Tag Archives: National Library of Korea

International Broadcast Centre built for Pyeongchang 2018 to be taken over by National Library of Korea

(5 Mar 2019)  Plans have been officially confirmed for the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) built for last year’s Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang to be turned into a national archive for the National Library of Korea. The national archives will store all periodicals and journals that are published in the country in order to preserve […]


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National Library of Korea launches archive with 192 million pre-1950s news articles

(17 February 2017) The National Library has launched a website containing a massive volume of Korean news articles published before 1950. The “Korea Newspaper Archive” has about 192 million articles from 70 newspapers. The site is based on a Linked on Data (LOD) system that allows articles from different sources to be categorized by keywords […]


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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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Everything about Webtoons on show at the National Library of Korea

(25 May 2014) The Korea Herald reports that the National Library of Korea is holding an exhibition exclusively dedicated to webtoons ― digital comics that have emerged as one of the most prominent forms of online entertainment in Korea. Titled All Webtoon, the exhibit displays webtoon-related items and also runs programs in which visitors can […]


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National library to open in Sejong City, Korea

(5 December 2013)  The Korea Herald reports that the National Library of Korea, Sejong branch, will open to the public on 12 December. Aiming to become the hub of administration information in the country, the 21,077-square-meter library, located at the tail of the city’s long administrative complex building, will eventually store more than 3.3 million books […]


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Librarians becoming information mediators says Chief Executive of the National Library of Korea

(8 November 2013) The Korea Herald carries an interview in English with Lim Won, Chief Executive of the National Library of Korea.  Lim says that in the digital age, libraries are increasingly pressed to stretch beyond their traditional role to offer more user-friendly and versatile functions. “Basically, we want to run a service that actively […]


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