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  • P-ISSN1598-1487
  • E-ISSN2671-1487

Status and Prospects of the Korean Literature Archive: Focus on Information Center of Korean Modern Literature and Establishment of the National Museum of Korean Literature

Journal of Korean Society of Archives and Records Management, (P)1598-1487; (E)2671-1487
2019, v.19 no.4, pp.211-219
https://doi.org/10.14404/JKSARM.2019.19.4.211
Min Yeong Kim

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Abstract

To research the directionality of Korean literary archives, this paper introduces the modern literature archive of the National Library of Korea and discusses the future direction of the archive of the National Museum of Korean Literature. The modern literature archive of the National Library of Korea is operated with focus on digitizing the original text of modern literature, providing professional release information, and constructing contents related to modern writers and literary history. As such, the National Museum of Korean Literature, which aims to open in 2023, needs to refer to the case of the National Library of Korea but introduce more professional curating. In other words, the archivist should have the initiative to document the context of the records so that literature can be reproduced creatively based on the archived data. Moreover, he/she should actively implement archive policies to expand the availability of materials.

Journal of Korean Society of Archives and Records Management