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ERIC Number: ED188621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
VIP Manual: Guidelines and Procedures for ERIC Vocabulary Improvement.
This manual was developed for use by ERIC personnel involved in the two and a half year Vocabulary Improvement Project (VIP) which culminated in the publication of the 1980 completely revised edition of the Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors. Based on the idea that indexing is not about description of documents but about retrieval, it applies criteria derived from the capabilities of manual and online retrieval to examples of thesaural problems. Project procedures and principles for vocabulary improvement are presented in the first two sections, followed by detailed discussions of the functions and treatment of main terms, scope notes, and use/use for references. Suggestions and examples are included, and a glossary of terms is provided. Included, also, is the article "Related Term Guidelines" by Jim Houston and Meg Block, written in March 1979 as an addendum to the manual. (RAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Resources Information Center (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: ERIC; Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors