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This page provides an overview of 13 articles related to 'subject heading', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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An index term, subject term, subject heading, or descriptor, in information retrieval, is a term that captures the essence of the topic of a document. Index terms make up a controlled vocabulary for use in bibliographic records. They are an integral part of bibliographic control, which is the function by which libraries collect, organize and disseminate documents. They are used as keywords to retrieve documents in an information system, for instance, a catalog or a search engine. A popular form of keywords on the web are tags which are directly visible and can be assigned by non-experts also. Index terms can consist of a word, phrase, or alphanumerical term. They are created by analyzing the document either manually with subject indexing or automatically with automatic indexing or more sophisticated methods of keyword extraction. Index terms can either come from a controlled vocabulary or be freely assigned. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: subject heading)

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Metadata related to 'subject heading' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'subject heading': 13 (0.7% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'subject heading' across all Ariadne articles: 18
  • Average number of references to 'subject heading' per Ariadne article: 1.38
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'subject heading': 1997-03
  • Trending factor of 'subject heading': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'subject heading':

  1. tomas schoenthal (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. kjell jansson (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. jessica lindholm (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. yan han (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. qiping zhang (see articles on this topic by this author)

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What's in SOSIG for Further Education?

Emma Place gives an insight into the pitfalls that await new users of the Internet in their search for relevant and quality materials and explains how SOSIG has catered for the needs of both FE students and practitioners.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

Practical Clumping: Mick Ridley on the BOPAC System

Mick Ridley discusses the BOPAC system.

June 1999, issue20, feature article

Planet SOSIG: Welfare Reform Digest

Jennie Grimshaw gives a personal account of the creation of the Welfare reform digest.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

NISS: National Information Services and Systems

Annette Lafford and Oren Stone talk us through NISS, one of the major sources of on-line information for academics and librarians

July 1997, issue10, review

Minotaur: Metadata -To Be, Or Not to Be (Catalogued)

Gordon Dunsire thinks that all is not rosy in the garden that is metadata, and wonders how it can assist cataloguing in a real-world sense.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

Metadata: Cataloguing Theory and Internet Subject-based Information Gateways

Ann Chapman, Michael Day, and Debra Hiom compare library cataloguing concepts and ROADS Template creation.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

INFOMINE

Steve Mitchell describes INFOMINE, an impressive attempt to build a Web-based virtual library for the academic community.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

GROW: Building a High-quality Civil Engineering Learning Object Repository and Portal

Yan Han provides a general overview of the Geotechnical, Rock and Water Digital Library (GROW), a learning object repository and peer-reviewed civil engineering Web portal.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Experiences of Harvesting Web Resources in Engineering Using Automatic Classification

Kjell Jansson, Jessica Lindholm and Tomas Schoenthal describe the work in setting up a Web index that uses automatic classification as a means for the selection of resources.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

EEVL News Nuggets

Roddy MacLeod and Linda Kerr with news relating to the EMC Hubs.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

DC 2005

Robina Clayphan reports on the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Vocabularies in Practice held at the University of Carlos III, Madrid in September 2005.

October 2005, issue45, event report

Collaborative and Social Tagging Networks

Emma Tonkin, Edward M. Corrado, Heather Lea Moulaison, Margaret E. I. Kipp, Andrea Resmini, Heather D. Pfeiffer and Qiping Zhang gather a series of international perspectives on the practice of social tagging of documents within a community context.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Annual Conference

Christina Claridge reports on the conference, held 3-5 September 2008, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

October 2008, issue57, event report

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