Dear CEAL Community:
The CTP/CJM Joint Task Force on the LC Proposal for Japanese Romanization submitted its report to LC on June 13th, 2012. The report, created by the Task Force and approved by the CEAL Executive Board, documents the reasoning behind the Task Force’s belief that more extensive changes to the Japanese Romanization Table are needed. The Japanese Romanization Table is used as the standard for North American library cataloging. LC’s original revision proposal primarily addressed the issue of dropping the “alif” and using the apostrophe in all cases. The Task Force report spells out its belief that many other changes and updates are needed.
The Task Force’s new page on the CEAL website includes links to the June 13th, 2012 report (click to go directly to the PDF) and other related materials.
Please contact us with any comments or questions.
Chair, CTP/CJM Joint Task Force on the LC Proposal for Japanese Romanization
Chair, CEAL Committee on Technical Processing
Chair, CEAL Committee on Japanese Materials