International Comparative Domain Analysis in Knowledge Organization Research Topics in Four Countries - Brazil, South Korea, Spain and the United States

Jihee Beak, Jeanette Glover, Daniel Martínez-Ávila, Suellen Oliveira Milani
2013 NASKO  
This study aims to identify and compare the domains of knowledge organization from four countries: Brazil, South Korea, Spain and the United States. Four researchers from diverse backgrounds study investigate knowledge organization (KO) on an international scale using domain analysis of keywords from journal articles. Each country selected two journals in LIS and evaluated each article to find those related to KO. The findings show there are some similarity in an international level and
more » ... l level and difference in a national level of knowledge organization domain. 21 overlapped topics across four countries have been identified. In addition, the findings show some examples of unique research topics of KO domain from each country. This international comparative domain analysis study can contribute to promote academic communication amongst KO researchers and bring more international collaborative research opportunities. KO domain of Spain tends to share more similar research topics with the United States and South Korea rather than Brazil. There is an explicit difference of domains between Brazil and Korea (See table 7) .
doi:10.7152/nasko.v4i1.14643 fatcat:rez3mxkvcnbkxbya3zvzr7nvne