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A Study on the Next Generation OPAC Functionalities Diffusion Status and Adoption by Academic Libraries

Taehyeon Doh 1 Jung Young mi 1

1동의대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to explore the status and adoption pattern of next generation OPAC functionalities employed in Korean academic libraries. The paper is useful for future planning of next generation OPAC in academic libraries. This study firstly extracted major functionalities of next generation OPAC by reviewing literature and then the pilot test was conducted to validate them. The websites of 191 academic libraries in Korea were surveyed. For the accuracy of the data, the two researchers examined in redundant. The collected data were analyzed using PASW Statistics 18. 'Simple search box' was found to be the most popular function. The second popular function was 'search within results'. A few libraries used the 'clustering', 'open search plug-in', 'sort by relevance', and 'correct spelling error'.

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