Russian, Japanese, and Latin Oh My! Using Technology to Catalog Non-English Language Titles
Nearly every library where the dominant language is English also has materials that are written in other languages. These materials can present unique challenges for catalogers. Many non-English language materials are located in the array of collections of the Special Collection Department of Mississippi State University (MSU). To properly process and catalog these materials, the cataloger used online tools which provided a greater understanding of the materials, allowing a higher cataloging standard. The author discusses the various tools and methods that were used to catalog these materials.
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
Descriptive cataloging, non-Roman characters, college and university libraries, case studies, cataloging for special collections