ERIC Number: ED053761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
An International Centre for Standards Documentation: Proposals for Standardization of UDC Usage and the Mechanized Documentation of Information on Standards.
At present, there are several obstacles to efficient information retrieval regarding the world's standards. There is no uniformity in subject classification, although most standards are classified by the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC); there are no international indexes to the subjects covered; foreign standards and superseded standards (sometimes needed for legal purposes) are generally unavailable at national standards institutions. The proposed Centre would (1) standardize the usage of UDC for standard classification by assigning approved and uniform UDC-numbers; (2) convert all data relating to the world's standards to machine-readable form (punched cards and magnetic tape) for information retrieval by subject, country, language, etc., and for exchange of data between information centres and users of standards; (3) store all current standards as hard copy and on microfiche; (4) store all superseded standards on microfiche only; (5) publish lists and indexes as well as polyglot subject dictionaries. Procedures for assignment and control of UDC-numbers are outlined and a tentative proposal for coding of data on 80-column cards is made. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Israel Society of Special Libraries and Information Centres, Tel Aviv.
Note: (11 References); Contributions to Information Science No. 3