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More Government-released Documents Available on the Internet

More Government-released Documents Available on the Internet

Posted May. 11, 2005 23:31,   


Starting November, the public will be allowed to read original official documents that the National Archives and Records Service (NARS) possesses through its website (www.archives.go.kr) without having to visit the center in person.

The internet service, which previously has provided only a limited number of government-released documents such as official periodicals, white papers, and almanacs, will be expanded to include all kinds of materials including general documents, audiovisual materials, and moving pictures starting November this year according to the NARC (head: Director General Park Chan-woo) on May 11.

Therefore, the number of archived items will be expanded to 2,000,000, including 500,000 general documents, 5,000 records of the Japanese Joseon government, 5,000 audiovisual materials, 5,000 animations and 310,000 cadastral records. Currently, only 130,000 are available on its website.

Jong-Dae Ha orionha@donga.com