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Korean Old and Rare Collection Digitization Project

About the Project
Korean old and rare collection digitization project searches and locates Korean old and rare collections held in overseas libraries. Once located, materials are collected and digitized to be added to the national collection and utilized as primary resources for researchers.

Since the beginning of the the project in 1982, Korean old and rare collections held in Japan, China, Taiwan and France have been duplicated and collected in microforms; since 2006, rare collections in the holdings of the Harvard-Yenching Library, Library of Congress, and the Columbia University Library have been digitized and collected as well.

The image files and their bibliographic information of the collections can be viewed in the National Library of Korea’s Korean Old and Rare Collection Information System. (KORCIS, www.nl.go.kr/korcis/)

The National Library of Korea plays a key role in overseas Korean old and rare collections studies by actively researching, digitizing, and performing valuation on old and rare Korean books, manuscripts, and maps.

KORCIS

Korean Old and Rare Collection Information System

Go to Korean Old and Rare Collection Information System (KORCIS) (www.nl.go.kr/korcis)
Year Country Contents
2016 France
USA
  • Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Bibliographic research of 137 titles, 316 volumes (『정리의궤』, etc.)
  • The Claremont College, Digitization of 13 titles, 41 volumes, 5,350 pages (『신증동국여지승람』, etc.)
2015 China
USA
  • National Library of China, Bibliographic research of 74 titles, 386 volumes (『익재난고』, etc.)
  • Columbia University Library, Digitization of 14 titles, 14 volumes, 2,220 pages (Old map, etc.)
  • Bryn Mawr College, Digitization of 48 titles, 66 volumes, 939 pages (『언간독』, etc.)
  • Princeton University, Digitization of 93 titles, 505 volumes, 1,271 pages (『국어』, etc.)
  • Publication of Investigation Report of Overseas Korean Rare Books Ⅲ 『Korean Rare Books in the Princeton University Library』
  • Publication of Investigation Report of Overseas Korean Rare Books Ⅳ 『The Min Family Correspondence Collection at the University of Toronto』
2014 USA
Japan
  • University of Hawaii,U.S.. Digitization of 329 titles, 1,354 volumes, 6,770 pages,『향례합편』
  • The Claremont College, U.S.. Bibliographic research of 126 titles, 806 volumes,『신증동국여지승람』
  • Ryukoku University, Japan. Photographic facsimile reproduction 1 item,『혼일강리역대국도지도
  • Publication of Investigation Report of Overseas Korean Rare Books II 『Korean Rare Books in Hamilton Library, University of Hawaii at Manoa』
  • Agreement on Digitization of Korean Rare Books in Columbia University, U.S.
2013 Russia
USA
Canada
  • Russian State Library's Korean old collection digitalization,「삼강행실충신도(三綱行實忠臣圖)」etc. 82 volumes 6,329 images
  • Harvard-Yenching Library's Korean old collection digitalization,「예조입안(禮曹立案)」etc. 324 volumes 43,432 images
  • Toronto University's Korean old collection digitalization,「여흥민씨문중 간찰」etc. 287 volumes 850 images
2012 USA
Canada
Russia
France
  • Copy of Harvard-Yenching Library on Korean old collection's microfilm :
  • 『璿源續譜』etc. family tree 142 titles 1,051 volumes
  • Survey of ancient Korean volumes in Toronto University
    • survey materials : old collection 「完山三世稿」etc. 99 titles 309 volumes
    • old document 「簡札」 around 300 items
  • Cooperation with Russia National Library on Korean old collection's digitization
  • Publication of 『Achievements and tasks of collecting Korean old books in foreign countries 1』 :
  • (Le) fonds ancien coréen du collège de France
2011 France
USA
  • Collège de France Korean old collection's digitization 「海東諸國記」 etc.
  • Collège de France Korean old collection's digitization 「海東諸國記」 etc. 11 titles 16 volumes(2,450 images)
  • Yale University Korean old collection's digitization 「祿俸證書」 etc.
  • Yale University Korean old collection's digitization 「祿俸證書」 etc. 153 volumes(16,386images)
  • Survey of ancient Korean volumes in Hawaii University East Asian Library, Princeton University, Bryn Mawr College
  • Publication of 『Achievements and tasks of collecting Korean old books in foreign countries』(revised edition)
2010 USA
France
  • Harvard-Yenching Library 『止庵遺稿』 etc. 31 titles 246 volumes (digital files: 23,734 images)
  • Columbia University Library 『經史集說』 etc. 35titles 73 volumes (digital files: 9,142 images)
  • Collège de France Library 자료조사 『國朝寶鑑』 etc. 52 titles 418 volumes )
2009 USA
UK
  • Harvard-Yenching Library 『止庵遺稿』 etc. 77 titles 296 volumes (digital files: 40,920 images)
  • Columbia University Library 『雷淵集』 etc. 2 titles 22 volumes (digital files: 3,630 images)
  • Cooperation with British Library on Korean old collection’s digitization (July, 2009)
  • Publication of 『Achievements and tasks of collecting Korean old books in foreign countries』
2008 USA
  • Cooperation agreement with Library of Congress
  • Harvard-Yenching Library 『Hohaesicho』etc.
  • Harvard-Yenching Library 『Hohaesicho』 etc. 297 titles 347 volumes (44,081 images)
  • Library of Congress 『Garye』etc.
  • Library of Congress 『Garye』 etc. 84 titles 313 volumes (48,592 images)
  • Survey of ancient Korean volumes in Russian State Library, 40 titles 93 volumes
  • Cooperation agreement with Columbia University Library
2007 USA
  • Harvard-Yenching Library 『Saryejeolyo』 etc. 77 titles 84 volumes (9,471 images)
2006 USA
  • Review of Library of Congress and Cooperation Agreement Act
2005 China
  • 國家圖書館『Osansego』etc. 43 titles 205 volumes (MF 48 rolls)
2004 Japan
  • 宮內廳書陵部『Hangukinsae』 etc. 59 titles 205 volumes (MF 28 rolls)
2003 Japan
  • 宮內廳書陵部『東萊先生十九史詳節』 etc. 140 titles 379 volumes (MF 33 rolls)
2002 France
  • Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales『文選』etc. 505 titles 1,192 volumes (MF 145 rolls)
2001 Japan
  • 公文書館(內閣文庫)『三國志』 etc. 5 titles 109 volumes (MF 13 rolls)
2000 Japan
  • 京都大學 河合文庫『禮記臆』 etc. 184 titles 411 volumes (MF 41 rolls)
1999 Japan
  • 蓬左文庫 『三峰先生集』etc. 26 titles 361 volumes (MF 52 rolls)
1998 Japan
  • 宮內廳書陵部 『醫方集略』etc. 5 titles 269 volumes (MF 41 rolls)
1997 Japan
  • 東北大學附屬圖書館 『三國史記』 etc. 49 titles 88 volumes (MF 15 rolls)
1996 China
Japan
  • (中國)北京大學『杜工部草堂詩箋』etc. 29 titles 199 volumes (MF 10 rolls)
  • 大阪府立中之島圖書館『喪禮備要』etc. 34 titles 269 volumes
  • 天理大學『佛祖三經』etc. 100 titles 151 volumes
1995 Japan
USA
  • UC Berkeley 『錦營錄史』etc. 248 titles 380 volumes (MF 49 rolls)
  • 杏雨書屋 『辛卯式年司馬榜目』etc. 18 titles 28 volumes
  • 靜嘉堂文庫 『靑海伯世家』etc. 8 titles 16 volumes
  • 早稻田大 『必有所濟』etc. 8 titles 31 volumes
  • 駒澤大 『北闕重建歌』etc. 9 titles 28 volume
  • 靜嘉堂文庫 『三韓紀事』etc. 29 titles 55 volumes
1994 Japan
  • 東洋文庫 『嶠省勝覽』etc. 8 titles 89 volumes
  • 岩瀨文庫 『桑韓往復書牘』etc. 26 titles 65 volumes
  • 大谷大學『辨正論』etc. 7 titles 38 volumes
  • 靜嘉堂文庫 『嘉覽襍聚』etc. 37 titles 88 volumes
1993 Japan
  • 東洋文庫 『朴定齋日記』etc. 46 titles 108 volumes
  • 杏雨書屋(三木榮文庫)『胎産要錄』etc. 13 titles 19 volumes
  • 龍谷大『最上大乘金剛大敎寶王經』etc. 15 titles 55 volumes
  • 東京大總合圖書館 『東史合編綱目』etc. 1 title 33 volumes
1992 Japan
  • 學習院大學圖書館 『戶籍大帳』etc. 45 titles 48 volumes
1991 Japan
  • 東京大學阿川文庫『三國史略』etc. 42 titles 72 volumes
  • 東洋文庫 『書經疾書』etc. 40 titles 78 volumes
  • 天理大今西龍文庫『賡進帖』etc. 179 titles 326 volumes
1990 Japan
  • 學習院大學圖書館 『戶籍大帳』etc. 45 titles 48 volumes
1989 Japan
  • 東京大學阿川文庫『鄭文翼公遺稿』etc. 18 titles 51 volumes
  • 蓬左文庫『聽訟提綱』etc. 27 titles 77 volumes
1988 Japan
  • 靜嘉堂文庫『溪上雜錄』etc. 28 titles 270 volumes (MF)
  • 尊敬閣 『標題音註東國史略』etc. 16 titles 110 volumes
  • 內閣文庫 『歷代世年歌』etc. 21 titles 220 volumes
1987 Japan
  • 大阪府立中之島圖書館 『西湖古事』etc. 91 titles 230 volumes
1982 France
  • Bibliotheque Nationale de France 89 volumes (MF)
    Ecole des Langues Orientales 160 volumes (MF)
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