The purpose of this study is to investigate the status of specialized services, user experience, and the overall satisfaction for the specialized library users, and based on the ISA method, compare the specialized theme data, specialized service place, specialized program, specialized theme area facilities and environment, and derive issues of the specialized library operation and improvement measures. Consequently, first, when selecting the theme of the specialized library, the theme ought to be selected to reflect the regional characteristics, history and demographics of the library, and the demand survey of the local residents and library users would need to be considered. Second, when planning the specialized program, the specialized library ought to consider operating differentiated programs based on the program operator who has the expertise to improve the quality of the program. Furthermore, sufficient theme related books and space must be secured, and moreover, the program must be planned in connection with the book collection. Third, the specialized library should be so structured as to ensure that the space may serve specialized themes provided by the library in order to provide specialized collections, services, and information services for the users. In addition, reflecting the needs of the users in designing the space must be considered.
The user satisfaction and needs of an academic library were caught through a questionnaire survey in this study. The aim of this study is to draw up the CRM based plan for meeting user needs on the study. The users’ demographic information, library resources & their use, homepage, services, and facilities/environment of the library were categorized in the questionnaire and analyzed for this study. The major conclusions of this study are: ⑴ The library resources use was the highest, and its facilities/environment was the lowest in the user satisfaction study. It also revealed that there are much necessities for the quick acquisition and dissemination of the requested material to the library users, and for the inter-library loan (ILL) services among campuses for the subscription books in the library resources use study, too; ⑵ There are a lot of necessities for the improvement of OPAC retrieval and the subscription books system, and menu rearrangement in the library homepage; ⑶ There are a lot of necessities for the plans of more frequent library event, more detailed event guidance, and more reinforcement of public relations such as SMS, push services of SDI etc. in the library user services; and ⑷ There are a lot of necessities for the improved policies to the complaints of library users such as the lack of common study place and lockers, air conditioning and heating problem, complaints about facilities management of restroom (lack of toilet paper), library accessibility on campus, unauthorized user management etc. in the facilities/environment of the library.
Random Forest (RF), a representative ensemble technique, was applied to automatic classification of journal articles in the field of library and information science. Especially, I performed various experiments on the main factors such as tree number, feature selection, and learning set size in terms of classification performance that automatically assigns class labels to domestic journals. Through this, I explored ways to optimize the performance of random forests (RF) for imbalanced datasets in real environments. Consequently, for the automatic classification of domestic journal articles, Random Forest (RF) can be expected to have the best classification performance when using tree number interval 100〜1000(C), small feature set (10%) based on chi-square statistic (CHI), and most learning sets (9-10 years).
Recently, various methods of collecting and preserving social media have been discussed in the field of archives and records management as social media is actively used as a way of communicating with the public in the government. In the United States, there is a move to acquire and preserve social media at the government level, and the National Archives (UK) already provides social media archives to users through Twitter and YouTube. In this study, we proposed the features, acquisition methods of social media by type and the preservation model based on case study results in terms of acquisition and preservation of social media archiving. In order to verify the effectiveness of the proposed methods, this study was applied to the social media of Gyeongsangnamdo provincial government. The results of this study is meaningful in that it suggested acquisition and preservation methods through actual collected results and it is expected that it will be useful for establishing the models for future social media archiving.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the development direction of future scholarship by analyzing recent research trends in collection development and management field using keyword network analysis. Data was collected from four journals in library and information science field during period of 2003 to 2017. Related articles of Collection Development and Management field were retrieved, and author keywords were extracted from selected papers. Keyword network analysis using NetMiner4 program was performed based on frequency analysis, connection-centered analysis, and parametric analysis. The analysis covers all sections from 2003 to 2017 to look at the changes in research over time, and three sections on five-year basis. As a result, main keywords such as ‘open access’, ‘institutional repository’ and ‘academic journals’ were identified, and topics to be continuously researched were identified.
This study aims to identify and categorize the content and public use patterns of social scientists’ informal communication activities. Using Twitter data, we identified Korean 736 social scientists who participated in communication activities with the public, and analyzed 4,548 tweets that revealed their informal communication activities. This study is meaningful in that it explored informal communication between social scientists and the public, which was not previously revealed in scholarly communication, and identified the types of informal communication activities, communication media, and collaborative sectors in detail.
This study was conducted to find out basic facts on educational resources in Korea and see how educators have managed their tasks without educational resource archives. The research had the following steps: 1) finding out how the current state of primary and secondary education resources is managed and type of educational resources via Web search and literature review, 2) conducting a survey to determine archiving priorities according to the value of resources to the users, and 3) engaging in a discussion with experts on merits of establishing an educational resource archive system. Due to sporadic management and restricted use of educational resources produced in Korea, the primary and secondary education resources are not easily available to the public even though the public and private sectors produce significant amount of resources. The survey result on preferred educational resource types for archiving showed the following top three: 1) actual case studies conducted in the field, 2) curriculum related resources, and 3) various textbooks adopted. Considering the value of educational resources and the necessity of archiving agencies, the experts recommended to set up a national archiving system of educational resources. This study hopes to raise awareness of the need to set up educational resource archives as a start.
Uncertainty means incomplete stages of knowledge of propositions due to the lack of consensus of information and existing knowledge. As the amount of academic literature increases exponentially over time, new knowledge is discovered as research develops. Although the flow of time may be an important factor to identify patterns of uncertainty in scientific knowledge, existing studies have only identified the nature of uncertainty based on the frequency in a particular discipline, and they did not take into consideration of the flow of time. Therefore, in this study, we identify and analyze the uncertainty words that indicate uncertainty in the scientific literature and investigate the stream of knowledge. We examine the pattern of biomedical knowledge such as representative entity pairs, predicate types, and entities over time. We also perform the significance testing using linear regression analysis. Seven pairs out of 17 entity pairs show the significant decrease pattern statistically and all 10 representative predicates decrease significantly over time. We analyze the relative importance of representative entities by year and identify entities that display a significant rising and falling pattern.
The Perfectionism Index (PI) is an indicator that is recently proposed to distinguish influential researchers from mass producers. In this study, Near Perfectionism Index (NPI), an improved indicator of Perfectionism Index, can be a solution to the problem of PI that indiscriminately gives a penalty to all low-cited papers regardless of publishing time or other issues. NPI improved the method to give a penalty to tail complement area considering the citation distribution curve. It prevents the improvement of the h-index from adversely affecting the researcher’s influence indicator. This study uses NPI to evaluate information and library science journals in Web of Science database. It successfully distinguishes between influential journals and mass producers unlike journal h-index or average citation frequency which could not differentiate influentials from mass producers.
The research on the archiving performing arts has recently been conducted on various aspects in Korea, but there has been no research or attempts to build a digital archive that can systematically identify the information on classical music performances in one place and get the past performance information. In this study, we proposed a participatory archive portal for providing, preserving and servicing information on all classical music performances, and tried to design the functions based on the requirements of the performance archive portal identified in previous research. We identified and proposed functional requirements of the portal, reorganized the characteristics of classical music performance information, and designed metadata elements. Then we presented the design and implementation direction of search and facet navigation, as well as user participation and communication functions. Lastly, we developed a prototype that implemented the requirements of the interface.
Recently, the table of contents (TOC) has been becoming increasingly accessible and utilized. The study conducted descriptive statistics and comparative analysis of the table of contents in terms of parts of speech and subject in text. For this purpose, this study chose the books of the social sciences field from acquisition lists of an academic library, obtained Dewey class numbers of target books from KERIS union catalog, and extracted TOC data from online bookstore. Morphological analysis was performed on each book titles and TOCs, and descriptive statistics and frequency analysis were carried out. As a result, nouns made up roughly half of the morphemes of titles or the TOCs. TOCs had about 50 times more nouns than titles. The percentage of unique nouns that appeared only in the table of contents is estimated to be 95.2% of the TOC’s total nouns. The table of contents also showed a differences in its lengths depending on the field of social science.