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Comparative Analysis on Current Status of Research University Libraries between Korea and the United States

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2005, 39(4), pp.25-44
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Hyeyoung Han 1

1한국교육학술정보원

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ABSTRACT

Research is one of main roles of university and its importance has been emphasized gradually since a few decades ago. Yet, the objective and concrete criterion for the definition of the research university is not available in Korea. Accordingly, the role of the research university library is not established as a key system for research university. In this study the criterion for the United States research university is applied to domestic universities, thereby current status of research universities and their libraries between the United States and Korea is analyzed comparatively. Fundamental data including budget, employees and information resources for pursuing high research competitiveness necessary for the research university library are provided based on comparative analysis of 98 research university libraries in the United States and 38 domestic research university libraries. Correlation analysis data between library investment and research publication are also provided. Finally this study can be used, hopefully, as a milestone for the establishing strategy of domestic research university libraries.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.