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Be-Tzelem Elohim—In The Image Of God: Identifying Essential Jewish Lgbtq Books For Jewish Libraries, Sheryl F. Stahl, Joel L. Kushner Psy.D. Jun 2014

Be-Tzelem Elohim—In The Image Of God: Identifying Essential Jewish Lgbtq Books For Jewish Libraries, Sheryl F. Stahl, Joel L. Kushner Psy.D.

Judaica Librarianship

The authors take as a given that all libraries should include books on Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) issues. This article discusses the challenges of collection development in this area and the factors that necessitate LGBTQ Jewish materials' inclusion in Jewish academic, school, synagogue, and community libraries. The article makes recommendations for a range of Jewish libraries on what essential books and movies on this topic are.


Judaica Europeana: An Infrastructure For Aggregating Jewish Content, Dov Winer Jun 2014

Judaica Europeana: An Infrastructure For Aggregating Jewish Content, Dov Winer

Judaica Librarianship

Judaica Europeana envisions a world in which all digitized Jewish content in a variety of databases worldwide is aggregated and made accessible to users and applications anywhere, at any time. It seeks to set the ground so such content is cross-linked to conceptual structures (vocabularies, encyclopedias) that enrich them and provide contextual significance.

Judaica Europeana is part of a cluster of projects building Europeana, a Linked Data infrastructure initiative of the European Commission. Judaica Europeana involves now some thirty-five partners from Europe, America and Israel, among them some of the most important Jewish content holders running long term digitization programs ...