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Developing Facets for Fiction Retrieval Based on User-generated Book Tags (이용자 생성 도서정보 태그에 기반한 소설 검색의 패싯 유형 개발)

  • Shim, Jiyoung
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.37 no.2
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    • pp.225-249
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    • 2020
  • The purpose of this study is to identify and systematize various facet elements required by users in fiction search situations from book tags to improve the fiction search environment. Based on the Ranganathan's PMEST formula, the basic facet system of the fiction was defined as 1) the personality that forms the fiction material, 2) the content and external characteristics that compose the fiction, 3) the reader interaction with books, 4) spatial information related to fiction and reading activities, and 5) time information related to fiction and reading activities. Out of approximately 310,000 tags assigned to 7,174 fiction, 3,730 core tags were selected and content-analyzed. As a result, various attributes were systematized around the top 25 categories of the fiction facets. The results of this study can be applied to facet navigation of OPAC and fiction DB in the future.

A Study on Improvement for Classification of Fiction to Enhance to Accessibility for Middle School Students (중학생의 소설 접근성을 증진시키기 위한 소설 분야 분류 개선 방안에 관한 연구)

  • Cho, Hye Chon;Chung, Yeon-Kyoung
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.35 no.1
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    • pp.61-82
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    • 2018
  • Fiction is a collection that most students read and borrow in school libraries. KDC has several limitations when students look for fiction books they need. In line with this, we surveyed various cases of fiction classifications used in libraries, bookstores, and publishers and use behaviors of fiction of middle school students. Based upon the result of the surveys, we proposed a better way of classifying fiction books according to user needs. In addition to the KDC number, color bands were attached according to genres so that users could easily find the desired books. These suggestions and other information will enhance the accessibility and discoverability to fiction books for middle school students and may be used as reference materials for fiction classification in libraries, bookstores, and publishers in the future.

"Nasty Old Cats": Sexual Politics of Spinster Detective Fiction ("거슬리는 늙은 고양이들" -노처녀탐정 추리소설의 성정치학)

  • Gye, Joengmeen
    • Journal of English Language & Literature
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    • v.59 no.4
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    • pp.511-526
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    • 2013
  • Focusing on Anna Katharine Green's Amelia Butterworth series and Agatha Christie's Miss Marple mysteries, this paper aims to examine the contradictory representation of a detective in spinster detective fiction. The spinster detective fiction reveals distinct ways of representing a female detective from the earlier woman detective fiction. Unlike the earlier woman detective represented as submissive and desperate for survival, a spinster detective is a wealthy, intelligent, brave, and independent woman from an upper class family. Since a spinster detective's attributes honor such masculine qualities as independence, intelligence, courage, and capacity for leadership, the spinster detective fiction has a possibility to threaten the established patriarchal authority. The possibility of gender disruption in the spinster detective fiction is, however, contained by the spinster's marginal position in the patriarchal system. Since a spinster exists outside the normal expectation of a woman's life in patriarchal society, a spinster detective creates no conflict with the dominant gender ideology. Furthermore, a spinster detective is represented as a conservative elderly woman expressing reactionary views on social, political issues including women's problems. The spinster detective fiction reinforces the established gender norms rather than challenges and questions them.

Evaluation of the Fiction Collection of Public Libraries Based on Use Factor (이용계수를 적용한 공공도서관 소설장서 평가)

  • Yoon, Hee-Yoon;Kim, Il-Young
    • Journal of Information Management
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    • v.42 no.4
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    • pp.175-194
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    • 2011
  • This study evaluated the fiction collection of Korean public libraries by applying use factor and suggested various measures to enhance collection development function. As a result, while the collection building and borrowing ratios of Korean literature in literature collection by language were the highest at 62.6% and 54.3% respectively, the use factor was lower than the base value(1.00). And while the collection building and borrowing ratios of Korean contemporary fiction by item category were the highest at 65.60% and 51.36% respectively, the use factor was lower than the base value and the use factor by year is decreasing in recent years. The reason is because of poor collection development. Therefore, public library need to consider active alternatives such as establishment of the collection development policy and fiction collection development guideline, composition of the fiction material selection committee, adaption of the dedicated librarian system for fiction material development, development and utilization of a selection tool for fiction materials, and periodic evaluation of fiction collection.

Perspectives on Post-Modernism in Contemporary Korean Fiction

  • Yang, Gi-Chan
    • Lingua Humanitatis
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    • v.2 no.2
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    • pp.283-299
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    • 2002
  • The Contemporary Korean fiction today to a certain context infringes on the outskirts of mainstream literary theories diversified to an extent that anything and everything that are printed are defined as literature. The two fictions that the study is based upon, probably, shows the effects of postmodernism in Korean fictional 'space' in that the representation of the said fictions veers clear from that with which one might associate in contemplating the traditional Korean fiction. The study, though it seems, based on a more of a societal perspective rather than traditional literary perspective is to be noted in reference with the postmodern theories that we identity with today. The paper takes look at the changes that can be noted in the fictions: Kyung ma jang ga nun gil by Ha Il-ji and Oak tap hang by Park Sang-woo. The main objective of the paper is that it tried to identify the cultural identity of Koreans through the descriptions found in the two works. While concluding as to why these two fictions can be categorized as belonging to the genre of postmodernism the research also tries to formulate what and how postrnodernism can be discerned in fictional genre and this especially in today's Contemporary Korean fiction.

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Linguistics in Postmodern Science Fiction: Delany's Babel 17 and Stephenson's Snow Crash

  • Kim, Il-Gu
    • English Language & Literature Teaching
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    • v.12 no.2
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    • pp.41-59
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    • 2006
  • As the late partner to science fiction, various experimental languages such as animal language, telepathic language, newly invented language, alien language often appear as "unexpected and frightened situations" in SF. Like generative semanticists, some SF writers daringly delve into the sacred mystery of semantics in language whereas others avoid the dream of a universal language by holding themselves to manageable data. Samuel Delany's description of the ideal telepathic universal language in Babel 17 shows us humans' dream to be like God by showing to us the new process of communication in the factual interplanetary environment. Similar to the mystery of alien language in SF, the baby's babbling reveals how language is both simple and complicated. Children's language shows us the changing process of a soul revealed by language use and it is no wonder that many languages of AIs in SF often borrow their source from children's language acquisition processes. In short, science fiction as the repository of tropes illuminates other literary language studies and other literary genres. Especially in terms of the futuristic study of linguistics, the relationship between science fiction and linguistics is much closer than we thought.

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The Availability of Access Features in Children's Non-Fiction

  • Ladd, Patricia R.
    • International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology
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    • v.2 no.1
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    • pp.5-16
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    • 2012
  • This study analyzes the availability of access features in children's non-fiction as compared to their prevalence in adult non-fiction because such features are an important part of the research process increasingly demanded of younger and younger students in schools. Access features studied include: table of contents, index, bibliography, endnotes/footnotes, glossary, and suggestions for further reading list. This study found that children's non-fiction books were less likely to include bibliographies or endnotes, but more likely to include glossaries or suggested reading lists. Tables of contents and indexes were the two most popular access features in each section. Results are divided by Dewey Decimal Classification classes.

A Method of User-Friendly Design Fiction Applying Affordances (어포던스를 활용한 사용자 친화적 디자인 픽션 방법론)

  • Lee, Ji-Hye
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.21 no.1
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    • pp.129-138
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    • 2021
  • This study suggests user-friendly design fiction method applying user-centered design process. Design fiction is a method that predicts futures from design perspective with critical discourses and physical representation. It has been regarded importantly in HCI and interaction design realms as aesthetical and experiential approaches, yet not firmly established. Especially, it has not been considered from user-centered perspective which considers users and related problems. Anticipatory design based on current problems which predicts futures and defines design-oriented scenario is becoming significant. Therefore, this study regards design fiction method in relation to prior design also should consider user-centered perspective, not just experimental approaches. In this regards, this study tries to apply user-centered process, specifically affordances which lead more intuitive and direct impact on users into conventional design fiction process. This study led junior students in visual communication major into design fiction process with specific topics and the Design with Intent Toolkit amongst practices of creating affordances so as to develop new design fiction process with its diverse outcomes. Throughout the process, this study aims to suggest alternative user-friendly design fiction method beyond its critical and experiential approaches.

An Investigation of Exposure to Informational Text through English Textbooks

  • Kim, Tae-Eun
    • English Language & Literature Teaching
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.185-207
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    • 2009
  • This study investigated the extent of informational text genre appeared in English textbooks at grades six, seven, and nine. Employing content analysis to analyze the literary forms, the researcher identified genre in each reading selection of each English textbook and classified it into six categories - fiction, information, biography, poetry, play, or fantasy. Especially, informational genre was classified further into two subcategories - non-narrative and narrative - in order to investigate the extent of non-narrative informational text only. The text genre was examined by analyzing (a) the number of reading selections representing each genre and (b) the number of words in reading selections devoted to each genre. The most frequent type of genre at grade 6 and 7 was fiction with 94% and 71% respectively, whereas at grade 9 it was devoted to information (51%), followed by fiction (37%). The largest number of words was devoted to fiction with 96% at the sixth grade and 70% at the seventh grade; on the other hand, for grade 9, it was devoted to information (46%), followed by fiction (39%). Although there was variance across different publishers, the informational text genre gained more significance as the grade level increased. In particular, the percentage of reading selections and words devoted to the non-narrative or expository informational genre was overall 4% at grade 6, 17% at grade 7, and 44% at grade 9. The findings demonstrated the need to pay more attention to informational literacy especially in the early grades for the development of balanced genre knowledge.

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A Study on Enhancing Subject Access to Fiction Focused on Symbol and Motif (소설 주제 접근체계의 확장 연구 - 상징과 모티프를 중심으로 -)

  • Kim, Na-Reum;Kim, Tae-Soo
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.23 no.4
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    • pp.69-87
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    • 2006
  • The access to literary works, including fictions, has focused on descriptive elements, and the subject access has been confined to denotative elements such as the subject matter, name of character and geographical name, etc, which appear in the work. This practice will not lead to the essence of subject of fiction, and does not reflect the demand of users for the subject who pursue aesthetic experience. In this study, concepts of symbol and motif and their possibility to be used as subject access point are considered to enhance a subject access scheme. In addition, this study tries to build the scheme of symbol and motif by using the glossary as the source of information. The composed schemes are applied to 20th century Korean fictions and its usability and limits are discussed.