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  • Collection Development Issues Surrounding Korean Visual MaterialsJaEun Ku, Korean Studies Librarian, UCLASun-Yoon Lee, Korean Studies Librarian, USC

  • Survey Survey period: March 8-14, 200728 institutions participated26 from U.S.,2 outside of U.S16 institutions do NOT have either a Korean studies librarian or a Korean collection which has more than 50,000 Korean books

  • Participant

  • Collection Size

  • Collection Size *Two libraries did not respond to this question

  • Comparison

    Number of Korean FilmsMajor Korean CollectionsNon Major Korean CollectionsAverage473(299)122(114)Median25099Standard Deviation69588

  • Collection Level

  • Film Collection Fund

  • Film UsageOnly 8 libraries mentioned Film studies as one of fields for which Korean Films are usedFilm is not only used for films studies; broadly used by other subject fieldsLanguage / Literature / History / Cultural studies / Anthropology / Sociology / Political Science / International Relations / Media Studies / East Asian Film series

  • GenreMost show preference toward South Korean feature film (Korean wave) Some libraries choose genres selectively such as documentaries only, or North Korean films only21 libraries are willing to develop more than three Korean film genresOther genre: Korean Animation

  • Korean Film Vendors

    Online vendorsBook vendorLocal VendorYesasian.comDVDfromKoreaDvdAsian.comAladdinUS.comPanmun AseaKoryoSunyong(Beijing)HawaiiAladdin(LA)

  • Cataloging

  • Cataloging PracticeMedia librarian catalogs most Korean films if there is no Korean language specialistCollaborative work: Korean language specialist gives assistance to Media librarianDivision of Labor: Original cataloging is done by the Korean subject specialist and copy cataloging by the media librarian

  • Holdings location22 libraries house Korean films at Media Libraries or Departmental libraries (Cinema Collection), Not East Asian libraryCurrently 6 libraries house Films in the East Asian library3 libraries send (VHS only) or plan to send Korean films to library storage

  • Challenges by Type

  • Challenges

    Non Major Korean collectionMajor Korean collectionMost Challenginglack of Information sourceslack of Information sourcesLeast ChallengingProcessing IssueLack of needs/demands

  • Challenges Regional codesShort in-stock availability Security (lost items)User education (search issue) Insufficient shelving space

  • Information ResourcesDarcy's Korean Film Pagehttp://www.koreanfilm.org

    Provides an overview of the movies, issues, people, and eventsUpdated frequently

  • Darcy's Korean Film Page http://www.koreanfilm.org

  • Darcy's Korean Film Page http://www.koreanfilm.org

  • Darcy's Korean Film Page http://www.koreanfilm.org

  • Darcy's Korean Film Page http://www.koreanfilm.org

  • Korean Film Council (KOFIC)http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr

    New releasesWeekly statisticsOnline publicationsKorean Film ObservatoryKorean CinemaKorean Film Director Series

  • KOFIC http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr

  • KOFIC http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr

  • KOFIC http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr

  • KOFICKorean Film Observatory

  • KOFICKorean Film Observatory

  • KOFICKorean Film Observatory

  • KOFICKorean Cinema

  • KOFICKorean Cinema

  • IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com

  • IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com

  • IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com

  • Dramas, Documentaries, VODKBShttp://www.kbs.co.kr (VOD: Free, Registration required)http://www.kbsmedia.co.kr (KBS Media)MBChttp://www.imbc.com (VOD: Fee-based, Registration required)http://www.mbcpro.co.kr (MBC Production)SBShttp://www.sbs.co.kr (VOD: Fee-based, Registration required)http://www.sbspro.co.kr/ (SBS Production)EBShttp://www.ebs.co.kr (VOD: Free, Registration required)

  • Independent Films (IndieDB.net) http://www.indiedb.net/

    (Association of Korea Independent Film & Video) http://www.kifv.org/

  • North Korean Films (Information Center on North Korea)http://unibook.unikorea.go.kr/

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  • Information Center on North Korea

  • Information Center on North Korea

  • Information Center on North Korea

  • Challenges Regional codesShort in-stock availability Security (lost items)Cataloging : http://www.usc.edu/korea/ckm/meetings/video(2003).ppt

  • Thank You !!!JaEun Ku, Korean Studies Librarian, UCLASun-Yoon Lee, Korean Studies Librarian, USC

    Provides an overview of the movies, issues, people, and events that shape the film community in Korea. Updated frequently.Launched as quarterly magazine in Spring 2001, Korean Film Observatory provides reports of the current state of the Korean film industry, film policy, and changes that are affecting the industry. It is distributed to major production companies, distributors, film festivals, institutions, organization and media worldwide.Launched as quarterly magazine in Spring 2001, Korean Film Observatory provides reports of the current state of the Korean film industry, film policy, and changes that are affecting the industry. It is distributed to major production companies, distributors, film festivals, institutions, organization and media worldwide.