Using Subject Headings for Online Retrieval: Theory, Practice, and Potential

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April 1994



An indispensable tool for online system designers who are grappling with developing new systems or refining existing ones, this ready reference describes subject analysis and subject searching in online catalogs, including the limitations of retrieval, and demonstrates how such limitations can be overcome through system design and programming.


Subject Analysis in Library Catalogs. Subject Authority Records in the Machine-Readable LCSH. Subject Information in Bibliographic Records. Subject Heading Compatibility between LCSH-mr and Bibliographic Files. Studies of the Subject Queries Users Enter into Online Systems. An Overview of User Queries. Queries for Topical Subjects That are Likely to Succeed. Other Queries Likely to Succeed. Queries for Topical Subjects Not Likely to Succeed. Other Queries Not Likely to Succeed. The Exact Approach to Subject Searching. Choosing among Existing Subject Search Approaches as Responses to User Queries. Search Trees for Subject Searching. The Future of Subject Headings for Online Information Retrieval. Appendix A: SULIRS Subject Search. Appendix B: ORION Subject Search. Appendix C: LS/2000 Subject Search. Appendix D: Multiple-Heading Match Categories. Index.


"The well-designed empirical research presented here and the extensive use of reference citations throughout the book provide its readers with ample opportunities for scholarly discussion and further investigation in the area of subject access and OPAC user studies." --JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE
EAN: 9780122215704
ISBN: 0122215702
Untertitel: 'Library and Information Scienc'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1994
Seitenanzahl: 365 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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