Tag Archives: Korea

IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) Mid-Term Meeting 9-11 April 2018: Seoul

(26 April 2018) The RSCAO Mid Term Meeting was hosted by the National Library of Korea (NLK) and the Korean Library Association (KLA) from 9 to 11 April 2018 in Seoul, Korea, reports Dr. Nor Edzan Che Nasir. The Seminar for Cooperation with Libraries in Asia and Oceania with the theme Libraries for Transforming Local […]


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Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) Mid-Term Meeting & Seminar, Seoul, 9-11 April, 2018

(3 April 2018) The RSCAO Mid-term Meeting and Seminar 2018 will be held on 9-11 April 2018 in Seoul hosted by Korean Library Association (KLA) and National Library of Korea (NLK). Name of event : Seminar for Cooperation with Libraries in Asia and Oceania Date and time : 2018.4.11 (Wed) 13:30-18:00 Venue : The International Conference Room […]


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More than 13,000 images in architecture newly available

(13 March 2018) Artstor has released more than 13,000 new images in Architecture from leading scholars and institutions. This wide-ranging release includes surveys of historic and modern sites, including medieval mosques, restored church architecture in Mexico, Yanaka cemetery in Tokyo, and structures and sculptures along New York City’s High Line. Alka Patel and the University […]


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Asia Foundation announces YBM support to expand Let’s Read! in Asia

(19 December 2017) The Asia Foundation today announced a donation from one of Korea’s largest publishing and education companies, YBM, Inc., to expand the Foundation’s Let’s Read! digital libraries initiative. The regional platform brings open-sourced books in local languages to children in underserved communities in Asian countries, helping to improve access to books and literacy […]


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Nation’s first international-standard library complex opens in Hanoi

(20 November 2017) The 240 square meters-complex provides about 2,000 books in the Vietnamese, Korean and English languages. It was designed as a “tree of wishes” to attract children to a wide range of cultural activities, such as traditional instrument playing and film screens. “The co-operation between National Library of Vietnam and the Korean International […]


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Directory of Korea Open Access Journals

(29 July 2017) JURN.org notes the Directory of Korea Open Access Journals from the National Research Foundation of Korea. A little bit more here.


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Check out this incredible giant library that just opened in Seoul

(12 June 2017) The largest underground shopping center in Asia, COEX Mall, can now boast a library filled with over 50,000 titles to its name. Occupying a whopping 2800 square-meters in size, the brightly lit two-storey athenaeum has rightly been named Starfield Library after long being referred to as the Open Library. Operated by a […]


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Korean university unbuttons its library experience

(31 May 2017, Seoul, Korea Bizwire) On Tuesday, Korea University hosted the opening ceremony for the CJ Creator Library, built in collaboration with entertainment and media content providers CJ E&M and DIA TV, offering a unique library experience to its students. The library is furnished with couches and sofas instead of typical chairs and desks, […]


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2017 APLAP Conference papers published online

(16 May 2017) The 11th Conference of the Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific was held at the National Assembly Library in Seoul, South Korea, from 26-28 April 2017. Its theme was Moving towards a big data era: The roles of parliamentary libraries and research services. Presentations have been published online. They […]


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APLAP Executive Committee appointed

(2 May 2017)  At the  Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific General Meeting held during the recent APLAP Conference in Korea, delegates appointed the APLAP Executive Committee. President: Kazuko Sakata (National Diet Library, Japan) Vice-President (Asia): Mihyang Park (National Assembly Library, Korea) Vice-President (Pacific): Asha Kumar (Library of the Parliament of the […]


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Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) goes live with Ex Libris Alma Library Management Service

(1 March 2017, Seoul, Korea)  Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma® library management platform. The Alma service is integrated with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which POSTECH has been using for several years. Ranked as the top university in Korea by the […]


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KoreaMed provides ORCID Search & Link Wizard

(18 January 2017)  KoreaMed, a service of the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE), now allows researchers to search, select, and link KoreaMed articles directly from the ORCID interface to their ORCID record. Since its launch in 1999, KoreaMed has focused on providing global access to Korean medical journals by preparing all the metadata in […]


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People’s Police Academy, Vietnam inaugurates e-library with RoK assistance

(12 December 2016, Hanoi) The People’s Police Academy inaugurated its e-library – a joint project with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), during a ceremony in Hanoi on 12 December. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Public Security Bui Van Nam thanked the Republic of Korea (RoK) government and KOICA for assisting Vietnamese police […]


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Bodleian Law Library receives generous book donation from Supreme Court Library of Korea

(3 August 2016) The Supreme Court Library of Korea has entered into a generous partnership with the Bodleian Law Library that will provide students and scholars at the University of Oxford with access to an extensive range of books about Korean law. On Monday 1 August, Judge Kee Jurng Kim, President of the Supreme Court […]


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Antique books on old Korea by Western writers on display at National Library of Korea

(9 May 2016) Many books on Korea written by Westerners are currently on display as part of a special exhibition at the National Library of Korea. Most of the books were written by women who visited the country from 1883 to the mid-1900s for missionary work, travel and other reasons. The books were donated by […]


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