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Research Trends on Public Libraries in Korea

  • Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2017, 28(3), pp.27-43
  • DOI : 10.14699/kbiblia.2017.28.3.027
  • Publisher : Journal Of The Korean Biblia Society For Library And Information Science
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Rhee Hey Young 1

1동덕여자대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study aims at research trends on public libraries in Korea. This performed a content analysis of the articles from 2007 to 2016 on major four academic journals of Library and Information Science. As a result of investigation, of total 2,134 researches, 405 researches, 19% was the research on public library, of 405 researches, many articles were published in Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society. The concernment themes of public library research were ‘Reference and Information Service’ and ‘Library Management’. Major research method applied to public library research was survey research method, especially, questionnaire investigation. In survey research method, surveyee was librarian, general user in order. Public libraries in Seoul and Gyeonggi were mostly investigated for survey and then those in Busan and Daegu. The researcher dispersion was professor (172 researches, 40.7%) and was professor/graduate (50 researches, 11.8%) in order. Also, there were researchers of different fields.

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