korea did not have professional knowledge nor management careers in the library and information system field. This paper suggests various ways to strengthen and ensure the professionalism of the national library director in terms of an open position system, executive agency system, political appointees, and special incorporation.
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    A Study on Dongkuksipji Yeamunji

    진나영 | SongIlGie | 2011, 45(3) | pp.107~140 | number of Cited : 2
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    The purpose of this study is to analyze Dongkuksipji's Yeamunji, written by Bae Sang-hyun(裴象鉉) in 1855. Dongkuksipji is a kind of encyclopedia. Dongkuksipji's Yeamunji record 137 books written in Goguryeo, Silla, Goryeo, Joseon and China. Yeamunji has its own classification system which includes 15 different topics. But this classification system emphasizes too much some field, such as Chinese classics of Confucianism. Yeamunji contains information on the period of compilation, author, title, and some bibliographic introductions. Although Dongkuksipji's Yeamunji does not have a perfect system for its contents, it is worthy of notice because it is a large catalogue of ancient books compiled by just one person.
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    A Study on the Non-use Factors of the Visually Disabled in Public Libraries

    오선경 | Jeeyeon Lee | 2011, 45(3) | pp.141~162 | number of Cited : 18
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    In Korea, public libraries lack the adequate services for the visually disabled, and therefore the visually disabled rarely use public libraries. This study aims to secure the information accessibility and usage rights for the visually disabled, and to suggest solutions in order to vitalize their use of public libraries. For this aim, the researcher investigated the reasons why the visually disabled did not use public libraries, extracted the correlations between their awareness of public library services and their actual use, and then tried to propose how to secure their right to use libraries and access to information and knowledge and improve their use of public libraries.
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    A Study on the Impact of an Academic Library on its Users

    Soon Hee Pyo | 김민정 | 김현수 and 1other persons | 2011, 45(3) | pp.163~186 | number of Cited : 4
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    University library evaluations have previously put emphasis on how many collections a library has, what kinds of services it offers, and how satisfied its users are with the services. But these evaluations are not enough to show how much impact university libraries have on their stakeholders and how they can contribute to the mission and purpose of the parent organization. This study is a starting point of discussion for the impact and value measurement of university libraries. The aim is to identify a university library’s impact in terms of various stakeholders and accordingly determine its measuring element. The impact of a university library on students can be measured by the students’ study, success and accomplishments. The impact on professors can be measured through the success of their teaching and research productivity. Finally, the impact on a university can be realized by understanding how a library affects university’s reputation and success.
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    A Study on the Construction of I New Town and the Establishment of Public Libraries

    Kim, Young-seok | 2011, 45(3) | pp.187~206 | number of Cited : 1
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    The purpose of this study is to examine the actual experience in establishing public libraries in I New Town, and then to propose how to build properly public libraries when new towns are constructed. In the case of I New Town, four public libraries were built in good locations but with considerable delay, and one of them was built 18 years after the new town plan was established. Those libraries are relatively bigger than the average public libraries in Korea, but their organizational structures are not ideal at all.
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    A Study on the Publication of Liudao Pushuo, One of Mengshan De-yi's Works

    SongIlGie | 김은진 | 2011, 45(3) | pp.207~233 | number of Cited : 7
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    This thesis is a study of the printed books of Liudao Pushuo(六道普說), one of Mengshan(蒙山)’s works. Mengshan De-yi(德異) lived in the Song(宋) and Yuan(元) Dynasty and was a Buddhist monk of Linji Chan(臨濟宗). Liudao Pushuo exists only in Korea, and there is no copy in China. Liudao Pushuo is a summary of the preachings of Mengshan about the Ten dharma-worlds(十法界) which include the six realms(六道) and the four kinds of holy men(四聖). There are 22 printed books in Korea. This study analyzed their physical descriptions and structures. As a result, all the printed books have ‘sajudanbyoun(四周單邊)’ except one book that is ‘julchopjang(折帖裝)’ of ‘Bulgapsa(佛甲寺)’. There are also ten books with ‘Heukku(黑口) and naehyang heukumi(內向黑魚尾)’. This indicates that those were typical of the printing type of the early days of the Joseon(朝鮮) Dynasty. In addition, the books with 13 characters in one line(13字本) were common. All 22 printed books were published in the 15th and 16th century. This study confirms that Liudao Pushuo was handed down in the Goryeo(高麗) from China and actively published in the 15th and 16th century. This shows that Mengshan’s Seon(禪) had a significant effect on Buddhism in Korea.
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    A Study on the FRAD Conceptual Model based Authority Data Scheme for Academic Papers

    Seok-Hyoung Lee | Kwak, Seung-Jin | 2011, 45(3) | pp.235~257 | number of Cited : 4
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    In this study, we proposed the FRAD concept model of authority data schema for author, organization and journal titles included in the academic papers. Academic information includes author names, affiliations, publishers, journals and conferences. They are used as access points, and there are multiple relationships among these entities. It is expected that the use of authority data for academic information based on FRAD conceptual model could improve more accurate retrieval of information, systematic management of academic information, and various forms of knowledge representation. In this study, our entity-relationship authority data will be linked to the document, and included the several properties and relationship to identify the object.
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    An Analysis of Medical Articles Published Domestically and Abroad by Korean Researchers from 1960 to 2008

    장혜란 | 강길원 | 이영성 and 1other persons | 2011, 45(3) | pp.259~277 | number of Cited : 7
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    The purpose of this study is to analyze how the changes of evaluation standards have affected Korean medical researchers' academic performance by comparing the publication status of medical articles both domestically and abroad. A total of 314,559 domestic articles in KMbase and 53,423 articles stored in MEDLINE published abroad by Korean researchers were analyzed. All of the data were compared per year according to the research field and indexed journals by numbers and proportions of articles published domestically and abroad. The analysis showed that the number of total articles and the proportion of articles published abroad increased continuously. In the early 2000s, articles published in Korea decreased, otherwise articles published abroad increased sharply. SCI articles showed a steady increase before 2000, and continued to increase over the next few years. KCI articles also showed a rapid increase in the early 2000s while other articles were decreasing. Publication trends shown in this study were similar despite quantitative and timely differences by research area. Performance evaluations focusing on SCI articles affected on quantitative decrease in the number of total articles published domestically. Quantitative growth itself is not an absolute indicator for academic achievement. Therefore, to complement any evaluation of academic achievement, qualitative analysis needs to be done as well.
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    Public Library Multicultural Programs and Improvement Methods Analyzed from Case Studies

    Inja Ahn | Miyoung Park | 2011, 45(3) | pp.279~301 | number of Cited : 23
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    This study analyzed 138 multicultural programs from 40 libraries during the last two years. The study compares multicultural programs running in Korean libraries with those from American and Canadian libraries which have a long history of multicultural societies. The results are listed below. There is a need for long-running multicultural programs that address the needs of its users even from the planning stages. Programs should include out-reach based running methods, daily life based subjects and contents, and differentiated approaches for different levels and ages of users.
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    Analysis for the Tendency to Study Children’s Services in the Field of Library and Information Science: Focused on Masters and Doctoral theses Submitted from 1981 to 2010

    공정자 | 2011, 45(3) | pp.303~325 | number of Cited : 7
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    The purpose of this study is to compare the tendency to study children’s services in libraries korea and in North America in order to analyze the implications for future studies in the field of Library and Information Science. Looking at masters and doctoral theses submitted from 1981 to 2010, we analyzed 110 theses in Korea and 89 theses in North America. After reviewing the abstracts of the theses, we classified their subjects into six categories, including the materials, services, programs, administration and management, type of children, and the theory and history behind each library’s services. Four things stood out from the study. First, the number of theses in Korea has had a sharp increase recently, but in North America there has been a steady increase for a longer period of time. Second, the theses about library programs are approximately 50% in Korea, but in North America 50% of those theses were about materials for children. Third, in Korea about 90% of the theses are for master’s degree, while approximately 90% in North America are for doctoral degree. Fourth, looking at each of the different categories, Korea seemed to focus on the services and programs offered and the administration and management, while North America focused on the materials offered, the type of children to partake in the services and the theory and history behind the services offered.
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    A Study on the Evaluation and Improvement of the Korean National Assembly Digital Library by Applying ISA(Importance-Satisfaction Analysis)

    Kwak, Seung-Jin | Jung Young mi | Kim, Jinmook and 2other persons | 2011, 45(3) | pp.327~343 | number of Cited : 11
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    The goal of this study was to examine ways to improve the quality of databases of the Korean National Assembly Digital Library(KNADL). In order to achieve the goal, we first designed an assessment tool that could measure the quality of the ‘contents,’ the ‘service,’ and the ‘system’ of the KNADL’s databases. Each of the three categories also had sub-categories-i.e., eight sub-categories for ‘contents’(e.g., accuracy, recency, …), seven sub-categories for ‘service’(e.g., convenience for request, rapid response, …), and seven sub-categories for ‘system’(e.g., usability, response time, …). We thenconducted a survey using the assessment tool we developed and gathered a total of 270 responses from users of KNADL’s databases. We used Excel and PASW Statistics 18 for data analysis. Each sub-category was measured by its importance and by the level of satisfaction(implemented from the DigiQUAL project). Finally, we performed an importance-satisfaction analysis(ISA) to identify what action(i.e., maintain, concentrate, low priority, and exceed) needs to be made in each sub-category. We concluded the paper with some useful suggestions for improving the quality of KNADL’s databases.
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    A Study on Acquisition Processes in Public Libraries

    CHANG, DURK HYUN | 2011, 45(3) | pp.345~364 | number of Cited : 4
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    This paper strives to examine the acquisition process in public libraries. It specifically attempts to survey the budget allocation, duties and organizational structures of acquisition departments in public libraries, and the overall process of book selection and acquisition. Data was drawn from a survey of 545 public libraries in the country. Specific statistics were gathered through literature and interviews to be analyzed, even though they were not very detailed in nature. In looking at the actual acquisition process, a thorough comparison on the backgrounds, outlines and characteristics of current projects and an analysis on the specifics of each project was also conducted.