ERIC Number: ED070503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Indexing and Abstracting Services for Water Resources Engineering.
Wellisch, Hans (Hanan)
This report provides a complete and up-to-date review of the abstracting and indexing services available in water resources engineering. Between 1955 and 1970 the number of services in this field increased from about 20 to 40. This exponential growth or doubling every 15 years suggests that by 1985 there will be 80 abstracting services in existence. Abstracting and indexing services were evaluated from all over the world to find out whether the existing services are adequate in number, quality and coverage. In view of the increasing tendency to retrieve information from secondary literature tools with the help of machines, the criteria of standardization of data elements and of compatibility of products were investigated also. Some conclusions and recommendations are given with the aim to assist editors of abstracting services to enhance the value of their publications through the introduction of useful features which are found in some but not all services, and the elimination of certain shortcomings. (TW)
Descriptors: Abstracting, Engineering, Indexing, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Storage, Surveys, Water Resources
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va., 22151 (PB-211 913; PC $4.85; HC $0.95)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Office of Water Resources Research.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. School of Library and Information Services.
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