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

Vol.33 No.4

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The present study aimed at investigating the strengths and weaknesses of a mobile personal health record (PHR) application and identifying its impacts on consumer health information behavior. For the study, twenty-seven college students used a PHR application for three months, based on which the study conducted paper-based interviews with them. The results of content analysis highlighted the benefits of the PHR such as supporting preventive healthcare and motivating and providing specific guidelines for healthy lifestyles by utilizing visual interface design, sharing the data with family and assisting caregivers to manage patients’ healthcare, and above all enhancing the interaction between patients and healthcare professionals. However, the study found the drawbacks of the PHR such as a lack of data entry for strength training and the incompatibility with other healthcare applications. The participants were motivated to change their health behaviors in ways such as getting rid of sleep disorders, avoiding alcohol and smoking tobacco, and losing weight, and changing eating habits. Some consumers improved self-efficacy by changing their health behaviors, while the PHR provided emotional supports to the consumers who wanted to improve their health. The present study has an academic significance because the study of PHR is a burgeoning area in Korea. The study provides insights for promoting health and medical information services to cope with the paradigm shift of healthcare fields.

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The objective of this study is to explore the strategies to promote the use of the subject guide for Korean modern literature. To meet this objective this study conducted a survey on users’ awareness of the subject guide service and sought out experts’ opinions to identify the strategies to promote and improve the subject guide for Korean modern literature. The study proposes the following strategies: 1) Conduct promotional activities utilizing a variety of social media; 2) provide education for the user to enhance understanding of the utility of the subject guide; 3) build a website dedicated to the subject guide service for Korean modern literature; 4) provide an efficient subject-specific bibliography service by improving the quality of the subject guide, by offering full texts, ongoing content updates, and coordination with other institutions and agencies; and 5) tailor the service to user characteristics such as gender, age, occupation, and education level. Suggestions for future directions include research on the collaborative system, additional specific promotional strategies to promote the use of the subject guide, and development of evaluation indicators of the subject guide for Korean modern literature.

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The aim of this study was to analyse the usefulness of information literacy education for the over 50-years older adults in Daegu, Korea. To achieve this objective, data were collected through the questionnaire survey and interview. Of the 311 valid data were categorized into two groups in accordance with their experience of information literacy education, and analysed using AMOS for the structural equation modeling. As the results, both groups showed that the information literacy education influences positively among in ‘information convenience’, in ‘information usefulness’ and in ‘life satisfaction’. Also, regardless of their experience of information literacy education, the group revealed that ‘information convenience’ positively impacts on the ‘life satisfaction’, however, ‘information usefulness’ did not show any significant relationship with the ‘life satisfaction’ in this study.

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Recently, attention has been drawn to a new form of a public library, that is, a public library in a complex facility constructed in the same building or site with another facility. To get active users’ or local governments’ supports in the public library in a complex facility, it is necessary to build library strategic plans based on the analysis of users’ evaluation and demands. Thus, this study analyzed the user satisfaction and perception of the 28 public libraries in complex facilities in Seoul. As a result, it was found that most users overall satisfied with public libraries in complex facilities in terms of human resources, information resources, and the links among services and positively perceived their environments and services. In order to provide more satisfaction to the users in public libraries in complex facilities first, it is necessary to improve the accessibility of libraries, to secure the sufficient library space, to prevent the outside noise, to link the facilities which bring mutual synergistic effect, and to develop a program and service accompanying other facilities.

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This study aims to investigate the research trends of disaster in Korea through a bibliometric analysis. To do that, it analyzed 772 scholarly articles published from 2002 to 2016, retrieved from KCI (Korean Citation Index) database. For analysis, discipline profiling analysis, journal profiling analysis, and co-word analysis methods were used. The study found that the number of scholarly articles on disaster has increased, especially after Sewol ferry disaster occurred in 2004. The major discipline areas were identified as ‘policy sciences/public administration’ area, ‘engineering’ area, ‘GIS/telecommunication’ area, and ‘medical/humanities/social sciences’ area. In terms of time series, the proportion of scholarly articles published in ‘policy sciences/public administration’ area has decreased since 2014 and at the same time, discipline areas have been diversified including law, medical, and journalism.

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As the domestic companies which have made inroads into foreign markets have more lawsuits, these companies’ demands for responding to E-Discovery are also increasing. E-Discovery, derived from Anglo-American law, is the system to find electronic evidences related to lawsuits among scattered electronic data within limited time, to review them as evidences, and to submit them. It is not difficult to find, select, review, and submit evidences within limited time given the reality that the domestic companies do not manage their records even though lots of electronic records are produced everyday. To reduce items to be reviewed and proceed the process efficiently is one of the most important tasks to win a lawsuit. The Predictive Coding is a computer assisted review instrument used in reviewing process of E-Discovery, which is to help companies review their own electronic data using mechanical learning. Predictive Coding is more efficient than the previous computer assister review tools and has a merit to select electronic data related to lawsuit. Through companies’ selection of efficient computer assisted review instrument and continuous records management, it is expected that time and cost for reviewing will be saved. Therefore, in for companies to respond to E-Discovery, it is required to seek the most effective method through introduction of the professional Predictive Coding solution and Business records management with consideration of time and cost.

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In order to apply the concept of switching costs to the library context, this study aims to identify library users’ perceived switching costs, develop and validate a measurement scale for switching costs. A survey involving 210 university students was performed in order to examine the influence of switching costs on the affective commitment and behavioral commitment. Library users’ perceived switching costs refer to the procedural and relational costs involved in switching from one library to another. The results of this study show that two types of switching costs as well as library service satisfaction have positive influences on affective commitment, which in turn affects behavioral commitment. The theoretical and practical implications of this study are discussed.

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We analyzed the relationships between the co-authorship network centralities and the research performance indicators with the authors and the number of citations of the papers published for 10 years in Korean library and information science journals. In particular, the research performance indicators were calculated with normal counting and with fractional counting also. As a result of correlation analysis between the variables by setting the different ranges of the author groups to be analyzed according to the number of articles, it was possible to explain the inconsistent results of the previous studies on the correlations between the researchers' citation indicators and their co-authorship network centralities. Overall, the degree of co-authorship activities measured by collaboration coefficient showed no or negatively correlated with research performance. There were statistically significant positive correlations between the centralities and the research performance indicators, but the correlation was not significant in the analysis of the top 30 authors by number of articles.

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As a type of humanities discipline, information user studies tend to have influence and applicability on the related research fields. However, research trends and status of the user studies in Korea have not been extensively explored and thus resulted in limited sharing of the research outcomes. In this research, all papers related to the information user studies were selected from 5,392 articles reported in the five Korean Library and Information Science Journals. The chosen papers were classified according to the subject categories then qualitatively analyzed in terms of research productivity and trends. Library was the main theme of the information user studies. A number of suggestions were generated to apply the information user studies outcomes in solving academic as well as wider societal problems.

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As technology progresses, the supply and use of smartphones has become increasingly popular and has significantly transformed modern life. However, users still feel uncomfortable running some mobile apps, as many are created without a thoughtful consideration of usability. Usability evaluations involve several methodologies to identify specific problems in light of various principles. Although usability testing was initially centered on physical services, it has gradually evolved to consider user satisfaction as its main concern. Public transportation applications should be accessible to everyone, and studies should focus on the user’s perspective. However, previous user surveys have concentrated on applications’ technical aspects or visual design. As a result, there has been a lack of general usability evaluations. This study aimed to evaluate the usability of mobile transportation applications in real life, with a focus on public transportation in Seoul. All the participants were asked to complete a task, an in-depth interview, and a questionnaire survey. In summary, the results suggest that users do not find inappropriate information attractive when it does not satisfy their purpose of use, but rather tend to consider it as interference.

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ARMA International has been leading education and publication in records and information management industry worldwide. This study aimed to trace issues and trends in international records and information management field through analysing the articles brought up in Information Management, which is ARMA International’s official magazine. Further analysis was also conducted on noticeable subjects from the magazine in order to realize where we currently are. Scanning the contents of Information Management would definitely provide with implications and suggestions to Korean private companies as well as records management communities.

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This study analyzed 1,890 KRF journals to understand the current situation and problems related to copyright management by journal publishers. The results of the study are as follows: 32.6% of journals did not provide any copyright notice, 77.1% of 1,141 journals which gave copyright information with regulation documents did not specify the type of author’s property right to be transferred and most of the journals which owned copyright transferred from the author did not specify the permission needed to use their article. This study suggested that journal publishers establish the object and method for distribution of journal articles and then develop and publish their copyright policy suited to their own objective.

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This study aims to shed light on the relationship between information official disclosure and records management in the local government’s authority regulations. To that end, analyzed 337 local autonomy laws found in ELIS and the Ministry of Office of Legislation. As a result, it found a link between the ‘Public Records Act’ in terms of ‘records preservation (making minutes)’, ‘information disclosure procedures for transferred records,’ and claims receiving department. ‘Record keeping (written minutes)’ was similar to that of the ‘Public Records Act,’ and the ‘Claims Receiving Department’ mentioned ‘Record Management Department.’ However, the ‘Claims Reception Department’ had a strong characteristic of the civil service department, and the ‘Public Record Act’ did not specify the clause in terms of ‘minutes of the minutes.’ In ‘relation with other laws.’

Journal of the Korean Society for Information Management