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

A Study on the Utilization of Librarian Recommendation System and Bestseller List

Journal of the Korean Society for Information Management, (P)1013-0799; (E)2586-2073
2021, v.38 no.3, pp.311-334
https://doi.org/10.3743/KOSIM.2021.38.3.311
Young Joon Nam (Chung-Ang University)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to present the theoretical basis and quantified objective standards for the establishment of collection management policy. The study results are summarized as follows. Most of the study books were in the form of periodicals as a steady seller. Most of the steady sellers were textbooks which published periodically. As a modern novel, a steady seller was able to confirm the phenomenon of dependence on a specific author. Bestsellers were investigated to be influenced by publishers and authors. Books of publishers that publish comics and children’s textbooks had a significant correlation with the selection of bestsellers. The average number of recommended books borrowed per recommended book was 14,871. The average number of loans per book selected as a bestseller was 53,531. Based on the loan data, about 80-82% of all top-tier loans were covered by 90%, and about 27-29% of all top-ranked loans were covered by 50%. This shows that the Pareto Principle can be firmly applied to public library lending patterns. Loans in the field of literature accounted for 50.6% of the total loans. Among literature, Korean literature accounted for 51.3% of the total. The natural sciences were generating more loans with a relatively small pool of literature compared to other subject fields.

Submission Date
2021-08-29
Revised Date
2021-09-11
Accepted Date
2021-09-18

Journal of the Korean Society for Information Management