The aims of this study are to provide an overview of research trends on user interface in the field of Information Science. This study attempts to address the following four questions: 1) what are the research areas or subject topics, 2) what are the patterns of user interface publication, 3) what methods are often used to what topics, and 4) what are the changes in the subject topics and research methods over the past ten years. It analyzed a total of 128 research articles published in four Korean LIS journals and one U.S. journal. The study also reviewed 72 articles published in Korean journals for identifying research trends. The study found that the most productive areas were ‘web site evaluation’, followed by ‘search interface’, ‘information design’ and ‘interaction style design’. The most frequently used research methods were survey methods, followed by unobtrusive methods, and experiments. Journal of the Korean Society for Information Management published the most articles on research of user interface. The research of user interface was conducted more frequently in the early 2000s than later years.
This study investigated and analyzed various library classification systems and related literature in order to suggest some modifications and expansion of the Dewey Decimal Classification, the 23rd edition (DDC 23) in the area of immigration policy - an interdis- ciplinary subject - for the best information organization and services. First of all, definitions and scopes of the immigration policy were dealt with and then primary subject areas of it were selected. And then, DDC, Library of Congress Classification, Korean Decimal Classification, and Universal Decimal Classification were compared and analyzed according to the structures, headings and characteristics. Finally, modified classification schedules in immigration policy of the DDC 23 - the most frequently used one with an regular revision was proposed with their principles and main schedules with an auxiliary table. It can be used for an effective information organization in immigration policy area and it will be useful for many libraries and research institutes on immigration policy.
The purpose of this study is to identify the new roles and services of information center that is affected by changing information technology so called cloud computing service. Using Information Technology acceptance model, hypotheses were developed to find relationships among intention to use of a cloud service, perceived usefulness, perceived easy of use and three system quality evaluation factors such as data safety, network response time, and system accessibility. The hypotheses have been tested with 114 user surveys. This study presents the relationship between certain attitude and intention to use variables and system accessibility applying clouding service. The result of this research gives an insight of the evaluation and a guideline for the implementation of cloud computing services in information centers.
In this study, Network Text Analysis was performed on 1,752 articles which had been published in recent 7 years and drew the subject concept distribution and their relations in Library and Information Science research areas. Furthermore, for analyzing more recent trends and changing aspects, this study performed secondary analysis based on 482 articles published in recent 2 years. Results show that “public library”, and “academic library” concepts were most frequently studied in the field and “evaluation”, “education”, and “web” concepts showed the highest-degree centrality during the recent 7 years. In the result of recent two years analysis, “web”, and “classification” concepts showed high frequency and “user”, and “public library” showed an improvement in high degree centrality.
The purpose of this study was to develop a methodology of user participation evaluation of a scholarly information site in the field of science and technology and to enhance the site by applying a set of testing protocols. Experiments were conducted in a laboratory setting. Data from multiple sources, including eyetracking, search logs and post surveys, were collected and analyzed quantitatively. Based on the results of eyetracking, the contents and images were reorganized after removing unessential elements in the site. The resulting data from the search logs showed that the users were able to finish the tasks more quickly with the revised user interface. The results of the data analysis of post surveys indicated an overall improvement in the revised website compared to the original one.
This study evaluated the core project operations of the National Library for Children & Young Adults to provide suggestions for its key functions and project operations plan. For this purpose, we conducted a survey for children's librarians and a focus group interview with the directors of children's libraries. The result showed that the overall functions were considered important and the contributions of the core project operations were rated positively. Among the core projects, ‘Reading Promotion Program for Children’ appeared to contribute most, while the most needed areas were contents development and continuous support for the reading promotion program for young adults. In addition, the need for diverse contents development, instructors and education tools were suggested for continuing education program, along with strengthening policy development and research functions.
Effective assessment of faculty research performance should involve considerations of both quality and quantity of faculty research. This study analyzed methods for evaluating faculty research output by comparing the rankings of Library and Information Science(LIS) faculty by publication counts, citation counts, and research performance assessment guidelines employed by Korean universities. The study results indicated that faculty rankings based on publication counts to be significantly different from those based on citation counts. Additionally, faculty rankings measured by university guidelines showed bigger correlations with rankings based on publication counts than rankings by citation counts, while differences in universities guidelines did not significantly affect the faculty rankings. The study findings suggest the need for bibliometric indicators that reflect the quality as well as the quantity of research output.
This study examined perceptions of 109 professors at doctorate-granting universities in the U.S. who have self-archived in Institutional Repositories(IRs), predicated on the Diffusion of Innovations Theory. The majority of the faculty learned about IRs through the contact from IR staff or their presentations. Relating to five characteristics of an innovation, digital preservation and usage statistics of an IR were considered to be its relative advantage. The principle of Open Access(OA) was found to have compatibility with the values that professors ultimately pursued. The trialability of an IR was determined by the fact that IRs were adopted by faculty through the participation of pilot projects. Professors who gained positive and visible results from IR adoption seemed more strongly support the repository. In addition, it is necessary for IRs to provide stable and effective services that support the continued adoption of IRs.
Metadata and folksonomy are two main approaches in representing, organizing, and retrieving resources in the current information environment. Many researches have conducted studies to combine of metadata and folksonomy in order to utilize the strengths of both approaches. This research proposed an approach to utilize both metadata and folksonomy in representing resources by using microcontents. Microcontents in this research is a conceptual structure that reflects dynamic characteristics of folksonomy and the structure of metadata. By connecting folksonomy with metadata through this microcontents structure, both approaches can maximize their strengths and minimize their weaknesses in representing, organizing, and retrieving resources.
This study surveyed editors of 309 gratis open access journals in Korea in order to examine the reason why they decided to open their journals to the public on the Web. Also this study examined their perceptions and attitudes toward open access publishing. The main reasons of open access publishing in Korea were expansion of free use, increasing citation, and international trends regarding open access in their scholarly fields. Also, 65% of all respondents were aware of the concepts of open access, and 75% supported open access. The reasons of supporting open access were sharing of research results with the public, increasing the availability of peer researchers, and enhancing journal reputations.
This study analyzes types of primary sources cited by South Korean civil engineers. The results are as follows: 1) primary sources by preference are academic journal (55.7%), book (15.6%), seminar contents (10.2%). 2) documents published within last 10 years (26.1%) are cited most often. 3) domestic journal is the primary academic journal cited, and the finding is similar in preference of top-ranked primary reference (domestic and foreign combined). 4) In terms of time, domestic sources are preferred for up-to-date publications, and foreign sources for relatively non-recent publications. 5) The indices of influence and extemporaneity for both domestic and foreign sources do not show high numbers simultaneously.
The changes of university entrance system which is affecting public library management and services, and current situation of private education market were analyzed for this study. It was revealed that we have several competitive forces that determine library service justification in Korean service environment(market) which has not experienced in the developed countries. The elements of private education may drive competition in the book reading service industry. Such elements effectuate serious problems and discourage library service marketing to the user. For a sustainable competitive advantage, English language collection and reading program model was developed for library marketing strategies(as applying leverage).
This study aims to investigate a framework for linkage of national research performance evaluation and research information service from the perspective of metadata representation and exchange. Based on results of the functional requirements for metadata of national research performance evaluation are derived, this study suggests strategies for the application of international metadata standards. Also, this study presents an method to implement the metadata of research performance evaluation based on OAI-ORE, which is an international standard that can reuse and exchange the research information on web architecture.
This study analyzed the level of 326 academic librarians awareness, usability and counter strategies on the Library 3.0. The results revealed the awareness level in the following order: that ① Mobile Library ② Semantic Search ③ AI(Artificial Intelligent) ④ Cloud Computing ⑤ Ontology ⑥ Linked Data. The order of the future usability for the Library 3.0 was ranked ① Mobile Library ② Linked Data ③ Semantic Search ④ Cloud Computing ⑤ AI and ⑥ Ontology. To conclude, the level of awareness and the usability of Library 3.0 were shown to be statistically significant. There are, however, some discrepancies in awareness differ across librarians and regions. Moreover, the level of awareness for the Library 3.0 did influence the library’s organizational performance but the individual librarian’s competences only.
Intellectual capital is the driving force for the competitive advantage and durability of the public library. This asset consists of the library members’ competences, the organizational structure constructed by the members, and the interrelationships among the people sharing the same interests. These are called human capital, structural capital and social capital in the respective order. The purpose of the study was to provide foundational information for the public library’s intellectual capital assessment as well as creating an experimental assessment model. It analysed the three characteristics of the capital, which generated an assessment index. In addition, it identified the relationship between the components of the intellectual capital and performance were discovered through empirical study to improve the assessment system.