ERIC Number: ED178028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Arrangement of Entries in Non-Roman Scripts in Multiscript Catalogs and Bibliographies.
Wellisch, Hans H.
International Forum on Information and Documentation, v3 n3 p18-24 1978
Citing the confusion generated for both librarians and users that results from the Romanization of bibliographic entries written in non-Roman scripts, it is argued that a standardized solution generally applicable to the arrangement of non-Roman script entries in bibliographic control tools should be found and adopted. Such entries should not be filed mechanically by name of script only because the resulting order would put entries for small collections in little-used scripts before those of more extensive collections in widely-used scripts, and would disperse entries in closely related scripts. A filing order for the 13 scripts that produce the present world output of books is proposed, based on the criteria of family affinity of scripts and the script's rank in the volume of world book production. Interfiling of entries in different languages or further subdivision by language, depending on the character of the script, is also suggested. A list of references is provided in addition to tables illustrating several aspects of the proposed solution. (FM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Journal Articles
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