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An Investigation on Catalogs and Cataloging in Korean Academic Libraries

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2015, 46(4), pp.45-78
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.46.4.201512.45
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

LEE,JAE WHOAN 1

1부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purposes of this article are to raise the critical issues on both catalogs and cataloging of Korean academic libraries, and to explore the feasible solutions to resolve the issues. To the end the first task is a though examination on both the quality of library catalogs and the work capacity of catalogers, and then it is followed by a careful investigation on the causes of both poor quality of library catalogs and low capacity of cataloging work. Finally suggested is some indigenous solutions to improve the low capacity of cataloging work as well as the poor quality of library catalogs. Discussions on this research are based on both search experiments on library catalogs and field interviews with catalogers of 10 major Korean academic libraries.

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