National Assembly Digital Library of Korea

The University of Sheffield is the first institution in the world to access the National Assembly Digital Library of Korea on campus.

The Memorandum of Understanding between Sheffield University Library and the National Assembly Library of Korea has been signed with the aim of sharing information-knowledge resources to further digital scholarship.

This Memorandum of Understanding exemplifies cooperating with research libraries globally, and embracing a collaborative network approach to extending access to research collections. Sheffield’s scholars, researchers and students in the field of Korean Studies will now have access to the largest collection of digital resources in Korea for their teaching and research.

This is a fine example of building global collaborations and partnerships, which brings mutual benefit for both Korea and the UK.  Korean Studies at the University of Sheffield is one of the leading centres in the UK, and this partnership will positively impact research in the field of Korean studies.

Anne Horn
Director of Library Services & University Librarian

Woojin Noh and Anne Horn

Dr. Woojin Noh, Director General of Planning & Management (National Assembly Digital Library of Korea). Anne Horn, Director of Library Services & University Librarian

Professor Hugo Dobson, Professor of Japan's International Relations Head of Department said: "Speaking on behalf of everyone in the School of East Asian Studies, I am delighted to see the University of Sheffield Library sign this Memorandum of Understanding with the National Assembly Library of Korea (NALK). Over recent years we have seen a dramatic upsurge in interest in Korea as demonstrated by impressive recruitment to our single-honours and dual-honours degree programmes. In addition, 2018 will see the 40th anniversary of the teaching of Korean at Sheffield and to celebrate this we are planning a range of activities and events. So, this understanding with NALK could not have come at a more opportune time. It will give both our students and our staff access to NALK's digital resources and facilitate greatly their research activities. We are proud to become the first university in the world to be accorded this privilege".

HugoDobson

Professor Hugo Dobson, Professor of Japan's International Relations Head of Department

Over recent years we have seen a dramatic upsurge in interest in Korea as demonstrated by impressive recruitment to our single-honours and dual-honours degree programmes.

Professor Hugo Dobson
Professor of Japan's International Relations
Head of Department

The teaching of Korean Studies began at Sheffield University 40 years ago, and the Centre for Korean Studies has developed into one of the leading teaching and research centres for Korean Studies in Europe.

The National Assembly Library of Korea was established in 1952, and is one of the world’s leading parliamentary libraries. Originally providing services to the National Assembly and its staff, its remit has widened over the years, and it is now looking to collaborate globally with the world’s research libraries to provide one of the largest digital resources to support and promote Korean studies and digital scholarship outside of Korea.

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