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The Cornell Korea Collection & Willard Straight Photo Digital Project Carrie Yang Sung Ok Kim Committee on Korean Materials Annual Meeting March 26, 2009 Cornell University. Korea Collection. History and Development. Relatively late start as a collecting focus, which began in 2001
The Cornell Korea Collection & Willard Straight Photo Digital Project
Sung Ok Kim
Committee on Korean Materials Annual Meeting
March 26, 2009
Chingbirok (懲毖錄), 1695
- One-year trial started in January 2009
- Nearly 23% of the current fiscal year’s budget is allocated
- Price over $100 subjected to negotiation
- New titles limited to the proposed subject profile
- Aim to streamline acquisition process and making selection process more efficient and economical
- Implemented by all CUL selectors since 2006 (except the CJK selectors until 2008)
- No Korean vendors as yet
- Active sources: LC, Yankees
- News of OCLC’s negotiations with Panmun and Eulyoo
Kick-out MARC Records (Voyager View)
Sung Ok Kim
1.Willard D. Straight and His Legacy at Cornell University
2. Willard D. Straight Photographs Collection Project
■ Funding Sources
■ Collaboration of the Project
■Project Objectives and Its Significance
3. Viewing Images
Attended Cornell University, majoring in architecture
Appointed to a position with Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service
Reuters (some sources said Associated Press) hired Straight as a correspondent during the Russo-Japanese War, which brought him for the first time to Korea.Willard D. Straight and His Legacy at Cornell University
■ During his stay in Korea, Straight created hundreds of photographs and sketches that documented landscapes, village scenes and people.
■ As one of Cornell University’s most famous alumni, Straight’s visual materials held by the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at the Cornell University Library.
After his death his wife made a substantial donation to Cornell to build the school's first student union building, Willard Straight Hall, which was named in his honor.
■ Dragon Day, initiated by as College of Architecture Day in 1901 by Straight, is an annual event at Cornell University.
● Internal Grants Program
- To Encourage Innovation & Collaboration
- To Advance the Goals of the Cornell University Library Digital Futures
- $35,000 was Available to Compete for the Internal Grants Program, in 2002
- Grants Were Awarded at the $3000-5000 Level
- Program Open to All Cornell University Library Staff
● Grants Award Guidelines
- Identify the Importance to the Library, Unit Itself, or to the Community of Users
- Describe the Benefits and a Clear Case of the Task for Qualification
- Provide a Clear and Defensible Budget
- Must Match the Goals of the Internal Grants Program
- Complete Within a Six to Twelve Month Period
● Staff from Different Units of the Library
● Susette Newberry (Visual Resources Archivist, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collection)
was responsible for serving as the project consultant to ensure that implementation was compatible with other RMC Luna projects.
● David Jones (FormerDigital Imaging Specialist, Cornell Institute for Digital Collections)
was responsible for processing images into Luna Insight database.
● William Marquis (FormerDigital Conservation Specialist, Digital Consultation and Production Services)
was responsible for scanning and editing techniques.
● Sung Ok Kim (Cataloger, Library Technical Services)
was responsible for providing captions and cataloging the images.
● Thomas Hahn (FormerCurator, Wason Collection on East Asia
was responsible for supervising the project.
●Staff Time Allocation (ca. 230 hours)
● Identifying images & assigning accession number, creating spreadsheet for cataloging (60 hours)
● Scanning (54 hours)
● Luna Insight implementation (40 hours)
● Cataloging (66 hours)
● Supervising (7 hours)
● Digitization Costs (ca. $4020.00)
● Scanning: $3660.00
● Student : $360.002. Willard D. Straight Photographs Collection Project
● Stimulating and enhancing new Korean Studies
● Assisting faculty in Korean Studies
● Assisting Wason Curator in developing the Wason Collection Website
● Allowing wide public access to the valuable materials
● Encouraging the use of materials in the Rare and Manuscript Collection
● Serving as a prototype for a future website for all of the photographs in the Willard Straight Papers
● Preserving rare documents from unnecessary Handling
■ Willard Dickerman Straight and early U.S.- Korea
■ OCLC Connexion
● Record Number:
Willard Dickerman Straight and early U.S.- Korea
■Images can be searched by:
● Identifier ● Title ● Date
● Type ● Subject ● Creator
● Key words ● Data field ● Show all
Each image can be controlled by the tool icons:
Title: Gordon Paddock, Alice Roosevelt, Nick Longworth, in front of the Legation at Seoul
Description: Gordon Paddock, Alice Roosevelt, Nick Longworth, in front of the Legation at Seoul. Alice Roosevelt's party travelled to the Far East and visited Korea in August 1905.
Inscription/Marks Inscription in unknown hand, possibly WDS: 'Gordon Paddock, Alice Roosevelt, Nick Longworth, in front of the Legation at Seoul‘
Subject: Paddock, Gordon
, Seoul, South Korea
Format: Gelatin silver print
Format Image: 3.3465 x 5.315 in.
Format:8.5 x 13.5 cm
Coverage: Asia: South Korea; Seoul
Source: Willard Dickerman Straight papers, 1825-1925
Source: Rare & Manuscript Collections: University Archives
Publisher: Cornell University LibraryImage and Image Data