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Examining the Collection of Public Libraries in Terms of Subject and Currency

  • Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2009, 20(1), pp.151-164
  • Publisher : Journal Of The Korean Biblia Society For Library And Information Science
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Kim Sun Ae 1 Suh, Hye-ran 2

1경성대학교
2신라대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study attempted to analyse the collections of public libraries in terms of their subject distribution and currency. It was expected that the analysis would give public librarians some suggestions as to their collection development policy making. This study team selected 423 Korean public libraries across the country and scrutinized the collections by their classes of Korean Decimal Classification(KDC) and publishing years. The study results indicated that there was some subject disproportion in public library collections. Literature and social sciences were accounting for 54.8% of whole collections. Currency of collections of public libraries could be said relatively excellent. It was found that 64.9% of whole collections had been published after 2000.

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