Knowledge field reorganization for the library patrons' interest area analysis - An investigation for next-generation e-library services

Toshiro Minami, Kensuke Baba

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Abstract

Along with the development of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and popularization of mobile devices, the information environment of our society has radically changed. As a result, the library's role model also needs to be changed. It is necessary to develop new information services as of e-library at the same time to enrich the currently providing services. Among the various types of e-library services, the most important ones are those of personalized services reflecting the patron's profile such as his/her interest knowledge fields, knowledge level, preferences, etc. The approach we take as the first step toward this direction is to analyze the loan records of library for extracting the patron's interest area information as a profile, and then we understand what the patrons want. We define the interest area based on the decimal classification (DC) categories and use the ratios of books borrowed in these categories as the patron's interest area profile. In this paper, we investigate the correlations of DC categories, and we redefine the profile of a patron so that to understand his/her profile more exactly. The studies in this direction are considered to be useful in developing better elibrary services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2014, IS 2014
EditorsMiguel Baptista Nunes, Luis Rodrigues, Philip Powell, Pedro Isaias
PublisherIADIS
Pages103-110
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789898704047
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event7th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems, IS 2014 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Feb 28 2014Mar 2 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2014, IS 2014

Conference

Conference7th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems, IS 2014
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period2/28/143/2/14

Keywords

  • Decimal classification system
  • Knowledge management
  • Library data mining/analysis
  • Library marketing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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