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EWHA Central Library was Selected as the Best Institution for Nine Consecutive Years by the Foreign Research Information

  • Date2024.03.07
  • 10025

The Foreign Research Information Center (FRIC) operated by Ewha Central Library (Director: Eunkyung Chung) has received the top (S) grade for nine consecutive years on a project evaluation in February.

중앙도서관, 외국학술지지원센터 운영평가에서 9년 연속 최우수 기관 선정

Ten FRICs were evaluated quantitatively and qualitatively under four indicators: operational strategies, operational system, operation outcome, and year-on-year improvement; the FRIC at Ewha Womans University was well-evaluated on performance figures of document delivery service, utilizing websites, and securing journals of assigned sections.

As a national project supported by the Ministry of Education and managed by the Korea Education Research Information Service(KERIS), FRICs contribute to saving money for subscribing to foreign journals through a cooperative acquisition that builds a system for interlibrary collection, preservation, and utilization of foreign journals to reduce overlapping subscriptions of foreign academic journals by university libraries and offer free document delivery service to researchers in Korea.

Ewha FRIC has been designated as a center for education, social studies, and art journals since 2011, providing 2,515 core journals including 454 new journals in such fields. Notably, Ewha FRIC provides 2,024 good journals that are covered by Web of Science and Scopus, and 1,323 journals of such fields that are available in a very small number of libraries in Korea. This broadens the range of available academic resources at a national level and contributes significantly to lifting the burden of the subscription overlaps in Korean university libraries. Ewha FRIC also cooperates with regional representative libraries and relevant institutions to practice the university’s social responsibility through knowledge-sharing.

You can see how to use the free document copy & delivery service via FRIC and the list of journals provided by FRIC on the Center’s website (http://fric.ewha.ac.kr). Everyone – not only current students at Ewha Womans University but the graduates and any researchers – can register for the free copy service via the Library or RISS websites, visit the Center to receive the requested document, or get a free delivery service.