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Explorations in Indexing and Abstracting

Pointing, Virtue, and Power

Explorations in Indexing and Abstracting( )
Author: O'Connor, Brian C.
Series title:Library Science Text Ser.
ISBN:978-1-56308-184-2
Publication Date:Jun 1996
Publisher:ABC-CLIO, LLC
Imprint:Libraries Unlimited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $80.95
Book Description:

Indexing and abstracting often fail because too much emphasis is given to the mechanics of description and too little is given to what ought to be described. This text focuses on how people seek information. Drawing on a delightfully broad base of intellectual resources--from information theory and classic literature to Beethoven and MTV--the author considers the basic question of how we can index and abstract our information so that the user can actually find it. He also addresses...
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