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Knowledge structure of library and information science in South Korea

Title
Knowledge structure of library and information science in South Korea
Authors
Jeog D.Y.Kim S.J.
Ewha Authors
정동열
SCOPUS Author ID
정동열scopus
Issue Date
2005
Journal Title
Library and Information Science Research
ISSN
0740-8188JCR Link
Citation
vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 51 - 72
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS scopus
Abstract
This article analyzes the knowledge structure of library and information science (LIS) in South Korea based on analysis of the theories presented in scholarly research articles. A content analysis of 654 LIS articles that appeared in two major journals since 1970 revealed overall theory use in LIS, such as growth and distribution of theory use by subfield, origin of theory, degree of theory use, and development of theory. The 654 articles analyzed used about eighty theories. The largest percentage of theories originated in LIS, followed by social science, sciences, and humanities. The degree of theory use indicates 2.10 in the 5 point ratio scale of the "Five Degrees of Theory Use Model". The proposed theory use model provides an analytical tool to delineate degrees of theory use in LIS. In short, the results of knowledge structure analysis in LIS research show that LIS in South Korea needs much more development in various fields. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
DOI
10.1016/j.lisr.2004.09.004
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