Chronology

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Chronology
2017

02.13

The Memory Museum opened

2016

12.26

The Mass Deoxidization Room opened

09.29

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

08.04

Started online legal deposit

03.21

The Exhibition room of the main building reopened

02.03

International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) system launched

2015

05.14

The number of collections reached 10 million

2014

10.31

THe Modern Literature Information Center opened

2013

12.12

The National Library of Korea, Sejong opened

2012

09.24

The National Library for the Disabled opened

04.17

The Bibliographic Control Division established

2010

02.12

The Bibliographic Information Center task force launched

01.26

The “Notification on type and form of collected online materials” published in an official gazette

2009

09.

The Subordinate legislation of the Library Act revised
(enforcement ordinance : Sept 21/enforcement regulation : Sept 23)

05.25

The Digital Library opened

03.

The Library Act revised (collection and preservation of online library materials)

2008

12.29

The Digital Library building constructed

2007

09.19

The National Digital Library Project Task Force launched

05.22

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

2006

12.28

The Library Culture Promotion Act legislated (act no. 8100)

10.04

The Library Act proclaimed (act no. 8029)

08.20

2006 World Library and Information Congress and the 33rd Conference of Directors of National Libraries
held by the NLK

06.28

The National Library for Children & Young Adults opened

04.06

The Operation system revised (Presidential Decree no. 19439)

2005

10.15

60th anniversary of the NLK

2004

11.18

Restructuring to improve library function

09.15

The number of collections reached 5 million

2003

09.05

The Commission for Library Reforms established

05.30

The National Library of Korea Government Employees Work Council established

03.18

Agreement on mutual cooperation signed between the National Library of Korea and the National Assembly
Library

2002

12.30

The National Library of Korea’s List of Subject Headings developed

07.02

Pilot Operation of Cataloging in Publication (CIP) launched

2001

12.17

The Digital Materials Room (formerly the Electronic Books Room) opened

09.29

The branch library renamed as the Thesis Center

06.16

The Korea Library Information System Network (KOLIS-NET) opened

2000

08.30

The Deposit Building established

1999

11.01

The branch library reopened as the Thesis Center

10.08

The Korean Library and Information System (KOLIS) launched

1998

02.28

Organization restructured(2 departments, 7 divisions, 1 director’s office, 1 branch library to 2 departments,
6 divisions, 1 director’s office, 1 branch library)

1997

11.25

The Electronic library pilot system launched

1994

03.24

The Libraries and Reading Promotion Act legislated

1991

12.17

Organization restructured (5 divisions, 1 office, 1 branch library to 2 departments, 7 divisions,
1 director’s office, 1 branch library)

04.08

The Library Promotion Act legislated. The National Library of Korea, previously under the control of
the Ministry of Education, was affiliated with the Ministry of Culture.

1990

08.24

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) system
adopted

1988

05.28

The main building relocated (from Namsan to Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul)

1987

10.28

The Library Act revised

1983

06.27

On-site training for librarians initiated

1982

08.07

Organization restructured (Computer Service Room established)

1981

09.30

The branch library relocated (from Ahyeon-dong to Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul)

1974

12.02

The main building relocated (from Sogong-dong to Namsan Hill)

1967

01.25

Organization restructured (from 3 divisions 1 branch library to 5 divisions 1 branch library)

1965

03.26

Legal deposit system initiated

1963

10.28

The Library Act legislated, library name changed to the National Central Library of Korea

1957

09.20

The branch library opened (Ahyeon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul)

1946

04.01

The Library School affiliated with the National Library of Korea opened for the training of librarians

1945

10.15

The National Library opened (Sogong-dong, Joong-gu, Seoul)