Tag Archives: South Korea

S. Korea announces 5-year plan to improve public libraries

(24 January 2019) Public libraries in South Korea will be implementing artificial intelligence (AI) technology to provide smarter services designed to meet various demands including job searching, childcare, health, and other needs. Read the full story for more details.  


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South Korea promises new crackdown on pirate sites

(13 January 2019) The government in South Korea says that it shuttered 25 pirate sites in 2018 and arrested the operators of more than half of them. It also announced the launch of a new response center to more quickly deal with pirate sites via blocking. Thousands of platforms are already blocked in the country. South […]


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Eighty-two cases of offspring named as co-authors in South Korea

(29 January 2018) Some 82 cases of professors listing their secondary school offspring as co-authors in academic papers have been unearthed by an investigation by South Korea’s ministry of education, writes Aimee Chung. The discovery has prompted referrals to ethics committees at 29 universities – including some of the country’s top institutions – where the […]


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South Korean universities reach agreement with Elsevier after long standoff

(15 January 2018) After a months-long standoff, a consortium of hundreds of South Korean universities has reached a new deal with scientific publisher Elsevier for access to ScienceDirect, a database containing content from 3,500 academic journals and thousands of electronic books. The agreement, which includes price hikes between 3.5% and 3.9%, was concluded shortly before […]


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Asia on the heels of US And Europe in patent applications at WIPO

(16 March 2016) China, Japan and South Korea are among the top five countries filing international patent applications at the World Intellectual Property Organization, while the United States continues to lead in patent and trademark applications. Far behind, developing countries seem to be having a hard time catching up. Intellectual Property Watch has the story […]


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Libraries in Korea evolve into cultural complexes

(30 January 2015) Korea.net recently visited several libraries which are no longer spaces where people just read books. They are in transition, becoming cultural centers where people are provided with lectures on the humanities and can receive practical training. Visitors also have access to digital information and have a chance to watch films. Although these […]


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Bibliotheca launch strategic partnership for South Korean market

(28 October 2014) Bibliotheca today announces an exciting new strategic partnership that will bring the breadth of their library solutions directly to the South Korean market. Continuing with its focus on the international expansion of library solutions, Bibliotheca today announces a new strategic partnership with the former Executive leadership team of Korean-based ECO that will […]


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The Hyundai Card Travel Library offers a classy travel experience

(18 July 2014) The  Hyundai Card Travel Library, which opened in Cheongdam-dong in May as part of the company’s long-term project to promote design, offers its customers a classy cultural experience, reports The Korean Herald. This new library is currently the world’s largest travel-specific library, with some 14,700 books. The story with terrific images is here. […]


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NDL Search and the Dibrary of the National Library of Korea are linked

(27 February 2014)  On the basis of the China-Japan-Korea Digital Library Initiative (CJKDLI) agreement, the NDL is engaged in integration of the information services (portal) of the three national libraries. The dynamic link between the NDL Search by NDL and the Dibrary by the National Library of Korea is available now. To see a diagram […]


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Call for papers for International Symposium on Library Services for Children and Young Adults

(24 January 2014)  The symposium takes place 19-20 June in South Korea. Details here:


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Korea to greatly expand public libraries by 2018

 (14 January 2014)   The Korea Herald reports that the Korean Government will  greatly increase the number of public libraries, their book collections and staff capacity as part of efforts to realize its goal of building a culturally thriving country. The story is here.


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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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Government orders modification of Korean history textbooks

(29 November 2013)    The Korean education ministry said Friday it ordered publishers of seven out of the eight government-approved Korean history textbooks to revise a total of 41 instances of what it calls obscure and imbalanced descriptions of history, reports The Korea Herald. Publication of the books will be suspended if the order is not […]


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Korean libraries embrace new, expanded roles

(8 November 2013) The weekend edition of the Korea Herald published a suite of articles on Korean libraries. Korean libraries embrace new, expanded roles: Korean libraries are not just about books. Some run programmes for senior citizens and multicultural families. http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20131108000794 The end of libraries? Sort of: People are visiting libraries less and buying fewer […]


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Business Librarian (SolBridge International School of Business, South Korea)

(18 October 2013) SolBridge International School of Business (http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/)  located in Daejeon, Korea’s Silicon Valley is hiring a Business Librarian.  The School has nearly 700 students from more than 32 nations. BBA and MBA programing is offered. The job description is here.


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