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A Comparative Analysis of Cataloging Records Related to Korea in the Major Asia-Pacific University Libraries

Jeong-Hyen Kim 1

1전남대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study was conducted to analyze the characteristics of records related to Korea shown in the cataloging records of major 10 Asia-Pacific university libraries. The results are as follows. To begin with, Korea-related records in most university libraries are very poor except for some libraries and are generally 2 times less than Japan related records. There are even 6 times less in 2 libraries. Second, most libraries organize records in MARC 21 format rather than UNIMARC, and apply subject headings of the national library, or go together with LCSH. Third, Korean materials usually write Korean in Roman characters, but 5 libraries are marked with the original Korean language and available Hangeul search. Forth, on investigation of the subject distribution in sub criteria of Korea-related records, subject related to ‘history , ’ ‘economy , ’ and ‘politics’ is largely shown in the highest rate. Fifth, Among the Korea-related subject heading, the terms such as ‘Taekwondo , ’ ‘Kimchi , ’ ‘Dokdo , ’ ‘Donghae , ’ ‘Duman-gang , ’ ‘Baekdu-san’ have different meanings in different libraries. However, these terms agree to LCSH in most libraries except for neighboring countries's libraries.

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