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Improved browsable displays for online subject access


Improved browsable displays for online subject access

Massicotte, Mia (1988) Improved browsable displays for online subject access. Information Technology and Libraries, 7 (4). pp. 373-380. ISSN 0730-9295

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A browsable display under a specific search term can often frustrate users if the length of the display is carried over several screens. This article investigates methods of compressing headings identified by MARC subfield codes, in order to reduce the size of browsable displays. Arguments are presented that a more efficient system design can be achieved by machine sorting of subdivisions via a conceptual, rather than alphabetical approach. The author concludes that system architecture for browsable subject index displays must be redesigned to relieve the user of the burden of data organization.

Divisions:Concordia University > Libraries
Item Type:Article
Authors:Massicotte, Mia
Journal or Publication:Information Technology and Libraries
Date:December 1988
Keywords:browsable, LCSH, subject headings, meta-index, subject access
ID Code:5580
Deposited On:24 Sep 2009 19:06
Last Modified:09 Dec 2010 01:08
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