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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

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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

history and development
History and Development
  • Relatively late start as a collecting focus, which began in 2001
  • CUL’s appropriated fund, endowments and grants have helped the collection grow quickly
  • Now over 12,000 volumes in Korean language materials and approximately several thousand volumes of non-CJK language materials about Korea; 1,196 Korean films and videos (as of June 2008)
  • Comprised of works 70% in humanities, 25% in the social sciences, and 5% in general subjects
  • One half-time and a quarter-time staff
  • Key Areas of the Collection include:
      • Colonial and post-colonial studies
      • Linguistics, Modern literature & history
      • Willard Straight photography collection
      • Popular Culture
a treasure of the rare manuscripts
A Treasure of the Rare Manuscripts

Chingbirok (懲毖錄), 1695

what is in progress
What is in Progress?
  • CU-Panmun Approval Plan

- 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

  • WorldCat Selection

- 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

selector inbox screen top
Selector Inbox Screen – Top
  • From the Inbox, you can select a record, reject it, defer a decision, or forward it to another selector.
item record display bottom
Item Record Display - Bottom
  • The following actions can be done on a record: save or cancel changes; select, reject, forward to another selector, defer a decision, or output a text-only version of the record.
lts processing
LTS Processing

Kick-out MARC Records (Voyager View)

where is the collection heading
Where is the Collection Heading?
  • Moving toward implementing the WorldCat Selection
  • Proactive role in collection development
  • Cooperation with other university libraries
treasures of the willard straight photographs collection
Treasures of the Willard Straight Photographs Collection

Contents:

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

willard d straight and his legacy at cornell university
1897-1901

Attended Cornell University, majoring in architecture

1901

Appointed to a position with Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service

1904-1905

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
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1. 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.

■ 1925

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.

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2. Willard D. Straight Photographs Collection Project
  • Funding Sources

● 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

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■ Collaboration of the Project

● 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 : $360.00

2. Willard D. Straight Photographs Collection Project
continued
Continued…
  • Project Objectives and Its Significance

● 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

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3. Viewing Images

■ Willard Dickerman Straight and early U.S.- Korea

diplomatic relations

http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/Straight/

■ OCLC Connexion

● Record Number:

#71750075

● Title:

Willard Dickerman Straight and early U.S.- Korea

diplomatic relations

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3. Viewing Images

■Images can be searched by:

● Identifier ● Title ● Date

● Type ● Subject ● Creator

● Key words ● Data field ● Show all

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3. Viewing Images

Each image can be controlled by the tool icons:

  • Identifier:1260.60.09.38.01
  • Title: Banzai! first train crosses new Japanese bridge
  • Date:ca.1904
  • Type: Photographs
  • Description: Celebrations surrounding the first train crossing of a newly constructed Japanese bridge. Early train commuting occurred in Korea between Seoul and Pusan as early the 1880s. It is not clear which bridge and where this photograph was taken.
  • Inscription/Marks: Inscription, apparently in hand of WDS: 'Banzai! first train crosses new Japanese bridge
  • 'Subject: Trains
  • Subject: Seoul, South Korea
  • Subject: Pusan, South Korea
  • Format: Albumen print
  • Format: Image: 3.4646 x 5.5512 in
  • Format:8.8 x 14.1 cm
  • Coverage: Asia: South Korea
  • Source: Willard Dickerman Straight papers, 1825-1925
  • Source: Rare & Manuscript Collections: University Archives
  • Publisher: Cornell University Library
image and image data
Identifier:1260.60.09.53.02

Title: Gordon Paddock, Alice Roosevelt, Nick Longworth, in front of the Legation at Seoul

Date:1905

Type: Photographs

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

Subject: Roosevelt,

, 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 Library

Image and Image Data