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Good morning all:
         OK--I am getting truly frustrated with this so 
bear with me.
         Someone donated to our school a whole bunch of 
novels and non-fiction books that are in Korean. Since our 
school has many Korean students and parents who use the 
library for their recreational reading, I was happy to get 
         Unfortunately, getting them cataloged is driving 
me crazy.
         One of our Korean teaching assistants last year 
translated all of the titles, but many of them just were 
done literally and are hard for me to figure out. For an 
example, I have a Tolstoy short story in front of me with 
the title translated "God that a Shoe Repairman Meet". 
When I try to talk with any of our Korean's here, they 
really can't think of another way of saying it.
         This all leads to me wondering if there is some 
kind of website out there that is similar to the Library 
of Congress and the British Library where I can just type 
in ISBN and have the records in front of me. Even if the 
records were in Korean, that would be a start for me to 
plant a mother in front of the computer and have her 
download the records and then I can do the piecemeal 
"english translation" on the side. Since I really doubt 
anyone that does not read Korean will be interested in 
reading these, the catalog records would probably be fine 
in that language.
         Does anyone know of such a website? I have had 
our Korean teacher do a search and she couldn't find it, 
but then she may not be aware of what to look for and of 
course I can't read it when it is on the screen.

Thanks for any help that anyone can give me!

Carol Van Brocklin
Faith Academy-Davao
Davao City, Philippines

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