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2013, Vol.47, No.2

  • 1.

    Analysis of the Library Service Satisfaction of College Students with Disabilities in Korea

    Hee-Yoon Yoon | 2013, 47(2) | pp.5~24 | number of Cited : 2
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    Many students with disabilities at the university face difficulties in educational inequity, cultural isolation, information illiteracy, and discrimination in the broad range of campus activities. The biggest barrier is the lack or difficulty of access to knowledge and information needed for learning. Libraries, therefore, must not discriminate against students with disabilities and should ensure equal access to and use of information resources and services. This paper analyzed the satisfaction and requirements on facility and space services, direct and indirect services, total library service of students with disabilities based on the results of the survey and interview. This paper suggested ways to improve service satisfaction of students with disabilities in a university library.
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    A Study on the Role Model of Joint School-Public Libraries for Rural Communities

    이미영 | Young Joon Nam | 2013, 47(2) | pp.25~43 | number of Cited : 0
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    South Korea has fewer public libraries than other developed nations of OECD. This calls for a more diverse role of school libraries in the geographically isolated areas. School libraries should provides services for not only its students and faculty, but also the surrounding neighborhood as a part of cultural community. Based on the needs for an expanded role of school libraries, this research aims to identify the necessary factors for school libraries to provide services to their local residents. Two things should be identified for this research. First, we should confirm the necessity of policies that provide library services to local residents of school libraries. Second, we should propose a way to have the libraries as a part of cultural community where meet the information and cultural demand of their local residents. The study surveyed users, school principals and working-level staff members of cultural communities in order to study the two questions. These groups were from Uri-school Village Library, which is supported by the NHN Culture Foundation. Through the survey, the research confirmed the need for a consistent outside assistance, job training, open door policy for local residents and diverse library services in order for school libraries to serve their local community.
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    Evaluating the Usefulness and Feasibility of “Guidelines for Contracting-Out of Public Library Services”

    Nahyun Kwon | Song Kyeong-Jin | Kim Sun Ae and 3other persons | 2013, 47(2) | pp.45~73 | number of Cited : 4
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    This study purported to evaluate the usefulness and feasibility of “Guidelines for contracting-out of public library services (2011).” The Guidelines have been developed by the Culture and Library Forum to provide principles and standards for local governments considering the contracting-out of public library services in their district. The research data were collected by conducting in-depth interviews with 17 local government officers who are responsible for the contracting-out of public library operations and two focus group interviews with eight directors of public libraries contracted out. It was found that the interview participants in both government and library sides generally perceived the Guidelines useful, yet their perceptions of feasibility in outsourcing were largely pessimistic due to local politics and many other hindrances in society. The study suggested specific directions to further improve the Guidelines’ usefulness and feasibility.
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    A Study on the Effect of Metacognition to the Information-Seeking Behavior of Undergraduate Students

    최문정 | Dong Youl Jeong | 2013, 47(2) | pp.75~101 | number of Cited : 15
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    This study analyzed the effect of metacognition to the information-seeking behaviors of 250 undergraduate students. For this, metacognition was examined by the inspection form that the Educational Psychology Programs of the Department of Education, at Seoul National University, developed in 2005. The information-seeking behaviors were examined by the observance of the established information-seeking performances and through a survey. As a result of the analysis, metacognition affected the items of the survey for the information-seeking behaviors, excluding one item. As metacognition is the cognitive characteristics acting after the cognitive process, it affected thinking activities that were conducted by the brain. In addition, metacognition affected the seeking process, the results of seeking, and the general information-seeking behaviors. Therefore, the study of metacognition is effective in the overall aspects of information-seeking behaviors including the seeking process, the results of seeking, and the general information-seeking behaviors.
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    A Study on the Evaluation Standards and Tools of the Performance of School Librarians in the United States

    Sung-Jun Kim | 2013, 47(2) | pp.103~121 | number of Cited : 4
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    This study is to examine the basic structure of the professional development of school librarians and to analyze the national evaluation standards, and the states’ evaluation tools and self-assessment tool currently used in the United States. The result is as follows: the structure of the school librarians’ professional development processes, such as curriculum, certificate, and evaluation, have been affected by the national school library standards published by AASL. NBPTS’s Library Media Standards and AASL’s Learning4Life evaluation system are proposed as the representative national standards. Many states have developed their standards and tools to evaluate school librarians’ performance, these standards are related to the national standards. AASL published A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation for school librarians’ self-assessment in 2012, this workbook shows a specific way of developing their expertise.
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    A Study on the Effect of Collaborative Instruction Between a Teacher Librarian and a Korean Language Teacher on a Middle School Student’s Learning Interest and Academic Achievement

    기민진 | Gi ho Song | 2013, 47(2) | pp.123~142 | number of Cited : 8
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    The aim of this study is to find out the impact of collaborative instruction between the teacher librarian and the classroom teacher on learning interest and academic achievement by running Library and Information Life, which is the textbook of information literacy for teacher librarians and the Korean language curriculum for the first grade of middle school through library-based instruction. The result of this study has a positive influence on academic achievement by facilitating learning interest on Korean language classes under coplanning, co-operating and coevaluating in the school library. Therefore, it is important to establish the institutional system for collaborative instruction in order to increase information literacy instruction in the school community. A local school should expand the physical environment and educational equipment of its school library and form a flexible schedule to have enough time for teaching information literacy skills and for using of materials.
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    A Study on the Citing Behavior of Military Scientists by Reference Analysis

    김미라 | Eung-Bong Lee | 2013, 47(2) | pp.143~159 | number of Cited : 3
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    A series of citation analyses are conducted to find out the characteristics of citation behavior in the field of military science and technology in Korea. The analyses are done against the references at the ends of articles in the Journal of the Korea Institute of Military Science and Technology published during the period 1998-2012. The sample includes 4,563 references from 537 articles. The analyses focused on types of materials, such as monographs, continuous materials, reports, etc., cited by the researchers by year. Lastly, the study aims to suggest the preferences of cited materials. The results of the analyses might provide a guide for a research library to establish an effective acquisition policy and a basis for tangible proof to secure continuous financial support from administration.
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    A Study on the Effect of Smart Device and SNS on Social Capital

    seungmin lee | 2013, 47(2) | pp.161~180 | number of Cited : 28
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    This research analyzed how smart devices and Social Network Service (SNS) change the construction of social capital. The results show that smart devices provide the foundation of expending ‘bridging social capital’ by offering various communication tools. SNS reinforces ‘bonding social capital’ and extends ‘bridging social capital’ by expanding social relationships from off-line to online and supporting the construction of online communities. In contrast, the use of SNS through smart devices is not related to the generation of social capital. However, it builds a multi-aspect social capital by making people participate in various social activities.
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    A Study on the Development and Validation of the Information Literacy Test by Guilford's Structure of Intellect Model

    ByeongKi Lee | 2013, 47(2) | pp.181~200 | number of Cited : 11
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    The test instrument utilized to diagnose and evaluate a trainee’s ability are necessary for an effective information literacy education. Nevertheless, there is a lack of a standardized test instrument to comprehensively measure students’ information literacy. The purpose of this study is to develop a standardized test instrument to evaluate the information literacy of middle school students, and to verify the reliability and validity of the test instrument. For this purpose, this study selected factors that can show the information literacy and developed an information literacy test framework that was designed based on Guilford’s SOI model and Meeker’s SOI-LA test. The test instrument that was developed through this study is a 30-item Web-based multiple-choice test. This study administrated tests in middle school students (794 students joined), and analyzed difficulty, reliability, discrimination index, validity of tests, and reviewed tests items to qualify the standardized test. The cutoff score was also decided when using these tests as a diagnostic information literacy assessment.
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    A Study on the Public Reading Campaign: The Case of ‘One Book, SeongBuk’ Campaign in Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul

    Chan-Sik Cho | 2013, 47(2) | pp.201~221 | number of Cited : 17
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    A public reading campaign is a sociocultural movement that can stimulate a sense of community. The ‘One Book, One City’ reading campaign, as a typical public reading campaign, was established as a new reading paradigm by sharing cultural experiences among community residents through discussions after reading ‘one book,’ thus evoking a sense of community. This study focuses on the ‘One Book, SeongBuk’ reading campaign in Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul, which was awarded the title of ‘2012 Year of Reading’ program. In line with this, this study examines the theoretical background of the public reading campaign, looks into the background and contents of the ‘One Book, SeongBuk’ reading campaign in Seongbuk-Gu, and analyzes and pinpoints the factors that influence the campaign. By so doing, this study aims at enhancing our understanding of the public reading campaign.
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    A Comparative Study on Curriculum Contents and Teaching Methods Based on the Syllabi of Library and Information Science in Korea and Foreign Universities

    Choi Sang Ki | Inja Ahn | Younghee Noh and 1other persons | 2013, 47(2) | pp.223~245 | number of Cited : 7
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    The purpose of this study is to analyze curriculum contents, teaching methods and evaluation methods for the core courses in Library & Information Science. It focuses on syllabi both of Korean and foreign universities, and compares them to figure out their own characteristics and differences. The study aims to contribute to the advancements of domestic Library & Information Science in regards to their curriculum contents and methods. To this end, we collected and analyzed the syllabi of Information Organization, Information & Reference Services, Information Retrieval and Management of Libraries, which are used in the foreign LIS departments. As results, we found some differences between curriculum contents, teaching methods and evaluation methods used by Korean and foreign universities. In teaching methods, especially, the classes in Korean universities used the forms of lecture, presents, examination, while classes in foreign universities used more various methods, such as workshop, project, developing system, simulation, case study, interviews with expert.
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    Analysis of Wikipedia Citations in Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

    Wonsik Shim | Jaeyeon Byun | Minjung Kim | 2013, 47(2) | pp.247~264 | number of Cited : 7
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    Wikipedia represents a revolutionary experiment in the sense that it allows anonymous Internet users to contribute, change, and edit Encyclopedia contents used by tens of millions of people. While a very popular information source on the Internet, because of its questionable information credibility and accuracy, citing Wikipedia articles is being regarded as a risky behavior for scholars. The present study identified 282 scholarly articles from Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science citation database that cite Wikipedia at least once. Out of the millions of articles indexed in Web of Science, the proportion of articles citing Wikipedia is extremely small. On the other hand, the numbers are showing a marked increase since 2011. Wikipedia citing articles are distributed in subject areas, such as library and information science, business, psychology, education, and communication more often than in other areas. The distribution of a total of 577 citations from 267 articles for which we were able to obtain full texts shows that Wikipedia is being cited mainly in studies of Wikipedia (139 citations, 24.1%) or as a ready reference source (331 citations, 57.4%). At the same time, about 15% of total citations turned out to be cases of potentially risky behaviors in which Wikipedia is being cited as a crucial basis or data source for study.
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    A Study on Constructing Collaborative Network Systems for Vitalizing CHI Services

    Younghee Noh | 2013, 47(2) | pp.265~291 | number of Cited : 5
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    Because of the increased interest in health, medical care, and wellness, the utilization of health-related information resources, especially those found on the Internet, has been rapidly increasing. In addition, despite encountering an increasing number of health and medical-related reference questions in public libraries, public librarians feel limitations in their ability to perform these types of reference services. Therefore, this study proposed the cooperative network system model for vitalizing CHI Services, meaning that all the related agencies, including public libraries, medical libraries, medical institutions, and the health and medical community collaboratively provide consumer health information service. This study presented in detail the key elements of the cooperation model, the subject of cooperation, target sources for cooperation, the content of cooperation, operations of CHI-providing sites, operations and roles of Cooperation Centers, and directions for cooperating with commercial institutions.
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    A Case Study on Measures to Revitalize Small Libraries of the Type through Operational Diagnostic

    Mi-ah Cho | 변현주 | Kim, Boil | 2013, 47(2) | pp.293~314 | number of Cited : 6
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    This study intended to support the effective operation of libraries by suggesting measures to resolve the problems of small libraries that experience operational difficulties caused by lack of expertise. To achieve this, the study selected 22 small libraries among the nationwide small libraries by grades, types, and users, and then conducted interviews with their operating staffs. Based on the findings of the study, certain library facilitation measures were suggested, including the provision of incentives for librarian certificate holders, the free distribution of book management programs and their training, regular book supply policies of local governments, differential supports for operation evaluation, the establishment of user service guidelines, and cooperations with public libraries.
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    A Study on the Urban Archives of Building Direction

    여진원 | Chang Woo kwon | 2013, 47(2) | pp.315~335 | number of Cited : 7
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    As the indigenous history of the city gets recorded and today’s history is lively reflected as it draws breath, the city will have its own symbolic images. This study is to show the new city archives of building direction by the status survey and analysis of the city archives based on theoretical study in respect of the comprehension of the characteristics of the city and the need to archive. To this end, the city of Seoul, Busan, and Wonju, was surveyed and were given the suggestion it should efficiently build its city archive based on the results of its analysis.
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    Developing Print Journals' Cooperative Preservation and Utilization Program

    Kwak, Seung-Jin | Jae-Hwang Choi | Jeong-Taek Kim and 2other persons | 2013, 47(2) | pp.337~357 | number of Cited : 1
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    The purpose of this research is to provide suggestions to develop a cooperative preservation and utilization program suitable for domestic circumstances. To accomplish the purpose of this research, an in-depth study was conducted parallel to surveys and focus group interviews. The study found that a high number of KESLI members recognizes the necessity of the cooperative preservation and utilization of print journals. The study also provides suggestions for the successful development and operation of the cooperative preservation center for print journals—the development of councils, the ownership of journals, the scope of journals to be collected, and the form of the national preservation center. The results of the study will be utilized as the model for the cooperative preservation and utilization of print journals suitable for Korean circumstances.
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    Improvements and Modifications of the Subject, Architecture Engineering, in the 5th Edition of the Korean Decimal Classification

    Ji-suk Yeo | Sunghoon Kong | Oh, Dong-Geun | 2013, 47(2) | pp.359~376 | number of Cited : 7
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    This study suggests an improvement and modification plan for KDC’s architecture field after comparing and analyzing KDC, DDC, NDC, the Research Field Classification System, and the National S&T Standard Classification System of the National Research Foundation of Korea. This study suggests, through the cooperative study of researchers from classification and those from construction, that it would be better to integrate 610 architecture into 540 architecture engineering and to change the heading of 540 from “Architecture engineering” to “Architecture”. The study also newly creates several subdivisions, 540.1 Architecture Plan including its subdivisions, 543.1 Structural Mechanics, and 546.1 Architectural Environment including its subdivisions.
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    A Study on the Bibliographical Description of the Gyujang-chongmok, or the Annotated Classified Bibliography of Books in Gyujanggak

    LeeSangYong | 2013, 47(2) | pp.377~388 | number of Cited : 3
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    This study investigated the method of the bibliographical description of Gyujang-chongmok, or the Annotated Classified Bibliography of Books in Gyujanggak, which was published by Seo Ho-su’s in 1781 by the King’s command in the Joseon Dynasty. The bibliographical description was examined regarding its title, volume number, written age, name of author, functional word of authorship, and noteworthy examples. However, its great significance in the history of bibliographical description can be found in the fact that Gyujang-chongmok has established entries for annotated works based on the relatively unified method of its bibliographical description.
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    Analytical Research on Changes of Library and Information Science Education in China

    MIKYUNG HAN | 2013, 47(2) | pp.389~411 | number of Cited : 0
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    With the objective of analyzing changes in the education and curriculum of library and information science in China, this study conducts the following analyses. First, with respect to library and information science education, this study analyzed changes in terms of library and information science departments and majors being offered for undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral training institutions from 2001 to 2012. Also, this study examined and analyzed colleges, areas, years of establishments and characteristics of 25 colleges that offers library and information science major. Second, with respect to library and information science curriculum, this study analyzed changes in the curricula of 1997 and 2006, while using China Education Ministry’s 2003 main curricula of library science major as criteria and analyzed changes and characteristics of 2012 library and information science curricula of Wuhan University and Beijing University.