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Research on Overseas Trends and Emerging Topics in Field of Library and Information Science

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2023, 57(3), pp.71-96
  • DOI : 10.4275/KSLIS.2023.57.3.071
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : July 18, 2023
  • Accepted : August 12, 2023
  • Published : August 31, 2023

Bon Jin Koo 1 CHANG, DURK HYUN 1

1부산대학교

Excellent Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to investigate key research areas in the field of Library and Information Science (LIS) by analyzing trends and identifying emerging topics. To facilitate the research, a collection of 40,897 author keywords from 11,252 papers published in the past 30 years (1993-2022) in five journals was gathered. In addition, keyword analysis, as well as Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and correlation analysis were conducted, utilizing variables such as the number of articles, number of authors, ratio of co-authored papers, and cited counts. The findings of the study suggest that two topics are likely to develop as promising research areas in LIS in the future: machine learning/algorithm and research impact. Furthermore, it is anticipated that future research will focus on topics such as social media and big data, natural language processing, research trends, and research assessment, as they are expected to emerge as prominent areas of study.

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