Improving access in bilingual, biscript catalogues through Arabised authority control

Roderic Vassie (Roderic Vassie (roderic@uaeu.ac.ae) works at Zayed Central Library, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE.)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

Describes some of the information retrieval issues faced by Arab libraries with bilingual (Arabic/English), biscript (Arabic/Latin) catalogues. Reviews earlier published work on multiscript bibliographic databases before focusing on controlled name and subject access points, including suggestions for how best to serve the information needs of a group of end‐users who are predominantly native Arabic‐speakers.

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Vassie, R. (2000), "Improving access in bilingual, biscript catalogues through Arabised authority control", Online Information Review, Vol. 24 No. 6, pp. 420-429. https://doi.org/10.1108/14684520010362062

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MCB UP Ltd

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