ERIC Number: ED208841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Study and Development of Mechanized Indexing Procedures That Can Be Applied to the Production of Subject-Enhanced Keyword Indexes. Final Report.
Mischo, William H.
This paper describes a computer-assisted printed index which provides expanded subject access to the more than 6000 titles in the Iowa State University Library reference collection. Designed to complement existing catalogs with a minimum of duplication of information, the index displays abbreviated length records. The limitations of subject access to reference materials via Library of Congress Subject Headings are discussed, and a system for assigning subject descriptors to reference titles is described. Central to the project are custom designed software routines that expedite data entry, minimize keyboarding, and use a combinatorial-based method to produce multiple entry points from single input strings. Included as appendices are an example page from the reference collection index, a list of form and content designators, sample catalog card revisions, and the program for a keyword out of context (KWOC) index. There are 21 references. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Library.