Chronology

Chronology
2000~

29-Nov-16

The Old and Rare Collection Division was newly established, and the Research Institute for Library and Information was changed to the Preservation and Research Center.

21-Mar-16

The exhibition room in the main building was reopened.

3-Feb-16

Operation of the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) system began.

14-May-15

The number of books held reached 10 million.

31-Oct-14

Modern Literature Information Center opened.

12-Sep-13

The National Library of Korea, Sejong established

24-Sep-12

The National Library for the Disabled opened

17-Apr-12

Bibliographic Control Division is created.

12-Feb-10

Task Force Team for the Bibliographic Information Center is launched.

26-Jan-10

"Notification on types and forms of collected digital materials" is published in the official journal.

23-Sep-09

Subordinate legislation of the Library Act is revised (Enforcement ordinance: Sep.21/Enforcement regulations: Sep.23).

25-May-09

The new Digital Library opened.

29-Dec-08

The new Digital Library building is constructed.

19-Sep-07

National Digital Library Project Task Force is launched.

22-May-07

The Korean Research Institute for Library and Information, and National Library Support Center for the Disabled opened.

28-Dec-06

The Library Culture Promotion Act is enacted (Act Number 8100)

04-Oct-06

The Library Act is promulgated (Act Number 8029).

20-Aug-06

The Library hosted the 2006 World Library and Information Congress, and the 33rd Conference of Directions of National Libraries.

28-Jun-06

National Library for Children & Young Adults opened.

06-Apr-06

Operation system of National Library for Children & Young Adults is revised and the Small Library Promotion Team is launched according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Decree No. 134.

15-Oct-05

NLK marked the 60th anniversary of founding.

18-Nov-04

Organization is reshuffled to renovate the Library's functions.

15-Sep-04

The Library's collection reaches 5 million books.

05-Sep-03

Commission for Library Reforms is inaugurated.

30-May-03

The Government Employees Work Council of the Library is founded.

18-Mar-03

3 Agreement on interlibrary cooperation is concluded with National Assembly Library.

30-Dec-02

List of subject headings for the library is introduced.

02-Jul-02

Pilot operation of Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) system is launched.

17-Dec-01

The expanded Digital Materials Room (formerly the Electronic Books Room) opens.

29-Sep-01

The branch library is officially renamed as the Thesis Center.

16-Jun-01

The homepage of Korea Library Information System-Network (KOLIS-NET) opens.

30-Aug-00

Deposit & Conservation Building is constructed.

1980 ~ 2000

01-Nov-99

The branch library is transformed into The Thesis Center.

08-Oct-99

Library's integrated information system called KOLIS (Korean Library and Information System) is launched.

28-Feb-98

Organization is reshuffled from two divisions, seven departments, one managers office and one branch into two divisions, six departments, one managers office and one branch library.

25-Nov-97

Pilot system for electronic library is launched.

24-Mar-94

The Library & Reading Promotion Act is enacted.

17-Dec-91

Organization is restructured from five departments, one special office and one branch library into two divisions, seven departments, one managers office and one branch library.

08-Apr-91

The Library Promotion Act is enacted. The NLK, previously under the control of the Ministry of Education, is affiliated with the Ministry of Culture.

24-Aug-90

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) systems are adopted.

28-May-88

The main building is relocated to Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, from Namsan.

28-Oct-87

The Library Act is revised.

27-Jun-83

On-site training for librarians is launched.

07-Aug-82

Computer service room opens in an overall restructuring of the library.

30-Sep-81

The branch library is relocated from Ahyeon-dong to Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul.

1960 ~ 1980

02-Dec-74

The main building is relocated from Sogong-dong to Namsan Hill.

25-Jan-67

Library is reorganized into five departments and a branch library, from three departments and one branch.

26-Mar-65

New documents submission/presentation system is introduced.

28-Oct-63

The Library Act is enacted. The library name is changed to National Central Library of Korea.

1940 ~ 1960

20-Sep-57

A branch library opened in Agyeon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul.

1-Apr-46

The Library School affiliated with the National Library opens for the training of professional librarians.

15-Oct-45

National Library opened in Sogong-dong, Joong-gu, Seoul.