Cataloging Hebrew Materials in the Online Environment: A Comparative Study of American and Israeli Approaches

Cataloging Hebrew Materials in the Online Environment: A Comparative Study of American and Israeli Approaches

by Susan S. Lazinger, Elhanan Adler
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563083582

ISBN-13: 9781563083587

Pub. Date: 02/18/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This comprehensive text clarifies the rules and practices of descriptive and subject cataloging of Hebrew-alphabet materials. At the same time it chronicles the historical and descriptive cataloging and classification traditions in two centers of Hebrew cataloging-Washington and Jerusalem. The authors provide guidelines for formulating headings and uniform titles;

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This comprehensive text clarifies the rules and practices of descriptive and subject cataloging of Hebrew-alphabet materials. At the same time it chronicles the historical and descriptive cataloging and classification traditions in two centers of Hebrew cataloging-Washington and Jerusalem. The authors provide guidelines for formulating headings and uniform titles; analyze and demonstrate systems for transliteration and transcription; and trace (structurally and historically) classification systems for Judaica, Hebraica, and Israelitica. Librarians with Internet access to Israeli systems will also find the tools they need to search and understand those catalogs. This exploration and comparison of the approaches of America's RLIN and Israel's ALEPH bibliographic networks closes with an analysis of the potential for exchanging Hebrew bibliographic data and a forecast of the implication of automation for the future of Hebrew cataloging worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563083587
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/18/1998
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Pt. ITraditions and Practices
1Traditional Hebraica Bibliography3
2Hebraica Descriptive Cataloging: Segregated or Integrated?11
3Romanization and Transliteration Systems31
4Special Problems of Hebrew: Variant Orthography63
5Headings and Uniform Titles: American and Israeli Practices73
6Description: American and Israeli Practices101
7Hebraica, Judaica, and Israelitica Subject Cataloging115
Pt. IIHebraica Library Automation
8Hebrew Character Sets: Development and State of the Art157
9The American Scene: Hebrew in RLIN167
10The Israeli Scene: Hebrew in ALEPH181
11Automation and Cooperation: Exchanging Machine-Readable Hebrew Cataloging, or Synthesizing the Traditions191
12Hebrew Cataloging Online: Present Innovations, Future Implications197
Bibliography203
Index219

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