November 24, 2020

Yale Partners with the National Library of Korea to Digitize Rare Books and Manuscripts

From the Yale U. Public Affairs Office:

Yale University’s East Asia and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript libraries have undertaken a collaborative project with The National Library of Korea to digitize Yale’s holdings of rare Korean works, totaling 140 volumes. This unique group of books and manuscripts includes religious, secular, and official publications from the Joseon period (1392 – 1910) and dates primarily from the late 18th and 19th centuries.

The National Library of Korea will provide funds for the digitization and plans to include the bibliographic information and page images of the Yale works in the Korean Old & Rare Collection Information System (KORCIS), an online full-text repository for Korean rare books. KORCIS currently contains the electronic versions of over 430,000 works from 85 collections worldwide. The bibliographic data and images will also be made available online through the Yale University Library’s website.

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