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A Study on the Effectiveness of Cataloging Outsourcing in Public Libraries

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2009, 40(2), pp.47-67
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.40.2.200906.47
  • 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

The purpose of this study is to verify the gain and loss of cataloging outsourcing in Korea public libraries. To this end, the following specific research questions are investigated: (1) How much has cataloging outsourcing enhanced the efficiency of cataloging operations? (2) What is an influence of cataloging outsourcing on the quality of catalogs? and finally, (3) Is there any evidence to strengthen core library service by outsourcing cataloging? The data needed for this study were collected from a survey with 3 public libraries which have experienced outsourcing. To make a comparative study, a survey with 3 public libraries against outsourcing are also included.

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