This paper includes R&D outputs on information content, cases regarding information services designed and implemented by the information professionals of Korea to reflect changes in both scholarly communications and information technologies. Many theories established on library and information science and research outputs collaborated with other fields of studies as well as works of early foreign researchers are the examples of its coverage.
To commemorate the birth of JISTaP, the direction and aim of JISTaP will be set up by providing analytical review of the fifty years of
The fifty years of
Since 1963 to 2012, which marked the 50th year of
articles followed respectively. Note that no articles were published during 1967~1970 and 1986~1987. Table 2 illustrates the per-year publication numbers.
Rearranging the data with a granularity of 5 year periods, the numbers of published articles for the
3rd period(122 articles for 1973~1977) and 4th(103 for 1977~1981) showed drastically increased compared to those of 1st(36) and 2nd five years(41). Total 225 articles published during the 3rd and 4th period amounted to 1/4 of the entire articles(915),
corresponding 22.5 publications per year. The reason that accounts for a bigger volume of publications for these periods was that the journal revived with a new title called
The total number of authors who contributed to
Figure 3 shows the per-year article distribution graph of the most contributing authors to
Comparing the appearance frequency of authors’ affiliations by both KISTI and external organizations, KISTI comprised 36%(433 times)(see Figure 4). This shows that
Busan University, and Kyungpook National University follwed in the order.
Lastly, a total of 106 foreign authors appeared in
During the time, as the main goal of the journal publication was to propagate overseas technology transfer and trend information, many translated foreign articles were introduced to the domestic readers.
The use of “Keywords” started mainly in 1992, and they were in Korean and English language. Only English keywords were used for this job. A total of 1903 words were identified and this is about 5.4 keywords per articles. The most used keyword reflects the topic of interest of the contributors. Table 4 shows the most used keywords and their count. Among all keywords, “Database” was the most used word with a count of 30. “Digital Library” and “Electronic Journal” followed “Database”.
Library”, “Information Service” have been the most frequently appeared topics of interest over the last 20 years (1992~2012). Dividing the keyword usage into two periods of 1992~2001 and 2002~2012, reveals that articles with more varying topics were submitted in the later period than the former. “Metadata”, “Public Library,” “Open Access”, “Collection Development”, “Science and Technology Information”, “Scholarly Communication”, “Knowledge Management”, “Copyright”, “Academic Library”, “KESLI”, “KISTI”, “Resource Sharing”, “Thesaurus”, and “User Satisfaction” were the keywords appeared more frequently in the later period. Some of the keywords appeared in the later period such as Public Library, Collection Development, Scholarly Communication, Knowledge Management, Academic Library, User Satisfaction differed from those that frequently appeared in the former period. This phenomena accorded with the period(2002) in which the number of external authors increased as shown in Figure 3.
Table 5 shows the keyword distribution by subdivided time periods. In the first period, “Database” were used 7 times in the 2 year span and 11 times in the next 4 year span (’94~’98). This shows that the researchers in the field had a great interest in that keyword. The most used keywords for each 5-year time periods were identified as Database - Database - KISTI - Metadata - Public Library respectively. Such keywords, which differed in terms of propensity, started appearing in 2004 and had become a mainstream after 2009.
This paper investigated changes in both scholarly communications and information technologies in Korea for 50 years by reviewing 915 articles published in the
From 1963 to its 50th anniversary in 2012, the Journal of Information Management totally published 915 articles, publishing a yearly average of 21 articles(the average excluding the year of which no article has been published). The year with the most articles was 2011 (44 articles).
The authors who have contributed to Journal of Information Management is 1,341 (overlapping aspect is removed, it indicated 791 authors) in total, and 1.5 author per each article contributed their writing. Hee-Yoon Yoon submitted the most articles, 13 articles, as a main author.
In particular, since the year of 2002, it can be noted that the ratio of external authors rapidly increased, and such rapid increase of external authors seemed to have affected the change of keyword.
Ratio of affiliation of authors were KISTI affiliated authors comprised 36% (433 times), universities took up 42% (538 times), research center other than KISTI took up 14% (170 times), corporate reference room took up 5% (62 times), regional library, elementary, middle and high school library, newspapers, academy and so on took up 3% (39 times). If a closer look is taken on universities which had shown the most proportion, Yonsei University accounted for 12.4% of the total with 67 times.
Foreign authors appearing in Journal of Information Management, a total of 106 authors were involved in the past. Out of 102 articles of foreign authors, 96 articles appeared as translated items, and from 2007, articles which were not translated were contributed
From 1992, the keyword in Journal of Information Management began to be used in earnest. The keywords were a total number of 1,903, and the average keyword per each article showed to be 5.4. Among all keywords, “Database” was the most used word.
The introduction of keywords in the second half was somewhat different from the previous themes, and this corresponds to the period of increased foreign authors since 2002.