Seoul, Republic of Korea: Libraries as a Catalyst for Economic Growth and Community Development


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It took ten years for the National Digital Library of Korea to become a reality, and the result is spectacular. The first digital library of its kind provides equal access to an extensive archive of digital content and state of the art computing facilities. The eight-story, 409,000 square foot building is attracting international attention for reinventing the way libraries are used and information is accessed.

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Seoul, Republic of Korea: Libraries as a Catalyst for Economic Growth and Community Development

  1. 1. The significance of the National Digital Library’s open<br />and expanding of contents<br />Sungchul Park<br />Digital Planning section , The National Library of Korea<br />2010. 5. 19. <br />
  2. 2. CONTENTS<br />Introduction<br />Overview of National Digital Library of Korea<br />Building of digital content<br />Digital library collection and services in online<br />System implementation <br />IC (information commons)<br />The direction of digital library development<br />Conclusion<br />
  3. 3. 1. Introduction<br />Integrated online & offline service<br />National Digital Library<br /> of Korea<br />Dibrary portal<br />Information Commons<br /><ul><li>Common physical space
  4. 4. Digital information access space to improve information competitiveness of public
  5. 5. Virtual space
  6. 6. Information portalfor providing high quality world-wide knowledgeanytime anywhere</li></ul>Online Data Collection Legislation (9. 26.2009 act of korea-library)<br />In earnest 2010, initiated collecting domestic online data <br />Online data collection <br />1/38<br />
  7. 7. 2. Overview of National Digital Library of Korea<br /><ul><li>Providing collecting, organizing, preserving and literacy services of digital resources
  8. 8. Providing Dibrary portal as a gateway of international digital information</li></ul>The National Digital Library with the nature , human, information <br />Brand<br />Character<br />Progress <br />Established Basic Plan for NDL in 2002<br />Initiated construction of the NDL in 2005<br />Operational strategy and detailed plan in 2006<br />Operating a pilot NDL project in 2007<br />Dibrary portal and cooperative built in 2008<br />Opened Dibrary portal in May 2009 <br />Dibrary = Digital + Library<br />,,<br />2/38<br />
  9. 9. 2-1. Outline of digital library<br />Introduction<br />Major Facilities <br />B3 : Multilingual information room (36 seats), Conference room(70 seats), Exhibition facilities<br />Digital room(252seats), Notebook room(87seats), Multiplex(30 seats), IPTV audition room(5seats) Seminar room (99 seats),Media center (60seats) Video/sound/UCC studio, Multilingual Information room(22seats),Auditorium (35석)<br />B3~B5 : Conservation Stacks(12 million by 2020)<br />Location : Seo-Cho ,SEOUL, Rep of KOREA<br />Size : total area 38,014㎡ (three floors above ground and underground 5 floors )<br />Project Cost : Approximately 0.1 billion dollar<br />Project Duration : 2002~2008.12 (7 Year) <br />Opened :MAY 25,2009<br />Feature: conservation stacks of12 million <br /> books in the basement<br />Utilization<br />Information service<br />Integrated digital information system (offline service)<br /> - Digital culture information commons<br />Digital knowledge portal (online)<br /> - Specialized portal service (local, policy, disability, multi-cultural information etc) <br />- Associated contents (domestic): 11,613 articles<br />Dibrary Portal Service<br />Portal visitor : daily average 3,681 people<br />Page view : daily average 8,553 views <br />Information commons<br />- Users : daily average 974 people<br />3/38<br />
  10. 10. 2-2. Dibrary Portal<br />Dibrary Portal Main Page<br /> URL :<br />Information provided<br /> -Academic Information (10.43million articles)<br /> - Professional information (33.78 million <br /> - Overseas information (71.92million items) <br />Associated institutes (471 domestic, 779 international )<br />local<br />multicultural<br />Policy data<br />disability<br />4/38<br />
  11. 11. 2-3. Overview Information Commons<br />Providing information open to anyone & Realization of<br />The sea of open digital information<br />Advanced facilities and improved services<br />Realization of Ubiquitousmultiplex<br />Globally leading digital library<br />Integration service system of digital knowledge information <br />5/38<br />
  12. 12. Internal resource<br />External resource<br />3. Building digital contents <br />Building digital contents for preservation of high quality state and online service about type of books<br />Buying commercial DB Subscriptions<br />Collecting published online resources<br />Purchasing commercial online materials <br />Collecting data through the linkage among libraries <br />6/38<br />
  13. 13. Full-text DB<br />Services<br />3-1. Building full-text database of collections<br />Building full text database of copyright-free antique books, unique material and rare material among the collection of the National Library<br />Performances: 20% of collections built<br />Providing service through National Library ( and Dibrary Portal ( <br />240,000 database items out of 390,000 items available only in the specified PC of public library(567 library)under an agreement of Copyrights Association<br />Other data (not copyrighted material) 150,000 also available anywhere, even at home <br />7/38<br />
  14. 14. Copyrights reward<br />3-1. Building full-text database of collections<br />Cooperation of database provider<br /><ul><li>Providing integrated search services and sharing of full-text database in National Digital Library linked 5 major domestic institutions started the Internet in 1997</li></ul>Related organizations and database providers are following,<br /> The National Library, National congress Library, Supreme Court Library, Korea Institute of Science & technology Digital Library, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Korea Education & Research Information Service, Agricultural Science Library, National knowledge portal including <br /> Copyrights Association established for the copy and transfer to intensive care in 2000<br />Copyrights reward<br />8/38<br />
  15. 15. Collecting opened digital data <br />Service<br />4. Collecting and service of Digital Contents <br /> Step 1: Selecting collection targets by instructions on selection <br /> Step 2: Collecting web data by utilizing "online digital resource collection system"<br /> Step 3: Building metadata(title, url, Publisher, summary etc)of collected digital resource<br /> Step 4: Checking and modifying metadata, managing copyrights of digital resource, <br /> Determining preservation value<br /> Step 5 : Conservation and service step , preservation activities and giving digital identifier<br /> of collected digital resource<br /> Since 2004, the National Library in Korea has started the OASIS project of collecting and preserving of valuable internet data at national level (OASIS : Online Archiving & Searching Internet Sources) <br /><ul><li>OASIS provides a number of online resources, 408,648 items (2009.8).</li></ul> The total of 53,291 cases, approx 13%, now provided in public under the permission of copyright authors<br />9/38<br />
  16. 16. 4. Collecting and service of digital contents <br />Collecting of commercial online data <br /> Library act in article 20 definedthe kinds, forms, and collection procedures of online data<br /> In case of the total or partially commercial data, fair compensation should be made <br />Types of online data collection <br /> Collection targets in 2010 are the online e-books and e-magazines ,etc.<br /> Planning to collect in a larger scale in 2011 (e-newspapers, databases, reports, audio-books, mobile-book, e-newsletters, e-catalogs, etc )<br />Electronic Publications<br />Video data<br /> Collecting in the order of Film, animation, music videos, performances<br /> Collecting in the order of photos in digital form, computer graphics, animation, calligraphy<br />Image Data<br /> focusing on the acquisition of traditional music<br /><ul><li>In case of the public and the other music, collecting after determination of</li></ul> performer and composer's reputation, needs of users and so on<br />Music data<br />10/38<br />
  17. 17. Expanding plan of Digital Library Services <br />1. Alliancewith small libraries <br />2. Supporting financial aid for digital information service to poverty groups<br />3. Expanding digital contents <br />4. Collecting and service of Digital Contents <br />Sharing digital information with authorization to connect (currently 351 small libraries linked)<br />Providing the rights to use the National Digital Library servers for small library with difficulties to link<br />Supporting financial aid for data transmission charges, data printing charges, copyright fees for rural residents and other vulnerable groups<br />Preferentially building database of the unique material and out of copyright data among the National Library collections <br />Expanding services with building 25% of 1.98 million books until 2015 <br />Archives building volatile webdata according to the revised library law<br />Expanding linkage of Dibray portal’s contents<br />11/38<br />
  18. 18. Implementing reliable and redundant network infrastructure for high-quality service<br />Wireless LAN for ubiquitous <br />Data / voice convergence network<br />Constructing cable, with consideration for the easily maintenance <br />Recycling old equipment for the protection of existing assets <br />5. System implementation<br />Infrastructure for quicklyaccess to information<br />Key Considerations <br />The stability for the prevent of interruption of service<br />Strong security through secure access control and surveillance <br />Performance and scalability for increasing services<br />12/38<br />
  19. 19. 1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />6<br />Digital text service<br />Real time information assistant / mobile device rental service<br />NDLRadio service<br />Facilities service<br />Integrated Management Service <br />5. System implementation – User services<br />Booking Service<br /><ul><li> Space for private
  20. 20. Space for small and medium group
  21. 21. Space for big group
  22. 22. Real time textcommunication services
  23. 23. Message forwarding service to experts
  24. 24. UMPC, PDA rental service for NDLinformation
  25. 25. Digital text service through a large LED</li></ul> display <br /><ul><li> 3D display service of poets, literatures
  26. 26. Providing entertainment service for visitors
  27. 27. Kiosk to guide facility
  28. 28. location information with 3D map
  29. 29. Reservation and confirm service with kiosk
  30. 30. Providing announcements, contents information
  31. 31. Radio service in information commons
  32. 32. Radio service of music, audio book, library information etc
  33. 33. Integrated management about multimedia devices,</li></ul> PC, KISOK, etc<br /><ul><li>Remote control of devices, contents, SW etc </li></ul>- PowerON/Off, SW installation/removal , <br /> SMS notification of system error , log management<br />13/38<br />
  34. 34. 1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />6<br />7<br />8<br />9<br />10<br />11<br />12<br />13<br />14<br />IPTV space<br />Gallery<br />Administrators area<br />6. Information Commons<br />Multiplex<br />Media Lab<br />Media Studio<br />Main channel<br />digital video / audio production studio using HDV/ DV camcorder <br />IR camera , projector, High-Resolution Display System and Motion Tracking<br />UCC video studio for video editing with VOD / EOD Equipment, studio equipment<br />52 in. touch screen and RFID reader device<br />Digital Cluster<br />Information space for the underprivileged<br />200 PCseats for internet and digital information, 42 seats including professional PC<br />Enlarge monitors, Braille keyboards, Braille printer, and audio-visual for disability <br />Digital Learning<br />video sound box<br />U-meeting solutions, education / seminars solution<br />70 individual network monitor with camera integrated<br />Rest area<br />Lobby<br />Global Lounge<br />Multi-touch methodU-Table solution <br />Digital monument, imaging solutions for Guidance , and speed checkpoint,Digital News paper, etc<br />Multilingual PC Satellite broadcasting equipment, etc.<br />※ common solutions of all areas (such as mobile solutions, RFID, radio stations)<br />14/38<br />
  35. 35. 6.1 B1F - Connection Bridge (The way of Knowledge)<br />15/38<br />
  36. 36. 6.1 B1F - Digital Book Cafe<br />16/38<br />
  37. 37. 6.1 B2F - Productivity Computer Cluster <br />17/38<br />
  38. 38. 6.1 B2F - Laptop Zone <br />18/38<br />
  39. 39. 6.1 B2F - Multiplex <br />19/38<br />
  40. 40. 6.1 B2F - Digital Meeting Room <br />20/38<br />
  41. 41. 6.1 B2F - Media Center <br />21/38<br />
  42. 42. 6.1 B2F - Video/Audio/UCC Studio <br />22/38<br />
  43. 43. 6.1 B2F - Accessibility Help Center <br />23/38<br />
  44. 44. 6.1 B2F - Lobby <br />24/38<br />
  45. 45. 6.1 B2F - B2F IPTV Zone <br />25/38<br />
  46. 46. 6.1 B2F - Media Center-Multimedia Zone <br />26/38<br />
  47. 47. 6.1 B2F - UCC Studio <br />27/38<br />
  48. 48. 6.1 B2F - Conference Hall (S) <br />28/38<br />
  49. 49. 6.1 B2F - Media Gallery <br />29/38<br />
  50. 50. 6.1 B3F - Conference Hall (L) <br />30/38<br />
  51. 51. 6.1 B3F - NDL Arts Gallery <br />31/38<br />
  52. 52. 6.1 B3F - Refresh Area <br />32/38<br />
  53. 53. 6.1 B3F - Digital Monument <br />33/38<br />
  54. 54. 6.1 B3F - Digital Text Board <br />34/38<br />
  55. 55. 6.1 B3F - Multi-Purpose Display Panel <br />35/38<br />
  56. 56. 6.1 B3F - B3F Digital Newspaper <br />36/38<br />
  57. 57. Simple NDL<br />Global Standard based NDL<br />Collaborative NDL<br />Archival NDL<br />Advanced NDL<br />Environment provision for integration service of <br />the whole world digital library<br />7. The Direction of digital library development <br />Integration of high-quality information resource of the world digital library<br />and Opening for user’s voluntary participation <br />Ubiquitous/Universal NDL<br />37/38<br />
  58. 58. 8. Conclusion<br />Resolving gap of the digital information provision among people thought<br />receiving information service on hand<br />Expanding digital library information service though collection, utilization and archive of digital resource <br />Signposting the digital library model for domestic, university, and specialized libraries<br />Trying innovation for digital library to proper ubiquitous<br />38/38<br />
  59. 59. Thank you!<br />