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Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice epub

by F. W. Lancaster,F.W. Lancaster


Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice epub

ISBN: 0878451021

ISBN13: 978-0878451029

Author: F. W. Lancaster,F.W. Lancaster

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Univ of Illinois Graduate School of; 2nd Rev edition (September 15, 1998)

Pages: 412 pages

ePUB book: 1157 kb

FB2 book: 1295 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 348

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Since 'Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice' was a required text for my Subject Analysis course, I expected Lancaster's book to be involved and informative. and I certainly wasn't disappointed.

Since 'Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice' was a required text for my Subject Analysis course, I expected Lancaster's book to be involved and informative. Not only does he provide analysis of indexing and abstracting theories, but he includes specific guidelines and examples for a variety of techniques. 3 people found this helpful.

Award-winning author . Lancaster has revised his widely used text, Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice, to address growing complexities in the field. However, it also holds value for managers of information services and others concerned with indexing, abstracting, and all related issues of content analysis.

Lancaster, F. W. (1991/1998/2003). Indexing and abstracting in theory and practice. London: Library Association. 1st ed. 1991; 2nd ed. 1998; 3rd. ed. 2003).

The internet increased conceptual heterogeneity and brought us a more democratic, user-contributed subject organization, lately . in the form of folksonomies and tagsonomies (cf. the tagsocratic project).

The internet increased conceptual heterogeneity and brought us a more democratic, user-contributed subject organization, lately . Building puzzles and growing pearls: a qualitative exploration of subject determination.

Lancaster, F. Wilfrid (Frederick Wilfrid), 1933-. Indexation (Documentation).

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Frederick Wilfrid Lancaster, British, Italian library educator. Lancaster, Frederick Wilfrid was born on September 4, 1933 in Stanley, United Kingdom. Recipient Best Information Science Teacher award American Society Information Science, 1981, Award of Merit, 1988; Fulbright fellow, 1975, 85, 91, university scholar University of Illinois, 1989 ) Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice by F. Lancaster (1998-09-15) (Part I. Theory, Principles, and Applications Introduction.

Indexing and abstracting in theory and practice. Lancaster, F. & Sandore, B. (1997). Technology and the Management of Library and Information Services. Champaign: University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. & Smith, L. C. (1983). Compatibility issues affecting information systems and services. Prepared for the General Information Programme and UNISIST. Paris: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Martyn, J. & Lancaster, F. (1981). Investigative methods in library and information science; an introduction.

An indexing and abstracting service is a service that provides shortening or summarizing of documents and assigning of descriptors forĀ .

An indexing and abstracting service is a service that provides shortening or summarizing of documents and assigning of descriptors for referencing documents.

Award-winning author F.W. Lancaster has revised his widely used text, Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice, to address growing complexities in the field. New chapters in the second edition feature multimedia sources and indexing within the Internet; chapters on text searching, automatic processing methods, and the future of indexing and abstracting are substantially revised. The first nine chapters, covering basic principles and theories, are updated and the section of practical exercises is modified by use of the current edition of UNBIS Thesaurus.

Researchers from a wide range of disciplines are now involved in content analysis activities that formerly were the sole concern of members of the library and information science field. At the same time, indexing and abstracting have grown in interest within other major disciplines, such as medicine. As a result, relevant articles have become increasingly scattered throughout varied literatures, and a wide range of technologies such as linguistics, computer science, artificial intelligence, and pattern recognition now impinge upon the subject matter of this book, providing the impetus for updating a text noted for both its practicality and attention to theoretical underpinnings.

As with the first edition, Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice remains primarily a text for teaching the subject. However, it also holds value for managers of information services and others concerned with indexing, abstracting, and all related issues of content analysis. Chapters focus on indexing principles, indexing practice, consistency and quality of indexing, the types and functions of abstracts, writing and evaluating the abstract, enhancing indexing, natural language in information retrieval, automated indexing and abstracting, indexing of multimedia sources, indexing within the Internet, and the future of indexing and abstracting services. The section of exercises provides concrete illustrations of the text's major points.

It turned out that this book was an older edition than the one I needed for my class, but I was not the only one to have an old edition in the class and it was usable. It was not too different than the new edition, just a few different page numbers, so I had to find the correct pages that the professor wanted us to read, but it was all good.
Since 'Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice' was a required text for my Subject Analysis course, I expected Lancaster's book to be involved and informative... and I certainly wasn't disappointed. Not only does he provide analysis of indexing and abstracting theories, but he includes specific guidelines and examples for a variety of techniques. Most reviews concern earlier editions, but the third edition has only slight changes (addition of chapters concerning indexing/abstracting in context of advancing technology).
F.W.Lancaster is a true pioneer in Information Science. He is in my opinion at least among the top ten along with persons such as Eugene Garfield and Patrick Wilson. And in a way he is broader than they are. This book represents in my view the state of the art of a core area in information science today. This does not mean, that I am not critical of it. I have written a long review of this book in the Journal of Documentation, June 1999, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 345-351. In this review I outline how research in this field can be improved. But I believe it will take a long time before we can replace this book with a better one.