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A Review and Application of Library User Comments Data Analysis Tool: Focused on the LibQUAL+ Survey Comments (도서관 이용자 코멘트 데이터 분석도구 리뷰 및 적용: LibQUAL+ 설문 데이터를 중심으로)

  • Byun, Jeayeon;Shim, Wonsik
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.30 no.3
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    • pp.157-181
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    • 2013
  • Using user satisfaction surveys and LibQUAL+ instruments, libraries are increasingly gathering qualitative data such as verbatim user comments as well as quantitative data. Such qualitative data can be utilized as clues in establishing library service strategies: to better understand user issues, to identify areas for service improvement, and to prioritize user needs. For this, it is necessary to analyze user comments data and to apply results to the delivery of service and the library policies. This study is an attempt to investigate ways in which user comments data can be made useful in libraries. It identifies different methods of analyzing user comments data from LibQUAL+ surveys and compares qualitative data analysis software programs and taxonomies. It also presents the results of applying these tools to a subset of actual user comments data gathered from a recent LibQUAL+ survey at a major university library in Korea.

Service Quality Assessment of University Libraries in Korea using LibQUAL+ : A Case Study (LibQUAL+를 활용한 국내 대학도서관 서비스 품질 측정 사례 조사)

  • Shim, Wonsik;Lee, Eun-Chul
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.30 no.2
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    • pp.245-268
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    • 2013
  • The paper describes a case study in which Sungkyunkwan University Library participated in the official ARL(Assoication of Research Libraries) LibQUAL+ evaluation program. LibQUAL+ model is based on the SERVQUAL service quality evaluation model originally developed in the marketing area. It details a number of processes including translation of the LibQUAL+ survey instrument into Korean, selection of study sample and choice of survey versions. In addition, it offers a number of strategies that can be adopted in order to analyze the survey data for various comparisons among different user groups and institutions. LibQUAL+ is more that a survey instrument; it a holistic system for assessing library service quality. Despite criticisms on LibQUAL+, we expect that university libraries in Korean will benefit from participating in the program. It is preferable that a group of libraries form a consortium to participate in the LibQUAL+ program as opposed to individual participation. The consortium can function as a learning community through various workshops and sharing activities, thus elevate the overall evaluation efforts in Korean libraries to a higher level.

Searching a Framework of Data Analysis for LibQUAL+ Results in order to Support Decision-Making in Libraries (도서관 의사결정 지원을 위한 LibQUAL+ 분석틀 탐색)

  • Kim, Giyeong
    • Proceedings of the Korean Society for Information Management Conference
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    • 2010.08a
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    • pp.133-138
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    • 2010
  • LibQUAL+는 도서관서비스의 품질을 이용자에 의해 평가하는 평가도구이다. 이러한 LibQUAL+의 결과를 서비스 품질 향상을 위한 도서관 업무 개선을 위해 사용할 때, 대부분 추가정보를 사용하여 개선안을 마련하고 있으나, 도서관의 관점에서 볼 때 이러한 방법은 개선안의 평가방법 부재라는 문제가 있을 수 있다. 본 연구에서는 추가정보 없이 LibQUAL+의 결과데이터만을 사용하여 도서관 개선안을 개발하는 데에 도움을 줄 수 있는 분석틀을 탐색해본다. 이러한 분석틀은 나아가 LibQUAL+ 뿐 아니라 도서관 이용자의 관점에서 조사되는 다른 설문조사 결과의 분석틀로 이용될 수도 있을 것이다.

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Towards Service Quality Improvement for University Library by LibQUAL+ Analysis for Multiple Years (LibQUAL+의 통시적 분석을 통한 대학도서관의 서비스 개선 방안에 관한 연구)

  • Choi, Bo-Yoon;Chung, EunKyung
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.32 no.3
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    • pp.131-154
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    • 2015
  • Users tend to perceive differently the service quality of library depending on the advance of digital information technologies. It is necessary to analyze the cumulative results of LibQUAL+ in order to identify the suggestions for improvement of library services. This study aims to comparatively analyze the results of LibQUAL+ and demonstrate the trends and changes for the services of university library. To achieve the purpose of this study, two university libraries were selected for analysis. The library of McGill University in Canada was selected with the six years' results of LibQUAL+. Another library located in Seoul was selected with the 2012 result of LibQUAL+ and a new LibQUAL+ in 20015 was conducted for this study. The results were analyzed with three dimensions and 22 items in terms of circular chart, bar chart, and graph. Findings of this study indicated that there were substantial differences in terms of years of LibQUAL+ survey and user groups with undergraduate/graduate students in three dimensions. In particular, the results of A library showed that users were likely to expect more from the university library, but they perceived low service quality. In addition, there was found considerable differences among users groups in terms of undergraduate and graduate students. The improvements for library services need to focus on three dimensions such as staff, resources, and facilities as well as customized services for individual user groups.

Toward an Evaluation Framework of Library Services: Re-examination of LibQUAL+TM (도서관 서비스 품질평가 도구로서 LibQUAL+TM에 대한 재평가)

  • Park, Ji-Hong
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.24 no.2
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    • pp.5-27
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    • 2007
  • While $LibQUAL+^{TM}$ is in the headlines of many articles focusing on library service evaluations, little research has been conducted to study the relationship between the $LibQUAL+^{TM}$ factors and the adoption of library services. It remains unclear whether the factors of $LibQUAL+^{TM}$ have any effect on its adoption. A framework was adapted from Icek Ajzen's theory of planned behavior and proposed to extract factors affecting the adoption of library services. The factors were examined via data collection from a Web-based questionnaire survey with college students in the United States. Factor analyses and multiple regression analysis were conducted. Findings show that the intention to use library services is explained by attitude toward library service quality. The attitudinal factors that are significant are (1) perceived personal control, (2) perceived affect of service, and (3) perceived comprehensiveness of information. The relative importance among the factors is also represented by the numbered sequence. However, perceived timeliness of information access and the perception of library as place do not have a significant effect on the intention. This study extends the research on library service evaluation, and provides a new evaluation framework by applying adoption behaviors.

A Study on the Relationship between Organizational Performance and Organizational Communication in Public Libraries: Based on Service Quality Measured with LibQUAL+TM (공공도서관 조직성과와 조직 커뮤니케이션과의 관계 연구: LibQUAL+TM 모형에 따른 서비스 품질을 중심으로)

  • Kim, Jihae;Kim, Giyeong
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.31 no.3
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    • pp.65-87
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    • 2014
  • Organizational communication is an element of organizational structure formation; it is also a process of achieving organizational goals through the information sharing among the staff members in the organization as a social system. Organizational performance is a multidimensional concept composed of efficiency and effectiveness and satisfaction. Effectiveness implies service quality and the degree of goal achievement. Service quality by using the $LibQUAL+^{TM}$ model can be considered as an objective performance measure for libraries. This study aims to identify the effect of organizational communication in public libraries on service quality as a performance measure using the $LibQUAL+^{TM}$ model through statistical analyses of the results from questionnaire surveys of librarieans and users in 8 public libraries in Seoul metropolitan area. The result says the characteristics of organizational communication(upward, horizontal, downward communication) affects the three elements in the library service quality, such as affect of service, information control and library as place.

A Study on the Service Quality Evaluation of Older Persons in Public Libraries by the Use of LibQUAL+: The Case of G-gu in Seoul (LibQUAL+를 적용한 공공도서관 노인 서비스 품질 평가에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Bo-il;Kim, Seon-Ho
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.48 no.1
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    • pp.319-344
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    • 2017
  • As the social environment changes, the public library's services for older persons need to be improved from a new perspective. Therefore, this study analyzed the relationships among user satisfaction of major services, overall service satisfaction, service quality components (i.e., service affection, information control, and library as place), and re-use intention according to demographic characteristics by evaluating the public library's services for older persons with applying LibQUAL+ and surveying the user satisfaction. This study proposed to provide appropriate information and service according to the changes of the elderly user environment, develop the library collection according to the diversified information needs by older users, and allocate personnel who could offer a service to older people.

A study on LibQUAL+ application for service quality evaluation of university library (대학도서관 서비스 품질평가를 위한 라이브퀼 플러스(LibQUAL+) 적용연구)

  • Kim Dong-Suk
    • Proceedings of the Korean Society for Information Management Conference
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    • 2006.08a
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    • pp.41-48
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    • 2006
  • 도서관 품질 평가를 위한 척도로 개발된 라이브퀼 플러스(LibQUAL+)를 국내 대학도서관에 적용하여 분석을 시도하였다. 이용자 집단별(신분, 연령, 성별, 전공, 도서관 방문횟수, 도서관 홈페이지 접속 횟수) 사전 기대와 실제 인식 사이의 갭을 평가하고 그 원인을 분석하였다. 평가 후 실제 도서관 경영에 필요한 서비스 개선방안을 마련하고 이용자의 인식 향상 및 요구사항에 대처하기 위한 활동과 책무를 밝힘으로써 도서관 서비스 품질 평가를 수행하고, 그 방안을 마련하였다.

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A Study on the Service Quality Evaluation of Public Libraries by the Use of LibQUAL+: The Case of Public Libraries in Seoul that Contracting Out to Private Sector (LibQUAL+를 적용한 공공도서관 서비스 품질 평가에 관한 연구 - 서울시 소재 민간위탁 공공도서관을 중심으로 -)

  • Ryu, Ju-Hyun;Lee, Sang-Bok
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
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    • v.23 no.2
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    • pp.271-294
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    • 2012
  • This study is designed to evaluate the service quality of public libraries according to managing entities by LibQUAL+ and to devise ways to improve problems based on comparison and analysis of the differences in the service qualities. To achieve this, four public libraries in Seoul according to the managing entities were investigated. They consisted of libraries of public corporations, cultural centers, foundations and universities. Minimum service quality level, desired service quality level and perceived service quality was analyzed based on nine-point Lickertis scale. A survey was employed and consisted of twenty-two items. The results showed that current level of service met the minimum level, yet failed to reach their desired service level. The study suggested that public libraries contracting out to private sector need to actively apply users' demands and the changing environment of libraries, and continue to strive to provide public library users with high quality service through efforts of evaluating and improving the services for their users.

Service Quality Model for Library and Information Center : Focusing on LibQUAL+ (정보 서비스 품질 평가모형의 적용 : 라이브퀄 플러스를 중심으로)

  • Kim, Yun-Sil
    • Journal of Information Management
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    • v.33 no.3
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    • pp.1-26
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    • 2002
  • The rapid change in almost every area of science at the turn of the 21st century have also affected libraries and information centers. Whatever the change, from the library users' perspective, the functions provided by the library, is perceived as "service" and the satisfaction of the users can only be measured by the quality of the service. The library and information center acting as a service provider aims to establish a framework for improvements in services by focusing on the user's perspective on service quality and classifying the factors that contribute to service quality. This study adopted the LibQUAL+ model, which is derived from SERVQUAL model for measuring quality of service in the field of Service Marketing.