The ARI East Asia Library currently houses over 57,000 books including materials on North Korea, rare books published before 1945, large books, and microfilms. The library is an indispensable place for researchers of Northeast Asian studies as it houses many valuable materials that other institutes in Korea do not possess.
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ARI has long engaged in finding and digitizing important materials for East Asian studies and making them available for researchers both at home and abroad. ARI is already providing digital versions of Diplomatic Documents of the Late Joseon Dynasty. It also plans to provide digital versions of “Historical Records of the Old Chinese Maritime Customs” and the “Korean Identity Survey (2005, 2010)” from July 2011. ARI will continue to seek out important materials and expand the digital service in the future.
Ari was established as the first university-affiliated research institute in Korea and has presented a new direction for university research institutes. As a result, ARI’s symposiums and research plans have become important sources of information for the trend toward research in the humanities and social sciences and the study of intellectual history in Korea. ARI categorizes all materials that it produces as personnel, scholarship, accounting, and former directors, and then organizes and stores them. ARI also stores and manages all of its series, publications, and periodicals such as The Journal of Asiatic Studies. In particular, through its website, ARI provides digital versions of all the issues of The Journal of Asiatic Studies, various papers, and materials relating to 72 lectures.