This study is to analyze impact factor, self-citation, immediacy index and cited half-life through citation analysis of scholarly journals of LIS field in Korea. This study was analysed the 9,329 references cited in Korean scholarly journal of LIS field. As a result, it analyzed that the articles of Korean LIS journal among the cited references in scholarly journal of LIS field in Korea is very insignificant. In other words, the percentage of citations was observed 19.1% in Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society (KSLIS), 20.2% in Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science (KLISS), 17.0% in Journal of the Korean Society for Information Management (KOSIM), 18.8% in Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science (KBIBLIA). Also, the cited half-life was analysed 5.87 years in KSLIS, 5.40 years in KLISS, 4.25 years in KOSIM, 3.57 years in KBIBLIA. And Impact factor has been found to be very low compared to journals of other fields.
This study aims to measure the service quality of children’s libraries using LibQUAL+ and to analyze the effect of service quality on users’ satisfaction. To do that, a survey was conducted with 210 users in three children’s libraries located in J city. In three service quality dimensions - ‘Affect of Service’, ‘Information Control’, and ‘Library as Place’ - the users’ perceived service level was less than the minimum service level, which implies that the current services should be improved immediately. It was also found that ‘Affect of Service’ and ‘Library as Place’ influenced the users’ satisfaction. Based on the statistical results and the content analysis of the users’ comments about the library services, this study suggests recommendations for improving library services in the children’s libraries.
The prior studies on the practical lawyer’s information seeking behaviors, including Leckie et al. (1996) model showed that role of the work and nature of the work in attorney’s practices had an significant influence on the attorney’s information seeking behaviors. This study now asks if these prior analyses can be applicable to attorneys’ practices nowadays. This study performed surveys and interviews with 21 practical attorneys in korea who were grouped by their experience period and the size of law firms. This study concludes that role of the work in Leckie et al. model still affects the attorneys’ information seeking behaviors today and moreover, the attorney’s experience and the size of law firms as variables also have made an impact on attorney’s behaviors so far. By the way, this study further finds that the attorneys prefer the digital information in online database and formal information like statutes or case laws. These results are definitely different from them of the prior studies. In addition, this study suggests that the behavior such as meaningful using of the informal information in difficulties with improper information can be kinds of the attorney’s information seeking behaviors.
By document co-citation analysis with Korean Citation Index (KCI) data, this study accurately identified the research fronts and hot topics in Korean library and information science (LIS) from 2004 to 2013. 159 core papers in LIS domain and their citations are scraped manually from Korean Citation Index web site. In the cluster analysis and network analysis, 159 core papers were grouped into 27 clusters with multiple papers and 8 singlton clusters. Among the 27 clusters which have multple papers, ‘LIS education’ cluster was the largest with 16 core papers, and ‘citation analysis & intellectual structure analysis’ cluster had the strongest citation impact according to the ehs-index. Closer observation of the citations to the core papers in each research front showed that 67.5% of the citations were made by LIS research papers and 32.5% of the citations were made by non-LIS research papers. Considering the share of citations and the citation impact growth index, ‘local documentation’, ‘citation analysis & intellectual structure analysis’, and ‘research trends analysis’ were identified as the most emerging research front in Korean library and information science. The analytical methods used in this study have great potential in discovering the characteristics of research fronts in Korean interdisciplinary research domains.
The purpose of this study is to investigate and analyze present condition of enactment and enforcement of regulation for reading culture promotion which is a local statute of the autonomous community of Korea to suggest effective improvement methods for operation of ordinance and regulation. In this research, literature review and regulation analysis were conducted and investigated. The results of this study are as follows. 1) There were 77 ordinances of reading related local statutes of 245 metropolitan and primary local authority and 7 regulations. 2) Ordinances and ordinance regulation of the local government and local government of education are being named variously. 3) Composition of ordinances ordinance regulation were not systematic due to diverse contents of ordinance by local government according to the names of ordinance, and they overlapped with similar contents in general. 4) There were 10 ordinances and 2 official orders for the abolished reading related local statutes of the local government until today. This study suggested the following methods to vitalize the reading culture promotion policy. 1) It would be necessary to improve awareness by promoting the reading promotion policy. 2) Optimal name for local statute and ordinance that considered the environment of reading promotion of local statue need to be assigned, and contents of the ordinance regulation related to reading needs to be consistent. 3) Local statutes need to be established by collecting enough opinions of residents or specialists after thoroughly examining problems of the ordinance before abolition.
This study aimed to investigate the period-specific changes (Library 1.0, Library 2.0, Library 3.0 Period) of job factors and performance features in academic libraries. For this, the study categorized an academic library’s job into five dimensions: 1) library administration 2) collection development and management 3) information organization 4) information services and 5) information system development and management, After the categorized library’s job was defined in detail, the Delphi survey was conducted twice on librarians and professors of library and information science. The result showed that there were many changes in job factors and performance features in academic libraries towards the period of library 2.0 characterized by user participation, sharing and openness and into library 3.0 characterized by social network and semantic web. Library 3.0 is likely to bring about a significant change in user services with ever changing technological advances stemming from library 2.0, such as mobile services, RFID and NFC etc. The finding of the study suggest that library systems need to be continually upgraded in the period of library 3.0.
This study tends to apprehend how much public library contributes to a role of upbuilder of digital integrated local society through a survey. For this, I performed the survey on 935 organization of public library in the whole country registered in national library statistical system. As a result, firstly, it’s apprehended that equipment infra, Internet infra, etc like computer, laptop, scanner, tablet PC, etc are in relatively high level. Secondly, service or resource like electronic book, digital and virtual reference service, library service mobile App, etc that users can use are in relatively high level but software supporting cooperation and group task, fusibility of participating space, etc are shown very low level. Thirdly, the rate of literacy training relating to technology were only 22.4%, education subject focused on resource searching subject and somewhat future-oriented technical education like directions of video conference technique, cloud computing application education, etc wasn’t conducted. Finally, we should consider expansion of providing technology and equipment and provision of future-oriented service and education according to a flow of the time that needs to seek change in various roles of library as enjoying culture space or creative space.
The impact of a journal is commonly used as the impact of an individual paper within that journal. It is problematic to interpret a journal’s impact as a single paper’s impact of the journal, so there are several researches to measure a single paper’s impact with its own citation counts. This study applied 8 impact indicators to Korean Citation Index database and examined discipline bias of each indicator. Analyzed indicators are simple citation counts, PageRank, f-value, CCI, c-index, single publication h-index, single publication hs-index, and cl-index. PageRank has the least discipline bias at highly ranked papers and journal bias in a discipline. On the contrary, simple citation counts showed strongly biased results toward a certain discipline or a journal. KCI database provides only simple citation counts. It needs to show PageRank (global indicator) to discover influential papers in diverse areas. Furthermore it needs to consider to provide the best of local indicators. Local indicators can be calculated only with papers in users’ search results because they uses citation counts of citing papers and the number of references. They are more efficient than global indicators which explore the whole database. KCI should also consider to provide Cl-index (local indicator).
This study aims to investigate the influence of undergraduate students’ personal characteristics on the use behaviors of library mobiles and its contents. We used gender, major, grade, university, perceived usefulness, personal innovativeness, and smartphone dependency variables to measure their personal characteristics. We conducted a survey with 309 undergraduate students who belong to two universities. The results showed that the major, grade, perceived usefulness, and innovativeness variables significantly influenced the use frequency of library mobiles, while the gender, major, university, and smartphone dependency ones did the use pattern of library mobile contents. Based on the results, we proposed three methods for constructing an efficient university library mobile.
Inappropriate applications of bibliometric approach and misinterpretation on the analysis in research evaluation have been found and recognized nationally and internationally as the use of the approach has been rapidly adopted in various sectors in research evaluation systems and research funding agencies. The flood of misuse led to several numbers of declarations and statements on appropriate research evaluation, including Leiden Manifesto, DORA, IEEE Statement, etc. The similar recommendations from five different declarations, Leiden Manifest, IEEE Statement, DORA, Institut de France, and Thomson Reuters White paper were reviewed and meta-analyzed in this study and it is revealed that most of them emphasize evaluation on quality in various aspects with multiple indicators. Research evaluation with assessing multiple aspects of individual research based on the understandings of its purpose and pertinent subject area was revealed as being mostly advised in the declarations, and this recommendation can be regarded as being mostly requested in national research evaluation system. For future study, interviews with relevant stakeholders of national research evaluation system in order to explore its application are needed to confirm the findings of this review.
This study aimed to investigate the impact of the epidemic disease including Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS) on the usage of public libraries. Such disease yields anxiety throughout the nation and discourages social activities in general. 18,711,453 records from 303 public libraries were examined with “big data retrieval & analysis platform for public libraries” located in Sejong National Library. The results are as follows. First, in 2015, when MERS was prevalent, the daily mean of books checked out was 64,645.05, showing decrease of 6,300 per day compared to that of 2014. Second, in 2014, the daily mean of books checked out from July 5th to August 19th was greater than that of from April 4th to May 19th and that of from May 20th to July 4th, implying the impact of summer vacation on the increase in books checked out in public libraries. Third, in 2015, the daily mean of books checked out from July 5th was greater than during MERS outbreak(from May 20th to July 4th), while it did not show statistically significant difference with that of before the outbreak. Fourth, the daily mean of books checked out did not show statistically significant difference between 2014 and 2015 before and during the outbreak, while it showed statistically significant difference between 2014 and 2015 after the epidemic period. The results indicate that MERS and the anxiety it brought nationwide had an impact on the daily mean of books checked out in public libraries after the epidemic period rather than during the outbreak.
This study aims to investigate information seeking behavior of Popshoes users. Transaction logs of Popshoes, a major Korean shopping search engine, were analyzed. These transaction logs were collected over 3 months period, from January 1 to March 31, 2015. The results of this study show that Popshoes users behave in a simple and passive way. In the total sessions, more users chose to browse a directory than typing and submitting a query. However, queries played a more crucial role in important decision makings such as search results clicks and product purchases than directory browsing. The results of this study can be implemented to the effective development of shopping search engines.