Journal of Documentation

Category:

Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 28 Issue 1

TOWARDS AUTOMATIC PROFILE CONSTRUCTION

F.H. BARKER, D.C. VEAL, B.K. WYATT

This paper describes part of the Chemical Abstracts Condensate Evaluation (CAC Evaluation) carried out by the United Kingdom Chemical Information Service (UKCIS).

A STATISTICAL INTERPRETATION OF TERM SPECIFICITY AND ITS APPLICATION IN RETRIEVAL

KAREN SPARCK JONES

The exhaustivity of document descriptions and the specificity of index terms are usually regarded as independent. It is suggested that specificity should be interpreted…

The literature of librarianship and documentation: the periodicals and their bibliographical control

HERBERT COBLANS

Somewhat paradoxically workers in information are just as typically human as in any other profession in the matter of order in their own backyard. To put it mildly, the…

SOME PROBLEMS OF THE INDEXING OF SPECIALIST MATERIAL DRAWN FROM SEVERAL DISCIPLINARY SYSTEMS

C.D. GREEN

Some problems arising in the combination of discipline‐oriented retrieval systems for the purpose of constructing a specialized retrieval system for a multidisciplinary…

A THEORY FOR PRACTICAL EDUCATION IN LIBRARIANSHIP

RONALD STAVELEY

Following in the bibliographical wake of a research student, I was reminded recently how lacking in novelty are most of our attitudes to professional education. Contexts…

COMPARATIVE EFFICIENCY OF SEARCHING TITLES, ABSTRACTS, AND INDEX TERMS IN A FREE‐TEXT DATA BASE

F.H. BARKER, D.C. VEAL, B.K. WYATT

The choice of a suitable data base for providing an information service is governed by factors of coverage, performance, and cost. The cost of the data base to subscribers…

INDEXING—PERMUTED, ROTATED, OR CYCLED

D.A. KEMP, I.S. SIMPSON, T.D. WILSON

There is some confusion in the literature with regard to the use of the terms ‘permuted’, ‘rotated’, ‘cycled’.

ISSN:

0022-0418

Online date, start – end:

1945

Copyright Holder:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Open access:

hybrid

Editor:

  • Prof David Bawden