New Information on LC Pinyin Homepage
The Library of Congress wishes to announce that the following information has recently been posted on its pinyin home page: (http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/pinyin)
- How bibliographic records converted to pinyin, a detailed explanation (see Outline of Pinyin Conversion, Bibliographic Records)
- A brief summary of the reasons for the separation of syllables in pinyin romanization (see FAQ on romanization and syllables)
- Romanization and conversion of the character de (di), in the FAQ section
- Clarification of romanization practices for place names and personal names: a document that is intended to provide clear, consistent instructions for application of pinyin romanization guidelines within the framework of AACR2. This is a draft, and comments are welcome.
Korean-Chinese Cataloging Team
Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division
Library of Congress
Message originally posted on Eastlib, March 14, 2001.