Introduction to Indexing and Abstracting

Introduction to Indexing and Abstracting

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Successful information access in the digital information age requires robust systems of indexing and abstracting. This book provides a complete introduction to the subject that covers the many recent changes in the field. * Supplies current and extensive coverage of the field of indexing and abstracting * Provides practical examples of the procedures for indexing and abstracting * Includes numerous resource lists helpful for practitioners as well as students

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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 165.1 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 657.71g
  • ABC-CLIO
  • LIBRARIES UNLIMITED INC
  • Englewood, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • 159884976X
  • 9781598849769
  • 930,302

About Donald B Cleveland

Donald Cleveland, PhD, is professor emeritus of library and information science at the University of North Texas. Ana Cleveland, PhD, is Regents Professor of library and information science and director of the Health Informatics Program at the University of North Texas.

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"Helpful sections on ethics in indexing and abstracting, as well as various career and job opportunities, should prove useful for students interested in the profession. Authoritative and academic, Introduction to Indexing and Abstracting is a valuable reference tool." - VOYA "The book, as stated by its authors, no doubt can serve as a guide for the neophyte indexer and practitioner to the fundamentals of indexing and abstracting. It would also be an excellent textbook for the subject. As the field of publishing has changed greatly with the explosion of new technologies available since the 3d edition was published in 2000, this updated edition will be a welcome addition to practicing librarians, students of library and information science, and educators in the area of information organization." - ARBA

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Table of contents

Contents Section I: Foundations Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Nature of Information Chapter 3: A Brief History of Indexing and Abstracting Chapter 4: Human Language and the Community of Information Section II: Applications Chapter 5: Organization of Information Chapter 6: Information Access and Retrieval Chapter 7: Information Seeking Behavior Chapter 8: Types of Indexes Chapter 9: Book Indexing Example Chapter 10: Subject Analysis and Aboutness Chapter 11: The Indexing Process Chapter 12: Journal Indexing Chapter 13: Book Indexing Chapter 14: Indexing Specific Areas Chapter 15: Image Indexing Index

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