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 68: 1-22 (2012)

原著論文Original Article

日本において電子書籍はどのように論じられてきたか雑誌記事と新聞記事の内容分析による論点の整理How e-books have been discussed in Japan: Organizing the discussion points of e-books by a content analysis of magazine articles and newspaper articles

1慶應義塾大学大学院文学研究科Graduate School of Letters, Keio University ◇ 〒108-8345 東京都港区三田二丁目15番45号 ◇ Mita 2-15-45, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan

2九州大学附属図書館研究開発室Research and Development Division, Kyushu University Library ◇ 〒819-0395 福岡県福岡市西区元岡744番地 ◇ Motooka 744, Fukuoka Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan

3慶應義塾大学文学部Faculty of Letters, Keio University ◇ 〒108-8345 東京都港区三田二丁目15番45号 ◇ Mita 2-15-45, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan

受付日:2012年3月31日Received: March 31, 2012
受理日:2012年7月7日Accepted: July 7, 2012
発行日:2012年12月20日Published: December 20, 2012




Purpose: The purpose of this study was to clarify how opinions on e-books have changed based on a content analysis and a discourse analysis.

Methods: A content analysis of Japanese newspaper articles and magazine articles revealed various arguments concerning e-books. Also, a discourse analysis clarified arguments concerning the advantages and disadvantages of e-books. By using the databases of the Asahi Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, and Nihon Keizai Shimbun and retrieving newspaper articles about e-books published from January 1, 1980 to August 12, 2011, 4,438 articles were obtained, of which 400 randomly-sampled articles were analyzed. Also, by using the National Diet Library — OPAC and retrieving magazine articles about e-books, 1,108 articles (286 magazine titles) were obtained, of which 236 articles from the magazines Insatsu Zasshi, Shuppan News, Hon To Computer, and The Diamond Weekly were examined. Each of the articles was separated into paragraphs, and a total of 9,074 paragraphs were analyzed.

Results: Our findings indicate that: (1) the number of discussion topics concerning e-books has increased from 12 to 19, (2) ‘problems’, ‘contents’, ‘e-book devices’, ‘publications’, and ‘markets’ were mentioned numerously, (3) CD-ROMs were discussed for a long time until 2009, and then tablet terminals were mentioned extensively thereafter, and (4) the authors of the articles were mostly magazine or newspaper writers, and most of the stakeholders mentioned were publishers or manufacturers.

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