Subject indexing in an institutional repository

Playforth, Clare (2018) Subject indexing in an institutional repository. Catalogue & Index (192). pp. 17-19. ISSN 2399-9667

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Abstract

I've been a cataloguer for some years but have only just started training to become an indexer with the Society of Indexers. I can now see that there are many parallels between cataloguing and indexing and I am often expanding my knowledge of one activity through the other. The clearest example of a task in which the two areas are intertwined is when I classify theses in our institutional repository. Our current repository platform is EPrints using the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. This allows us to assign subjects to research outputs so that they are indexed and available to users through access points in our discovery layer (Primo). I’m going to avoid discussion about the systems involved here and their interaction with each other and am going to focus on the details of this task and try to understand some of the benefits and flaws of the current workflow.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Professional Services > Library
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z0665 Library Science. Information Science > Z0695.9 Indexing. Abstracting
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z0665 Library Science. Information Science > Z0696 Classification and notation > Z0696.A5-Z Individual classification schemes. By name, A-Z. > Z0696.U4 U.S. Library of Congress. Classification
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4080 Digital libraries > ZA4081.86 Institutional repositories
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Depositing User: Clare Playforth
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2018 10:47
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 20:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/78192

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