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The Improvements of the Pharmacy Field in the 6th Edition of the Korean Decimal Classification

  • Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2013, 24(4), pp.281-299
  • DOI : 10.14699/kbiblia.2013.24.4.281
  • Publisher : Journal Of The Korean Biblia Society For Library And Information Science
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Ok-Kyung Chung 1 Jangik Ike Lee 2 최정희 3

1인천대학교
2연세대학교
3인천대학교 문헌정보학과

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to suggest improvements of pharmacy field in the KDC 6th edition. To achieve this purpose, first, this study reviewed academic area and system of pharmacy. Second, we analyzed headings of pharmacy field from first edition to 6th edition. Third, we analyzed change process of classification items in pharmacy field. Forth, we investigated general problems concerning pharmacy field in the KDC 6th edition based on the comparative analysis with DDC, NLMC, and Research Field Code by Korean Research Foundation. As a result, pharmacy field of KDC has never changed since its 4th edition. And then, this study was added new subjects related to sections and subsections of pharmacy and suggested modern terminology. Also newly assigned pharmaceutics industry, cancer treatment and biological pharmaceutics fields under 518.7-.8 which do not use in pharmacy field for efficient classification.

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