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The ALA-LC Romanization tables are developed jointly by the Library of Congress (LC) and the American Library Association (ALA). Romanization schemes enable the cataloging of foreign language materials. Romanized cataloging in turn supports circulation, acquisitions, serials check-in, shelflisting, shelving, and reference, particularly in library catalogs that are unable to display non-roman alphabet information.
The ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials (CC:AAM) recently received and reviewed a proposal to revise the Arabic romanization table. The table has subsequently been approved.
The revised Arabic romanization table is now available for downloading from the ALA-LC Romanization Tables webpage.
Please direct any questions about romanization tables to Bruce Johnson, Policy and Standards Division (email@example.com).