Tuvilleja lis07 index and indexing

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  1. 1. INDEX AND INDEXING Prepared by JAHLEN M. TUVILLEJA II – BLIS A. Y. 2013 - 2014
  2. 2. INDEX An index is a systematic arrangement of entries designed to enable users to locate information in a document. British indexing standard (BS3700:1988) INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07
  3. 3. INDEXING The process of creating an index is called indexing, and a person who does it is called an indexer. British indexing standard (BS3700:1988) INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07
  4. 4. DEVELOPMENT OF INDEXES AND INDEXING
  5. 5. DEVELOPMENT OF INDEXES AND INDEXING 1. 5th Century: Alphabetical Index 2. 14th Century: Annotation in Manuscripts 3. 15th – 17th Century: Concordances & Topical indexes INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07
  6. 6. DEVELOPMENT OF INDEXES AND INDEXING 4. 18th Century: indexes to books were prepared primarily by their authors 5. 19th Century: compile indexes to cover entire fields INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07
  7. 7. DEVELOPMENT OF INDEXES AND INDEXING 6. 20th Century: subject index with subdivision in a simple hierarchical structure of two or three levels (main heading and modifier or main heading, subheading, and modifier) INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07
  8. 8. DEVELOPMENT OF INDEXES AND INDEXING 6. 20th Century: • Scholarly journals with the rapid growth of journals, subject access become necessary o 1850s, W. F. Poole - publication of an index across many journals INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07
  9. 9. DEVELOPMENT OF INDEXES AND INDEXING 6. 20th Century: • 1950s – Computers had entered the indexing and abstracting arena and efforts were begun to evaluate indexing using quantitative methods. - Hans Peter Luhn’s KWIC indexes INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07
  10. 10. DEVELOPMENT OF INDEXES AND INDEXING 6. 20th Century: • 1960s Cyril W. Cleverdon o Cranfield Project was the development of techniques for the quantitative evaluation of indexing INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07
  11. 11. DEVELOPMENT OF INDEXES AND INDEXING 6. 20th Century: • Indexing has outstripped the ideas of previous ages. We have progressed from indexes to individual works, through indexes to several volumes, to cooperative indexes on an international scale (Kuang-hua Chen, 2005) INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07
  12. 12. PURPOSE AND USES OF INDEXES
  13. 13. PURPOSE OF INDEXES Indexes are designed to help the reader find information quickly and easily. INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07
  14. 14. USES OF INDEXES • identifies information a reader might look for • collects the different ways of wording the same concept • provides terminology that might not exist in the text INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07
  15. 15. USES OF INDEXES • facilitates quotation by other authors, by the media, by students, by readers • retrieves information for review by students • analyzes concepts to produce headings INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07
  16. 16. USES OF INDEXES • focuses the gateways/entries to the book's information to a specific audience • filters information for the reader in order to prevent burnout INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07
  17. 17. REFERENCES • Chen, Kuang-Hua. 2005. Indexing and abstracting. www.lis.ntu.edu.tw/~khchen/course/ia/slide/ia200501.pdf • Indexing and abstracting. 2008. library.upmin.edu.ph/librariansresources/indexabs.pdf • Index (publishing). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index_(publishing) • http://www.backwordsindexing.com/Intro.html INDEX AND INDEXING S-LIS 07

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