Korean Collections Consortium of North America: Cooperative Collection Development Program for Korean Studies Resources Supported by the Korea Foundation

Korean Collections Consortium of North America

Overview

The Korean Collections Consortium of North America (KCCNA) is a cooperative collection development program for Korean studies resources, funded by the Korea Foundation.  Through this program, Koreanists at any North American institutions can have access to Korean scholarly materials for their teaching and research via free inter-library loans (ILL).  Established in 1994 with 6 founding members, the program aims to develop and share comprehensive Korean Studies collections in North America.  University of Michigan joined the program as the 10th member in 2003, and the membership continued to grow to 14 prominent academic libraries by 2013.

Details of Support

The Foundation provides annual funding toward the purchase of books and materials to expand the Korea-related collections of member libraries.  Each member library is responsible to develop in-depth research-level collections in their assigned subject fields of Korean studies and make them available freely through ILL to any Koreanists in North America.  Books and other materials related to Korean Studies are entered into the catalogs of the OCLC and other region-wide library networks in North America and are made available for shared use by all Korean Studies scholars and students in the region.

Assigned Subject Fields (University of Michigan)

  • Auto industry
  • Historiography
  • Democratization
  • Reunification questions (1945- )
  • Labor relations
  • Publications on Korea and Koreans published in Japan
  • Publications on Korea and Koreans published in Detroit and Midwest area

More information about the grant can be found at the Consortium site and the Foundation site.

Member Libraries

  • Columbia
  • Duke
  • Harvard
  • Princeton
  • Stanford
  • UC Berkeley
  • UCLA
  • Univ. of British Columbia
  • Univ. of Chicago
  • Univ. of Hawaii
  • Univ. of Michigan
  • Univ. of Southern California
  • Univ.  of Toronto
  • Univ. of Washington
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Last modified: 10/02/2013