publication . Article . 2018

Subject indexing in an institutional repository

Playforth, Clare;
Open Access English
  • Published: 27 Sep 2018
  • Publisher: Cataloguing and Indexing Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
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 disc...
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free text keywords: Z0695.9, Z0696.U4, ZA4081.86
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