Title Indexing in Online Systems Joe Edelen 25 Aug 2000 14:03 UTC

I ran across a way of indexing periodical titles in an online system
that I had never seen or even heard of before: in an indexed added
title field an acronym was inserted that contained the first letter
of each significant word of the title e.g. Journal of Time
Management     would be      JTM

Is this a common practice?  Is it unique to one particular type of
library (the library I saw it in was a medical library)?

It certainly did prove to be a very quick way to search and retrieve
the title record.

Thanks for your time to respond.

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