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This entire textual content clarifies the foundations and practices of descriptive and topic cataloging of Hebrew-alphabet fabrics. whilst it chronicles the historic and descriptive cataloging and category traditions in facilities of Hebrew cataloging-Washington and Jerusalem. The authors offer directions for formulating headings and uniform titles; study and exhibit structures for transliteration and transcription; and hint (structurally and traditionally) class structures for Judaica, Hebraica, and Israelitica. Librarians with net entry to Israeli platforms also will locate the instruments they should seek and comprehend these catalogs. This exploration and comparability of the techniques of America's RLIN and Israel's ALEPH bibliographic networks closes with an research of the opportunity of replacing Hebrew bibliographic info and a forecast of the implication of automation for the way forward for Hebrew cataloging world wide.

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Wellisch, "Script Conversion Practices in the World's Libraries," International Library Review 8 (1976): 55-84. 15Wellisch, "The Exchange of Bibliographic Data in Nonroman Scripts": 15. 16 Hans H. Wellisch, The Conversion of ScriptsIts Nature, History, and Utilization (NewYork: John Wiley & Sons, 1978), p. 299. 17Poulain, "The Transliteration of Hebrew Characters": 330. 18 Weinberg explains and justifies the bewildering multiplicity of such schemes by the geographic scatter of the Jews and the different purposes that romanization schemes serve in terms of phonetic and orthographic representation.

The classic post-AACR2 printed Hebraica card, then, romanized access points (including short title just below the author, or as the title main entry), and in recent years, bibliographic data in notes as well. Traditional Bibliographies and Published Hebraica Catalogs Older British catalogs, like LC printed cards, also practiced partial romanization. Both Steinschneider's midnineteenth century Latin-language catalog of Hebraica in the Bodleian Library20 and Cowley's 1929 Englishlanguage catalog of Bodleian Hebraica21 recorded the title proper in Hebrew characters and romanized the author main entry.

Hall, 1990), 5 vols. 28Bella Hass Weinberg, "Hebraica Cataloging and Classification, " In Cataloging and Classification of NonWestern Material: Concerns, Issues and Practices, edited by Mohammed M. Aman (Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1980), p. 327. < previous page page_20 next page > < previous page page_21 next page > Page 21 Thus, both because they tend to be more comfortable with roman-character headings and to avoid such criticism, Anglo-American libraries and librarians have largely used LC romanized headings.

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