Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Two New Brochures on the North Korean Photograph Collection

The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library is pleased to announce that two new information brochures on the North Korean Photograph Collection are now available for our users.

This rare photograph collection on North Korea was made available by Mrs. Young Kahang, who in August 2002 donated 153 oversized print photographs in memory of her late husband Mr. Won-jin Kahang. The collection itself originates from the late Mr. Kahang, who had accumulated extensive materials relating to Kim Il-sŏng, Kim Chŏng-il and North Korea in general.

There are three different ways to get the information on the Photograph Collection:

1. Physical photographs are located in the Oversize Room of the East Asian Library. In order to access to the materials, please request them at the Circulation desk. (Call numbers may be found in the online finding aid.)

2. FADIS (Fine Art Digital Imaging System)

FADIS is a content management system initially developed by the Department of Fine Art at the University of Toronto. The entire North Korean Photograph Collection has been digitized and uploaded on FADIS.

This resource may be added by University of Toronto instructors as an in-class teaching resource.

3. University of Toronto Libraries’ Online Catalogue

Detailed bibliographic information for each image can be viewed through the University of Toronto Libraries catalogue search function (search by title or call number).

To assist you in accessing the materials, the Library has prepared the following two brochures:

Access to the brochures

From the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library homepage:

Path: East Asian Library Website -> Resources menu -> Korea Studies Resources -> Guides & Finding Aids

  • Brochure 1 title: How To Use the North Korean Photograph Collection
  • Brochure 2 title: The North Korean Photograph Collection: Online Finding Aid

Hard copies of these brochures are also available in the East Asian Library at the brochure table beside the Reference Desk.

For further information, comments or inquiries, please contact Hana Kim, Korea Studies Librarian at hn.kim@utoronto.ca or at 416-978-1570.

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