Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 2 of 2

Full-Text Articles in Education

Judaica Library Collection Policies: Arab-American And Muslim-American Literature, Cyma Horowitz Sep 1994

Judaica Library Collection Policies: Arab-American And Muslim-American Literature, Cyma Horowitz

Judaica Librarianship

An overview of the inclusion and treatment of Arab-American literature in a special library primarily concerned with contemporary American Jewish issues, the Blaustein Library of the American Jewish Committee. Mainstream Arab-American literature is interfiled with the regular collection, using a modified Dewey Decimal classification scheme. Extremist material, although housed separately, is classified in the same manner as the regular collection, preceded by a designation signifying literature of an antisemitic nature.


Appraising Judaica And Hebraica Books: The Treasures On Your Shelves, Maurice S. Tuchman Sep 1994

Appraising Judaica And Hebraica Books: The Treasures On Your Shelves, Maurice S. Tuchman

Judaica Librarianship

The four purposes for which one may need a book appraisal are: income tax and charitable presentation to institutions, insurance, buying and selling, and estate requirements. Some of the criteria used to determine whether it is worthwhile to obtain an appraisal of a book collection are: age, content, illustrations, place of publication, publisher, condition of the items, marginal notes, and previous owners. The evaluation of various items that may be donated to a synagogue or center library—English-language Judaica, Hebrew and Yiddish books, archival and primary source material—is also discussed.