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Newsletter No. 69 (January 2017)

New Acquisitions (2016 -2017), the Korean Unit, NLA

Ji-yeon CHO
NLA Korea Unit


1. Korean ebooks (Acadepia)

Currently, 100 Korean ebook titles are accessible for both onsite and offsite users through the Library’s catalogue

2. Korean Social Science Data Centre (KSDC DB) - a new database

"KSDC consists of statistical yearbooks published by the government, public institutions and overseas institutions. These data are classified and processed through a new data-input system developed by the KSDC, and are ready to be used as variables for research".

KSDC DB is now accessible for both onsite and offsite use through the Library’s catalogue   For remote access, a library card is required.


3. Materials from North Korea

Since 2016, the Korean Unit has focused on collecting North Korean Materials. 40 original hand painted propaganda art posters from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) are currently held and 5 ephemera items are also available via the Library’s catalogue at

The Korea Unit at NLA would like to share our collection with everyone. We are more than happy to help you with your research.

If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Korean Unit

National Library of Australia


Phone: +61 2 6262 1572



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