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An Analysis of Research Areas and Related Terms in Library and Library Science in North Korea

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2022, 53(3), pp.377-404
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.53.3.202209.377
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : August 26, 2022
  • Accepted : September 13, 2022
  • Published : September 30, 2022

Jae Hwang Choi 1 Sejin Cheon 2

1경북대학교
2경북대학교 문헌정보학과, 울산과학기술원 도서관

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ABSTRACT

This study analyzes trends in research topics and related terms in the field of library science in North Korea. To this end, subject fields in library and information science (LIS) in South Korea, which corresponds to that of the North, were divided into seven subject categories and 25 detailed subject areas. In addition, 136 research articles published in two North Korean journals were reclassified and analyzed according to South Korea’s detailed subject areas. The detailed topic area in the field of LIS is based on the criteria for posting papers of three major academic journals in the field of LIS in South Korea. The two academic journals in North Korea that were the subject of this study were “Kim Il-Seong University Journal (Language Literature)” (2008-2018) and “Reference Materials for Librarians” (2016-2017). This study not only informs South Korean researchers the trends of interest in North Korea’s recent library and library science, but can also be the starting point for academic exchanges between researchers in South and North Korean libraries and related fields in the future.

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