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A Study on Policies and Future Directions in Library Specialization

  • Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2017, 28(3), pp.241-271
  • DOI : 10.14699/kbiblia.2017.28.3.241
  • Publisher : Journal Of The Korean Biblia Society For Library And Information Science
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Younghee Noh 1 Shin youngji 2 Woojung Kwak 2

1건국대학교
2건국대학교 지식콘텐츠연구소

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ABSTRACT

The present study investigates domestic and foreign cases of library specialization, and specialization policies, areas, and effects in order to delineate future directions for research on the subject. The results of the study indicated that library specialization policies have been implemented in Korea and other countries. In Korea, a short-term policy was implemented in 1998, designating 13 special libraries, nine of which are currently in operation. Regarding types and directions of specialization, specialization of collections was found in many cases. Regional representative libraries were also found to have designated specific subjects they focus individually in terms of collections and services while providing services in subject areas. The future directions include research in qualifications and competence of professionals employed in special libraries, and in user satisfaction and needs to inform libraries’ efforts for specialization.

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