Re: A & I Database title overlap program? DuBose, Stefanie 11 May 2004 18:43 UTC
There is a new service called Library Comparison Source ( www.lcsource.com )
which compiles reports comparing the title lists of different databases. We
haven't looked at it in depth, but it certainly sounds interesting.
Currently, we have a reference librarian who is using MS Access to get this
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27258-4353
From: Marshall, Susan [mailto:smarshall@MONTANA.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 1:46 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] A & I Database title overlap program?
I am trying to find out if there is a program available that will run a
comparison of titles indexed between two index and abstract databases.
This can be used as a collection development tool. For example, we
would like to know what percentage of overlap occurs between
the Anthropological Index Online and InfoTrac's OneFile.
I realize that other factors need to be considered when camparing
databases of this nature such as how a database is indexed, but for
a rough estimate of overlap it would be nice to have...
Anyone know of a tool that can do this?
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Montana State University
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Bozeman, MT 59717-3320
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