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Discussion Final report released

by Robert Rendall on Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 11:12 am

The final report of the ALCTS Non-English Access Working Group on
Romanization, submitted on Dec. 15, 2009, has now been released online.
 
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/ianda/nonenglish/apd15a.pdf
 
The Working Group was established by the ALCTS Non-English Access
Steering Committee in June 2009 to examine the current use of romanized
data in bibliographic and authority records and to recommend whether

The final report of the ALCTS Non-English Access Working Group on
Romanization, submitted on Dec. 15, 2009, has now been released online.
 
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/ianda/nonenglish/apd15a.pdf
 
The Working Group was established by the ALCTS Non-English Access
Steering Committee in June 2009 to examine the current use of romanized
data in bibliographic and authority records and to recommend whether
romanization is still needed in bibliographic records.  The Working
Group would like to thank all who submitted comments on our draft report
released in November.  This input from the wider cataloging community
was invaluable, and many of the comments received have been incorporated
directly into the final report.

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Reporting to the ALCTS Non-English Access Steering Committee, the Working Group on Romanization was charged with examining the current use of romanized data in bibliographic and authority records, and making recommendations for best practices. It was established to implement recommendation 10 of the report of the ALCTS Task Force on Non-English Access.

The Working Group submitted its final report to the Steering Committee on December 15, 2009.

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