Seeking your input: Non-Latin Script Materials Affinity Group

The Non-Latin Script Materials Affinity Group of the Linked Data for Production-2 project invites you to participate in an online survey on romanization in library catalogs. Library catalogs include romanization to support the use of resources in non-Latin scripts. As library systems become more powerful in handling native scripts, and with the move to linked data, there is a desire to re-evaluate the current practice regarding romanization. Before any decisions can be made, libraries need to consider the impact on patrons, library staff, and systems used to manage those resources.

This survey will be used to help make recommendations on the use of romanization in library catalogs within a linked data environment.

This online survey should take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete and will be available at the following link until October 8:

Please forward the survey to anyone that you think might be interested.

If you have questions about the survey, please contact Xiaoli Li ( or Larisa Walsh (