LIS 536: INDEXING AND ABSTRACTING -- SYLLABUS Version 1.0

WINTER Quarter 2001 -- Lise Kreps

DATE

TOPIC

ASSIGNMENT

ASSIGN. DUE

READINGS DUE

Tues
Jan 2

 

Introduction

Book Indexing I & II

Online Help Indexing

Assign 1 -- Book Index Example of Fame or Shame

 

Sign up for the LIS536y email listserv

Course Requirements

Keys to a Good Book Index

Database vs. Book Indexes

Visit www.asindexing.org and
www.mindspring.com/~indexwest/ASI

Visit msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/htmlhelp/

Tues
Jan 9

 

Abstracting and indexing services

Abstracting

Assign 2 -- A & I Services

Assignment 3 -- Abstracting I

 

Assign 1

Try indexes in the Help files for Windows 95/98 or NT 4, and Windows Internet Explorer 4 or 5

 

Ch. 1, "Introduction"

Ch. 10, "Approaches Used in Indexing and Abstracting Services"

Ch. 7, "Abstracts: Types and Functions"

Ch. 8, "Writing the Abstract"

 

 

Tues
Jan 16

Abstracting policy

Evaluation of abstracts

Assign 4 -- Abstract Evaluation

Assign 5 -- Abstracting II

Assign 2 (mark in class)

Assign 3

Gopen & Swan, "The Science of Scientific Writing"

Weil, "Technical Abstracting Fundamentals"

Ch. 9, "Evaluation Aspects"

Tenopir & Jasco, "Quality of Abstracts"

Tues
Jan 23

Indexing

Index languages

Indexing policy

 

 

Assign 4

Ch. 2, "Indexing Principles"

Ch. 3, "Indexing Practice"

Tues
Jan 30

Typology of index languages

Generic posting

Information Retrieval on the Web: David Billick, MSN Web Directory

Assign 6 -- Generic Posting & Indexing I (do in class)

Assign 7 -- Indexing II

Assign 6 (mark in class)

Assign 5

Ch. 4, "Precoordinate Indexes"

Ch. 11, "Enhancing the Index"

Visit www.msn.com

Tues
Feb 6

Indexing policy and retrieval performance

Indexing aids

Checklist indexing technique

Edit Assignment 5's abstracts

Assign 8 -- Indexing III

Assign 7

Ch. 14, "Text Searching"

Cleverdon & Mills, "The Testing of Index Language Devices"

Fidel, "Who Needs Controlled Vocabulary?"

Tues
Feb 13

Indexing quality

Measuring indexing quality

Cataloging an Online Store: Cindy Cunningham, Amazon.com

Assign 9 -- Indexer Consistency

Enter Assignment 7's descriptors in database

Put Assigment 5's edited abstracts in the LIS 536 folder on \\fileserv\courses by 6:00 pm

Assign 8

Ch. 6, "Quality of Indexing"

Ch. 5, "Consistency of Indexing"

Saracevic, "Indexing, Searching, and Relevance"

Ch. 12, "On the Indexing and Abstracting of Imaginative Works"

Visit www.amazon.com

Tues
Feb 20

Automated indexing and abstracting

 

Indexing an Online Encyclopedia: Mark Stumpf, Microsoft Encarta

Assign 10 -- Information Retrieval and Performance:
Searching & Write Up

Assign 9

Assignment 7's descriptors must be in database by 6:00 pm

Salton II, "The SMART Environment"

Blair & Maron II, "Full-Text Information Retrieval"

Blair & Maron I, "An Evaluation of Retrieval Effectiveness for a Full-Text Document-Retrieval System"

Salton I, "Another Look at Automatic Text-Retrieval Systems"

Ch. 15, "Automatic Indexing, Automatic Abstracting, and Related Procedures"

Visit www.msn.com/Encarta

Try Microsoft Encarta 99 (in the student lab)

Tues
Feb 27

Indexing and the World Wide Web

Indexing Images: Joel Summerlin (Corbis) Kody Janney (UW Libraries Digital Collection), and Martha Smith (doctoral student)

Show & Tell

 

 

Ch. 16, "Indexing and the Internet"

Bates, "Indexing and Access for Digital Libraries and the Internet: Human, Database, and Domain Factors"

Visit indexingWWW.html

Ch. 13, "Indexing Multimedia Sources"

Visit www.corbis.com

Visit content.lib.washington.edu/

Visit www.sound-ideas.com/search.html

 

Tues Mar 6

Show & Tell

Course Summary

Job Possibilities

Yummy Treats

 

 

 Show & Tell

Assign 10

 Gladwell, "Six Degrees of Lois Weisberg" (www.gladwell.com/1999_01_11_a_weisberg.htm)

 

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