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Ilan Weinberg, 1945–2013, Elizabeth Vernon Jun 2014

Ilan Weinberg, 1945–2013, Elizabeth Vernon

Judaica Librarianship

Obituary of Ilan Weinberg (1945–2013).


The Shavzin-Carsch Collection Of Historic Jewish Children’S Literature, Andrea Rapp Jun 2014

The Shavzin-Carsch Collection Of Historic Jewish Children’S Literature, Andrea Rapp

Judaica Librarianship

The Shavzin-Carsch Collection of Cincinnati’s Isaac M. Wise Temple is a special collection devoted to historically significant American Jewish children’s literature. As of this writing, there are over seven hundred volumes in the collection, including early children’s books published by the Jewish Publication Society, titles listed in early juvenile bibliographies of the Jewish Book Annual, and books cited in key retrospective articles on Jewish children’s literature. This paper describes the collection, and relates how it came to be established, its potential uses to researchers, and future issues to be considered in its expansion.


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.