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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
serials and rabbinical literature. It is possible to subscribe to
one copy of each card and thus use the weekly product as an
awareness service. Though it is not limited to publications in
the field of Eretz-Israel studies, these are easily recognizable
by title or by the basic Dewey Decimal Classification to which
is appended the figure (9) in parentheses which indicates that
the volumes deals with Eretz-Israel or the State of Israel.
A third and more specific current awareness tool, limited also
in its chronological coverage, is
Zionist Literature: New Publications
Received in the Library,
(Hebrew) produced by the library of the
Central Zionist Archives, which is a repository for all publica­
tions produced by departments of the World Zionist Organi­
zation and the Jewish Agency. It is also a research library for
the study of Zionism, a necessary complement to the Archives,
and covers all facets of Eretz-Israel history since the mid­
nineteenth century. The bulletin, published six times annually,
lists all new acquisitions, including the many offprints of articles
which authors who received permission to use CZA materials
are obligated to deposit with its library.
The final such tool to be described is the annual “A Selected
and Annotated Bibliography for [year]: The History of Zionism
and the State of Israel,” published each year in the Autumn
issue of
Studies in Zionism
under the auspices of the Institute
for Zionist Research at Tel Aviv University. This current bib­
liography lists selected monographs, articles and book reviews
in Hebrew (the titles are recorded in translation) and in Eu­
ropean languages published during the year under survey.
Chronologically, it covers the period 1882-1967 and lists the
works under several headings. The 1987 bibliography, to be
published in Autumn 1988, will include a detailed subject index,
in addition to classification into sections by major subjects.
All four reference tools described above lack cumulations or
even cumulated subject indexes, thus making their use as a ret­
rospective bibliography difficult, if not impossible.4
4. The eight annual listings o f the bibliography published in
Studies in Zionism
are now in a computerized data base, available for the present only on
the editorial premises o f that journal.