Saturday, February 25, 2017

Keyword Out of Context (KWOC)

Information Access Through The Subject

KEYWORD OUT OF CONTEXT (KWOC)

In KWOC system, keyword or the access point is shifted to the extreme left at its normal place in the beginning of the line. It is followed by the complete title to provide complete context. The keyword and the context are written either in the same line or in two successive lines. Both the formats are displayed below.

Example-Title: Computerisation of Libraries in India

FORMAT 1


COMPUTERISATION Computerisation of libraries in India 1289

INDIA Computerisation of libraries in India 1289

LIBRARIES Computerisation of libraries in Indian 1289

FORMAT 2


COMPUTERISATION
    Computerization of libraries in India 1289

INDIA
    Computerisation of libraries in India 1289

LIBRARIES
    Computerisation of libraries in India 1289

These entries are then filed in an alphabetical sequence in the file of the KWOC index.

It should be noted that the changing of format in KWOC index has provided only limited improvement. Since it follows the same indexing technique there is hardly any difference in its retrieval efficiency.

Source: (Chapter 3) Information Access Through The Subject : An Annotated Bibliography / by Salman Haider. - Online : OpenThesis, 2015. (408 pages ; 23 cm.)

Annotated bibliography titled Information Access Through The Subject covering Subject Indexing, Subject Cataloging, Classification, Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, and Subject Approaches in Bibliographic and Non-Bibliographic Databases etc. 

MLIS Thesis is available and discussed in following places: 



The project "annotated bibliography" was worked out as Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) dissertation in the Department of Library and Information Science, A.M.U, IndiaInformation Access Through The Subject is a very much appreciated work (see Testimonials). It earned the author S. Bashiruddin – P. N. Kaula Gold Medal, Post Graduate Merit Scholarship, First Division, and IInd Position in the MLIS program.

This article forms a part of Glossary of Library & Information Science.
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