Various projects since 2008 have transformed the Korean collection in Oxford into one of the biggest Korean collections in the UK, putting Oxford at the forefront of research libraries on Korea in the west.

A 'Window on Korea’ sponsored by the National Library of Korea has been established in the Oriental Institute Library.  The project provides the Bodleian Library with up to 4,000 volumes in the first year (2012) and 200 volumes per year during the next five years (2013–2017). In addition, the National Library of Korea also provided funding to help create a Korean Studies Library with an audio/visual/seminar room at the Oriental Institute Library (OIL). It offers the opportunity to expand the collection as well as bringing all necessary Korean materials (reference, newspapers, teaching, audio visual and research materials) into one location.  For further information about the Korean collections please contact Minh Chung minh.chung@bodleian.ox.ac.uk 

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