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Abstract

While ALA/LC standards have been developed for the Romanization of Hebrew and Yiddish for bibliographic purposes, the lack of such a standard for the Romanization of Ladino/Judezmo impedes access to materials in that language. The distinctiveness of Ladino/Judezmo argues that it be treated on its own terms, and not as merely derivative of its principal components, Spanish and Hebrew. This article establishes the rationale for an ALA/LC standard for the Romanization of Ladino/Judezmo and suggests sources that could serve as its basis.

Author Biography & Related Information

Zachary M. Baker is Head Librarian of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and President of the Association of Jewish Libraries (1994–1996). He has also served as Style Editor of Judaica Librarianship and as this journal's "Responsa" columnist.

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