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A Study on the Development of Topical Headings Related to Korea in LCSH

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2009, 40(3), pp.49-68
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.40.3.200909.49
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Jeong-Hyen Kim 1 JiHyun Mun 1

1전남대학교

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ABSTRACT

LCSH is now used as a major subject access tool in library catalogs and national bibliographies. Internationally, LCSH has also gained wide acceptance. Over the years, many libraries in other countries have adopted or adapted LCSH. The purpose of this study is to analyze the historical process and characteristics of subject headings related to Korea in the LCSH, from the first edition to 30th ed. The analytic results show that the section of Korean history and related subject headings are different from the terms used in Korean academic world : Some subject headings considered important and essential are left out. We can also recognize the some headings are relatively too subdivided. The omitted and insufficient Korean subject headings are considered to be tied up with library policies of LC. Therefore our active support such as donation are being called for collecting more detailed analysis of Korea-related publications in LC.

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