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 and culture. So too, Korean librarianship has been a largely obscure topic. There has been little previous effort to inform the international library community about libraries and librarianship in Korea, and even interested scholars have had trouble obtaining information. This book is the first informative, comprehensive guide to the topic.
The volume describes the present state of library development and library services available at the various types of libraries in the Republic of Korea, along with the historical backgrounds of the country and librarianship. Also included are discussions of the activities related to bibliographic control, professional associations and training, and library automation. By examining the operations of some representative libraries, the book further demonstrates how Korean librarianship is a mix of American librarianship and Chinese and Japanese cultural influences.
.,."this work has value in being the first comprehensive book on the subject in English. The authors present not only current facts and conditions, but also provide insight into the problems and future directions of Korean libraries and librarianship. It will serve as a general reference book on its subject for interested users."-Korean Studies
|Figures and Tables|
|A History of Librarianship|
|The National Libraries Academic Libraries Public Libraries Special Libraries School Libraries|
|The State of Bibliographic Control and Services|
|The Korean Library Association Education for Library and Information Science|
|The State of Library Automation|
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Series: Guides to Asian Librarianship
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 23rd August 1994
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.44