LIS590ILE University of Illinois Summer 2009 Frank Kellerman Brown University Sciences Library, Box I Providence, RI 02912 e-mail:Frank_Kellerman@brown.edu work: (401)863-6324 home: (508)761-4072 Objectives. There are two general objectives for this course: -Learn how to index for the purpose of storing information -With that indexing experience, become more proficient in retrieving information Specific aims of the course: 1. Use different types of indexes - to see the variety, advantages, limitations 2. Index documents from different formats 3. Create your own indexes 4. Use thesauri and understand methods of thesaurus construction for vocabulary control 5. Evaluate indexing software, computer assisted indexing, automatic indexing 6. Through your greater familiarity with indexing techniques and vocabulary control, improve the quality of your searching and information retrieval Readings for the course Book Chapters and Journal Articles and Web Sites. These are listed at that week in the syllabus. --Some of these readings are available through the Library 's Electronic Reserves via the Library Catalog or the Reserves link. http://www.library.uiuc.edu/lsx/reserves.html --Some of these readings can be accessed directly through the Library 's Full Text Electronic Journal collection, again with your NetID and password. You can choose the path you like, e.g. the Journals tab on the Library home page.
--Some assigned articles are from periodicals specifically dedicated to indexing: The Indexer and Key Words - you may wish to sample these two publications for additional information about the field. These two periodicals are included in the database, Library Literature & Information Science. If like to visit that Wilson database, from Library page to Online Research Resources --> Article Indexes & Abstracts --> One of the sources there is Library Literature & Information Science.
Assignments -Filing,sorting exercise/Examine indexed records -Index
Cited: This?" NetConnect [Library Journal] 132:18-26, Winter, 2007. Available Online Research Resources, Library Literature & Information Science. -Anderson, Charles et al. "Why I Use CINDEX." In: Software for Indexing. Edited by Sandi Schroeder. Wheat Ridge, CO, American Society of Indexers, 2003. pp.45-54. [Electronic Reserves] -Lamb, James. "Embedded Indexing." The Indexer 24(4):206-209, October, 2005. Available Online Research Resources, Library Literature & Information Science. Assignment Citation Indexing Indexing Software Discussion Due: July 20, 2009 Session#8 - July 20, 2009 - Synchronous Meeting, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Central Time Indexing Another Format Readings -Rhind-Tutt, Stephen. "Different Direction for Electronic Publishers: How Indexing Can Increase Functionality." Technicalities 21(3):1,13-15, May/June, 2001. Available Online Research Resources, Library Literature & Information Science. -Wellisch, Hans. "Alphanumeric Arrangement." In: Indexing From A to Z. 2d ed. New York, H W Wilson, 1995. pp.6-22. [Electronic Reserves] -Leise, Fred. "Using Faceted Classification to Assist Indexing." http://www.contextualanalysis.com/pub_usingfacets.php -Anderson, James D. "Section 5: Design of Indexes." In: Guidelines for Indexes and Related Information Retrieval Devices. Baltimore, MD, NISO Press, 1997. pp.10-13. Download the report in PDF for free at: http://www.niso.org/standards/ ANSI/NISO Z39.14 [PDF linked there] Publications tab- Technical Reports. [click on Download PDF and disregard the Link to Buy] NISO TR02-1997 Optional Readings on Indexing Some Sample Other Formats. on image indexing: -Menard, Elaine. "Image Indexing: How Can I Find a Nice Pair of Italian Shoes?" Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 34:21-25, October/November, 2007. Available Online Research Resources. on Web site indexing: -Hedden, Heather. "Creating an Index for Your Web Site to Make Info Easier to See." Computers in Libraries 26(9):16-18, 20-21, October, 2006. Available Online Research Resources. on newspaper indexing: -Semonche, Barbara P. "Newspaper Indexing Policies and Procedures." Excerpted from News Media Libraries: A Management Handbook. Edited by Barbara P. Semonche. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1993. http://parklibrary.jomc.unc.edu/indexing.html LINK often works Assignment Index Another Format Due: July 27, 2009 Session#9 - July 27, 2009 - Synchronous Meeting, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Central Time Automatic Indexing (Ranking - Frequency, Weighting, etc.) Readings -Anderson, James D. and Perez-Carballo, Jose. "The Nature of Indexing: How Humans and Machines Analyze Messages and Texts for Retrieval. Part II: Machine Indexing, and the Allocation of Human Versus Machine Effort." Information Processing and Management 37:255277, 2001. Available Online Research Resources. (Part I is not assigned, but accessible in the same way (pages 231-254, Part I: Research, and the Nature of Human Indexing). -Coyle, Karen. "Machine Indexing." Journal of Academic Librarianship 34(6):530-531, November, 2008. [and some useful links at the references] Available Online Research Resources. -Farmer, Linda. "Automatic Categorization: What 's It All About?" Serials Librarian 51(2):91101, 2006. Available Online Research Resources. Assignment Write brief paper - your analysis of different types of indexing (and retrieval). Composite indexing exercise. Due: Thursday, August 6, 2009 Session#10, August 3, 2009 - Synchronous Meeting, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Central Time Standards Indexing Organizations and Societies Indexing as a Vocation or Avocation Wrap-Up Comments Readings -Winchester, Simon. "Word Imperfect" [title in Academic Search Premier database]. "Roget and His Brilliant, Unrivaled, Malign, and Detestable Thesaurus." Atlantic Monthly 287(5):5360,62-64,66-68,70-72,74-75, May, 2001. Available Online Research Resources to Academic Search Premier. Skim -Anderson, James D. Guidelines for Indexes and Related Information Retrieval Devices. Baltimore, MD, NISO Press, 1997. Download the report in PDF for free at: http://www.niso.org/standards/ NISO TR02-1997 Publications tab- Technical Reports. [click on Download PDF and disregard the Link to Buy] NISO TR02-1997 Visit American Society for Indexing Web site http://www.asindexing.org/ Assignment small and enjoyable test Due: Thursday, August 6, 2009