New Uzbek Romanization Table Approved

08/29/2017

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 a proposal for a new Uzbek romanization table. The new table has subsequently been approved.

The new Uzbek romanization table  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/romanization/uzbek.pdf is now available for downloading from the ALA-LC Romanization Tables webpage http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html . With the approval of the Uzbek table, the Uzbek section of the Non-Slavic Languages (in Cyrillic Script) has been removed from the latter table. An updated version of the Non-Slavic Languages (in Cyrillic Script) romanization table  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/romanization/nonslav.pdf has also been posted to the ALA-LC Romanization Tables webpage.

Please direct any questions about romanization tables to Bruce Johnson, LC Policy and Standards Division ([log in to unmask]).