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Heidi G Lerner

Metadata Librarian for Hebraica/Judaica Resources

Contact

  • (650) 725-9953

Heidi's role in the library

Using traditional cataloging standards as well as existing and emerging metadata schemas and techniques, I support creation, organization, and maintenance of metadata to facilitate discovery and access to library information resources predominantly in Hebrew and Yiddish and in various formats.

Professional activities

Association of Jewish Libraries (Member since 1991-Present; R&S Division, Cataloging Committee, Association of Jewish Librariies, member; 1998-Present; Chair, 1999-2007, 2012-Present

Association of Jewish Studies (Member, 2001-Present; Member of Editorial Board of AJS Perspectives, 2004-Present)

NACO Hebraica Funnel (Contributor, 1991-Present; Coordinator, 2000-Present)

SACO Judaica Funnel (Contributor, 2006-Present; Coordinator, 2006-Present)

Selected publications

“Access vs. Cost: a Look at Hebraica Cataloging in the
U.S." Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, v. 17,
nos. 1-2 (1993): 115-131

‘’Current Practices and Standards of Cataloging Hebraica in RLIN.” Judaica Librarianship, v. 8, nos. 1-2 (1993-1994): 25-27

“Searching for Hebraica in the American Academic Library: a Workshop Proposal for the Teaching of Romanization.” Higher Hebrew Education, v. 10 (2002): 127-149

“New Technologies and Old Methodologies: Jewish Studies Research in the Digital age.” Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal for Jewish Studies, v. 20, no 4 (2002): 81-95

“Penn Boost for Online Catalog.” Genizah Fragments: the Newsletter of Cambridge University’s Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit at Cambridge University, no. 45 (April 2003): 4

“Historic Jewish Periodicals/Newspapers and the Web.” AJS Perspectives: the Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Autumn/Winter 2003: 26-27

“The Role of Multilingual Computing in Jewish Studies.” (co-author) Jewish Studies Quarterly v. 12, no. 3 (2005), 281-290

“Hebrew in Bits and Bytes: an Introduction to Coding and Formatting of Hebrew Electronic Resources.” AJS Perspectives: the Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring/Summer 2004, 18-19

“Electronic Books in the Academic World and the Implications for Jewish Studies.” AJS Perspectives: the Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall/Winter 2005: 18-20

“Sharing knowledge: Recent Trends in Search and Delivery Tools for Scholarly Content.” AJS Perspectives: the Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2005, 32-34

“The Penn/Cambridge Genizah Fragment Project: Issues in Description, Access, and Reunification.” (Co-author) Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v. 42, no.1 (2006), 21-39

“Anticipating the use of Hebrew Script in the LC/NACO Authority File.” Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) v. 53 (2006), no.2, 252-263

“Jewish Political Studies on the Internet.” AJS Perspectives: the Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2006, 24-26

“Johann Heinrich Hottinger and the Systematic Organization of Jewish Literature.” (co-author) Judaica Librarianship, v. 13 (2007), 1-25

“Internet Resources for Jewish Biography and Autobiography.” AJS Perspectives: the Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2007, 36-39

“Resources for Jewish Biography and Autobiography on the Internet.” Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, v. 26, no. 2 (2008), 128-142

“Web-Based Learning and Teaching Resources for Jewish Studies.” AJS Perspectives: the Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2007, 40-42

“Researching Orthodox Judaism Online.” AJS Perspectives: the Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2008, 36-38

“New Tools for Jewish Linguistics.” AJS Perspectives: the Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2008, 36-39

“Internet Resources for Researching Orthodox Judaism.” Journal of Religious & Theological Information , v. 7, issue 3/4, 161-169

“The RDA Test and Hebraica Cataloging: Applying RDA in One Cataloging Community.” (co-author) Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v. 49, no. 7/8 (2011), 676-695

Education

MLS, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
BA, Music History, University of Southern California