CTP/CJM Joint Working Group on ALA-LC Japanese Romanization Table
- Rob Britt (University of Washington)
- Ryuta Komaki (Washington University)
- Fabiano Rocha (University of Toronto)
- Chiaki Sakai (The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa)
- Koji Takeuchi (Library of Congress)
- Yukari Sugiyama (Yale University), Co-chair
- Keiko Suzuki (The New School), Co-chair (April - Sept. 2016)
- Chiharu Watsky (Princeton University), Co-chair
- CTP & CJM chairs, ex-officio:
- Michiko Ito (-2016) and Fabiano Takashi Rocha (2017-) (Committee on Japanese Materials)
- Charlene Chou (Committee on Technical Processing)
- Bruce Johnson (LC)
The CTP/CJM Joint Working Group on ALA-LC Japanese Romanization Table was established in September, 2013. It concluded its work in August, 2015. One of the primary conclusions in the final report was that more work needed to be done, by both the CEAL community and LC, including possibly tackling revision of the LC Romanization Table for Japanese. The second Joint Working Group on Japanese Romanization represents an effort to follow up on these recommendations.
The CJM/CTP Joint Working Group represents the CEAL community and works closely in consultation with them on matters concerning revision and best practices interpreting the ALA-LC Japanese Romanization Table (RT).
Building on the efforts of the previous Working Group, the new Working Group will focus on ALA-LC Japanese RT revision, and/or creating best practices documents, based on:
- Issues identified by the CTP/CJM Joint Task Force on the LC Proposal for Japanese Romanization  and the CTP/CJM Joint Working Group on ALA-LC Japanese Romanization Table 
- LC documentation, such as: “Procedural Guidelines for Proposed New or Revised Romanization Tables”  and “Romanization Landscape” 
- Feedback and concerns of the CEAL community
- Communication with other stakeholders, such as LC, OCLC, and ALA
- Coordination with International standards and the groups that create them, such as: ISSN Centers, the International Standards Organization (ISO), etc.
- Future needs and cleanup issues
The term of the Working Group will be two years from April 2016 to March 2018.
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