|The National Library has launched a website containing a massive volume of Korean news articles published before 1950. / Courtesy of National Library|
By Lee Han-soo
The National Library has launched a website containing a massive volume of Korean news articles published before 1950.
The "Korea Newspaper Archive" has about 192 million articles from 70 newspapers.
The site is based on a Linked on Data (LOD) system that allows articles from different sources to be categorized by keywords such as people and chronology. The site also has been built to match automatically the size of the screen used.
"The Korea Newspaper Archive will give users opportunities to explore the nation's early modern period, including the Japanese colonial period, through news stories," a National Library spokesman said. "It is the most realistic record for the study of the modern and contemporary history of early Korea."
The spokesman said the archive will be great for history research, broadcast documentary quotations and educational textbook development.