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2008 Workshop on Korean Studies Librarianship Emory University, Atlanta March 31, 2008 Hana Kim, University of Toronto. Collection Development II. 1. Liaison Activities. 2. Outreach Activities. 3. Recent Trends in Korean Studies. 4. Publication Trends in Korean Studies. Outline. Outline.

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Collection development ii

2008 Workshop on Korean Studies LibrarianshipEmory University, AtlantaMarch 31, 2008Hana Kim, University of Toronto

Collection Development II

Collection development ii

1. Liaison Activities

2.Outreach Activities

3.Recent Trends in Korean Studies

4.Publication Trends in Korean Studies



What is liaising

What is Liaising?

“Liaising denotes cooperation, collaboration, and partnership between the subject librarian and the faculty member in order to enhance teaching, learning, and research activities.”

Qobose, Edwin. (2000). Subject Librarians Relations with Faculty at the University of Botswana: A Review of Liaison Activities. Journal of Southern Academic and Special Librarianship.

Why is liaison activity so important to collection development

Why is Liaison Activity SO Important to Collection Development?

  • Because liaison librarians build a library collection to suit the needs of faculty and students.

  • Because by liaison activities you can best understand the needs of faculty and students.

Why is liaison activity so important to collection development cont d

Why is Liaison Activity SO Important to Collection Development? (cont’d)

  • By doing liaison activities, you can build and maintain a balanced collection.

  • By promoting current awareness of its essential resources and services, students and faculty can make the connection that the library provides the tools necessary for enabling research and attaining academic success.

Liaison activities tips for faculty liaison

Liaison Activities – Tips For Faculty Liaison

  • Reference: 100 Ways to reach your faculty

    by Terri L. Holtze, University of Louisville


Liaison activities sample faculty profile

Liaison Activities – Sample Faculty Profile

Liaison activities building relationships

Liaison Activities –Building Relationships

  • Answer requests and complaints in a timely manner.

  • Cultivate relations with those professors who already use the library.

  • Find ways to promote faculty publications.

Liaison activities communication

Liaison Activities - Communication

  • Ensure you get hold of an-e-list of faculty in Korean Studies.

  • Create a "Faculty Guide to the libraries" with all the essentials: phone numbers, course reserve procedures, etc.

  • Research and let them know about grant opportunities in their field.

Liaison activities communication cont d

Liaison Activities - Communication (cont’d)

  • Ask faculty to include your contact information in their course syllabi.

  • Distribute business labels instead of business cards.

Liaison activities tailoring to faculty interests

Liaison Activities – Tailoring to Faculty Interests

  • Ask for their syllabi and create class-specific lists of resources.

  • Buy their books!

  • Create web guides to research tools for their discipline.

  • Find out what new courses are in the works that may need collection support.

Liaison activities collaboration

Liaison Activities –Collaboration

  • Co-author an article.

  • Work together on a bibliography.

  • Teach a session for their class on research methods and resources specific to the class. OR Team-teach a class.

  • Ask faculty to help provide content for the library's subject guides.

  • Organize exhibits in collaboration with faculty.

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Liaison Activities -

Collaboration (cont’d)

Liaison activities collaboration cont d

Liaison Activities - Collaboration (cont’d)

My challenges of faculty liaison

My Challenges of Faculty Liaison

Time constraints

Turn-over in faculty and graduate students

Keeping up-to-date information about Korean Studies

Outreach activities

Outreach Activities

Reaching out to your local community can be very beneficial for your library in terms of building networks and potential fundraising.

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Outreach Activities (cont’d)- Photo Exhibit, University of Toronto

Outreach activities cont d traveling exhibits www koreasociety org

Outreach Activities (cont’d)- Traveling Exhibits (www.koreasociety.org)

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Outreach Activities (cont’d)

- Special Occasion

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Outreach Activities (cont’d)

- Annual Book Sale

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Outreach Activities (cont’d)

- Local Newspapers

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Outreach Activities (cont’d)

- Book Donation

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Outreach Activities (cont’d)

- IFLA Success Stories Database


Recent trends in korean studies

Recent Trends in Korean Studies

  • The past fifteen to twenty years have seen rapid growth in academic interest in Koreathroughout most of the world, particularly in North America, Europe, and Asia.

  • This expansion,fueled by a growing appreciation of the importance of Korea and by substantialfinancial support from such entities as the Korea Foundation, has featured increasing numbers ofuniversities offering coursework on Korea.

Recent trends in korean studies cont d

Recent Trends in Korean Studies (cont’d)

  • It has entailed thestrengthening of a few pre-existing hubs of research and graduate training such as those at

    • Hawaii

    • Harvard

    • Columbia

  • and the rise of new centers at such worldwide locations as

    • SOAS and Leiden in Europe

    • Kyushu in Japan

    • Chicago, Michigan, UCLA, British Columbia and Toronto in North America

    • Fudan and Beijing in China

    • Australian National University

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    Recent Trends in Korean Studies (cont’d)

    • Two common trends of concentration: language and literature studies

    • Korean Studies courses offered on the undergraduate level:

      • languages, literatures, and advanced reading courses

      • classical, medieval and contemporary civilizations and histories, which may not necessarily require knowledge of Korean language

      • religion and thought

      • society and culture

      • Korean traditions of art and architecture

    Recent trends in korean studies cont d1

    Recent Trends in Korean Studies (cont’d)

    • A number of cross-listed courses offered by various departments in the humanities and social sciences,

      incl. History, Geography, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Studies, and Economics.

    • In recent years its interdisciplinary collaboration has developed some other relevant courses cross-listed with several professional programs

      incl. Education, Business Administration, Communication, and Journalism.

    Recent trends in korean studies cont d2

    Recent Trends in Korean Studies (cont’d)


    Korean Studies Internet Discussion List


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    Shultz, Edward J. “Research Issues and the Future of Korean Studies in the United States.” Journal of Korean Culture 2000:1


    Yoo, Jae-sin. “Korean Studies in the U.S. and Its Present and Future.” Journal of Korean Culture 2000:1 <www.koreanculture.re.kr/vol1/down/special/e_s_05.PDF>

    Moskowitz, Karl. “Korean Development and Korean Studies: A Review Article.” The Journal of Asian Studies 42:4 <www.jstor.org/view/00219118/di973716/97p0296q/0>

    Kim, Tong-t’aek. “How to Support Korean Studies Overseas.” Korea Focus 14:1 (2006) :111-123.

    Recent Trends in Korean Studies (cont’d)- Articles About Trends in Korean Studies

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    Lewis, James B. 2005. “Recent Trends and Future Prospects for Korean Studies in Europe.” In: ICKS International Forum on Korean Studies: Current Trends and Future Objectives of Korean Studies, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, July 14-15, 2005.


    Yoon, Hong-key. 2002. “On the future directions of Korean culture studies for teaching and research: A suggestion from New Zealand experience.” In: the 6th Pacific and Asia Conference on Korean Studies, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, June 18-20, 2002.


    Recent Trends in Korean Studies (cont’d)- Articles About Trends in Korean Studies

    Recent trends in korean studies cont d3

    Recent Trends in Korean Studies (cont’d)

    • Taking an advanced degree in a subject-specific field.

    • Taking a class in their department.

    • Joining the professional organizations of the faculty, not just library organizations.

    • Attending Korean Studies workshops.

    Publication trends in korean studies

    Publication Trends in Korean Studies

    • Cho, Sue Jean. 2004. “Publications in Korean Studies, 1999-2004.”


    • Duncan, John. 2004. “PhD Dissertations on Korea Published in the Past Ten Years.”


    • Robinson, Kenneth. 2004. “Korean History: A Bibliography.”


    • Shulman, Frank Joseph. 2007. “A Century of Doctoral Dissertations on Korea: an Annotated Bibliography of Studies in Western Languages, 1903-2000. With an Appendix of Dissertations Completed in 2001-2004.”


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    2008 Workshop on Korean Studies LibrarianshipEmory University, AtlantaMarch 31, 2008Hana Kim, University of Toronto

    Acquisitions II

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    3. Book Vendors in South Korea

    2. Vendor Survey

    1. The Characteristics of a Good Vendor

    4.Book Vendors Outside Korea

    5.Vendors Dealing w/ DPRK Publications

    6.E-Resources Vendors in South Korea



    The characteristics of a good vendor

    The Characteristics of a Good Vendor

    A good vendor

    honours promises, has a stable background, always supplies at the specified quality at fair and competitive prices.

    reacts quickly to unforeseen needs of the library.

    takes the initiative in suggesting better methods or services.

    warns the library in good time if, for whatever reason, the normal delivery time or conditions cannot be met.

    Now ask yourself

    Now Ask Yourself

    • Are you receiving the right item, at the right time, at the right price?

      • If your answer is YES, build up long-term relations with those vendors.

      • If your answer is NO, it is time for you to re-evaluate your vendors or change for better ones.

    Vendor survey book vendors

    Vendor Survey - Book Vendors

    Specialized Areas

    Government Materials


    Book Pricing

    Shipping Cost

    Shipping Methods

    Approval Plan

    Binding Service

    Materials Formats

    New Book Information


    Other Services

    Vendor survey e resources vendors

    Vendor Survey - E-Resources Vendors



    Search Options

    Administrative Features

    End-user Features



    Materials Formats


    Other Services

    Book vendors in south korea

    Book Vendors in South Korea

    Asian Culture Press

    Eulyoo Publishing Co.

    Panmun Academic Services

    Book vendors outside korea

    Book Vendors Outside Korea

    The Korean Book Centre

    (L.A., CA., U.S.A.)

    OPES, Inc.

    (L.A., CA., U.S.A.)

    Total Library Services

    (Walnut, CA., U.S.A.)

    Vendors dealing w dprk publications

    Vendors Dealing w/ DPRK Publications

    Beijing Office, Korea Publications Export & Import Co. (Beijing, China)

    China International Book Trading Corporation (Beijing, China)

    Koryo Trading (Gardena, CA., U.S.A.)

    Rainbow Trading Co. (Tokyo, Japan)

    E resources vendors in south korea

    E-Resources Vendors in South Korea

    Dongbang Media

    Korea Contents Lab

    Korean Studies Information Co., Ltd.


    Nuri Media

    Zininzin Co., Ltd.

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    Q & A

    Younghee Sohn


    Hana Kim


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