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The Changing Landscape Of Hebraica Cataloging, Daniel Lovins Dec 2008

The Changing Landscape Of Hebraica Cataloging, Daniel Lovins

Judaica Librarianship

Hebraica catalogers, like other librarians, are witnessing a major shift in their profession. Catalog records for physical objects in the library are increasingly giving way to metadata for digital objects on the web. The RLG Union Catalog, a mainstay of Hebraica cataloging since 1988, has been absorbed into OCLC's WorldCat. Rapid advances in information technology are driving the development of a new international cataloging code, the introduction of multiple languages and scripts in online authority records, and the emergence of a "Virtual International Authority File." While these changes are redefining the kind of work Hebraica catalogers are engaged in ...


The First Deinard Collection Of The Library Of Congress, Myron M. Weinstein Dec 2006

The First Deinard Collection Of The Library Of Congress, Myron M. Weinstein

Judaica Librarianship

The extensive Hebraica holdings of the Library of Congress are based on a core collection of nearly 10,000 books and pamphlets that was acquired circa 1912. The “nation’s library” purchased that collection—which included 19 incunabula—from the prolific Hebrew author and bibliographer Ephraim Deinard, with financial support from the businessman and philanthropist Jacob Schiff. It was the first of three Deinard collections acquired by the Library of Congress. This article outlines the negotiations and vividly describes the personalities who made that signal acquisition possible.


The Bulgarian State Collection Of Hebraica, Brad Sabin Hill Sep 1994

The Bulgarian State Collection Of Hebraica, Brad Sabin Hill

Judaica Librarianship

Based upon a visit in 1993, the author provides a description and brief survey of the holdings in the Bulgarian State Collection of Hebraica, currently under the jurisdiction of the General Department of Archives and housed in a warehouse seven kilometers outside Sofia. The collection, comprised of printed books, manuscripts, and archival documents, includes rare pre-modern Hebraica reflecting Sephardic and Balkan collecting interests. Issues of bibliographic import are highlighted and reference is made to the physical situation of the collection. The future of this Bulgarian State Hebraica Collection is yet to be determined.