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: Description and Access (CC:DA) recently received and reviewed LC revision proposals for the Bulgarian and Russian romanization tables. Both tables were approved.
The Committee on Cataloging: African and Asian Materials (CC:AAM) recently received and reviewed a proposal from LC for a new Shan romanization table. The table was approved.
The Bulgarian, Russian, and Shan tables are 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).