ERIC Number: ED071688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
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A Contribution to Regional Bibliography: Alaska; A Pilot Study in Indexing.
Harris, Margaret P.
A pilot study to develop a feasible multi-media index to regional material has just been completed. Its primary objective is to develop a tool for general user access to information in various formats by combining old and new methods and techniques of information retrieval. Simple computer programs manipulate the information on 106 sample items to produce a register of the items and the access indexes: issuing body/main entry, title and series, and subject/descriptor. Indexing terms were assembled from headings assigned by Library of Congress, Sears, and "Readers' Guide" as well as from thesauri such as "Thesaurus of Engineering and Scientific Terms" and "Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors." The report seeks to avoid undefined jargon of both the library and the computer in the 72 pages of discussion and the appendices. It includes a study of the indexes sampled for regional material and an estimate of the quantity of material and the cost of developing the multi-media index it hopes to pilot. It includes an additional 27 pages of computer printout for the 106 items handled. (Author)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Computer Programs, Indexes, Indexing, Information Retrieval, Pilot Projects, Regional Programs, Subject Index Terms
Margaret Harris, P. O. Box 3102, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 ($3.00)
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Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of State Libraries.
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska