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An Analysis of Subject Specialized Services in Korea

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2008, 39(4), pp.97-123
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.39.4.200812.97
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Younghee Noh 1 Noh, Dongjo 2 Inja Ahn 3 Sung-Jin Kim 4

1건국대학교
2상명대학교
3동원대학교
4인하공업전문대학 비서과

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ABSTRACT

Subject specialized services are introduced in library environment in order to meet users’ needs, which become more specialized, characterized, and personalized. This concept dates back to the 1960 in Korean scholarly research, and previous studies revealed that many libraries in Korea have provided this kind of subject specialized services to library users. This study aimed to consider appropriate directions of subject specialization in Korea. This study examined seven library cases the structure of which is organized by subject specialization. It tried to give a good grasp of background of building up the subject specialization system, current state of the service and its effects, problems and challenges of operating the system, recruitment and training issues of subject specialist librarians, their duties and tasks, and so on. Also Announcements of academic subject specialist positions in Korea are compared to in other countries such as United States, UK, and Canada in order to analyze the demand for subject specialist librarians.

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