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Support for Libraries with Korean Collections (2015)

  • Date Apr 09, 2015


Support for Libraries with Korean Collections (2015)



PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

This support program is implemented in response to the fast-growing demand for Korean Studies from all regions of the world. In particular, the program seeks to provide eligible libraries with financial support so that their Korea-related materials can be made more accessible for users and administered in a more effective manner, thereby enabling these libraries to function as vital resource centers for the advancement of Korean Studies.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Applicant libraries are required to maintain a Korea-related collection that consists of more than 5,000 volumes.

PROGRAM SUPPORT ALTERNATIVES (ONLY ONE ALTERNATIVE IS ALLOWED)

• Personnel costs to retain a staff librarian dedicated to managing the library’s Korean Collection and administrative matters.
(Such support is made available for an agreed-upon interim period, after which the university must agree to maintain the subject position from its own resources.)
• Project costs to develop/upgrade digitization or cataloging system to administer the Korean collection in a more effective manner.
• Direct costs for activities that seek to broaden utilization of the Korean collection, such as exhibitions/demonstrations, lectures, and outreach initiatives.

PERIOD OF SUPPORT

Up to one year, for projects scheduled to start in the second half of 2015
(Multiple-year support will be considered, depending on the recipient library’s circumstances and subject to an annual evaluation of the previous year’s program outcomes and availability of the Foundation’s program resources.)

AMOUNT OF SUPPORT

The amount of the program support made available to a recipient library will be determined by the Korea Foundation based on evaluation of all eligible applications.
(The recipient library and the Korea Foundation will agree to a suitable cost-sharing arrangement based on the applicant’s program proposal and its particular situation.)

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

• Application period: April 20 - May 25, 2015
• Application submission: Submit applications online at http://apply.kf.or.kr
• Required documents
   - A letter of endorsement from the head librarian that outlines the library’s need for support from this program
   - Application form
• Notification of support program recipients: June 2015 (tentative)

EVALUATION CRITERIA

• Feasibility of support proposal and capability to achieve intended outcomes
• Current status of holdings and usage of library’s Korean Studies materials
• Library’s plans to further develop its Korean collection
• Consideration of regional diversity

REPORT

An Annual Report, in accordance with the Korea Foundation’s report form and requirements, must be submitted by the library to confirm the proper application of the program support and to describe the relevant outcomes.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about this program or the application procedures, please contact:

   Suyon Lee (Ms.)
   Assistant Director
   Digital Programs & Media Department
   E-mail: sylee@kf.or.kr
   Phone: +82-2-2151-6557

We are also conducting a survey of libraries interested in hosting KF Library Intern(s). Please refer to the proposal form for more information.

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