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2018, Vol.52, No.3

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    A Study on Personalization of Science and Technology Information by User Interest Tracking Technique

    Hee-Jun Han | Yunsoo Choi | Sung-Pil Choi | 2018, 52(3) | pp.5~33 | number of Cited : 4
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    In this paper, we analyze a user’s usage behavior, identify and track search intention and interest field based on the National Science and Technology Standard Classification, and use it to personalize science and technology information. In other words, we sought to satisfy both efficiency and satisfaction in searching for information that users want by improving scientific information search performance. We developed the personalization service of science and technology information and evaluated the suitability and usefulness of personalized information by comparing the search performance between expert experimental group and control group. As a result, the personalization service proposed in this study showed better search performance than comparative service and proved to provide higher usability.
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    A Study on Book Reviews for Further Readings

    민경록 | 2018, 52(3) | pp.35~59 | number of Cited : 0
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    A book review expands readers’ choice of resources by providing them with the contents and bibliographic data of various books. It also functions as a reader support service designed to enrich their reading experiences. In particular, in the field of children’s reading, literary devices are used to convey knowledge and information to children. Therefore, a review for a children’s book should help children follow a book with further readings so that they can expand their literary imagination through comparative reading. In light of the above, this study looks into the case of a children’s story entitled Little Red Riding Hood to identify the points that should be addressed in the “Literature Comparison” section of a book review in order to suggest further readings to readers. First, the review should provide an objective description of the content of Little Red Riding Hood. Second, it should explain the literary value of the reviewed book and the discourse that surrounds it so as to analyze its unique features that separate it from other literary works. Third, the review should provide bibliographic information on other works that use narrative structures adapted from those of Little Red Riding Hood. Fourth, it should broaden readers’ choice and access by introducing, if any, works adapted from Little Red Riding Hood into other media.
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    A Study on the Direction of Reading and Information Service through Analysis of Digital Reading and Information Literacy Competencies Evaluation Items: Focusing on PIAAC and PISA

    Juhyeon Park | 2018, 52(3) | pp.61~89 | number of Cited : 2
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    The purpose of this study is to analyze the items related to digital reading and information literacy which were measured by PIAAC and PISA, to examine the measurement contents and methods of these literacy items, and to derive the implications for providing reading and information services for librarians at public libraries and teacher librarians. In order to solve the questions measuring digital reading literacy and digital information literacy, respondents commonly needed ICT skills as well as cognitive strategies. However, in digital reading literacy measurement items, the ability to comprehend and critically think about texts was emphasized. And in digital information literacy measurement items, the ability to use ICT skills, navigate, and evaluate whether or not to read the retrieved text was emphasized. Librarians and teacher librarians need to encourage readers to read and provide a customized competencies improvement program to reflect the performance results and characteristics of a particular group. And It is also necessary to improve and develop the library environment so that library user can understand and use library search system and the Korean decimal classification.
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    Developing a Leadership Scale for University Library Middle Managers

    Sung Won Cho | Jeeyeon Lee | 2018, 52(3) | pp.91~119 | number of Cited : 0
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    The primary focus of this study was on the development of a leadership scale to measure the leadership capacities of university library middle managers. The study included the following research activities. Firstly, broad and narrow scopes were determined and their corresponding questions were selected to develop a leadership scale of university middle managers by analyzing the previous related research findings. Secondly, the scopes and the questions were revised through the Delphi survey method, Thirdly, a survey was conducted to develop a simplified model of the leadership scale. The research outcomes led to three types of leadership scale of the university library middle manager. This study identified the leadership factors of middle managers in the university libraries. The resulting developed leadership scale should serve as the basic information for the existing middle managers’ leadership capacity development.
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    A Study on the Improvement of the Distribution System for International Academic Information Resources in Korea

    Kwack, Dong Chul | 2018, 52(3) | pp.121~147 | number of Cited : 0
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    Academic libraries in Korea have had more and more troubles in management due to the drastic increase in quantities and budgets for purchasing expensive international academic information resources. In this research, with a focus on the international electronic information resources, an attempt is made to overcome such difficulties in management of academic libraries in the following steps: First, the amount of budgets for purchasing resources and building collections for academic libraries is analyzed; Second, the current state of academic library consortia, both domestic and foreign, is reviewed; Third, the current administrative issues and strategic directions of domestic academic library consortia, including the KESLI Consortium of KISTI, ACE Consortium of KERIS, and Consortium of Korean Council for University Educations, are examined; and Fourth, based on the above collected information, a proposal is made to improve the collection and distribution system for international academic information resources in Korea.
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    Research Productivity and Citation Performance of Researchers by Co-authorship Type in the Biological Sciences

    Kim Mee-Jean | 2018, 52(3) | pp.149~169 | number of Cited : 3
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    The purpose of this study is to provide an in-depth analysis on the research productivity and the research performance of the School of Biological Sciences’ faculty at the S University by their co-authorships and further to identify any difference in the citedness by their co-authorships. For the years 2004-2013, a total of 1,135 publications, published by thirty-nine faculty members, were collected and their publication patterns were analyzed by co-authorships. For the years 2004-2016, the citations to the 1,135 publications were analyzed by co-authorships. Among the four co-authorship types, the total number of publications by the domestic and international co-authorships amounted to 832(73.3%), and the study also found a statistical difference in the citation performance, i.e., the average number of citations per paper by co-authorships (F =4.830, p=0.003**).
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    Awareness on the Establishing and Operation of the Makerspaces in School Libraries

    Kang, Bong-suk | Jung Young mi | 2018, 52(3) | pp.171~192 | number of Cited : 13
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    With the spread of the maker movement and matching of the standards for the 21st century learners and the maker competencies, there is a social and temporal need for makerspaces building and maker education in school libraries, Prior to the establishment of the school library makerspaces, we intended to investigate the awareness of the school librarian on the creation and operation of the school library makerspaces. For this purpose, a questionnaire was constructed based on the theoretical review and the response data of 171 school librarians were collected through a web survey. Technical statistics, cross-analysis, and ANOVA were conducted using SPSS window 19.0 and content analysis was conducted on open-ended questions. The Questionnaires consisted of questions about whether the school library makerspace was installed or not and necessity, reason, and difficulty in creating and operating the makerspace. As a result of the study, it was found that the establishment of the school library makerspace was very low at 2.3%, and the recognition of the makerspace of the school librarian was below the normal level. On the other hand, the perception of necessity appeared to be more than normal, and the school library was generally considered to be a suitable place for the makerspace installation. However, negative opinions about the school library makerspaces were also raised in various aspects.
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    Research and Analysis of Enactment of China's Old and Rare Books Management

    MIKYUNG HAN | 2018, 52(3) | pp.193~214 | number of Cited : 1
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    This study aims to analyze enactment of China’s old and rare books management. For the purpose, the review on China’s legal system and management related to old and rare books were studied. And this study investigated 4 laws, 6 administrative regulations, 4 sector regulations, and 13 administrative normativity papers. Among those, 5 major sources for old and rare books management were identified as follows : 1) China’s National Civilization Protection Law in 2013, 2) China’s Old and Rare Book Organization Directive in 1989, 3) Regulation on Management of Research, Organization, and Publication of Old and Rare Books in 1986, 4) Standards on Grading Classification of Civilization Collections in 2001, and 5) Provisional Regulation on Civilization Auctioning in 2003. Based on the analysis of these sources, this study deduced implications in terms of Chinese old and rare books management such as the necessity to give considerations to 1) the importance of old and rare books management policy, 2) nationwide old and rare books management, 3) expansion of eduction and training of human resources, 4) establishment of institution specializing in old and rare books, and 5) special management of science of Chinese medicine.
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    A Study on User Needs for Public Access to the Supreme Court Library of Korea

    Kwak, Seung-Jin | Younghee Noh | 2018, 52(3) | pp.215~246 | number of Cited : 0
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    As a law library representing the Department of Justice, the Supreme Court Library of Korea collects various domestic and foreign legal information and aims to become more publicly accessible. In 2018, after its relocation to Goyang, Korea, the library has initiated check-out services to citizens and is currently developing a plan to provide services in the legal field. In this study, we have assessed the current situation at the Supreme Court Library as well as public libraries in Goyang. Furthermore, we have surveyed future users and legal experts to formulate a proposal for optimal literary composition and spatial composition, as well as library arrangement. Survey participants expected extensive provision of legal information regarding legal professions and the general public. There was a significant difference in opinion between legal experts and users with respect to resources for the public; general citizens desire more materials related to general topics whereas legal experts expect more law-specific resources such as information regarding judicial precedents and court decisions, research articles. Furthermore, 80% of users expressed interest in utilizing the library; therefore, active efforts to improve its facilities will lead to successful operations of the library.
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    Usability Testing of Open Source Software for Digital Archiving

    Kyungsun Jeon | Yunkeum Chang | 2018, 52(3) | pp.247~271 | number of Cited : 2
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    This research aims to explore the possibility of open source software for creating digital archives of small organizations or ordinary people that run short of budget and professional workforce and may easily create digital archives without the help of a professional. To do so, this study suggested three open source software, AtoM, ArchivesSpace, and Omeka, for such use, and conducted usability tests with system designers and users who had no experience with open source software. The results of the usability testing was that AtoM, which was developed to support the records management system and user services of small organizations, proved satisfactory to both system designers and users. ArchivesSpace had too many required fields with it to create archives. Omeka greatly satisfied the system designers because it is possible to create archives with simple inputs on the item level. However, Omeka, which focuses on exhibition functions while neglecting search functions, registered low satisfaction among the users. Based on the results of the usability testing, this study suggested selection criteria of open source software for small organizations or ordinary individuals, namely, purposes, license, characteristics, service creation environment, advantages and disadvantages, functions, metadata, file type, and interoperability.
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    A Study on Policy Information Development Strategies for a National Library: with a Special Reference to National Library of Korea, Sejong Collection Development Policy

    Hee-Yoon Yoon | CHANG, DURK HYUN | 2018, 52(3) | pp.273~287 | number of Cited : 1
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    The National Library of Korea, Sejong plays a central role in maximizing the development and provision of policy information services in Korea. In order to perform its functions, systematic and practical strategies for policy information development are essential. Besides, in order to establish the identity of the National Library of Korea, Sejong as a specialized library of policy information services and to maximize the capacity, the development strategies for policy information needs to be suggested. This study, in this regard, propose strategies for the development of policy information collection. Specifically, we suggest that both guidelines of collection development policy for general collection, and practical guidelines of collection development specific to policy information.
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    A Study on the Effects of Search Language on Web Searching Behavior: Focused on the Differences of Web Searching Pattern

    Jaeyeon Byun | 2018, 52(3) | pp.289~334 | number of Cited : 1
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    Even though information in many languages other than English is quickly increasing, English is still playing the role of the lingua franca and being accounted for the largest proportion on the web. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the key features and differences between “information searching behavior using mother tongue as a search language” and “information searching behavior using English as a search language” of users who are non-mother tongue speakers of English to acquire more diverse and abundant information. This study conducted the experiment on the web searching which is applied in concurrent think-aloud method to examine the information searching behavior and the cognitive process in Korean search and English search through the twenty-four undergraduate students at a private university in South Korea. Based on the qualitative data, this study applied the frequency analysis to web search pattern under search language. As a result, it is active, aggressive and independent information searching behavior in Korean search, while information searching behavior in English search is passive, submissive and dependent. In Korean search, the main features are the query formulation by extract and combine the terms from various sources such as users, tasks and system, the search range adjustment in diverse level, the smooth filtering of the item selection in search engine results pages, the exploration and comparison of many items and the browsing of the overall contents of web pages. Whereas, in English search, the main features are the query formulation by the terms principally extracted from task, the search range adjustment in limitative level, the item selection by rely on the relevance between the items such as categories or links, the repetitive exploring on same item, the browsing of partial contents of web pages and the frequent use of language support tools like dictionaries or translators.
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    An Exploratory Study on the Perceptions of Public Libraries through Library Cultural Program: Focused on Eco Generation

    KyungAh Lee | GIYEONG KIM | 2018, 52(3) | pp.335~361 | number of Cited : 2
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    This study aims at exploring the Eco-generation’s perception on public libraries depending on the use of cultural programs. For this purpose, a series of in-depth interviews was conducted with public library users in the Eco-generation in order to investigated the current status of the cultural programs in public libraries and their underlying identity. The results identifies that user experience of library cultural programs did not make a meaningful difference in users’ perceptions on public libraries. Furthermore, there was no meaningful difference in the perceptions on cultural programs between public libraries and other cultural organizations. A possible explaining factor to the results based on the interviews and existing research reports was identified as the lack of identity in the library cultural programs. Consequently, further studies on public libraries’ identity, cooperation between research and practice in public libraries, discussion with cultural organizations in the library district, and considerations in public policy are suggested in order to strengthen the identity in the library cultural programs.
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    Findings of Core Elements for Library Outreach Model of Social Workers in the Library

    Lee Hye Won | 2018, 52(3) | pp.363~390 | number of Cited : 0
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    The libraries and social welfare centers carry out various programs for the information poor. The libraries have focused on accessing and utilizing information, while social welfare centers have centered on improving the quality of life. This study have investigated as follows. Firstly, this study examined the cooperation model between libraries and social welfare centers or librarians and social workers in public libraries in Korea and California, USA, and analyzed the international library policies and guidelines in literature review. Through the definition of terms and related concepts, we confirmed the range of the information poor in this study. Secondly, this study executed to interview librarians and social workers in Korea and USA about the way of cooperation for the information poor. These interviews have been understood the public library outreach programs in California and the program of the National Library for Children and Young Adults’ Out of School Youth Reading Program (2018). Finally, this study suggested the core elements to be considered in developing a library outreach model for the information poor based on the implications derived from literature review and interviews.