Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kazakh, Lepcha, and Manchu Romanization Tables

News from LC.
The ALA-LC Romanization tables are developed jointly by the Library of Congress (LC) and the American Library Association (ALA). Romanization schemes enable the cataloging of foreign language materials. Romanized cataloging in turn supports circulation, acquisitions, serials check-in, shelflisting, shelving, and reference, particularly in library catalogs that are unable to display non-roman alphabet information.

The ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials (CC:AAM) recently received and reviewed proposals for new Kazakh (in Arabic script) and Manchu romanization tables, as well as a revision proposal for the Lepcha romanization table. All three tables were approved.

The Kazakh (in Arabic script), Lepcha, and Manchu romanization tables are now available for downloading from the ALA-LC Romanization Tables webpage

RDA: Are We There Yet?

The Georgia Library Association has announced the November 2012 session of the Carterette Series Webinars, "RDA: Are We There Yet?".

The Carterette Series is a bi-monthly educational webinar series highlighting trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations. Topics are chosen to be of interest to students and employees from all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing Education (CE) contact hour.

Can't make it to the live show? That's okay. The sessions will be recorded and available on the CSW site for later viewing.

RDA: Are We There Yet?
Presented by Emily Nimsakont
November 14, 2012
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EASTERN Time (What time is that for me?)


It's been a long time coming, but Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloging code, will be implemented by the Library of Congress next year - are you ready? In this session, Emily Dust Nimsakont will provide an update on the latest RDA-related developments and offer tips for RDA implementation. Emily is the Government and Information Services Librarian at the Nebraska Library Commission.