Functions and Characteristics of Public Library Theme Collection: Focusing on the User-centered Classification Perspective

공공도서관 테마 컬렉션의 기능과 특성 - 이용자 중심 분류의 관점에서 -

  • 백지원 (숭의여자대학교 문헌정보과)
  • Received : 2018.10.16
  • Accepted : 2018.11.13
  • Published : 2018.11.30


The purpose of this study is to analyze the potential use of the theme collection as a new classification method that reflects the interest of users in terms of classification and categorization. For this purpose, the background of the theme collection was identified based on the discussion of the library resource organization and the introduction of the curation service of bookstore. In addition, based on case analysis, which is building the theme collection, concrete concepts and characteristics of theme collection are derived. Based on the above discussion, the classification and categorization characteristics of public library themes collections were analyzed, and the characteristics and functions as a classification were compared with other categories relatively. Finally, the utility and applicability of the theme collection is presented and it is based on the discussions about the user-centered classification system design of the library in the future.

본 연구는 테마 컬렉션이 가지는 이용자 중심적인 분류로서의 잠재적 가능성에 주목하여 이의 기능과 특성을 분류의 관점에서 분석하고자 했다. 이를 위해 테마 컬렉션의 등장 배경을 도서관 자원 조직의 문제와 북 큐레이션 서비스 도입에 관한 논의를 통해 파악하였고, 도서관의 테마 컬렉션의 개념을 정의하고 목적을 밝혔다. 또한, 테마 컬렉션을 구축하고 있는 도서관들의 사례 분석을 바탕으로 테마 컬렉션의 구체적인 개념과 특성을 도출하였다. 이상의 논의를 바탕으로 공공도서관 테마 컬렉션의 분류와 범주화 특성을 분석하고 분류로서의 기능 및 특성을 다른 지식조직체계와 상대적으로 비교하였다. 또한, 테마 컬렉션의 효용과 활용성을 제시하여 향후 도서관의 이용자 중심적인 분류체계 설계에 관한 논의에 기반으로 삼고자 했다.


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<그림 1> 느티나무도서관 테마 컬렉션 검색과 브라우징 인터페이스(일부)

<표 1> 테마 컬렉션 구성 및 운영 비교

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<표 2> 테마를 공유하는 자료실별 테마 컬렉션 사례 [구산동도서관마을, 2017년 5월]

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<표 3> 테마 컬렉션 ‘테마’의 유형과 주요 사례

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<표 4> Why we love dogs, eat pigs, and wear cows: an introduction to carnism (by Melanie Joy)에 대한 주제 분석 데이터

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<표 5> 범주화 방식에 따른 관점의 다양성 비교

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<표 6> 테마 컬렉션의 분류적 성격과 상대적 특성

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Supported by : 한국연구재단


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