Monday, January 6, 2014

Asian Film Online Database trial (Nov. 22, 2013 - January 18, 2014)

The trial for Asian Film Online is now available on the New Database Trials page and runs through January 18th. For more information about the content included in this collection, click HERE.

For general help, including navigation instructions and search tips, click HERE. They also offered to arrange for a customized WebEx session in which our sales representative will demo the product, in real time.

Copied below are extra information they sent us: On the attached bibliography, you will see "Korean Academy of Film Arts- not sold for perpetual." This means that the films are included in the archive purchase but should you request a file of the films in hand, they would not be included. But you do have access to them.

To new film archives this year: Silent Film Online, which just won an award at the Charleston Conference for a Best Product 2013, very exciting! :

Also, New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-present:

The Enlarged Yŏnhaengnok Collection (燕行錄叢刊增補版) database trial

The Enlarged Yŏnhaengnok Collection (燕行錄叢刊增補版) database is available for trial from November 1 through December 22, 2013.

The Yŏnhaengnok Collection 燕行錄叢刊 is a collection of traveloguesrecorded by Korean envoys who traveled to China during the Koryŏ and Chosŏn dynasties from the 12th century to the 19th century.  This collection is a milestone which documenting diplomatic relations between Korea and China as well as being an extensive record and coverage of cultural interactions, politics, economics, society, and scholarship. The enlarged edition includes more works such as the Shenyang diaries(瀋陽日記類), the  Illustration of Sea travel to Beijing (水路燕行圖), and many more which were not included in the earlier edition. The Enlarged Yŏnhaengnok Collection online 燕行錄叢刊增補版 allows users to browse the travel records by time period, king, and author.  It is multi-languages searchable full-text including classical Korean and Chinese.

To access the trial database, please go to the KRpia database at and do a title search by 燕行錄叢刊增補版 or Enlarged Yŏnhaengnok Collection.  Users can also access the database via the KU Libraries database trail page at