ERIC Number: ED186005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
BSO--Broad System of Ordering.
The Broad System of Ordering (BSO), a subject-indication coding and ordering scheme developed to meet the requirements of the UNISIST program for an international switching mechanism between information systems using diverse indexing/retrieval languages is described. The scope and purpose of the BSO, its development and testing, a schematic outline of the schedule, and an explanation of its main features (facet design, treatment of composite subjects, notation, and alphabetical index) are presented. The report concludes with a brief review of future needs and prospects for the new ordering system. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Scientific and Technical Information; UNISIST
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (45th, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 27-September 1, 1979).