ERIC Number: ED336112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Indexers' Manual for the Oregon Index.
Macnaughtan, Don, Ed.; Nixon, Mary, Ed.
This manual is designed to assist the indexers and inputters of the Oregon Index, which is an online index to Oregon's major newspapers and journals. The Index provides dial-up access to a database of citations and is available at hundreds of points around Oregon, including libraries, schools, newspapers, and government offices. The database has been built up by public, state, special and college libraries whose names are listed in this manual. Following the list of participant libraries are a description of the characteristics of index entries; an overview of the 11 "field labels"; the formats of the macros; indexing examples; and anniversary and obituary examples. The next section of the manual describes the standards, recommendations, and formats of the Index for the following areas: the 11 fields; the scope of the indexing; abbreviations; abbreviations in square brackets; acronyms; geographic names; spelling; equipment; creating files; and sending records to the Oregon Index. Five appendixes present lists of the Index's standard abbreviations and acronyms; the state-wide holdings of newspapers listed in the Index and a directory of the newspapers and journals listed; and a "cheat sheet" of some commonly used Library of Congress subject headings. An index to the manual is provided. (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon Library Foundation, Salem.