ERIC Number: ED050742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Vocabulary Control in Indexing the Literature of Librarianship and Information Science.
Hines, Theodore C.
Problems in indexing library and information science literature occur because of the speed of introduction of new terms, the nature of class headings, and the uncertain terminology of the field. Vocabulary control requires control over the concepts selected (the depth of indexing), the form of expression of concepts and the syndetic apparatus of the index. The context in which vocabulary terms appear, subject and aspect, subject and class entry, other types of entries (author, title, series, etc.), depth of indexing, citation and keyword indexing, centralized and decentralized indexing, subject lists and thesauri, subject heading and classification are discussed. Indexing research ignores the codified record of past indexing experience including that of library subject heading work, which is the most carefully codified and tested, because of its use for a relatively shallow form of indexing. Ten general guidelines for planning indexing services for the literature are formulated, and aid to "Library Literature" for exploring new production methods and research, and expansion in staff, depth and scope, to produce a model index is proposed. (Related documents are LI 002 796 - 800 and LI 002 802 - 002 807). (AB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Identifiers: Library Science Literature
Note: Paper prepared for the Conference on Bibliographic Control of Library Science Literature, State University of New York at Albany, April 19-20, 1968