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INKSLIB Newsletter No.2 (December 2018)

Dear INKSLIB members,

Greetings, and best wishes to you all!

It is the second newsletter for INKSLIB members.

Please find the attached file.

Below is the table of contents.

1. News from the NLK

 1.1 RINK : The NLK Starts Research Information Services

 1.2 Korean Studies Librarian Workshop

2. Korean Studies Reference Resources

 2.1 Korean Heritage (

 2.2 KOSIS of Statistics Korea ( 


The NLK plans to create and send a newsletter every quarter (in PDF file).

For INKSLIB members, you can share not only your library’s Korean studies-related updates but also any news items big or small via this newsletter!

We will share the news along with our’s and keep the INKSLIB members connected.

If you want to share your items, please send an email to whenever you have something to share and notify about.

We ask for your continued interest in our newsletter.


Haeyong Lee
National Library of Korea

Information Sharing

RINK : The NLK Starts Research Information Services

To encourage academic research with its 11 million national collections, the National Library of Korea has been providing research information services since July 24 2018.

Users registered as researchers can use open and private research areas for 3 weeks to 12 months and borrow books in the library (20 books at a time for up to 45 days). On/offline materials such as domestic and overseas academic DB and overseas academic monographs are also provided in the research room.
Moreover, the collaboration space that can hold up to 80 people is available for research conferences, workshops, education, seminars etc.

Those who wish to register can apply for one of the 6 fields including national R&D, doctoral thesis, journal article, academic book, overseas researcher (Korean studies),  materials research depending on planned research results.

For those with university degrees from abroad and applicants of the program for researchers abroad, the NLK improved the applicant qualification verification process by adding a new application method.  Researchers recommended by librarians of the institution he or she belongs to can now apply for the service. Research information services offers as a good opportunity for overseas researchers interested in Korean studies or on vacation to conduct research using facilities and books of the national library.
Users can check the qualification and program details and apply for the research information service on the NLK's website (

* RINK : Research Information Services National Library of Korea


Trends in Overseas Korean Studies Libraries (September 2018)

Trends in Overseas Korean Studies Libraries (September 2018)

The Korean Collection at Cornell University

코넬대학교의 한국학 장서

You Lee Chun (전유리)

The 2017 Workshop on Korean Data Services : Useful data resources for Korean data refernce

2017 한국학 사서들을 위한 데이터 서비스 워크숍 : 한국학 연구에 유용한 데이터베이스

Jungwon Yang (양정원)

University of California San Diego and Its Korean Collection

캘리포니아대학교 샌디에이고 캠버스 도서관의 한국학 장서 및 운영 현황

Moon Jin (문효진)