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A Comparative Analysis of Subject Headings Related to Korean Border in the Subject Headings of Major Countries

Jeong-Hyen Kim 1

1전남대학교

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ABSTRACT

This research was conducted to analyze the actual condition of subject heading related to Korean border shown in the subject headings of 7 countries: United States, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, China, and Japan. The results are as follows. To begin with, Korean border-related records in most other national libraries are in extremely poor conditions except for some countries like United States. Amnokgang and Dumangang-related records did not search at all in the France. Yellow Sea, Dumangang, and Baekdusan-related records did not search at all in the Spain. Second, even Dokdo we have effective control, the geographical name ‘Korea’ is not marked with catalog records except the United States and France. The Germany is displayed with the geographical name of ‘Korea’ and ‘Japan’. Third, the East Sea(Donghae) already is marked with ‘Sea of ​​Japan’ in most of the national library catalogs, and Yellow Sea(Huanghai) is marked with ‘Yellow Sea’. Fourth, Amnokgang and Dumangang is marked with Chinese pronunciation in most in most of the national library. Fifth, Baekdusan is marked with Korean pronunciation in most countries. However the United States showed in ‘Baekdu Mountain’ and ‘Changbai Mountain’ discrimination. In the case of the Germany, ‘Changbai Mountain’ are marked with variant access point of ‘Baekdusan’.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.