This list provides the ALA/LC standard romanization of many acronyms and initialisms commonly encountered in Hebrew cataloging. The list is arranged by Hebrew abbreviation. Spaces and apostrophes are ignored in filing. Initial Hebrew definite articles are not ignored. The list includes a few terms that are not abbreviations, but which may be mistakenly interpreted as such.
Author Biography & Related Information
Dr. Joan Biella holds an M.L.S. and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages and literatures. She has cataloged Hebrew and Arabic materials in Israel and at U.S. universities and now is a cataloger and liaison for NACO in Hebraica and Judaica at the Library of Congress. Dr. Rachel Simon is the Hebraica Cataloger at Princeton University Libraries. She holds an M.L.S. from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Ph.D. in the History of the Muslim Countries from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Dr. Simon currently chairs the Cataloging Committee of the Research and Special Libraries Division of the Association of Jewish Libraries.
Biella, Joan & Rachel Simon.
""Hayah noten ba-hem simanim": Hebrew Abbreviations, Chiefly Rabbinic, and Their ALA/LC Romanization."