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DEVELOPMENTS IN SUBJECT INDEXING

B.C. VICKERY, M.A. (Librarian, Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd., Butterwick Research Laboratories)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 1 January 1955

Abstract

For the last ten years or so there has been a flood of papers, books, lectures, symposia, and discussions on indexing, classification, mechanical selection, subject analysis, information retrieval, and so on. An earlier generation used words and subject headings: today we use isolates and analets, facets and phases, descriptors and uniterms. A ‘glossary of current terminology’ in classification now runs to 350 terms, mostly of recent coinage.

Citation

VICKERY, B.C. (1955), "DEVELOPMENTS IN SUBJECT INDEXING", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026209

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