The National Library of Korea, Sejong is a subject branch of the National Library of Korea, which is centered on policy information for governments and related research institutes. Therefore the strategic orientation of the NLKS to establish the essential identity and to enhance it’s capacity is to collect and preserve policy information both domestic and abroad. In order to strengthen the capacity of the NLKS as a national conservation center of policy information, we surveyed and analyzed the perception of the operation and policy information services of the National Association for Policy Information and intention of policy information bulk donations of the member institutions, which are the producers and consumers of policy information. And based on the results, we suggested ways to strengthen the policy collection ability of NLKS.
This research empirically analyzed the effect of information sharing through the use of public libraries on the construction and consolidation of social capital of individuals. Through the survey targeting public library users, it was identified that the frequency of public library use and the participation of public library programs have positive effect on the recognition of information sharing and the reliability of information shared. In addition, information sharing among people became more active when public libraries mediate their information activities. This public library-mediated information sharing positively affects the construction of structural and relational social capital. In contrast, it does not have significant meaning on the construction of cognitive social capital, which means that information sharing and the use of public library relatively concentrate on satisfying personal information needs.
The purpose of this study is to analyze the potential use of the theme collection as a new classification method that reflects the interest of users in terms of classification and categorization. For this purpose, the background of the theme collection was identified based on the discussion of the library resource organization and the introduction of the curation service of bookstore. In addition, based on case analysis, which is building the theme collection, concrete concepts and characteristics of theme collection are derived. Based on the above discussion, the classification and categorization characteristics of public library themes collections were analyzed, and the characteristics and functions as a classification were compared with other categories relatively. Finally, the utility and applicability of the theme collection is presented and it is based on the discussions about the user-centered classification system design of the library in the future.
The importance of citation measures has been increasing in the evaluation of scholarly journals and it becomes a major issue for Korean Citation Index (KCI) journals. The Journal Impact Factor (JIF), a widely used measure for academic journals, has a problematic issue that it does not include the number of citations for a paper immediately made in the year in which the cited paper was published. On the contrary, the Diachronous Impact Factor (IMP) includes the number of citations made in the published year, but IMP is a measure for papers published a few years ago, not in the last year. It does not represent the recent value of journals effectively. To overcome these problems, Total Impact Factor (TIF) and Mean Impact Factor (MIF) are proposed as new journal citation indicators. This study calculated the performance of proposed indicators experimentally on KCI data. The result shows that TIF is a promising measure for the multidimensional evaluation of humanities and social sciences journals in Korea because it has high stability by year and includes the immediate citations of the published year.
We proposed a video summarization algorithm based on an ERP (Event Related Potentials)-based topic relevance model, a MMR (Maximal Marginal Relevance), and discriminant analysis to generate a semantically meaningful video skim. We then conducted implicit and explicit evaluations to evaluate our proposed ERP/MMR-based method. The results showed that in the implicit and explicit evaluations, the average scores of the ERP / MMR methods were statistically higher than the average score of the SBD (Shot Boundary Detection) method used as a competitive baseline, respectively. However, there was no statistically significant difference between the average score of ERP/MMR (λ = 0.6) method and that of ERP/MMR (λ = 1.0) method in both assessments.
A vision and a medium-to-long-term master plan are key factors for the Constitutional Court Library to improve users’ access to legal information and provide better legal information services as the leading public law library in Korea in 2019. For this point, it is a priority task to set a vision and goals and to identify the core values of Constitutional Court Library. In this study, the four core values of the Constitutional Court Library identified through the analysis of the library’s internal and external environment, the analysis of the core values of similar institutions. The four core values derived from the study are Expertise, Communication & Universality, Cooperation, and Innovation, and when these values are reflected in library operation, system and policy, the Constitutional Court Library is expected to further solidify its position as the nation’s top law library.
The purpose of this study is identify the awareness and opinion of school librarians and teacher-librarians on the school library maker space. To do this, we used a semi-structured questionnaire to interview and analyzed in-depth telephone interviews of 7 school library professionals qualitatively. The recognition of makerspaces, the necessity of transforming school libraries into makerspaces and maker education, preparations and difficulties of implementation were investigated through the interview. As the result of interview analysis, school library professionals recognized that school library makerspace is essential to fulfill the users needs and important to enhance the library services. Also, school library professionals felt that it is desirable for the school library to function as a center for the in-school maker education program. Other important issues of the makerspace in school library were also identified. The key findings of this study are expected to be used as a momentum to activate the maker education centering on the school library.
The purpose of this study is to build outcomes evaluation system for measuring outcomes of programs provided by a public library. For the study, we constructed outcomes evaluation system(LibOutcomes system) that applied library outcome measurement framework based on the logic model and this system made librarians to measure outcome directly import data from the KOLAS and upload it. As a result, LibOutcomes system was useful for verifying outcomes as visual result. In addition, since the system was built a web-based system, it is possible to secure accessibility and ease of use. Finally, we suggested possibility to expand the system as a function of KOLAS in the future.
The purpose of this study is to discuss the application of the Latent Growth Model to measure the outcomes of public library. For outcome measurements, library circulation data were collected to identify longitudinal changes of library users’ reading habit. The latent growth model was applied to statistically test the changes over time. The circulation data of 95,962 users registered in some public libraries in Seoul, ranged between 2010 and 2015, were analyzed using unconditional model, conditional model, and growth mixture model which all are called the latent growth model. The results show that the intercept of the model is 4.19 and the slop is 0.24 in the linear growth model. The gender difference in two latent variables including intercept and slop was a shade difference. The result from the growth mixture model analysis, additionally indicates that the number of books checked out by children under age 10 is rapidly increased. The application of the latent growth model in library fields is expected to widely spread out for the longitudinal data analysis.