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Indexing and abstracting in theory and practice

Author: F Wilfrid Lancaster
Publisher: London : Facet, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Designed primarily as a text to be used in teaching indexing and abstracting in schools of library and information science, this title offers guidance on indexing and abstracting as practised by  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Wilfrid Lancaster
ISBN: 1856044823 9781856044820
OCLC Number: 806376440
Description: XIX, 451 p.
Contents: Indexing principles and practice; pre-coordinate indexes; consistency and quality of indexing; types and functions of abstracts; writing abstracts; good evaluation; approaches used in indexing and abstracting services; enhancing indexing; natural language in information retrieval; machine-aided processes; automatic indexing and abstracting; the future of indexing and abstracting services. (Part contents).
Responsibility: F.W. Lancaster.


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