HEBRAICA
CATALOGING

A GUIDE TO
ALA/LC ROMANIZATION
AND
DESCRIPTIVE
CATALOGING

 

Prepared by Paul Maher
Senior Descriptive Cataloger
Descriptive Cataloging Division

 

 

Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.          1987

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

NOTE TO THE READER

PURPOSE AND COVERAGE

INTRODUCTION

HEBREW AND YIDDISH ROMANIZATION
    The ALA/LC Hebraica Romanization Tables
    Historical Note on ALA/LC Romanization

CURRENT APPLICATION OF THE ALA/LC ROMANIZATION TABLES
    Alef
    Alef/°Ayin Initials
    Special Characters
                Alif, Ayn, Apostrophe
                Miagkii znak
    Diacritics
    Dagesh
    Vowels
                General
                Schwa
                Yod
    Foreign Loan Words
    Hebrew Personal Names
    Non-Hebrew Names
    Hebrew Hyphenation
                "Little words"
                Multiple prefixes
    Yiddish Romanization
                General
                Hebrew words in Yiddish
                Soviet Yiddish
                Hebrew personal names in Yiddish
                Yiddish hyphenation
    Capitalization
                General
                Proper names
                Corporate bodies
                Geographic names
                Proper adjectives
                Special Cases
                            Sefer
                            She'elot u-teshuvot
                            Definite articles
    Punctuation
                Series of words
                Statements of responsibility
    Abbreviations, Initialisms, and Acronyms
                General
                Acronyms
                Abbreviations
                Initialisms
                Complex situations
                Names of the Divinity
                Summary
    Dates and Numerals
                General
                Gregorian dates
                Ordinal numbers
    Notes on Ketav Male and Ketav Ḥaser

NOTES ON LIBRARY OF CONGRESS RULE INTERPRETATIONS
    1.0C
    1.0G
    1.1F7
                Titles of Address
                Patronymics
    1.2
    1.2B3
    1.4C6
    1.4D4
    1.4F
                General
                Chronograms
                Multiple title pages
                Punctuation
    1.4F2
    1.4F6
    1.4F8
    1.7
    1.7B2
    2.5B4
    2.7B4
                Current practice
                Historical note
    2.7B7
    2.7B18
                General
                Multipart items
               
Mafteaḥ
    21.30J
                Numerals and dates
                Notes on "Sefer"
                            Uniform titles and title added entries
                            Authorities
    22.1B
                Language
                Patronymics
    22.2A
    22.3C
    22.16A
    24.13, type 5
    25.3B
    25.4A
    25.5C
    25.6
    25.18A14-25.18M2
    25.18D
    26
    26.2
                Alternative romanizations
                "Mix and match" romanizations
                Forenames
                Ben, Ibn

NOTES ON THE DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGING MANUAL
    B5 (Hebraica records in the LC MARC files)
                General
                Authorities
                Cartographic Materials
                Monographs
                            General
                            Brief JACKPHY
                            JACKPHY MARC
                            CIPs
                            MLC
                            New Input
                            RLIN
                Music
                Serials
    C2 (Canadian headings)
    C12.5.2.3.3 (New input)
                Card numbers
                PL-480
    C13.6 (Upgrades)
    D5.5 (Vernacular vs. roman only bibliographic records)
    D18.2 (Alphabetic symbols for printed cards)
    Z1 (Name authority records)
                Alternative romanizations
                Mixed-alphabet headings
                Status of authority heading code

HEBRAICA CATALOGING REFERENCE AIDS
    Dictionaries and Lexical Aids
                Hebrew
                Yiddish
                Aramaic
    Encyclopedias
    Collective Biographies and Literary Histories
    Gazetteers
    Bibliographies
    Publisher Directories
    Miscellaneous

APPENDIX
    AACR2 Appendix B12 Abbreviations
    Pre-1948 Romanization Table
    ALA/LC 1946 [sic]-1976 Romanization Table
    Abbreviations used in this manual