Re: Library science of indexing

Nick Arnett (
Fri, 2 Sep 1994 04:27:20 +0200

At 3:04 PM 9/1/94 +0200, Paul Everitt wrote:

>I have spent a lot of time with IAFA templates, ALIWEB, and now Harvest.
>What I am looking for now is just plain experiences -- how should I
>approach the "taxonomy" of this? What "library science" issues should I
>investigate (ISBN numbers, etc.)? Where can I go for more info?

Two suggestions --

Join the Web4Lib mailing list (subscribe via
and ask questions there.

There's a new book called "Indexing Books" by Nancy Mulvany (University of
Chicago Press; ISBN 0-226-55014-1) that looks really good. I have it and
I've skimmed it; others have highly recommended it. If nothing else, it'll
give you an appreciation for the depth of knowledge necessary!


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