Libraries and Librarianship in Korea

The world has comparatively little knowledge of the Republic of Korea, and only in recent years has the West acquired a knowledge of Korean society. This book is the first informative guide to libraries and library services in Korea.


Author: Pongsoon Lee

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015032709480

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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The world has comparatively little knowledge of the Republic of Korea, and only in recent years has the West acquired a knowledge of Korean society. This book is the first informative guide to libraries and library services in Korea. There has been little previous effort to inform the international library community about Korean librarianship, and even interested scholars have had trouble obtaining such information. This compact volume is a comprehensive introduction to the topic.

Serving Library Users from Asia

Ji Hei Kang and Nancy Everhart, “School Librarians and the Mandated Implementation of Digital Textbooks in Florida and South Korea: Exploring School Context,” School Libraries Worldwide 20, no.2 (July 2014): 33–34, ...


Author: John Hickok

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810887312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 752

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Asian populations are among some of the fastest growing cultural groups in the US. This book is a comprehensive guide to serving library users from 24 specific Asian countries. It begins with a broad overview of how libraries can better serve Asian communities and then devotes a chapter to each country, providing wealth of valuable resources.

Korea Journal

Education of Librarians by Lee Pongsoon The writer of the following articie is Miss Lee Pongsoon , currently head librarian and chief of the library science department of Ewha Womans University , Seoul .




ISBN: UCAL:B3636132

Category: Korea


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International Dictionary of Library Histories

The NLK also offers in-service training courses for civil servant librarians to improve their knowledge and skills and ... Myoung Chung Wilson and Chansik Cho Further reading Cho, Chansik, “Development of Librarianship in south Korea, ...


Author: David H. Stam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136777851

Category: Reference

Page: 1100

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Following the format of Fitzroy Dearborn's highly successful International Dictionary of Historic Places and International Dictionary of University Histories, the International Dictionary of Library Histories provides basic information for each institution - location and holdings - followed by an extensive (1,000-5,000 word) essay on its history as well as a Further Reading list. In addition, the dictionary includes introductory articles on the history of various types of libraries and a library history in various regions of the world. The dictionary profiles more than 200 institutions from around the world, including the world's most important research libraries and other libraries with globally or regionally notable collections, innovative traditions, and significant and interesting histories. The essays take advantage of the growing scholarship of library history to provide insightful overviews of each institution, including not only the traditional values of these libraries but their innovations as well, such as developments in automated systems and electronic delivery. The profiles will emphasize the unique materials of research in these institutions - archives, manuscripts, personal and institutional papers. The introductory articles on types of libraries include topics ranging from theological libraries to prison libraries, from the ancient to the digital. An international team of more than 200 leading scholars in the field have contributed essays to the project.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Librarianship Education in Korea representing different regions and different categories of libraries. Affiliated with the association are 15 professional committees, three regional councils and seven councils of libraries of different ...


Author: John D. McDonald

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000031546

Category: Computers

Page: 6106

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The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.

International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science

The National Library of Korea (NLK), Seoul, was established in 1945 and holds 4.1 million items ( It started computerization of bibliographic services in 1976, backed by a government plan for computer ...


Author: John Feather

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134513215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 736

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The International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science was published to widespread acclaim in 1996, and has become the major reference work in the field. This eagerly awaited new edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of the many and radical changes which have taken place since the Encyclopedia was originally conceived. With nearly 600 entries, written by a global team of over 150 contributors, the subject matter ranges from mobile library services provided by camel and donkey transport to search engines, portals and the World Wide Web. The new edition retains the successful structure of the first with an alphabetical organization providing the basic framework of a coherent collection of connected entries. Conceptual entries explore and explicate all the major issues, theories and activities in information and library science, such as the economics of information and information management. A wholly new entry on information systems, and enhanced entries on the information professions and the information society, are key features of this new edition. Topical entries deal with more specific subjects, such as collections management and information services for ethnic minorities. New or completely revised entries include a group of entries on information law, and a collection of entries on the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Encyclopedia of Library History

The prototype of public libraries in the modern age was first introduced for the Japanese living in Korea in 1901. ... The KLA attempted to lay the groundwork of Korean librarianship by training librarians and publishing basic library ...


Author: Wayne A. Wiegand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135787578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 708

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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The National Library of Korea


Author: Kungnip Chungang Tosŏgwan (Seoul, Korea)


ISBN: UVA:X030008373

Category: Information services

Page: 23

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International and Comparative Librarianship

Since the skilled librarians needed to run it were lacking, American training programmes were introduced. ... Immediately after the Second World War, the occupying U.S. forces in the southern sector of Korea (today South Korea) embarked ...


Author: Peter Johan Lor

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110395846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 949

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Based on his extensive experience in international librarianship, Peter Johan Lor, South Africa's first National Librarian and a former Secretary General of the IFLA, has written the first comprehensive and systematic overview of international and comparative librarianship. His book provides a conceptual framework and methodological guidelines for the field and covers the full range of international relations among libraries and information services, with particular attention to the international political economy of information, the international diffusion of innovations and policy in library and information services, LIS development and international aid. It concludes with a discussion of the practical relevance and future of international and comparative studies in LIS.

The Republic of Korea s Public Libraries

Unfortunately, the Republic of Korea's (ROK's) public libraries are an exception.


Author: Dorian Lange


ISBN: OCLC:870970432

Category: Electronic Dissertations

Page: 120

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Institutionally, public libraries should be dedicated to protecting and promoting intellectual freedom and thereby be fiercely critical of censorship in their institutions. Unfortunately, the Republic of Korea's (ROK's) public libraries are an exception. Despite the international directives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in their "Public Library Manifesto" and the tenets espoused in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) "Core Values" proscribing censorship in public libraries, the ROK's public libraries still restrict the inclusion of certain materials in their collections, limit access to information online via filters and staff monitoring, and restrict assemblage in their institutions' meeting rooms based on ideological purpose. This study was conducted at a ROK public library. It focused on addressing what censorship was occurring, why censorship occurred, and who was responsible for propagating and implementing the censoring practices. The findings indicate that (1) the ROK's public libraries censor various subjects - including but not limited to: sexuality (educational and otherwise), homosexuality, information about North Korea (the DPRK), violence, anti-governmental materials, and political discourse; (2) There are a myriad of reasons why censorship occurs: established ROK law requires it, local governmental entities institute their own restrictive directives upon the public libraries, individual librarian preferences dictate the exclusions, and cultural norms facilitate censorship in public libraries; (3) Adult library users are limited in their ability to participate and sustain the ROK's democracy because of the censorship in public libraries.

Scholarly Communication in China Hong Kong Japan Korea and Taiwan

Hitoshi Kamada is associate librarian for Japanese studies at the University of Arizona. He completed his master's in library and information science at the University of Western Ontario, and also gained a master's in public ...


Author: Jingfeng Xia

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780632131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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This is one of the very few books that systematically explores the characteristics of scholarly communication outside the West. Over the last decade the advances in information technology have remodelled the foundation of scholarly communication. This book examines how countries/regions in East Asia (China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan) have reacted to the innovations in the conduct of research and in the exchange of ideas. It outlines the traditional systems of scholarly exchange in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and then concentrates on the efforts of these countries/regions to provide revolutionary ways of writing, publishing, and reading of information produced by members of the academic community. It also discusses the achievements as well as challenges in the process of technology innovations, highlighting the uniqueness of practices in scholarly communication in this part of the world. The first book on this topic Chapters written by experts from each country and region covered Comprehensive introduction with historical view and critical perspective

Korean Government Publications

This guide explores official publishing in Korea from pre-modern times to 1948, the development of government publishing since 1948, publications of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of Korean government, and electronic ...


Author: Myoung Chung Wilson


ISBN: STANFORD:36105028584808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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While there are many published works to guide users in the use of documents produced by the United States government, there are few designed to aid in the use of the official publications of other countries where the national language is not generally well known outside the country itself. Korea is one such area to which the library and academic communities have had little access. This guide explores official publishing in Korea from pre-modern times to 1948, the development of government publishing since 1948, publications of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of Korean government, and electronic information sources. Wilson's examination of Korean publications, consultation with experts in the field, and many research trips have come together in an exhaustive resource that helps librarians and researchers unravel the intricacies of official Korean publications, with primary emphasis on South Korea.

Directory of Medical Libraries Outside the United States and Canada

K YUNG BUK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY College of Medicine Dongindong Daeku City , Kyung Buk , Korea Librarian : Byung Uk Ra YONSEI UNIVERSITY College of Medicine 134 Sinchondong , Sudeam unku Seoul , Korea Librarian : Chong Whe Kim CHUN NAM ...


Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)


ISBN: IND:30000090522255

Category: Medical libraries

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