The Development of Digital Libraries in South Korea

Wontae Choi
2003 Libri  
As information technologies have developed, the digital library is making the library undergo a changing paradigm of its role to create, organize, and distribute information resources. Digital libraries have created and promoted innovative information services with digitization of resources. The development of digital libraries has been attracting the attention of many countries and South Korea is no exception. This article provides an overview of recent developments in digital libraries in
more » ... al libraries in South Korea. To build the digital library, various innovative projects are currently in progress in-volving a range of different libraries and institutions. This article also discusses information policies, standards, and technical issues in South Korea in recent years. Until now, the various projects involving digital collections and digital libraries in South Korea have been carried out with very little coordination. If a more coordinated and coherent approach to building digital libraries is to succeed in South Korea, all libraries and institutions will need to work closely together to establish the appropriate framework for cooperation.
doi:10.1515/libr.2003.130 fatcat:4kwnehxjrbcwre55fd3xoicdxu