Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science ISSN: 2435-8495
三田図書館・情報学会 Mita Society for Library and Information Science
〒108‒8345 東京都港区三田2‒15‒45 慶應義塾大学文学部図書館・情報学専攻内 c/o Keio University, 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Library and Information Science 23: 149-163 (1985)

原著論文Original Article

栄養学のポピュラリゼーションビタミンを例としてPopularization of the dietetics: A case of “Vitamin”

発行日:1986年3月25日Published: March 25, 1986

Characteristics of 20 books which describe the popularized knowledge about vitamin were investigated.

Methods were; 1. to select popular books on vitamin, 2. to survey following items; (1) author, publisher and date of publication, (2) proportions of the technical terms, (3) average length of the sentence, (4) data elements contained in the books.

Results were; 1. these 20 books reflect the process of popularization in four distinctly different stages, they are as follows; (1) translation of foreign distinguished books, (2) publication of domestic books by some particular authors, (3) increase of the number of the publications of domestic books by many authors, (4) rapid decrease of number of the publications, 2. proportions of the technical terms to the all terms in these 20 books were all about 10% by means of letter-by-letter, 3. average length of the sentences in these 20 books were all about 50 letters, 4. data elements contained in the many of these 20 books were; (1) interesting knowledges for the general public, and/or (2) established and fundamental knowledges of vitamin.

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