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 proposals for revised Bulgarian, Serbian, and Macedonian romanization tables. The tables have subsequently been approved.
The Bulgarian, Serbian, and Macedonian romanization 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 ([email protected]).