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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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IGI Global partners with Asian institutions

(7 May 2016) IGI Global recently announced several new partnerships with the Convergent Research Society Among Humanities, Sociology, Science and Technology (HSST) and the International Academic Consulting and Services (IACS) of South Korea, and the International Center for Informatics Research (ICIR) in China. Through these partnerships, IGI Global is continually showing their commitment to innovation […]


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Fewer university students use libraries in Korea

(7 March 2016) The latest statistics from Korea show that an increasing number of university students rely more on the internet than university libraries to do research and access books. According to a report on students’ usage of libraries by the Korea Education & Research Information Service, students borrowed 7.4 books per person on average […]


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Korea’s first-ever multicultural library faces shutdown over budget shortfall

(24 December 2015) On the second floor of an old building in Dongdaemun-gu, eastern Seoul, children sit scattered around the floor of a small library, reading. Behind them are walls of bookshelves filled with colorful books. In the next room, others play board games, while in the third room a small group of children intently […]


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Hanwha E&C opens 50th library for the disabled

(24 December 2015) Hanwha Engineering and Construction opened its 50th Kkumegreen Library at the Seoul Eden Welfare Center for the Disabled on Wednesday, company officials said. The Kkumegreen Library project is a social welfare program by Hanwha held in collaboration with the Seoul Association of Welfare Institutes for the Disabled. The builder opened the first […]


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179 professors indicted in Korean research publishing scam

(17 December 2015) In an unprecedented crackdown on academic misconduct, as many as 179 university professors from some 110 universities in South Korea were indicted on Monday after an extensive criminal investigation into a huge copyright scam. The professors have been charged with republishing existing textbooks written by others under their own names by modifying […]


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Korean university library installs a two-storey slide for greater student creativity

(10 December 2015)  South Korea’s Hoseo University in collaboration with DongWoo Architects has reportedly installed a slide in the library for students to travel quickly between floors. It also encourages students to be more creative and active. © Concept See more and read about it in hypebeast and ArchDaily.


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