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A comparative study on users' satisfaction about online catalog and card catalog (대학도서관의 온라인목록과 카드목록의 이용자 만족도 비교)

  • 강미혜
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.24
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    • pp.163-187
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    • 1996
  • The library catalog is considered an important tool to provide library users with conveniences making a search for necessary information. Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to investigate "behaviors and attitudes" of library users in a university library using online and card catalogs together, to compare their distinctions between online and card catalogs and then to bring about reforms for the development of future cataloging, thereby improving the utilization of online catalog and its service expansion. For this, this paper carried out a survey research which was randomly questionaired 280 library users of four universities in Seoul from March 28th to April 16th 1996. Major findings are as follow : 1. Library users tended to use more online catalog(50.0%) than card catalog (21.9%). 2. The main reasons the library users us online catalog were time saving(24.0%), convenience of use(21.3%), multiple searching possibility (16.2%), and the preferences of card catalog were location of library materials(34.6%), time saving(17.5%), Bibliographic information(14.9%). 3. The major access points which library users utilized mostly in their online catalog are title(30.3%), author(29.2%) and subject heading (17.6%), and for card catalog, title(40.5%), author(34.6%) and call no.(11.1%). 4. The methods library users learned to use online catalog are terminal screen(44.7%), online manual(26.1%), and for card catalog, library orientation(42.6%), librarian's help(18.5%). 5. It was shown that library users were not mostly satisfied about their searching results: the users satisfied with online catalog in the order of partly(46.2%), as expected(42.3%), more than expected(10.4%), and with the card catalog in the order of partly(54.6%), as expected(27.3%), more than expected(10.4%). It was found that although library users preferred online catalog more than card catalog, 54.8% of the total catalog users were not satisfied about the search results they have had. 6. The items which library users want to add to online catalog are catalogs of materials other libraries have(41.6%), catalogs of the materials the library has(29.3%), titles of serial articles(17.7%). And the additional services library users want are checking function of loan materials and reservation of materials(15.5%), subject headings(14.5%), more terminals(13.4%), catalog use explanations(12.9%), multiple access points(11.0%), searching function of contents, abstracts, and indexes(9.6%). Considering the fact that library users tend to use more favorably online catalog than card catalog and the trend that library change from card catalog to online catalog, it is strongly recommended to su n.0, pply students with formal and informal training programs for online catalog use.talog use.

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A study of the searching behavior at the catalog in a university library : case study of Jeonbug national university library (대학도서관의 목록이용행태의 일고찰)

  • 강혜영
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.9
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    • pp.1-31
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    • 1982
  • A library catalog is most important finding tool to a library collection. This tool should be so designed as to enable users to handle with ease and convenience. Library catalog use study is necessary in order to identify the demands made on the catalog by its actual users and to measure the adequacy with which the catalog is meeting these demands. Many major catalog use surveys were performed by means of questionnaire and interview, but these methods are so difficult and perverse that the results of catalog use studies might often be far from scientific precision. The aim of this paper is to seek the guidelines with which one might assist the catalogers in providing an effective library catalog for their patrons. In order to get the first-hand information an actual survey was undertaken on searching behavior at the catalog of Jeonbug National University Library from November 30 to December 5, 1981 and from May 17 to May 22, 1982. The results of the survey can be summarized as follows: 1. Most of the students (79.77%) use the library. 2. Most of the library patrons (74.52%) use the public catalog as the searching tool to the library collection. 3. 67.85% of the catalog users are interested in searching materials written in Korean, Japanese, and Chinese. 4. 72.86% of the catalog users are interested in searching known items at catalog. 5. In known item searching, 49.44% of the catalog users choose title entry. 6. 20.17% of the catalog users are interested subject searching at the catalog. 7. Reference card is not utilized in searching. 8. For the translated items users want double entries in both vernacular and Korean. 9. At current catalog description, author, title, call number, translator, publisher and joint author are useful entry. Edition, author's date of birth and death, illustrative, size of book and bibliographical notes are not much utilized. 10. 55.39% of the catalog user need systematic guidance on how to use the library catalog and collection.

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A Study of Card Catalog Use in a University Library (대학도서관의 목록이용행태 특성에 관한 연구 - 덕성 여자대학교 도서관을 중심으로 -)

  • Yoo Jae-Ok
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
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    • v.29
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    • pp.281-304
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    • 1995
  • The purpose of this study is to identify the degree to which the card catalog in a university library serves its users and to provide useful information for the design of conversion from card catalog to online catalog. From August 19th to September 16th 1995, 278 users of Duksung Women's University Library were randomley selected and surveyed in terms of card catalog use, success rate of card searching, and catalog use training received. Major findings are as follows: 1. Taking into considerations the fact that Library users tended to use more heavily oriental card catalog$(61.8\%)$ than western card catalog$(8.3\%)$ or classification card catalog$(26.3\%)$, oriental card catalog should be designed to improve its search function of the catalog. 2. It was found that the university library card catalog was not easy to use by $49.3\%$ of the users of Duksung University Library. 3. One of main reasons why the card catalog is hard to use is that there is no subject card to which users can access for subject searching. Besides, users have difficulties in locating appropriate classification numbers for subjects which users are interested in. 4. When success rate is defined as finding appropriate cards in catalog boxes, the success rate was reported to be $87.0\%$. 5. The major access points of known items which library users utilized mostly were author$(18.3\%)$ and title$(74.5\%)$. 6. In case of translated versions of foreign materials, original author name cards instead of pronounced original name card written in Korean were given to them as access points. $79.9\%$ of library users of Duksung Women's University insisted that both original and pronounced author name writ':en in Korean should be given as access points to foreign authors for the sake of user's convenience. 7. Formal training programs for card catalog use were found not to be sufficient. Small group informal training courses should be offered to users who need to get information for catalog use by library staffs. 8. Considering the trend that orders of access points have been changed from title, author and subject in card catalog to title, keyword, and author in online catalog, the existing card catalog of Duksung Women's University is expected not to meet future users' needs for subject searching unless the funcions of subject searching of catalog is improved.

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A Study on Classified Catalogs of Research or Special Libraries in Korea (전문도서관의 주제목록형태에 관한 일연구)

  • Yoo Soyoung
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
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    • v.9
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    • pp.75-98
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    • 1982
  • This study attempted at first to find out a more suitable form of catalog to guide library users who need subject approach through a literature survey, secondly to see how and which catalog form is kept by Korean research or special libraries through an analysing questionnaires, and thirdly to evaluate these data and explore the ways to improve the function of classified catalog in Korean research or special libraries. The findings of this study shows that a classified catalog is more desirable form of catalog in research or special libraries in Korea because of the diversity of languages of the literatures needed by researchers, the educational programs for librarians and the problems of subject heading lists. Above mentioned questionnaire survey shows that more than $70\%$ of research or special libraries in Korea uses classified catalogs. However, among those libraries - only $8\%$ has the index of cassified catalog which is prerequisite for the catalog users. This survey also indicates that recently many libraries began or converted classified catalogs to subject catalogs. The writer explains the beginnings or convertings of classified catalog to subject catalog is due to the fact that many libraries do not have the index of a classified catalog which is badly needed by the library users. Based on these findings, writer said that to improve the function of the present classified catalog, it should include it's index to guide the library users who are not familier with the classifing system of the subjects. Through the entire paper, the writer has attempted to develop a point of argument by comparing a classified catalog with a subject catalog. Writer's point is not only a subject catalog using the particular language terms as a communication tool has problems in itself, but also the prevailing of this catalog form in North America is caused by their different situations from ours.

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A Study on the Classification of Chinese Buddhist Books (중국불교전적분류의 일연구)

  • 김종천
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.11
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    • pp.45-68
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    • 1984
  • The purposes of this study are to understand: 1) the changing process of ancient Chinese Buddhist books catalog with comparison of catalog. 2) the characteristics of current chinese Buddhist books Catalog with analysis of their classification structure. The results of the study can be summarized as follows: 1) The origin of Chinese Buddhist books catalog is the Chongrijungkyongmokrok that was compiled by Doan, however this catalog can not be discovered. 2) The oldest Buddhist books catalog which is available is the Chulsamjangkigib by seungu 3) The Sujungkyongmokrok by Bubkyong, et al. is known as the most reasonable and systematic Buddhist books catalog. 4) The Kaewonsukkyorok which is compiled by Jiseung in Tang dynasty, is evaluated as the most perfect and useful catalog. This catalog had a great effect on the later catalogs. 5) The important current Buddhist books catalogs are the Bingajungsa catalog, the Wangmunsan catalog, the Yukukkyun Catalog, et al., each of them has an own characteristics.

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Survey and Suggestion for Standardization of Online Catalog Retrieval Systems: Focused on the University Library Catalogs in Busan, Ulsan, Gyeongnam District (자동화목록 검색시스템의 현황과 표준화 방안 - 부산.울산.경남지역 대학도서관 목록의 분석을 중심으로 -)

  • Doh, Tae-Hyeon
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.38 no.4
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    • pp.357-376
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    • 2007
  • This study surveyed the online catalog retrieval systems of the university libraries in Busan, Ulsan, Gyeongnam districts. The types of library materials, and the kinds of access points and retrieval conditions(Boolean logic, methods of index term Identification, and particularities of the retrieval) of these systems are various and different to each other Upon the result of this survey a suggestion for the standardization of online catalog retrieval systems is offered.

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A Study on Pinakes Catalog of Callimachus (Callimachus의 Pinakes 목록 연구)

  • Jung, Mi-Kyung;Kim, Hae-Kyoung;Nam, Tae-Woo
    • Journal of Information Management
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    • v.38 no.3
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    • pp.81-110
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    • 2007
  • This current article is about the Pinakes catalog by Callimachus that has been acknowledged as the first library catalog in Western civilization. Although many people has recognized the importance of the Pinakes catalog in the field of the history of ancient catalog, few research has been conducted because of the lack of groundwork in the field. This research comprehend most of the previous research in the field so that it can contribute as one of the groundworks in the field of the ancient catalog.

The Analyses of Relationships Between Curricula and Union Catalog of Digital Library System (DLS 종합목록의 교과 연계성 분석)

  • Song, Gi-Ho
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
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    • v.42 no.4
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    • pp.55-72
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    • 2008
  • This study intends to evaluate the relationships between DLS union catalog and curricula and to suggest methods for its quality control. Comprehensiveness, specificity, currentness, and location of copies were selected for evaluation criteria. And this criteria were practiced to evaluate the relationships its indicators and library-based learning topics of social subjects in Seoul DLS. The results of analyses the DLS union catalog serves users with book-based learning information and lacks specificity to evaluate quality of learning materials. Especially the DLS don't satisfy the learning community with on-line contents. Accordingly it is essential to appoint teacher librarians understanding curricula and instructional values of the catalog for its quality control.

A Study on the Construction and Usability Test of Meta Search System Using Open API (Open API 기반 메타 검색시스템의 사용성 평가에 관한 연구)

  • Lee, Jung-Eok;Lee, Eung-Bong
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.26 no.1
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    • pp.185-214
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    • 2009
  • The purpose of this study is aimed to clarify the usefulness of meta search system using Open API of library online catalog by constructing OPAC-based search system using Open API of library online catalog and meta search system using Open API of library online catalog, and comparing the usability of the two experimental search systems. As for usability, on the whole, it was higher in meta search system using Open API of library online catalog than OPAC-based search system using Open API of library online catalog, and there was statistically significant difference. Therefore, if libraries share and use enriched content which is provided through Open API for book search, which is opened by Internet bookstores, search engines and Web portals, it is expected that it will be helpful in enhancing bibliographic data, expanding subject access point, empowering subject search ability, extending meta search service, improving book availability, and reducing catalog cost.

The Problems and countermasure about entry of headings in Japanese book cataloging (일서일록(日書日錄)에 있어서 표목(標目)의 표기(表記) 방법(方法)에 관한 문제(問題)와 대책(對策))

  • Kim, Chi-Woo
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
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    • v.4 no.1
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    • pp.1-22
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    • 1980
  • It was analysed and considered about entry methods of headings in Japanese book cataloging which using methods of major universities and public libraries in our nation at present. I was suggested and clarified one's position that authors heading must make an entry to our pronunciation after translating from sound of chines letters, title headings must make an entry translation from Japanese title or Chinese title, to Korean. On the cataloging of authors heading or title heading, if cataloging make an entry to Japanese pronunciation it have many faults as follow. (1) In the title and authors heading of Japanese books, if it make an entry as Kana letter, not only non skilled librarian at Japanese language will have many faults but also non skilled users to Japanese language or pronunciation will very difficult to reference in title and authors catalog card. (2) If it Romanize the catalog card of title and authors heading in the Japanese books, librarian of the catalog part will make efforts and take pains to the catalog work. In addition, catalog users which is skilled in Japanese language but can not understand or unknown to the Romanized entry, and which if not understand to the, methods of entry will very difficult to card investigation or can not refer to catalog card. (3) If it make an entry to Korean in the authors and title heading from Japanese sound or pronunciation, librairans and library users which is unskilful as Japanese language will be inconvenience to works and investigation of library materials.

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