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Content Analysis of Online Book Curation Services in Korean Public Libraries

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2022, 53(4), pp.189-209
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.53.4.202212.189
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : November 21, 2022
  • Accepted : December 22, 2022
  • Published : December 30, 2022

Soosang Lee 1 Taeseok Lee 2 JOO SOHYUN 1

1부산대학교
2(주)두드림시스템

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to analyze the content of the online book curation services and recommended books list by public libraries in Korea and to identify their properties. The case for analysis is a list of 11,447 recommended books provided by 35 online book curation services collected from 23 public libraries and the main results of the study are as follows. Only few case libraries were presenting recommendation themes, and recommendation targets were most often not specific, and the recommendation cycle of books was the most monthly. In general, books recommended for book curation do not overlap with each other, but there was overlap in the field of literature (novels) published in 2019~2021. For recommended books, the proportion of books published by some publishers was high, and books published in 2019~2021 were the most common. The subject areas analyzed based on the KDC 6th ed were literature the most. Readers analyzed by ISBN were of in the order of cultural books and children’s books, and the type of publication was in the order of books, pucture books, and comics. Based on these research results, it was required to develop guidelines for online book curation service for public libraries and build a platform to share with libraries.

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