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「2017 Window on Korea (WOK) Overseas Installation Funding Project」


The National Library of Korea is conducting a demand survey regarding the2017 Korea Reference Room OverseasInstallation Funding Project: Window On Korea (WOK). We look forward to the participation of many institutions.


We invite institutions that would like to have the Window on Korea installed to fill out the “application form” and submit it via e-mail or fax.


Submission Deadline:

  ㅇ2017 WOK Installation: by Friday, September 30, 2016


 Submit to:

  International Cooperation and PR Team, National Library ofKorea

          • E-mail:,

          Fax : +82-2-590-6329

Information Sharing

Searching Korean authors and literature overseas will become easier

Searching Korean authors and literature overseas will become easier

NLK to share information on 220,000 authors and assign ISNIs

Starting February 1st, 2016, overseas users will be able to easily search materials written in Korean by Korean or foreign authors and researchers.

In 2015 the National Library of Korea (Chief Executive Lim Wonsun) signed an agreement with the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), a worldwide library service organization, and provided a database containing information on 220,000 Korean and foreign authors, including various ways of writing the authors’ names, to be included in the OCLC’s Virtual International Authority File (VIAF).

The database has been integrated with author information from countries around the world and is available starting February.

The National Library of Korea’s participation in the VIAF is expected to lay the foundation for facilitating Korean materials services in overseas libraries and bookstores which had previously had difficulty in handling materials written in Korean.

* Related websites: 


Trens in Overseas Korean Studies Libraries (June 2016)


Trens in Overseas Korean Studies Libraries (June 2016)

The Korean Collection of the British Library
영국국립도서관의 한국 장서
Hamish Todd(헤이미시 토드)

The Korean Studies Collections at the Ohio State University Library
오하이오주립대학교 도서관의 한국학 장서
Hay Mew (Amy) Hwang(희묘(에이미) 황)
Guoqing Li(궈칭 리)

The Korean Studies Collection at the Free University Berlin
베를린자유대학교의 한국학 장서
Liliane Sperr(릴리안 슈페르)