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An Analysis of Research Trends on Public Libraries in Korea Using Keyword Network Analysis

  • Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2023, 34(4), pp.285-302
  • Publisher : Journal Of The Korean Biblia Society For Library And Information Science
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : November 21, 2023
  • Accepted : December 11, 2023
  • Published : December 30, 2023

Rosa Chang 1

1숭의여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

Based on this study, the research trends were identified for the field of public libraries in Korea by utilizing the keyword network analysis. For 20 years from 2003 to 2022, a total of 752 papers related to the public libraries published in the four largest academic journals in the field of library and information science in Korea were analyzed. The research results are as follows. First, from 2003 to 2022, an annual average of 37.6 papers were published, demonstrating a pattern of repeated rise and fall. Second, the keywords of ‘service’ and ‘culture’ were identified as the most discussed keywords as they were found to be among the top five in terms of the frequency of occurrence, connection centrality, and the mediation centrality analysis results. Third, in terms of the results of analyzing the co-occurrence frequency of keyword pairs, attention was paid to the keyword pairs of education-program, service-user, service-children, and service-disability.

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