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  • P-ISSN1013-0799
  • E-ISSN2586-2073

Vol.33 No.3

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The h-index is a popular bibliometric indicator for evaluating individual researchers. However, it has been criticized for its inconsistency with reflecting increased number of citations and disregarding the number of co-authors in a paper. In order to overcome these problems, we examined the g-index and other Hirsch-type indices considering the number of co-authors. Test data collection was extracted from Korean Citation Index database published from 2004 to 2013. The results of this study are as follows: First, g-index is more reliable indicator than h-index with consistency. Second, number of co-authors must be considered to maintain the h-index as an complex indicator applying the quality and the quantity of research performance. Finally, hc-index and gc-index, with fractionalised counting of the papers, can fairly measure the research performance of humanities researchers, and successfully prevent specific disciplines or institutions occupying majority of top rankings.

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This study aims to implement the electronic record management systems that can preserve and utilize local festival records and archives. To accomplish the goal, this study used open source software for Namwon chunhyang festival as a case. This paper revealed the fact that there is no constructive system for preserving local festival records. To solve this problem, this study implemented electonic records management system based on Open Source Softwares, which are called AtoM(Access to Memory) and OMEKA. Also, both OSSs were compared and evaluated according to Characteristics of Local festival records. As a result, ERMS for Festival based on AtoM was appropriate comparatively.

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As the usage of information resources produced in various media and forms has been increased, the importance of metadata as a tool of information organization to describe the information resources becomes increasingly crucial. The purposes of this study are to analyze and to demonstrate the intellectual structure in the field of metadata through co-word analysis. The data set was collected from the journals which were registered in the Core collection of Web of Science citation database during the period from January 1, 1998 to July 8, 2016. Among them, the bibliographic data from 727 journals was collected using Topic category search with the query word ‘metadata’. From 727 journal articles, 410 journals with author keywords were selected and after data preprocessing, 1,137 author keywords were extracted. Finally, a total of 37 final keywords which had more than 6 frequency were selected for analysis. In order to demonstrate the intellectual structure of metadata field, network analysis was conducted. As a result, 2 domains and 9 clusters were derived, and intellectual relations among keywords from metadata field were visualized, and proposed keywords with high global centrality and local centrality. Six clusters from cluster analysis were shown in the map of multidimensional scaling, and the knowledge structure was proposed based on the correlations among each keywords. The results of this study are expected to help to understand the intellectual structure of metadata field through visualization and to guide directions in new approaches of metadata related studies.

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With a purpose of investigating the current status of resource organization for infants and young children’s resources, this study examined 8 municipal libraries in J city and suggested recommendations for improvements. To do that, interviews were conducted with 8 children’s librarians and 25 users, who were parents visiting the libraries. All libraries examined were using KDC to classify young children’s resources, but books were shelved by the alphabetic order of publishers’ names. This arrangement strategy was regarded very convenient in re-shelving materials from the perspective of librarians, but users had difficulties in finding books because of the separation of the classification system and the arrangement system. Also, the online public cataloging system did not provide accurate and sufficient information to locate a book. Based on the results, this study suggested two ways for improvements: (1) classifying and arranging books by KDC, (2) developing a new classification system customized to infants and young children.

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This study aims to identify the characteristics of abstracts by analyzing the status of abstracts published in ‘Journal of the Korean Society for Information Management.’ To this end, the study analyzed the components of and the types of abstracts. Target abstracts were those published in the journal from 1984 to 2015. The journal published 1,168 articles with indicative abstracts accounting for 96.6%, informative abstracts 3.4%, and abstracts written in both English and Korean 99.5%. As for research methods, case study through literature review was 52.8%, surveys 21.1%, and experimentation 26.1%. The percentage of abstracts consisting of one paragraph was 92.1%, more than two paragraphs were 7.9%, fewer than 5 sentences were 79%, and 6 sentences or more were 21%. The use of the first person was 90.5%. In terms of topic areas, library and information center management was 19.4%, information services 17.3%, information technology 16.2%, information retrieval 15.1%, and informetrics 9.6%, etc.

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Interdisciplinary approach has been recognized as one of key strategies to address various and complex research problems in modern science. The purpose of this study is to investigate the interdisciplinary characteristics and structure of the field of big data. Among the 1,083 journals related to the field of big data, multiple Subject Categories (SC) from the Web of Science were assigned to 420 journals (38.8%) and 239 journals (22.1%) were assigned with the SCs from different fields. These results show that the field of big data indicates the characteristics of interdisciplinarity. In addition, through bibliographic coupling network analysis of top 56 journals, 10 clusters in the network were recognized. Among the 10 clusters, 7 clusters were from computer science field focusing on technical aspects such as storing, processing and analyzing the data. The results of cluster analysis also identified multiple research works of analyzing and utilizing big data in various fields such as science & technology, engineering, communication, law, geography, bio-engineering and etc. Finally, with measuring three types of centrality (betweenness centrality, nearest centrality, triangle betweenness centrality) of journals, computer science journals appeared to have strong impact and subjective relations to other fields in the network.

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This study aims to develope a scholarly metadata information system based on conceptual elements of text structure of Korean studies research articles and to identify the applicability of text structure based metadata as compared with the existing similar system. For the study, we constructed a database(Korean Studies Metadata Database, KMD) with text structure based on metadata of Korean Studies journal articles selected from the Korea Citation Index(KCI). Then we verified differences between KCI system and KMD system through search results using same keywords. As a result, KMD system shows the search results which meet the users’ intention of searching more efficiently in comparison with the KCI system. In other words, even if keyword combinations and conditional expressions of searching execution are same, KMD system can directly present the content of research purposes, research data, and spatial-temporal contexts of research et cetera as search results through the search procedure.

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This study aims to analyze physicians’ online information search process to solve the clinical questions at the point of care. To achieve this purpose, ten university hospital-based physicians participated in-depth interviews and observation studies. Based on Wilson’s problem solving process, this study analyzed the characteristics of each information search stage and efficiency of online searching. The results showed that participants tend to relatively immediately formulate their clinical questions. However, basic searching strategies were only used and a few preferred information sources were chosen. However, average satisfaction degree of online searching appeared high with 5.7 (7 Likert-scale) and problem-solving index increased after searching. As physicians are likely to use well organized and evidenced-based credible information easily, it implies the needs for an integrated search system within the electronic medical record (EMR). In addition, as other online resources’ awareness is lower comparing Google and PubMed, active promotions and training of other resources are needed.

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This study investigated the difficulty of married immigrant women in the use of library with LAS (Library Anxiety Scale). The data were collected by LAS survey with 137 married immigrant women in five public libraries in Gwangju from December 2015 to March 2016. As the results, married immigrant women’s average anxiety score was 2.91 points which is comparatively higher than the results of previous studies. The statistical analysis of library anxiety scores with personal factors showed statistically significant result in several factors such as Korean skill, spouse’s job, purpose of using library, visiting count of library, distance between home and library, and experience from their homeland. Finally this study proposed several suggestions to reduce married immigrant women’s anxiety from library.

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With the purpose of looking into the information service study tendency, targeted at university library, this performed a content analysis of the articles in print from 2006 to 2015 on major four academic journals of Library and Information Science. Investigation items were study number of information services, subsidiary themes classified with information service functions, study method, collection method, user object, and theory study vs. service study in reality. As a result, information service studies were performed more than other areas. Information service functions targeted at the study were that of information supply. Major subsidiary themes were electronic information service, information literacy instruction, and information (reference) services general. Major study methods were survey research method,, case study, and major material collection methods were questionnaire and web-based research methods. Major user studies were targeted at undergraduates, and service study in reality took a great share.

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This study aims to explore ways to improve self-censorship tendency in teacher librarians by identifying factors that influence the self-censorship which appears during collection development in elementary school libraries. For this purpose, first, we examined the concept of self-censorship through a review of related literature, then carried out a series of in-depth interviews as a pilot study to develop a questionnaire, which was used for a questionnaire survey. Finally, the survey data was analyzed statistically with SPSS 21.0, a statistical package. As a result, we have discovered statistically significant relationships between self-censorship and the characteristics in collection development policies, school library committees, and the complaints related with the library collections. Based on these results, the factors on the self-censorship were identified in the perception of the school librarians. Based on these results, we suggest to reinforce the function of review and approval of book selection in the school library committee, developed and approved a collection development policy include guidelines for dealing with users’ complaints related to library collection, and stipulated a regulation for school library operation to remove inappropriate books from the library collection.

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Nowadays, Social Network Service (SNS), which has been in the spotlight as a way of communication, has become a most effective tool to improve easy of information use and accessibility for users. In this paper, we chose Twitter as the most representative SNS services because of automatic crawling and investigated tweet data gathered from domestic and foreign National Archives - NARA of U.S.A., TNA of U.K.. NAA of Australia, and National Archives of Korea. We also conducted information genres analysis and trend analysis by timeline. Information genres analysis shows how archives satisfied users’ information needs as well as trends analysis of tweets helps to understand how users’ interestedness was changed. Based on comparison results, we distilled four characteristics of National Archives and suggested vitalization ways for National Archives of Korea.

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Dispatch of ROK Armed Forces is a significant contemporary event that enhances the ROK’s position in the international communities and ensures the solid national security by contributing international peace keeping operations. Indirectly, dispatch of armed forces also can contribute to strengthen the national defense. However, despite its importance, record management related to the dispatch is not done properly. Because variable records produced in the process of dispatching troops are transferred to distributed archives, searching or accessing each record is not easy and making a collection from a series of record related to certain dispatch is more difficult. Moreover, since most transferred records were produced in the public domain, production and management of record in the aspect of archive of everyday life is needed. In this paper, we summarize the current state of domestic records by dispatch procedure, organization, and dispatched troops. And we also explore the problem of record management.

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This study aimed to design a semi-automatic web-based pilot system 1) to build a Korean novel geo-name, 2) to update the database using automatic geo-name extraction for a scalable database, and 3) to retrieve/visualize the usage of an old geo-name on the map. In particular, the problem of extracting novel geo-names, which are currently obsolete, is difficult to solve because obtaining a corpus used for training dataset is burden. To build a corpus for training data, an admin tool, HTML crawler and parser in Python, crawled geo-names and usages from a vocabulary dictionary for Korean New Novel enough to train a named entity tagger for extracting even novel geo-names not shown up in a training corpus. By means of a training corpus and an automatic extraction tool, the geo-name database was made scalable. In addition, the system can visualize the geo-name on the map. The work of study also designed, implemented the prototype and empirically verified the validity of the pilot system. Lastly, items to be improved have also been addressed.

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Recently, National Archives of Korea has planned to develop the Standard Archive Management System, to make it economical and efficient in accordance with the local archives establishments by Seoul Metropolitan City. Also, the institution signed the MOU with National Information Society Agency to set up a digital archive system and foster professional archival manpower. These movements are rooted on the current domestic demands for digital archive systems. Keeping pace with it, the purpose of this study is suggesting feasible ways to establish the sustainable and efficient archive systems. To this end, a status study on the existing digital archive systems at both domestic and overseas bases was carried out, with the many of open source software analysis. Based on the primary implications of this study, to implement the digital archive system, functional module deducting methods and an open source software application process on each module were designed. Financial, operational and technical considerations such as the links between modules are also considered.

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The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of reading activity of employees in public libraries on their job satisfaction and organizational commitment which was suggested by previous studies proving the relationship among the variables in the business area. The results from the survey indicate that there were significant differences in job satisfaction, satisfaction with human relationship, satisfaction of self-realization, affective commitment, and continuance commitment in terms of the frequency of participation in a book club. Additionally, the number of employees’ reading books and hours spent for reading significantly influenced their job satisfaction and the hours spent for reading significantly influenced affective commitment. It was also found that participation continuity for a book club influenced on satisfaction level of social recognition, continuance commitment, and normative commitment. Job satisfaction level had a complete mediation effect between reading hours and affective commitment, and satisfaction from social recognition had a complete mediation effect between participation continuity in a reading meeting, continuance commitment, and normative commitment. Based on these results, this study suggests a plan for constructing a good environment for employees to read through introducing a reading management as follows. Firstly, managers of public libraries need to take an active interest in reading management and various programs to encourage employees to read need to be provided. Secondly, public libraries are required to encourage their employees’ participation in book clubs and support them, so that the employees are able to participate in the book club consistently. Finally, institution-level consistent motivation is needed for an active reading activity.

Journal of the Korean Society for Information Management