Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Information Access Through The Subject

INFORMATION ACCESS THROUGH THE SUBJECT

Information Access Through The Subject : An Annotated Bibliography / by Salman Haider. - Online : OpenThesis, 2015. (408 pages ; 23 cm.)

Annotated bibliography on  Subject Approaches to Information in Libraries covering Subject Headings, Subject Indexing, Subject Cataloging, Library Classification, Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, and Subject Approaches in Bibliographic and Non-Bibliographic Databases etc. A complete table of contents is provided below.

Information Access Through The Subject

The project "annotated bibliography" was worked out as Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) dissertation under the supervision of Professor Shabahat Husain, Chairman, Department of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, in 2002. Information Access Through The Subject is a very much appreciated work. It earned the author S. Bashiruddin – P. N. Kaula Gold Medal, Post Graduate Merit Scholarship, First Division, and IInd Position in the MLIS program.  

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Information Access Through The Subject

All librarians and information professionals may use information from this thesis for their writings and research, with proper attribution and citation. I would appreciate it if you would let me know, too! Please cite as given below:

MLA: Haider, Salman. "Information Access Through The Subject." (2015): 408.
APA: Haider, S. (2015). Information Access Through The Subject.
Chicago: Haider, Salman. "Information Access Through The Subject." (2015): 408.

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials on Information Access Through The Subject

Professor Shabahat Husain, Chairman, Department of Library and Information Science, Librarian, Maulana Azad Library, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, India [2002] -- This MLIS thesis is worth a Ph. D.

Michael F. Bemis, Reference Librarian and Writer - Washington County Public Library, Woodbury, Minnesota, USA [May 2015, posted on Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog Guest Book] -- I wanted to complement you on your annotated bibliography entitled "Information Access Through the Subject." I recently became aware of your work through a notice on LinkedIn, of which I am a member. It is clear that you have put much time and effort into creating this well researched document. 
I also would like to extend my congratulations on a very well designed and user friendly website, namely, "Librarianship Studies & Information Technology." I discovered this site while searching for your previously mentioned bibliography.

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Rabindra K. Maharana [April 2015] Thanks a lot sir for sharing such an informative material.

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John LindsayReader in Information Systems Design at Kingston University, London, England [2015]
  • Salman Haider
    One should start with Foskett, a Subject approach to information. Each of the five editions, over nearly fifty years, gives a very useful history. The weakness is that he rather limits himself to scientific information (as was fashionable with information science) and has been rather weak on the humanities, leaving that to someone else


  • Salman Haider
    Say it a coincident one article written by my Supervisor Prof. Shabahat Husain, is cited in the the fifth edition of Foskett's Subject Approach to Information... and this books is also consulted during the work on my MLIS thesis.


  • Salman Haider
    Excellent, his five versions are worth knowing, and the trouble is all five of them will be hard to find in one library. What is the Husain article, as I don't have fifth edition to hand at the moment?



  • It is about Faceted Classification philosophy and Colon Classification system by Dr. S.R. Ranganathan. He did some work on this during his research in Loughborough University, England.

       

Roger HawcroftLibrary Consultant & Social Justice Activist, Queensland, Australia [October 4, 2015, posted in Collaborative Librarians International group] -- This is an excellent work with a relatively unique perspective. I am surprised it hasn't had greater attention and I would certainly recommend it to all those interested in the vagueries and complexities of achieving better access to materials than many traditional approaches have provided.

Victoria Fr├óncuLibrarian at Central University Library of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania [In LinkedIn Group - Information Science and LIS for the article Problems of Natural Language in Indexing, March 23, 2017] -- I really enjoyed reading this article which I find interesting and informative for the problems it presents. I particularly appreciated the way the syntax and semantic relationships are explained and illustrated.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Table of Contents of Information Access Through The Subject. 

The contents of this MLIS Thesis will appear as individual posts of Librarianship Studies blog with links as provided below:

INTRODUCTION TO BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 AIMS AND SCOPE
2 METHODOLOGY
3 STANDARD FOLLOWED
4 ABSTRACT
5 SUBJECT HEADINGS

CHAPTER-1: INTRODUCTION TO SUBJECT APPROACH

CHAPTER-2: SUBJECT INDEXING PROCESS
2.1 Index
2.2 Subject Indexing Process

CHAPTER-3: DERIVED INDEXING
3.0 Introduction
3.1 Title-Based Indexing
3.1.1 Keyword in Context (KWIC) Indexing
3.1.2 Keyword Out of Context (KWOC)
3.1.3 Keyword Augmented in Context (KWAC)
3.1.4 Key-Term Alphabetical (KEYTALPHA)
3.2 Citation Indexing

CHAPTER-4: ASSIGNED INDEXING
4.0 Indexing Languages
4.1 Problems of Natural Language
4.1.1 Problems inherent in the language
4.1.2 Problems Pertaining to Relationships
4.1.2.1 Semantic Relationships: Relationship between Meaning
4.1.2.2 Syntax
4.2 Vocabulary Control
4.2.1 Subject Heading List
4.2.1.1 List of Subject Headings-General Principles
4.2.2 Thesaurus
4.2.2.1 Structure of Thesaurus
4.2.2.2 Relationship Between Terms
4.2.2.3 Thesauri and Subject Headings List
4.2.2.4 Thesauri and Classification Schemes
4.2.2.5 Thesauro-Facet
4.2.2.6 Classaurus
4.2.3 Systematic Arrangement

CHAPTER-5: PRE-COORDINATE INDEXING SYSTEMS
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Chain Indexing
5.2.1 Step in Chain Indexing
5.2.2 Merits of Chain Indexing
5.2.3 Demerits of Chain Indexing
5.2.4 Conclusion
5.3 POPSI (Postulate-Based Permuted Subject Indexing)
5.3.1 Format
5.3.2 Steps in POPSI
5.3.3 Conclusion
5.4 PRECIS (Preserved Context Indexing System)
5.4.1 Essential Features of PRECIS
5.4.2 Concept of PRECIS
5.4.3 Format of Entry
5.4.4 Filing Order
5.4.5 Conclusion
5.5 COMPASS (Computer Aided Subject System)
5.5.1 Merits and Deficiencies

CHAPTER-6: ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGUES: SUBJECT ACCESS
6.0 Introduction
6.1 What is an OPAC?
6.2 Subject Access in OPACs: Problems
6.2.1 Search failure
6.2.1.1 Query Formulation
6.2.1.2 Application of Boolean Operators
6.2.2 Information Overload
6.3 Subject Access in OPACs: Possible Solutions
6.3.1.1 Word Stemming
6.3.1.2 Providing an End User Thesaurus
6.3.1.3 Extending Search to full Bibliographical Records
6.3.2 Improvements in Indexing Techniques
6.3.2.1 Enhancing Subject Headings
6.3.2.2 Use of Traditional Classification Systems
6.3.3 Improving Searcher-System Interaction
6.3.3.1 Developing User Friendly Interfaces
6.3.3.2 Designing Knowledge Based Systems
6.4 MARC and the Subject Approach
6.5 Conclusion

CHAPTER-7: PRE-COORDINATE INDEXING LANGUAGES
7.0 Introduction
7.1 The Dewey Decimal Classification
7.1.1 Introduction
7.1.2 Salient Features
7.1.3 Underlying Principles
7.1.3.1 Philosophical Basis
7.1.3.2 Classification by Discipline
7.1.3.3 Hierarchical Structure
7.1.3.4 Practicality
7.1.4 Revision Process
7.1.4.1 Phoenix Schedules
7.1.5 DDC 19th Edition
7.15.1 Schedules
7.1.5.2 Notation
7.1.5.3 Tables
7.1.5.4 Relative Index
7.1.5.5 Other Features
7.1.5.5.1 Synthetic Devices
7.1.5.5.2 Add to Device
7.1.5.5.3 Special Topics of General Applicability
7.1.5.5.4 A Mnemonic Features
7.1.5.5.5 Optional Provisions
7.1.6 The DDC-20(1989)
7.1.6.1 New Changes in the Schedules
7.1.6.2 Changes in Tables
7.1.6.3 Electronic Version
7.1.6.4 Simplification Movement
7.10.6.5 Relative Index
7.1.7 The DDC-21 (1996)
7.1.7.1 Structure of the DDC-21.
7.1.7.2 Users’ Convenience
7.1.7.3 Changes in the Schedules
7.1.7.4 Changes in Tables
7.1.7.5 Transparent Facet Structure
7.1.7.6 Relative Index
7.1.7.6 Dewey for Windows (DfW)
7.1.7.7 Future Trends
7.2 Colon Classification
7.2.1 Introduction
7.2.2 Edition 1
7.2.3 Edition 2
7.2.4 Editioin 3
7.2.5 Edition 4
7.2.6 Edition 5
7.2.6 Edition 6
7.2.8 Edition 7
7.2.9 Conclusion
7.3 Library of Congress Subject Headings
7.3.1 Formation of Subject Headings
7.3.2 Subdivisions
7.3.3 Entry Format
7.3.4 Cross References
7.3.5 Filing Order
7.3.6 Conclusion

CHAPTER-8: POST-COORDINATE INDEXING LANGUAGES
8.1 Thesaurus in Post-Coordinate Indexing Systems
8.2 Thesaurus in Science and Technology
8.2.1 The INSPEC Thesaurus
8.3 Thesaurus in Social Sciences and Humanities
8.3.1 ERIC

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

REFERENCES

SUBJECT INDEX

TITLE INDEX

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