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Dissertation Information for Yeon Kyoung Chung

- Yeon Kyoung Chung

- Ph.D.

- Library and Information Science

- Indiana University (USA) (1993)

- Judith Serebnick
- Stephen P. Harter

- Thomas E. Nisonger
- Lawson Hughes

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: The international literature of classification systems during the period 1981-1990: A reference study

Abstract: Though several studies have provided information about the characteristics of classification systems, research on reference patterns associated with the international character of the field is limited. This study examines the characteristics of and identifies major contributions to the international literature of classification systems published in the period 1981-1990.

The references in the "Classifications Literature" sections of International Classification and the references in these source items were examined. The present research focused on analyzing each of the following characteristics: format, subject, language, geographical origin, age, authorship, and core literature.

The findings from data analyses showed clearly that in the literature of classification systems, (1) books were the most frequently cited format; (2) library and information science was the most frequently cited subject; (3) English was the major language of the literature; (4) the literature of each classification system was written predominantly in English except for Library Bibliographic Classification; (5) the language of each source item was the same as that of the greatest number of references of that source item; (6) the U.S., Germany, India, Russia, and the U.K. were the major geographic origins of publication; (7) there was a very close relationship between country of publication and language; (8) the country of origin of the documents was cited more than any other country except for the U.S.; (9) Price's Index of the literature revealed that the literature was a soft science; (10) there was a preponderance of single authorship; (11) core authors were the Library of Congress, Dewey, Ranganathan, Comaromi, Neelameghan, Chan, and Markey; (12) the core publications were Library Resources and Technical Services and Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index, 19th ed.; and (13) the literature was not a scholarly or scientific literature, according to the percentage of unreferenced articles and the average number of references per source item.

The findings of this reference study provide a better understanding of the characteristics of the classification systems literature and identify the core literature. They prove useful for the selection and acquisition of relevant materials, guide to identify materials that are essential to anyone working in the field, assist classification systems researchers to prepare linguistically for their careers, and encourage international communication efforts.

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