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ERIC Number: ED413911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 112
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Indexing Serialized Fiction: May the Force Be with You.
Barr, Melissa M.
The adult novel offers indexers an unusual opportunity to create a serialized fiction index. This research paper involved designing and creating a Character Index, Thesaurus, Glossary, and Abstract (with descriptors) for 21 novels based on the "Star Wars" movies. The novels are an unusual example of serialized fiction featuring main characters, supporting characters, continuing characters and single-appearance characters as described in this paper. Characters, plots, themes, and physical universe are carefully monitored and reviewed by Lucasfilm, Ltd. while allowing individual authors freedom to develop characters and plots in keeping with Lucasfilm guidelines. Selection criteria resulted in compiling data on over 250 characters included in the Character Index, Glossary, and Abstract Descriptors. The Character Index lists character by authority name, by Character Descriptor, and by title key and chapter of the novel in which the character appears. Glossary provided miscellaneous information on characters. Abstracts summarized plot elements and Abstract Descriptors listed Principle Characters and Other Characters. Thesaurus referenced only Principal Characters (noted in Abstract Descriptors) by authority name, nickname/title, used for/see reference, related planet, political/related alliance, and related characters. Appendices include the Character worksheet for the project and a bibliographic listing of novels. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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