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Re: Title Indexing in Online Systems (2 messages) Birdie MacLennan 25 Aug 2000 16:20 UTC

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Date:         Fri, 25 Aug 2000 10:48:31 -0400
From:         John Hickey <jhickey@ITHACA.EDU>
Organization: Ithaca College Library
Subject:      Re: Title Indexing in Online Systems

Added entries for title acronyms are routinely added to serials records
when the acronym appears on the item, and not-so-routinely if the acronym
is used by readers. It would be a 246 Field with indicators based on
how/where it is found. You would also find 740 fields for the acronym in
older records created before the 246 practice.

John Hickey
Ithaca College Library

Date:         Fri, 25 Aug 2000 09:10:12 -0500
From:         "Buddy Pennington" <buddy.pennington@ROCKHURST.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Title Indexing in Online Systems

I haven't heard of that but was it done automatically using some sort of
script or did a person go in and add the field for each record?  I was
just curious because that is something you can do using PERL or VBScript.

Buddy Pennington
Acquisitions/Serials Librarian
Rockhurst University Greenlease Library

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Edelen [mailto:jedelen@USD.EDU]
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 9:03 AM
Subject: Title Indexing in Online Systems

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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