I would like to announce that Hebraica Cataloging RDA: a Guide to ALA/LC Romanization and Descriptive Cataloging is now available. This online resource supplements and updates Hebraica Cataloging (Paul Maher) that appeared in 1987. This new resource aims to serve as a published guide to the romanization and descriptive cataloging of Hebraica materials in RDA by the Library of Congress and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

This resource was created by Joan Biella (formerly of LC), Benjamin Fryser (LC), and Heidi Lerner (Stanford Libraries) and is available at the AJL RAS Cataloging Committee Wiki:



This resource has been several years in the making and incorporates many comments made on the first draft. A second part containing annotated examples taken from a summer 2013 workshop-style e-forum for Hebraica cataloguers (developed to as a platform for discussing issues in RDA cataloging particular to Hebrew and Yiddish materials) will follow in th spring or summer of 2015.


Thank you, Heidi Lerner


Heidi G. Lerner
Metadata Librarian for Hebraica and Judaica
Metadata Development Unit
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
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