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Paper presented as part of the panel session, "Modification of RLIN Hebraica Records: A Cataloging Workshop," held at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association of Jewish Libraries, New York, June 22, 1993.

Abstract

In doing Hebraica cataloging on RLIN, Yeshiva University (YU) librarians provide full title and statement of responsibility data in the original script. YU catalogers do not, however, provide full romanization of these elements, but stop after the title proper. The Research Libraries Group's definition of cataloging levels requires YU to code its records as less-than-full. It is argued in this paper that the Cataloging Category codes mask the quality of records containing complete bibliographic data in the original script, and that libraries in putting this data are penalized financially.

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