Constructions and Architecture fields were divided into Architecture engineering and Architecture in the 5th edition of Korean Decimal Classification (KDC), but those were combined in the 6th edition of KDC published in 2013. The purposes of this study are to find problems and to suggest modifications through comparing and analyzing the 5th and the 6th editions of KDC, Dewey Decimal Classification, Nippon Decimal Classification and Universal Decimal Classification. The necessity of reclassification, a long classification number for History of Architecture and addition of categories of traditional building and architectural engineering are required to improve the 6th edition of KDC and the improvements and modifications of those problems are suggested.
This study attempted to reveal the characteristics of the Y generation, to derive the services of the next generation digital library, and to compare differences between the demands of the baby boom generation and the Y generation to some extent. As a result, first, it is shown that the digital device the Y generation uses the most, was a cell phone or smartphone, followed by desktop PC, notebook PC, and digital camera. Although there were some differences, the Y generation’s use ratio of digital devices was substantially similar to the baby boomers’. Second, there was a significant difference between the Y generation and baby boom generation in terms of using digital services. While the Y generation used internet portals the most, the baby boom generation used e-mail service the most. Third, we surveyed the services which the Y generation and baby boom generation require for the next generation digital libraries, by grouping as follows: the cloud service, infinite creative space (maker space), big data, augmented reality, Google Glass, context-aware technologies, semantic services, SNS service, digital textbook service, RFID and QRCode service, library space configuration, a state-of-the-art display technology, and other innovative services. While the most demanded service by the Y generation was big data service, the baby boom generation most demanded digital textbook service.
Organizational communication is an element of organizational structure formation; it is also a process of achieving organizational goals through the information sharing among the staff members in the organization as a social system. Organizational performance is a multidimensional concept composed of efficiency and effectiveness and satisfaction. Effectiveness implies service quality and the degree of goal achievement. Service quality by using the LibQUAL+™ model can be considered as an objective performance measure for libraries. This study aims to identify the effect of organizational communication in public libraries on service quality as a performance measure using the LibQUAL+™ model through statistical analyses of the results from questionnaire surveys of librarieans and users in 8 public libraries in Seoul metropolitan area. The result says the characteristics of organizational communication(upward, horizontal, downward communication) affects the three elements in the library service quality, such as affect of service, information control and library as place.
In this study, we analyzed KERIS Document Delivery Service (DDS) using its transaction data for the period of nine years from 2004 to 2012. We first examined the overall statistics focusing on member contributions, and conducted a network analysis based on the records of request/response (supply) between member libraries. Key findings include the following: First, in over 80% of member libraries, the number of outgoing requests exceeded the number of their responses to incoming requests. That is, for the vast majority of member libraries, their participation was concentrated on the request side. Second, KERIS DDS relies heavily on a relatively small number of top contributors, especially on the supply side. While the top contributors were active in both requests and responses (supplies), in most cases, they received and processed a disproportionally large number of requests. Third, the network analysis based on DDS requests for journal articles in 2012 further revealed the central role of top contributors. The level and pattern of concentration, however, appeared to differ by subjects (DDC). Three main patterns of centralization were found in different subjects - a network centered on a single member, a network having multiple centers, or a distributed network.
The purpose of this study was to propose a guide for the acceptance and processes of open access in Korean Societies. Firstly, this study developed journal publishers’ open access model focused on the relationship between types and strategies of open access. Secondly, this study investigated current status of journal publishers’ open access strategies and the adoption degrees through SHERPA/RoMEO, DOAJ and PMC databases. Finally, on the basis of the result, this study proposed a guide to help Korean societies make journals more open or less open according to their situations as real. Korean societies can make informed decisions about how to derive open access.
This study was to investigate the concept of ISNI and to find its availability in authority control, realizing importance of ISNI as the bridge identifier including all the information media content industries. ISNI is needed for global and comprehensive name authority control as the bridge identifier for the identification of public identities of parties involved throughout the information media content industries in the creation, production, management and content distribution chains. First of all, it was to inquire ISNI concept, goal, terms and definitions, structure and syntax, allocation of ISNI, administration of the ISNI system, and metadata. Next, it was to suggest the applicability of ISNI in authority control. First, it should be needed to consider in applying ISNI for cooperative authority control. It is possible to interactively use the authority data created in library and other information industries area by constructing KISNI system. Second, it is possible to construct linked data by linking various identifier through ISNI identifier as bridge identifier. Third, it is needed to develop KORMARC for describing ISNI identifier in KORMARC bibliographic and authority record.
This study explores the characteristics of centrality measures for analyzing researchers’ impact and structural positions in research collaboration networks. We investigate four binary network centrality measures (degree centrality, closeness centrality, betweenness centrality, and PageRank), and seven existing weighted network centrality measures (triangle betweenness centrality, mean association, weighted PageRank, collaboration h-index, collaboration hs-index, complex degree centrality, and c-index) for research collaboration networks. And we propose SSR, which is a new weighted centrality measure for collaboration networks. Using research collaboration data from three different research domains including architecture, library and information science, and marketing, the above twelve centrality measures are calculated and compared each other. Results indicate that the weighted network centrality measures are needed to consider collaboration strength as well as collaboration range in research collaboration networks. We also recommend that when considering both collaboration strength and range, it is appropriate to apply triangle betweenness centrality and SSR to investigate global centrality and local centrality in collaboration networks.
This study aims to analyze and evaluate video search services of major search portals, Naver and Google Korea. In particular, this study analyzed characteristics such as collection distribution, yearly distribution, the ratio of redundant search results, the ratio of advertising, and the quality of videos. This study also evaluated relevance, credibility, and currency of video search results, and investigated the factors that influence relevance and credibility. Finally, types and characteristics of error results were analyzed. The results of this study show that the relevance of Google’s video search results is higher than those of Naver, whereas currency of Naver’s search results is somewhat higher than those of Google. Google has more high resolution videos than Naver, and Naver has more advertising than Google. Both Google and Naver return many redundant videos in the search results. The results of this study can be implemented to the portal’s effective development of video search services.
This study aims to develop measures to turn former users and non-users of public libraries back into users by understanding the differences between the user, former user and non-user groups in terms of their perceptions to public libraries, as well as the differences between these groups in their perceptions regarding the factors to non-use of public libraries. A literature review and statistical analysis of the results from a questionnaire survey were conducted to identify the differences. The results from the statistical analysis showed significant differences between the user, former user and non-user groups in terms of their perceptions to public libraries and the non-use factors. From the results, we could categorize the factors into common non-use factors, non-use-only factors, and use interrupt factors, and we develop suggestions to improve the factors in order to move non-users and former users to frequent users of the public libraries.
This paper examines the characteristics of the JASIST (Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology) editorial board members and their research areas through author co-citation analysis, and investigates whether the editorial board members’ research areas are related with keywords frequently appeared in the journal’s research articles. In the process, research areas of the central members and those appeared most frequently as keywords will be identified. Research areas of the 36 members on the JASIST editorial board are collected and categorized to compare with the categorization of keywords extracted from 169 research articles published in JASIST, 2013. The result shows that members with higher centrality in the co-citation network are related with research areas that are also dominant in the distribution of article keywords. The areas include information behavior and searching, information retrieval, information system design, and bibliometrics.
OA journal publishing has steadily increased its relative share of all scholarly journal articles by about 20%-30%. The ‘Gold’ OA, often preferred by readers, refers to journal articles which are more widely available through the journal’s web site immediately. This study analyzed funder and university’s policy for paying APCs in implementing a Gold OA. In recent years there have been a number of attempts in the UK and Europe to stimulate more systematic arrangements for paying APCs, leading funders have clearly established arrangements in place. Also OA fund made by major universities in North America provides publisher with APCs. On the other hand, it is still in early stages in paying with gold OA requirements from Korean funders and universities. The funders have a ‘Green’ OA policy, such as upload the article accepted version to their online platform. Although it varies by field, many Korean authors are publishing in international journals. Their articles’ impacts would rise when they are published as gold OA. Therefore, funders and universities need to pay attention to gold OA publishing and set up subsidies for APCs which are required by OA or hybrid journal publishers.
The purpose of this study is to analyze undergraduate nursing students' electronic document use and reading behavior. To do this, a survey questionnaire was collected from 509 respondents who experienced reading behavior for the last semester. The results of this study show that nursing students’ preference of electronic documents is higher than that of printed documents in general. They also prefer electronic documents to printed documents when they want to keep documents. Of respondents, about 94% or higher spent 30mins or more to find information and the main source to find information is ‘Naver’ search engine as the highest information source, and the place to access information is ’Home’ as their highest information access location. In particular, the preference of the document ‘on the move’ is electronic documents and the main reason includes convenience and easiness to access and move the documents. The findings of this study expect to facilitate the understanding of undergraduate nursing students electronic document use and reading behavior so that it can be used to design and develop medical digital library services and tools more effectively and efficiently in medical area in the future. Furthermore, it expects to provide useful data in promoting user services in digital library in a whole.
This study explored the research trends on Twitter in Korea by informetric methods. All 539 articles on Twitter published from 2009 to the April of 2014 were obtained from the KCI. Only article titles, abstracts, and keywords by authors were used in analysis. Academic journals in many different disciplines where Twitter articles were produced were analysed by profiling, and then, the subject areas of researches on Twitter were analysed by co-word analysis. The results of this study showed that Twitter-related papers were published in as many as 53 disciplines with journalism, business administration, and computer science to be core fields. It was also found that the core subject areas are political issues and business.
This study aims to provide intellectual access to TV content using faceted classification. In order to describe the content of news and current affairs programs, a faceted approach was explored. Based on the Ranganathan’s PMEST formula, the basic facets - ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘how’, ‘where’, ‘when’ - and their sub-facets were created, specifically for describing the news genre. Additionally, the formal structure and the contextual features of the news genre were mainly considered for creating sub-facets. These created facets were applied to a news genre program. The result shows that these suggested facets are useful for representing well the contextual components of the news genre. The application of faceted classification is expected to improve the identification of the specific TV content.
This study analyzed students’, parents of student, and school master’ survey materials and reading, math, and science knowledge performance based on OECD PISA 2009 Koreana data. Also, school library level variables grasped the impacts of academic achievement. Through this study looked for suggestion to improvement, educational accountability and leverage of school library. The results, first, when they use reading more pleasantly thought, they achieve higher scores in academic performance. Second, when they use more books and reading resources in housekeeping, they achieve higher scores in academic performance. Third, when they were more visits school library for exploit internet, they achieve higher lower scores in academic performance. Fourth, when the member of the staff in the school library are more lack of people, they achieve lower scores in academic performance. Fifth, private education’s experience in reading have a negative influence in reading achievement and science achievement. Sixth, school library’s visiting and library application study about national language curriculum in the impacts of academic performance would not change statistical evaluation significantly.
The goal of this study is to analyze use patterns of library collections using circulation statistics of 9 public libraries user’s of the Seoul borough “A”. For this study, the 2,723,115 circulation-related data of 9 public libraries located in borough “A” which were occurred between June 2006 and June 2014 were collected and used. According to the Korea Decimal Classification (KDC), All circulation records is divided into 10 categories from general (000) to history (900) and 100 divisions from general (000) to biography (990), is analyzed the frequency by category and is analyzed by cluster analysis based on thematic relevance.