Status Update on RLG Pinyin Conversion

RLG's conversion of Chinese-language records in the RLG Union Catalog from Wade Giles to Pinyin continues apace. Conversion is done "cluster by cluster", so any of you that have records in the RLG Union Catalog will already have some number already in Pinyin because they are in clusters that have already been converted.

We estimate that about half of all 1.3 million Chinese-language clusters have now been converted.

For those interested in monitoring our progress, feel free to bookmark the RLG Web page, "Pinyin Project: Status of RLG Union Catalog Record Conversions" at:

Karen Smith-Yoshimura
RLG Pinyin Project Manager

Message originally posted on Eastlib on May 24, 2001.