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A Study on New Courses Offered in Korean Library and Information Science

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2012, 46(1), pp.29-53
  • DOI : 10.4275/KSLIS.2012.46.1.029
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : January 15, 2012
  • Accepted : February 3, 2012

Younghee Noh 1 Inja Ahn 2 Choi Sang Ki 3

1건국대학교
2동원대학교
3전북대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study analyzed the changes in Library and Information Science (LIS) courses by investigating the LIS curriculum of Korea in the past 20 years (1991-2011). Results showed that the total number of courses increased as a whole. As the Korean educational system moved forward to the faculty system (Hakbuje), the number of basic courses increased while the number of core courses decreased. But the opposite phenomenon appeared as universities returned to the department system (Hakgwaje). Also, we investigated the domain-specific distribution of each department by separating the courses of 34 Korean LIS Departments into these seven domains: General Library and Information Science; Information Organization; Library and Information Center Management; Information Services; Information Science; Bibliography; and Archival Science. The results showed that the number of courses reduced in most domains over the past 20 years, except for the Library Service and Information Science areas. This study also explored the following phenomena: disappeared courses, changed course’s names, courses that integrated into a single course, courses that separated into various other courses, and newly emerging courses with the developing age.

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