Partners display original characters

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Stanford University and SirsiDynix have completed a project to enable searching and display of the university library’s Chinese, Japanese, and Korean holdings in their original scripts. This follows a previous project where functionality was made available for searching, sorting, and displaying Arabic and Hebrew scripts. 

Stanford and SirsiDynix worked together for over a year to enable support for Asian and other non-Roman character sets at Stanford. They partnered on the details of searching, sorting, and displaying of multiple character sets in a single collection for both patron and staff access.

'Offering native character support for our Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew and Arabic scholars has been a critical priority for Stanford University Libraries, and we are delighted finally to be able to do so,' commented Assunta Pisani, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services at Stanford. 'The ability to search, sort, and display records of our significant holdings in these scripts represents a vast improvement in the potential for discovery and access to these materials through our catalogue.'