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FCIL Newsletter, February 1999
v. 13, no. 2

Exchange Program with
Korean Libraries?
Claire Lee
University of Minnesota Law Library

Libraries acquire materials through purchases, gifts or exchanges. Because of the cost and unavailability of certain materials, libraries have made use of an exchange program. Participation in an exchange program would be mutually beneficial, expanding resources beyond material normally obtained through purchases or gifts. In addition, this partnership would raise awareness of your law school in Asia. There are five major Korean libraries which are interested in establishing exchange relationships with U.S. academic libraries.

As you may know, Korea�s law schools are colleges of law under general university administration. Unlike U.S. law schools, Korea�s law schools are bachelor�s degree programs. Therefore, the acquisition and processing of library materials are conducted by the main university library.

The following Korean libraries have expressed an interest in an exchange program:

National Assembly Library of Republic of Korea
#1, Yoido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 150-703, Korea

Contact: Jin-Sang Lee, Director of Acquisition & Processing Bureau, tel: (02) 788-7521, 788-4102, fax: (02) 788-4295, e-mail:

Publication: Legislative Information and Research Review

Supreme Court Library
967_Seocho-Dong, Seocho-Gu, Seoul 137-750, Korea

Contact: Sang-Keun Kim, Judge, Seoul High Court and Deputy Director-General, tel: (02) 3480-1553, fax: (02) 533-6114, e-mail:

Publication: Supreme Court decisions

Seoul National University Library
San 56-1, Shillim-dong, Kwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea

Contact: Kyo-Hoon Chin, Prof. and Library Director, tel: 82-02-880-5280; or Noh-Oug Chung, Librarian, Exchange & Gift Division, tel: 82-02-880-8075, fax: 82-02-878-2730, e-mail:

Publication: Pophak, Seoul Law Journal

Ewha Womans University Library
11-1, Daehyun-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

Contact: Bong-Hee Kim, Library Director, tel: 82-02-360-3124; or Kyung-Jae Lee, Exchange & Gift Division, tel: 82-02-360-3124, email:

Publication: Popkhak nonjib, Ewha Law Journal

Yonsei University Library
134 Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749

Contact: Shang-Gi Kim, Assistant Director, Central Library, tel: (02) 361-3332, 3334, fax: (02) 64-8773; or Won-Tae Heo, Serials Librarian, tel: (02) 361-3311, fax: (02) 393-6803, e-mail:

Publication: Pophak yongu, Yonsei Law Review

For Reference Questions on Korean law, contact:

Sung-Yoon Cho, Assistant Chief, Far Eastern Law Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540; tel: (202) 707-5085, (202) 707-9826

Sang-Keun Kim, Judge, Seoul High Court and Deputy Director-General; tel: (02) 3480-1553; fax: (02) 533-6114; e-mail:

Woo-Jin Noh, Head of Legal Documents, National Assembly Library of Republic of Korea; tel: (02) 788-4232; fax: (02) 788-4402; e-mail:

Korean Legal Research Resources on the Internet at

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