ERIC Number: ED050741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Proposal for a Current Awareness Service for the Literature of Library and Information Science.
Herling, John P.; Lazorick, Gerald J.
To meet the need for quick access to the literature, and to obtain more effective communication among librarians, information scientists, mass communication specialists, operations analysts, and behavioral scientists, the authors propose a KWOC (Key-Word Out-of-Context) Index using existing machine-readable bibliographical data, such as supplied by the Institute of Scientific Information and Pandex, supplemented by in-house conversion of core journals and U.S. Government Research Reports. Some 340,000 items (annually) would be matched against a set of authors' names, journal titles, and index terms or groups of terms, the latter weighted to eliminate false drops. Preliminary computer output would be manually screened, then matched against an open vocabulary to provide the output in the form of a monthly printed bulletin arranged by subject, with an author index. (Related documents are LI 002 796 - 002 799, and LI 002 801 - 002 807). (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Identifiers: Library Science Literature; Machine Readable Data
Note: Paper prepared for the Conference on the Bibliographic Control of Library Science Literature, State University of New York at Albany, April 19-20, 1968