ERIC Number: ED191424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Acces en Conversationnel au Fichier World Transindex. [Online Access to the World Transindex File].
Pelissier, Denise; Mallet, Monorama
A database providing bibliographic information and the source for translations of scientific and technical literature from Eastern Europe and Asia into western languages, World Transindex includes the information which was published until 1977 in the World Index of Scientific Translations, Transatom Bulletin, and Bulletin of Translations. It was established in January 1978 using the PASCAL system of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), which permits the publication of indexes by photocomposition as well as online searching. Since 1975, the Center of Scientific and Technical Documentation of CNRS has had online access to its own file of translations; in 1978, searching was extended to the World Transindex file. Other available translations prior to 1974 are available through SELECTO. Currently under study are the provision of selective dissemination of information (SDI) services based on profiles of interests, and, eventually, languages, e.g., chemistry in English or French, and the establishment of World Transindex in the Information Retrieval Service (IRS) of the European Space Agency (ASE). This paper provides brief descriptions of the database, online searching procedures, and studies on the use of CRISTAL for information retrieval and the relocation of World Transindex to IRS/ASE. (BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm (Sweden). Library.
Identifiers: Asia; Europe (East); Scientific and Technical Information
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