Lancaster, F. Wilfrid 1933-2013.

Indexing and abstracting in theory and practice / F.W. Lancaster. - 3rd ed. - Champaing : University of Illinois, Graduate school of library and information Science, 2003. - xxi, 451 p. ; 24 cm.

Previous ed.: 1998.

Includes bibliographical references and index

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). Table of contents

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 published indexing and abstracting services in paper or electronic form.


Indexing--Problems, exercises, etc.
Abstracting--Problems, exercises, etc.

025.48 / LAI 2003

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