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Internet Searching and Indexing : The Subject Approach - Alan R. Thomas

Internet Searching and Indexing

The Subject Approach

Hardcover Published: 28th July 2000
ISBN: 9780789010308
Number Of Pages: 217

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Prevent information overload with better indexing and retrieval strategies In the fast-changing world of the Internet, the skills of the librarian are indispensable for managing the overwhelming amount of available data. Internet Searching and Indexing examines the tools and procedures available now and for the future that will help librarians, students, and patrons search the Internet more systematically, while helping information professionals design more efficient, effective search engines and Web pages. This comprehensive volume offers usable information for people at all levels of Internet savvy. Its clear explanations of the various ways search engines are structured will help new users take advantage of their attributes to design more effective retrieval strategies. It suggests practical ways for information professionals to use traditional library tools and concepts to make the Web more accessible. Moreover, it shows how the Web can be tapped as an immense resource to help librarians in the process of subject classification.Internet Searching and Indexing offers specific guidance on: how to classify various Web search tools and take advantage of their capabilities using signposts such as indexes, directories, and metadata to improve access to information on the Web the advantages of using facet analysis in Web page organizing, indexing, and searching the links between Internet subject trees and conventional bibliographic classification guidelines for interface design for developing Web-based OPACs applying Library of Congress subject headings to classifying Web subject access . . . and moreWith the vast amount of information that is added to the Web each day, finding data is becoming more time consuming and more complex. Internet Searching and Indexing will help you decrease the time you spend searching for the information you need and assist you in cataloging, classification, indexing, and creating quick and effective retrieval methods.

Introduction: Increasing the Oddsp. 1
Search Engines: Characteristics and Effective Usep. 7
A Proposal for Categorization and Nomenclature for Web Search Toolsp. 9
Internet Search Engines and Robots: What They Are and How to Use Themp. 29
Internet Search Engines: Understanding Their Design to Improve Information Retrievalp. 47
Signposts on the Information Superhighway: Indexes and Accessp. 61
Search Engines for the World Wide Web: An Evaluation of Recent Developmentsp. 81
Classification and Its Contribution to Web Organization, Indexing, and Searchingp. 95
The Relevance of Facet Analysis for World Wide Web Subject Organization and Searchingp. 97
Subject Trees on the Internet: A New Role for Bibliographic Classification?p. 115
Classification Schemes Revisited: Applications to Web Indexing and Searchingp. 143
Subject Cataloguing and the World Wide Webp. 157
Improving Subject Searching in Web-Based OPACs: Evaluation of the Problem and Guidelines for Designp. 159
The Internet as a Tool for Cataloguing and Classification, a View from the UKp. 187
USE, the Universal Subject Environment: A New Subject Access Approach in the Time of the Internetp. 197
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780789010308
ISBN-10: 0789010305
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: 28th July 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.01 x 14.63  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.56

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