National Assembly Library

Are you majoring in Korean studies?

Korean Cultural Office (KCO) library is now equipped with an access to the tremendous amount of data from the National Assembly Library (NAL) in Korea. With over two million data including master & doctorate dissertations, seminar materials and much more, the KCO library cooperates with the NAL in Korea to provide streams of academic materials to our library users in Sydney.

 

Explore endless possibilities of the KCO

The KCO has recently opened in the centre of Sydney CBD and aims to provide quality Korean contemporary and traditional cultural content, in order to strengthen the emotional bond between Australia and Korea. Celebrating the opening of the first KCO in Oceania and also to commemorate the Year of Friendship between Australia and Korea, we have established a bilateral data exchange agreement with the NAL, which allows an unlimited access to the NAL database.

 

The ONLY place where you can access unlimited Korean studies data in Oceanic region

As a parliamentary library, the NAL provides impartial, accurate, and up-to-date information services to the Members of the National Assembly, legislative support organizations and the general public. Most collections are in the fields of humanities and social sciences. Among the collections, tremendous numbers of data are parliamentary materials, government publication of other countries and materials from many international organisations such as the UN and the EU. Digital collections include artworks, audio/video, seminar materials, newspapers and much more.

 

The world’s largest digital library for Korean studies materials

Even the Korean students and academics, majoring in Korean studies, need to visit the NAL to access all of the data. With the exclusivity of the access to these data, the KCO library is the biggest resource hub for Korean studies in Oceanic region. Anyone can access the data and use them as references for their assignments and dissertations, or even for their own studies.

 

How do I access these data?

You can access them by visiting the KCO which is located on Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, in the centre of Sydney CBD. The data are accessible at any time from 10am to 6pm on weekdays.

 

National Assembly Library Collections*

(As of 30. 4. 2011)

Material

Volumes

Remark

Language

Discipline

Book

Monographs

1,619,243

Korean(75%)

 2,350,174

English(13%)

 416,912

Japanese(8%)

 249,965

Others(4%)

 126,706

Social sciences 
(48%)

 1,501,697

Humanities(27%)

 846,788

Pure and
applied
sciences(24%)

 758,813

Others(1%)

 36,459

Master & doctorate theses

1,173,673

Bound periodicals

314,389

Others

36,452

Subtotal

3,143,757

Digital collections(monographs & theses)

918,199

   

Non-book

Digital materials

29,051

   

Audio & Video

38,947

   

Microforms

235,966

   

Maps & Others

5,743

   

Art works

358

   

Seminar materials

32,058

   

Subtotal

342,123

   

Total

4,404,079

   

Digital collections(excluding monographs & theses)

1,431,358

   

Periodicals

23,303

Domestic853

Foreign130

 

Newspapers

983

Domestic853

Foreign130

 

 

* http://www.nanet.go.kr/english/01_about/04/collections.jsp

 

 

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