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Bibliographical Works

When cataloging of the old books had been completed, a bibliographic work project for the Korean books in the Kyujanggak collections was initiated in 1973. The items for bibliographical descriptions drew mainly from the General Catalogue of Korean Books of the Kyujanggak (1965) as well as some of the Korean books listed in the General Catalogue of Chinese Books of the Kyujanggak (1972). The results of this project was published in the following work. Kyujanggak Han-gukbon Doseo Haeje 奎章閣韓國本圖書解題 (Bibliography of Korean Books of the Kyujanggak), 1978-1987, 8 volumes. In these volumes, each annotated bibliographic entry includes the author's name, background of the work, abstract, and evaluation. A total of 13,362 books are covered in this bibliography. Of the eight volumes, one volume is devoted for the books belonging to, in the traditional method of classification, the divisions of Confucian classics and of the miscellanies (907 entries); two volumes, for those of the division of collected works (1,595 entries); and four volumes, for those of the division of histories (10,850 entries). The additional volume contains indexes. Kyujanggak Han-gukbon Doseo Haeje Sokjip 奎章閣韓國本圖書解題續集 (Bibliography of Korean Books of the Kyujanggak, Supplement), 1994-, 6 volumes.In 1993, with financial support from the Ministry of Education, the Kyujanggak embarked on a ten year project to bibliograph those Korean books which were omitted from the Bibliography of Korean Books of the Kyujanggak (1978-1987). This project aims to bibliograph a total of around 8,700 titles, including 1,300 titles belonging to the division of Confucian classics, 2,000 of the collected works, and 5,400 of the histories. In 1994, the first volume, Books of Division of Histories 1 was published, and to date five volumes have been published. The project is expected to be completed by 2003, when it will total ten volumes: two volumes for the books of the division of Confucian classics and miscellanies, two volumes for collected works, and six volumes for histories. When this project is completed, all of the Korean books in the Kyujanggak collections will be bibliographed. Kyujanggak Sojang Munjip Haeseol 奎章閣所藏文集解說 (Annotated Bibliography of Collected Works of the Kyujanggak, 1995-, 5 volumes.In 1993, with financial support from the Ministry of Education, the Kyujanggak launched a ten year project to collect materials on Korean intellectual history. The goal of the project was to create an annotated bibliography, which would included detailed information on the content articles of the collected works of individual writings, or munjip 文集, found in the Kyujanggak collections. About 2,000 collected works of individual writings were selected as the target of this project. The annotated bibliographies of these works were arranged, and were to be published, by chronological order. Since the first volume, containing a part the bibliographies of the works of 15th-16th centuries appeared in 1995, four volumes have been published to date. When this project is completed, indexes will be published in a separate volume. Kyujanggak Sojang Eomunhak Jaryo 奎章閣所藏語文學資料 (Language- and literature-related material in the Kyujanggak Archives) 2001, 5 volumes.A list and description of language- and literature-related material within the collections of the Kyujanggak Archives.Kyujanggak Sojang Tongsang Jaryo Yoyak 奎章閣所藏通商資料要約 (Summary of foreign trade-related material in the Kyujanggak Archives) 1-4, 2000-2001, 4 volumes. A book that summarizes the contents of official documents passed back and forth between the Foreign Trade Office of the central government, and the customs office and the maritime customs officers of the ports opened to foreigners in the late 19th century, when Joseon established modern trade relations with foreign countries.

 
Catalogs

Cataloging of the Kyujanggak collections began in 1963 with that of the Korean works found in the Kyujanggak Books. The initial result was published in 1965. Thereafter, cataloging of the Chinese publications in the Kyujanggak Books, the modern acquisitions, and the books from private collections had been completed by 1982. The following indexes have been published. Kyujanggak Han-gukbon chongmongnok 奎章閣韓國本總目錄 (General Catalogue of Korean Books of the Kyujanggak). 1965. 1 volume. This is the result of the cataloging project carried out by the Research Institute of East Asian Culture at Seoul National University beginning 1963. In this work, 73,421 Korean books are classified according to the traditional method of four-division classifications--that is, division of Confucian classics (gyeongbu 經部), division of histories (sabu 史部), division of miscellanies (jabu 子部), and division of collected works (jipbu 集部). The lists of unclassified books and the names of authors and titles of books are appendixed. Ilsa Garam mungo godoseo jeoja mongnok 一蓑?가람 文庫古圖書著者目錄 (Author Catalogue of Old Books of the Ilsa and Garam Collections), 1966, 1 volume.In this work the author names of 4,160 old books on Korean history, literature, and language found in the two private collections are listed. The private collection of the late Professor Pang Chong-hyeon (penname Ilsa) was donated to the University in 1952 and that of the late Professor Yi Pyeong-gi (penname Garam), 1963. Kyujanggak doseo junggukbon chongmongnok 奎章閣圖書中國本總目錄 (General Catalogue of Chinese Books of the Kyujanggak), 1972, 1 volume.The Seoul National University Library began cataloging the Chinese books of the Kyujanggak in 1965. This is the result of the project. In this catalog entries for 62,082 Chinese books are classified according to the traditional four-division classifications and within a division the entries are arranged by author's names. An index of the titles of books are appended. Those books of which authors or compilers were Chinese, but re-published in Korea, are also included in this catalog. Ilban godoseo mongnok 一般古圖書目錄 (Catalogue of General Old Books), 1973, 1 volume. In this catalog 14,786 titles of the modern acquisition of old books (see under "The Holdings" above) are classified according to the Dewey Decimal Classification, and the appendix includes an index of authors. Sangbaek mungo doseo mongnok 想白文庫圖書目錄 (Catalogue of the Sangbaek Collection), 1978, 1 volume. The private collection of the late Professor Yi Sang-baek (penname Sangbaek) was donated to the University in 1971. The collection totals 6,206 books consisting of 1,692 old books and 4,514 items of others. Entries for these books are classified by the Dewey Decimal Classification, and the appendix includes a romanized index of authors. Kyujanggak doseo Han-gukbon jonghap mongnok 奎章閣圖書韓國本綜合目錄 (Combined Catalogue of Korean Books of the Kyujanggak), 1981, 2 volumes. In 1975 the Department of Kyujanggak Collections was newly established in the Seoul National University Library system. Since then, the task of cataloging the unclassified books was speeded up. As the work was completed, this combined index of the Korean books in the Kyujanggak collections was compiled. Now, all the old Korean books preserved in the Kyujanggak, including those of The Kyujanggak Books, the modern acquisitions, those of the private collections, and those formerly unclassified were synthetically listed. A total of 113,820 titles are classified according to the traditional four-division method and the appendix includes an index of authors. Kyujanggak doseo Junggukbon jonghap mongnok 奎章閣圖書中國本綜合目錄(Combined Catalogue of Chinese Books of the Kyujanggak) 1982, 1 volume. This index is an expanded edition of the General Catalogue of Chinese Books of the Kyujanggak published in 1972 (see above). In this index the Chinese books from among the unclassified books, the modern acquisitions, the private collections, and those Chinese books republished in Korea were added to the listings in the General Catalogue of 1972. A total of 73,406 titles are classified according to the traditional four-division classifications. Catalogues of Japanese and western-language publications and author and title indexes are appended.

 
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