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“Please Look After Mom” the Most Popular Library Book Among Students

“Please Look After Mom” the Most Popular Library Book Among Students

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Over the last ten years, the book most borrowed by elementary and middle school students in South Korea has been “Please Look After Mom” by novelist Shin Kyung-sook, which has recently become popular overseas, according to the National Library of Korea after analyzing all book records from 844 libraries [...]

Sungkyunkwan University AI Robot Offers Academic Information to Students

Sungkyunkwan University AI Robot Offers Academic Information to Students

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Sungkyunkwan University announced on Monday that it has introduced LIBO, an intelligent library robot that provides information on academic services at the university. The robot was modeled on Furo-D, first designed by the Future Robot Company. LIBO is capable of engaging in basic conversation, like exchanging greetings or asking [...]

New Legislations Adds Jobs at School Libraries and Gov’t Ministries

New Legislations Adds Jobs at School Libraries and Gov’t Ministries

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting this month, all schools must have at least one librarian on staff, according to a newly proposed bill revision that was resolved during a cabinet meeting presided by President Moon Jae-in on August 14 at the Blue House. The National Assembly revised an existing law in February to [...]

Korea’s Public Libraries Become More than Just Libraries

Korea’s Public Libraries Become More than Just Libraries

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Public libraries are evolving into what is being referred to as ‘culture development centers’. Local governments are renovating and expanding the facilities to better meet their residents’ changing needs. Article 22 of the library law prompts local governments to appoint ‘central libraries’ that serve as the main libraries in [...]

Large Worm at Ttukseom becomes Seoul Cultural Site

Large Worm at Ttukseom becomes Seoul Cultural Site

The ‘Jabeolre’, a culture complex at the Seoul Hangang Park’s Ttukseom Area, has firmly established itself as a popular site since its opening in 2011. (Image : Yonhap) SEOUL, Nov.24 (Korea Bizwire) – The ‘Jabeolre’, a culture complex at the Seoul Hangang Park’s Ttukseom Area, has firmly established itself as a popular site since its [...]

‘Hanok’ Opens Doors to the Public

‘Hanok’ Opens Doors to the Public

SEOUL, Nov.16 (Korea Bizwire) – Traditional Korean houses in the Bukchon Hanok Village will now be open to the public, providing places to read and appreciate works of art. Seoul city officials announced that they will be opening one of the seven hanok (traditional Korean house) that the city purchased in the Bukchon Hanok Village. [...]

43,000 Books Published in 2013, up 8.5%

43,000 Books Published in 2013, up 8.5%

SEOUL, Korea, Feb 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The total number of books published last year was 43,146, with the total number of copies reaching 8.65 million, according to the Korea Publishers Association. As these are figures the association collected based on the books submitted to the National Library of Korea and the National Assembly Library [...]