[KS] Library of Congress Korean Controversy

Young-Key Kim-Renaud kimrenau at gwu.edu
Thu Jul 17 20:28:14 EDT 2008

Dear Colleagues again,
So that there is no misunderstanding of my previous mail on this, I want to stand corrected. I meant to say "rash and problematic" instead of "premature." Thank you.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Young-Key Kim-Renaud <kimrenau at gwu.edu> 
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2008 5:41 pm 
Subject: Re: [KS] Library of Congress Korean Controversy 
To: hn.kim at utoronto.ca, Korean Studies Discussion List <koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws> 
Dear Colleagues,
I might add here a note of thanks to Hana Kim, who has played a pivotal role in preventing the Library of Congress from making a rash and problematic change of the subject title from “Tok Island (Korea) to “Liancourt Rocks” in cataloging. 
Here is a note I received early this morning from Dr. Barbara B. Tillett, Chief, Cataloging Policy and Support Office and Acting Chief, Cataloging Distribution Service, at the Library of Congress:
...I believe we now have all the information on this topic that we need and will look forward to further results from the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, which is our federal authority on place names... 
If you could help me share this message with others in the Korean-American associations that have been sending a form letter, I would appreciate your assistance (most do not have a return address or fax nubmer, so no way to respond):

"The Library of Congress, Cataloging Policy and Support Office (CPSO) has withdrawn a proposal submitted in December 2007 to change Tok Island (Korea) to Liancourt Rocks.  Discussion of this topic within CPSO is postponed until there is further international resolution of this issue and decision at the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, the U.S. federal government’s authority on place names."
Dr. Barbara B. Tillett, Ph.D.
Chief, Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Acting Chief, Cataloging Distribution Service
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540-4305
tel.: +1 (202) 707-4714
fax: +1 (202) 707-6629
email: btil at loc.gov

Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Chair 
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures 
Professor of Korean Language and Culture and International Affairs 
The George Washington University 
801 22nd Street, N.W. (Academic Center, Rome Hall 469) 
Washington, DC 20052 
E-mail: kimrenau at gwu.edu 
Tel: (O) 202-994-7107 
Fax: (O) 202-994-1512
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