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2013, Vol.47, No.4

  • 1.

    An Analysis on the Functions of the Next Generation Library Catalog: With a Focus on SearchWorks

    Yoon, Cheong Ok | 2013, 47(4) | pp.5~23 | number of Cited : 3
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    The purpose of this study is to examine the functions and features of SearchWorks developed as the Next Generation Library Catalog by Stanford University Libraries. It was designed to fully represent the needs and search behaviors of users, with Blacklight, an open source software. Its main features are not different from those standard functions supplied by other commercial packages of Next Generation Library Catalogs, and its continuing improvement and changes, including the addition and expansion of more useful functions and the removal of unnecessary ones, have been observed since the introduction of a beta version in 2010.
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    A Study on Online Services of the National Assembly’s Archival Information

    Kim Youseung | Seol, Moon-won | 2013, 47(4) | pp.25~48 | number of Cited : 4
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    The study aims at providing alternative strategies for the National Assembly’s archival information services. In this context, it conducts a literature review and discusses current status of the National Assembly’s archival information services. Furthermore, this study draws six critical problems of the National Assembly’s archival information services, ranging from a lack of comprehensive archival information services to a deficiency of value-added contents. As a case study, it reviews legislative archival institutions in the US and the UK, and classifies their legislative records management services into 3 different types, including retrieval assistant services, contents services, and extensive services. Base on the case study, as a result, it provides 5 strategies for the development of the National Assembly’s archival information services.
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    A Study on the Management Diagnosis of Military Libraries in Korea by Analyzing Management Evaluation

    Sung-Jong Cha | Jong Yup Han | 2013, 47(4) | pp.49~78 | number of Cited : 4
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    This article examines how to improve military library services by evaluating management and performance of 160 Korean military libraries in 2011. Results indicated that the average performance rate in entire areas was 59.4%. The ‘facility’ area and ‘inter-library cooperation’ area showed high performance rates (79.2% and 71.0% respectively). On the other hand, the ‘strategic management plan’ area and ‘support’ area showed relatively low performance rates (28.3% and 33.0% respectively). Results concluded that a strong commitment for strategic planning and execution by the authorities is required to enhance military library services in the future. Also, the implications of annual evaluation on military libraries should be taken accounted for improvement plans and ultimately lead to the establishment of revitalization policies for military library services.
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    A Study on the Current State and Improvements of Digital Libraries in Cyber Universities

    Ji-Won Lee | Soojung Kim | 2013, 47(4) | pp.79~102 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study examined the current state of digital libraries in Korean cyber universities and suggested recommendations for improvements. The study conducted a survey and face-to-face interviews with people in charge of managing cyber university digital libraries, and analyzed library Web sites as well as library holdings and budget information available from the university information disclosure. The examples of cyber university digital libraries in other countries were also analyzed. Based on the findings, the study developed guidelines and policies for improving cyber university digital libraries and suggested a hosting-based digital library system. The findings of this study is expected to contribute to enhancing the quality of education in cyber universities.
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    The Effects of Problem-Based Learning on Self-Regulated Learning Ability in LIS Education: Based on Cognitive and Motivational Components

    Lee, Jeong-Mee | 2013, 47(4) | pp.103~124 | number of Cited : 7
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    This study investigated how Problem-Based Learning method effects on students’ Self-Regulated Learning Strategies especially for the LIS education. For this purpose, the differences in students’ self-regulated learning strategies were examined as a pre and a post survey using the same questionnaire. Correlation between cognitive and motivational self-regulated learning strategies was examined, and the details of the SRL’s sub-components were measured to see the effects of Problem-based learning. Statistical significance using the paired sample t-test were also conducted. The results revealed that Problem-based learning is effective in improving students’ cognitive․motivational self-regulated learning and found out the possibilities for a follow-up study for motivational self-regulated learning.
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    A Research on a Model Electronic Resource Management Policy in Academic Libraries

    CHANG, DURK HYUN | 2013, 47(4) | pp.125~142 | number of Cited : 1
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    A collection development policy is the library’s master plan that provides library’s long/short-term plans. It also informs the community of the library’s commitment in collection development. However, in Korea, libraries which maintain such a policy are not yet to be easily found. Furthermore, due to increasing importance of electronic resources, libraries are gradually required to have electronic resource management policy that reflects a change in the information environment. The purpose of this study is to suggest a model electronic resource management policy in academic libraries. It derived and verified more than thirty preliminary elements from literature and case studies. The elements were modified and supplemented, and as a result, the selection criteria gained the highest marks. The findings can be applied for selecting the elements of digital collection development policy in the university library and reorganizing them so as to meet its peculiarities. This study, finally, presents a model that includes a guideline for the university library which will establish digital collection development policy.
  • 7.

    LIS Employment Prospects: LIS Students’ Perspective

    Younghee Noh | Inja Ahn | Jong-Moon Lee and 1other persons | 2013, 47(4) | pp.143~167 | number of Cited : 8
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    The power of human capital in a library is the main resource that determines the level of library services, which in turn should play a pivotal role in forming the intellectual power of the country. This research conducted a survey on the employment perspectives of LIS undergraduates, which resulted as follows. First, among the LIS undergraduates, 40% of students responded that their desire was to be employed in the library as librarians. Although there were some negative opinions regarding the working environment of the industry, the undergraduates appreciated the developmental possibilities. Second, the most desired task was working with cultural programs. Third, the respondents were satisfied with the current curriculum overall, acknowledging the extra need for job search support programs, which include career support, employment-related mentoring, and internships. Fourth, the main requirements for their future employability were perceived as grade point average, language skills, obtaining licenses, internship and apprenticeship experience, and career management. Fifth, influential factors on employment decision making were divided into two aspects: environmental and personal factors. The environmental factors included salary, welfare, opportunities in personal development, workplace environment, organizational culture, and development possibilities of the organization. The personal factors included fitness with personal aptitude, the level of knowledge and technology in the job industry, social norms and acknowledgement, rewarding opportunities with their major, and location of job.
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    A Qualitative Study on Benefits of Library Assisted Instruction Recognized by Middle and High School Students

    Kang, Bong-suk | 2013, 47(4) | pp.169~186 | number of Cited : 5
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    The purpose of this study is to analyze the benefits of library assisted instruction. A survey was conducted along with in-depth interview with students who have experienced library assisted instructions. As a result, 18 different domains of benefits of library assisted instruction have been identified through the students with the experience of the instruction. The benefits include ‘increasing efficiency in learning’, ‘building the habits of reading’, etc. The benefits of library assisted instruction are expected to be applied in the strategies to operation of library service.
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    A Study for the Efficiency Analysis on Big Deals of Electronic Journal

    Kim Jeong Hwan | Eung-Bong Lee | 2013, 47(4) | pp.187~210 | number of Cited : 3
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    The consumption through e-journal consortia makes researchers locate and use academic resources and information extensively with comparatively cheap costs. This study analyzed and investigated substantive benefits of the big deal contracts for e-journal subscriptions in terms of efficient information use. In other words, this study compare concretely the differences in efficiency of using information between large-size institutions and small-size institutions who participate in the e-journal big deal contracts. This study suggests solutions for the problems which occur persistently and repeatedly in the big deal and new counter plans which can replace the current methods of big deal contracts in a long-term perspective by revealing the gaps of acquiring and using information by the size of participating institutions.
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    A Study on Job Satisfaction Level of Employees in Special Libraries by Institutional Characteristics and Personal Backgrounds

    Jong Yup Han | Man Deok Seo | 2013, 47(4) | pp.211~233 | number of Cited : 3
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    This study aims to evaluate job satisfaction level of employees working at special libraries by analyzing their affiliated institution and personal backgrounds. Results indicated that the job satisfaction level in private institutions was higher for ‘remuneration’, ‘promotion’, and ‘overall satisfaction’ in comparison to public counterparts. Also, employees working at institutions with independent libraries had higher level of satisfaction for ‘work itself’, ‘remuneration’ and ‘co-workers’ in comparison to those working in non-independent libraries. In terms of employment status, satisfaction level for ‘remuneration’ and ‘promotion’ was high among permanent employees, whereas ‘superior and supervisor’ was relatively higher among temporary employees. In terms of position, supervisors had higher level of satisfaction for ‘remuneration’, ‘job system’, ‘promotion’ and ‘overall satisfaction’ in comparison to non-supervisors. Employees with degrees in library and information science had higher level of satisfaction for ‘work itself’, ‘job system’, ‘promotion’ and ‘institutional environment’ in comparison to non-majors. This study clarified desires and emotions of employees working at special libraries and eliminated obstacles to higher job satisfaction. These findings may have implications for the improvement of work efficiency in libraries.
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    A Research on Applying Copyright Laws and Response Strategies for Academic Libraries

    Kwack, Dong Chul | 2013, 47(4) | pp.235~254 | number of Cited : 3
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    The purpose of this study is to seek sustainable development plans in which academic libraries comply with copyright laws without withdrawing their information services by focusing on the changes of the relevant regulations since 2000 when copyright laws were revised. The study deals with the followings in detail. First, the issues with library information services is examined, owing to the enactment, revision, and execution of copyright laws. Second, the histories of enacting and amending copyright laws related to libraries are considered. Third, various opinions and response measures as to applying the copyright laws to libraries are analyzed. Forth, based on the previous analysis, the study suggests response strategies that academic libraries accept for copyright laws and keep improving library information services.
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    Analysis of Difference of Preferred Loan Books According to Personality Types of Children and Adolescents

    Yoonok Han | Mi-ah Cho | 2013, 47(4) | pp.255~274 | number of Cited : 3
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    This study aims to set the criteria that can analyze and investigate the characteristics of books preferred by children and adolescents according to their personality types. To achieve this goal, the Enneagram personality test were conducted for 394 students of Year 5 from 8 primary schools and 374 students of Years 7 and 8 from 7 middle schools, which are located in Seoul and Gyunggi-do in Korea. The result of loan book was collected and analyzed. The analysis result showed that preferred books were different according to the personality types. The results of the specific values among the results of the preferred books were different depending on the central center where energy was used: brain-centered types (thought-focused), and heart-centered types (emotion-focused), and body centered-types (act-focused). This result is expected to be utilized for customized reading education according to personality types in the future.
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    Developing Measurement Scale to Measure Service Image for Academic Library Services - Measuring Image as Academic Community Service

    박주석 | Sang-Keun Park | Hyun Yang Cho | 2013, 47(4) | pp.275~294 | number of Cited : 2
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    This study utilizes structural equation modeling process to identify contributing factors that have been extracted through the first study of exploring library service and image building related factors. This study, specifically, tests the relationships between endogenous and exogenous variables that are assumed to have inherent relationships when building public library service image. As denoted from the first study, this one uses three dimensions and nine conceptual level constructs and 20 different measurement items for further test. The results of this study is that particular items to measure the image for the users would not have been fitted to the other set of samples. Also, there are differences between the two employee groups in the recognitions of images.
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    A Comparative Analysis on Curriculum of iSchools and L-School in North America

    강보라 | Heesop Kim | Nam kwon-heui | 2013, 47(4) | pp.295~314 | number of Cited : 4
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    The purpose of this study is to analyze the curriculum of iSchools in North America. To achieve the aim of the study 17 iSchools and the same number of L-Schools were chosen from the same regional area. Data were collected mainly through each of their official websites and email inquiry. The graduate courses were classified into 8 domains judging by its title, and conducted t-test for a comparative analysis with L-School curriculum using SPSS 19.0. It is found that ‘Information Studies’, ‘Practicum and Study’, and ‘Library and Information Center Management’ domains were dominant in iSchool curriculum. In the comparative analysis, ‘Study in Library and Information Science’ domain showed lower percentage, whereas ‘Information Studies’, ‘Library and Information Center Management’, ‘Practicum and Study’ domains showed higher percentage than the L-School curriculum.
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    A Study on Opinion Mining of Newspaper Texts based on Topic Modeling

    Kang Beomil | Min Song | WHASUN JHO | 2013, 47(4) | pp.315~334 | number of Cited : 95
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    This study performs opinion mining of newspaper articles, based on topics extracted by topic modeling. We analyze the attitudes of the news media towards a major issue of ‘presidential election’, assuming that newspaper partisanship is a kind of opinion. We first extract topics from a large collection of newspaper texts, and examine how the topics are distributed over the entire dataset. The structure and content of each topic are then investigated by means of network analysis. Finally we track down the chronological distribution of the topics in each of the newspapers through time serial analysis. The result reveals that both the liberal newspapers and the conservative newspapers exhibit their own tendency to report in line with their adopted ideology. This confirms that we can count on opinion mining technique based on topics in order to analyze opinion in a reliable fashion.
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    Developing LCSI(Library Customer Satisfaction Index) Lite for Public Library

    Oh, Dong-Geun | 2013, 47(4) | pp.335~361 | number of Cited : 5
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    This study tries to develop the so-called LCSI (Library Customer Satisfaction Index) Lite for public library which can be used easily in the fields as a simplified model. Its conceptual model is developed from the former research about library service quality and customer satisfaction. Based on the analyses on the twenty Delphi-type AHP questionnaires both from the library researchers and from the public library practitioners, and on the analysis and testing of the structural equation model using the data from the more than 800 user questionnaires, it suggests a model which consists of total 15 items - namely 8 items for service quality (2 for personnel, 4 for library resources and services, 2 for facilities and environment), 3 items for customer satisfaction, and 2 items for loyalty. Library Satisfaction Index for public library will be calculated by the sum total of service quality (50%), customer satisfaction (40%), and loyalty (10%).
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    Spatial Configuration Suggestions Based on Interpretation of Library Programs: A Study on Operations Plan in the National Sejong Library

    Cheon Hye Sun | Jeong-Mi Lee | Kwak, Seung-Jin | 2013, 47(4) | pp.363~387 | number of Cited : 6
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    The National Sejong Library of Korea that is constructed in Sejong City is a public library as well as a library specialized in policy information and children’s service. Thus, this study intended to suggest measures of space composition in the National Sejong Library of Korea. First, it proposed strategies for space composition by analyzing cases on spatial factors that are key elements in a national library. Second, it suggested space composition and circulation plan that can support policy information and children’s service in order to establish a user-oriented national as well as public library. And finally, it collected opinions from operating managers for the effective progression of space composition in the blueprint on each floor while focusing on users’ circulation plan and granting spatial characteristics.