Member Forum: The National Library of Korea's activities and challenges for library metadata standardization in Korea
National Library of Korea
I’m Yoonkyung Choi who is the National Library of Korea (NLK) librarian. I’ve been working at the bibliographic control division in NLK as a deputy manager since 2016. I’m charge of developing and maintaining library metadata standards and metadata service. I’m participating in the revision of the Korean cataloging rules as a cataloging member of the Korean Library Association. I have bachelor, master, and Ph.D degrees in Library and Information Science. Before working at the NLK, I had studied information organization including metadata and subject access, and participated in various projects in graduate school. When working here, I undertook a lot of projects related to metadata standardization, cooperative cataloging services and data quality improvement at national level. Currently, I’m interested in the linked data, transitioning to BIBFRAME and automation and improvement of cataloging workflow using new technology.
The National Library of Korea (NLK) as the representative library in Korea has carried on various business related metadata standardization for Korean libraries. In Member’s Forum, I’m going to introduce the NLK’s role and practice for metadata standardization in Korea and also the ongoing activities as the DCMI regional member. For example, we are developing and updating the KORMARC (Korean MARC) as the Korean Industrial Standards (KS) for the traditional bibliographic data, and translating and updating various metadata schemes-DC, MODS, etc. - in Korean for Korean libraries, etc. Also, I will share our plan for transition to BIBFRAME for our bibliographic data in the future.