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Gains and Losses of Cataloging Outsourcing in Public Libraries

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2006, 37(4), pp.391-417
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Rho Jee-Hyun 1

1부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study intends to make a comprehensive inquiry about practices of cataloging outsourcing implemented in Korea libraries. To the end, this study examined (1) how many libraries is carrying out the cataloging outsourcing, (2) why libraries consider cataloging outsourcing, (3) methods and procedures of cataloging outsourcing and (4) advantages and disadvantages of cataloging outsourcing from catalogers' perspectives. The data needed for discussion were collected by two methods: a survey with 138 public libraries and an in-depth interviews with 10 catalogers drawn from the survey participants.

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