ERIC Number: ED329255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-26
Reference Count: N/A
New York State Periodical Index.
Jennejahn, Judith; Rich, Margaret
This description of the development of an index to periodicals published by New York State agencies begins by discussing the criteria used in determining which titles to index, which years to cover, and what subject headings to use. Recruitment of indexers and the development of indexing guidelines by the Government Documents Roundtable of the New York Library Association are then described, and the features of CINDEX, the high performance program for the IBM PC which was chosen for preparing the index, are noted. The use of the New York State Library's STAR SYSTEM for producing an automated database as well as printed copies is briefly described. The report concludes with a discussion of the status of the project. Copies of memos from editors to indexers, the bibliographic entry record forms, and several sample pages from the first edition of the index are attached. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: IBM Personal Computer; New York; Printed Materials
Note: Paper presented at the Western New York/Ontario Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Workshop (Buffalo, NY, September 26, 1988). For the complete proceedings, see IR 052 805. For other papers of this workshop, see IR 052 806-813.