The University of Michigan Library and Asia Library are pleased to announce an upcoming workshop on Korean Data Services. This 2-day workshop will take place at the University of Michigan Library, November 15-16, 2017.
As the demands for data resources in the fields of Korean studies and digital scholarship have increased, Korean studies librarians and East Asian studies librarians have been faced with challenges in providing effective data services to users because of the complexity of the data, copyright laws, license agreements, language barriers, and different data sharing cultures across countries. In this workshop, a group of presenters consisting of East Asian studies specialists, data specialists, and guest instructors will help the workshop attendees to recognize and use reliable data resources, enhance their capabilities to collaborate with data librarians at their home institutions, and provide effective data consultation services to their patrons.
The 2017 Workshop on Korean Data Services is a two-day in-depth data services boot camp for (but not limited to) Korean studies librarians, East Asian studies librarians, and Korean studies researchers in North America. In this workshop, attendees will gain hands-on experience with Korean spatial and numeric data and GIS data, particularly those data provided by KOSSDA (Korean Social Science Data Archive) and KOSIS (Korean Statistical Information Service). Also they will learn about reliable data sources related to Korea, China, and Japan from international governmental organizations, East Asian government agencies, and commercial vendors.
All participants are cordially invited to attend The 2017 Perspectives on Contemporary Korea Conference, which will be hosted by the Nam Center for Korean Studies immediately following the data workshop, on November 17-18. This year’s conference is entitled “The Future is Now: South Korean Paradigms for Engagement.”
2017 Workshop Committee
Dawn Lawson (Head, Asia Library)
Yunah Sung (Korean Studies Librarian)
Jungwon Yang (International Government Information and Public Policy Librarian)
The Workshop Committee is grateful to the Nam Center for Korean Studies, the University of Michigan Library, and the IASSIST (Social Science Information Service and Technology) for their generous support of this event.