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The Cornell Korea Collection & Willard Straight Photo Digital Project Carrie Yang Sung Ok Kim Committee on Korean Materials Annual Meeting March 26, 2009.

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1 The Cornell Korea Collection & Willard Straight Photo Digital Project Carrie Yang Sung Ok Kim Committee on Korean Materials Annual Meeting March 26, 2009 Cornell University

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3 Korea Collection

4 History and Development Relatively late start as a collecting focus, which began in 2001 CULs appropriated fund, endowments and grants have helped the collection grow quickly Now over 12,000 volumes in Korean language materials and approximately several thousand volumes of non-CJK language materials about Korea; 1,196 Korean films and videos (as of June 2008) Comprised of works 70% in humanities, 25% in the social sciences, and 5% in general subjects One half-time and a quarter-time staff Key Areas of the Collection include: Colonial and post-colonial studies Linguistics, Modern literature & history Willard Straight photography collection Popular Culture

5 A Treasure of the Rare Manuscripts Chingbirok ( ), 1695

6 What is in Progress? CU-Panmun Approval Plan - One-year trial started in January 2009 - Nearly 23% of the current fiscal years budget is allocated - Price over $100 subjected to negotiation - New titles limited to the proposed subject profile WorldCat Selection - Aim to streamline acquisition process and making selection process more efficient and economical - Implemented by all CUL selectors since 2006 (except the CJK selectors until 2008) - No Korean vendors as yet - Active sources: LC, Yankees - News of OCLCs negotiations with Panmun and Eulyoo

7 CU-Panmun Approval Plan

8 WorldCat Selection: Login http://connexion.oclc.org/

9 Welcome Screen

10 Selector Inbox Screen – Top From the Inbox, you can select a record, reject it, defer a decision, or forward it to another selector.

11 Selector Inbox - Bottom

12 Item Record Display - Top

13 Item Record Display - Bottom The following actions can be done on a record: save or cancel changes; select, reject, forward to another selector, defer a decision, or output a text-only version of the record.

14 Selector Preferences

15 Selector Distribution

16 Item Search

17 LTS Processing Kick-out MARC Records (Voyager View)

18 Where is the Collection Heading? Moving toward implementing the WorldCat Selection Proactive role in collection development Cooperation with other university libraries

19 Willard Straight Photo Digital Project by Sung Ok Kim

20 Treasures of the Willard Straight Photographs Collection Contents: 1. Willard D. Straight and His Legacy at Cornell University 2. Willard D. Straight Photographs Collection Project Funding Sources Collaboration of the Project Project Objectives and Its Significance 3. Viewing Images

21 1.Willard D. Straight and His Legacy at Cornell University 1897-1901 Attended Cornell University, majoring in architecture 1901 Appointed to a position with Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service 1904-1905 Reuters (some sources said Associated Press) hired Straight as a correspondent during the Russo- Japanese War, which brought him for the first time to Korea.

22 1. Willard D. Straight and His Legacy at Cornell University During his stay in Korea, Straight created hundreds of photographs and sketches that documented landscapes, village scenes and people. As one of Cornell Universitys most famous alumni, Straights visual materials held by the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at the Cornell University Library. 1925 After his death his wife made a substantial donation to Cornell to build the school's first student union building, Willard Straight Hall, which was named in his honor. Dragon Day, initiated by as College of Architecture Day in 1901 by Straight, is an annual event at Cornell University.

23 2. Willard D. Straight Photographs Collection Project Funding Sources Internal Grants Program - To Encourage Innovation & Collaboration - To Advance the Goals of the Cornell University Library Digital Futures - $35,000 was Available to Compete for the Internal Grants Program, in 2002 - Grants Were Awarded at the $3000-5000 Level - Program Open to All Cornell University Library Staff Grants Award Guidelines - Identify the Importance to the Library, Unit Itself, or to the Community of Users - Describe the Benefits and a Clear Case of the Task for Qualification - Provide a Clear and Defensible Budget - Must Match the Goals of the Internal Grants Program - Complete Within a Six to Twelve Month Period

24 2. Willard D. Straight Photographs Collection Project Collaboration of the Project Staff from Different Units of the Library Susette Newberry (Visual Resources Archivist, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collection) was responsible for serving as the project consultant to ensure that implementation was compatible with other RMC Luna projects. David Jones (Former Digital Imaging Specialist, Cornell Institute for Digital Collections) was responsible for processing images into Luna Insight database. William Marquis (Former Digital Conservation Specialist, Digital Consultation and Production Services) was responsible for scanning and editing techniques. Sung Ok Kim (Cataloger, Library Technical Services) was responsible for providing captions and cataloging the images. Thomas Hahn (Former Curator, Wason Collection on East Asia was responsible for supervising the project. Staff Time Allocation (ca. 230 hours) Identifying images & assigning accession number, creating spreadsheet for cataloging (60 hours) Scanning (54 hours) Luna Insight implementation (40 hours) Cataloging (66 hours) Supervising (7 hours) Digitization Costs (ca. $4020.00) Scanning: $3660.00 Student : $360.00

25 Continued… Project Objectives and Its Significance Stimulating and enhancing new Korean Studies Assisting faculty in Korean Studies Assisting Wason Curator in developing the Wason Collection Website Allowing wide public access to the valuable materials Encouraging the use of materials in the Rare and Manuscript Collection Serving as a prototype for a future website for all of the photographs in the Willard Straight Papers Preserving rare documents from unnecessary Handling

26 3. Viewing Images Willard Dickerman Straight and early U.S.- Korea diplomatic relations http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/Straight/ OCLC Connexion Record Number: #71750075 Title: Willard Dickerman Straight and early U.S.- Korea diplomatic relations

27 Willard D. Straight in Korea, 1904-1905

28 3. Viewing Images Images can be searched by: Identifier Title Date Type Subject Creator Key words Data field Show all

29 3. Viewing Images Identifier:1260.60.09.38.01 Title: Banzai! first train crosses new Japanese bridge Date:ca.1904 Type: Photographs Description: Celebrations surrounding the first train crossing of a newly constructed Japanese bridge. Early train commuting occurred in Korea between Seoul and Pusan as early the 1880s. It is not clear which bridge and where this photograph was taken. Inscription/Marks: Inscription, apparently in hand of WDS: 'Banzai! first train crosses new Japanese bridge 'Subject: Trains Subject: Seoul, South Korea Subject: Pusan, South Korea Format: Albumen print Format: Image: 3.4646 x 5.5512 in Format:8.8 x 14.1 cm Coverage: Asia: South Korea Source: Willard Dickerman Straight papers, 1825-1925 Source: Rare & Manuscript Collections: University Archives Publisher: Cornell University Library Each image can be controlled by the tool icons:

30 Image and Image Data Identifier:1260.60.09.53.02 Title: Gordon Paddock, Alice Roosevelt, Nick Longworth, in front of the Legation at Seoul Date:1905 Type: Photographs Description: Gordon Paddock, Alice Roosevelt, Nick Longworth, in front of the Legation at Seoul. Alice Roosevelt's party travelled to the Far East and visited Korea in August 1905. Inscription/Marks Inscription in unknown hand, possibly WDS: 'Gordon Paddock, Alice Roosevelt, Nick Longworth, in front of the Legation at Seoul Subject: Paddock, Gordon Subject: Roosevelt,, Seoul, South Korea Format: Gelatin silver print Format Image: 3.3465 x 5.315 in. Format:8.5 x 13.5 cm Coverage: Asia: South Korea; Seoul Source: Willard Dickerman Straight papers, 1825-1925 Source: Rare & Manuscript Collections: University Archives Publisher: Cornell University Library

31 Thank You!


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