Accession Number:

AD0643869

Title:

ANALYSIS OF CASE HISTORIES OF PERSONAL INDEX USE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE LIBRARY SCHOOL

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Case histories are summarized for 12 researchers in science and engineering at the Florida State University, i.e., 6 chemists, 4 biologists, 1 engineer, and 1 meteorologist. Over a 10-month period, 258 histories were obtained. The data do not permit the determination with certainty the type of subject index most suitable for a particular type of subject question. Over 70 of the inquiries were subject questions over 80 of these required only a logical product search. Question-document title pairs were analyzed for each of 381 documents selected as answers to 170 subject questions. Of a possible 1142 concepts, 604 question concepts were matched by document title concepts. Material less than one year old account for less than 1 of the selected documents. Over 20 of the selected documents were over 10 years old, and included a low incidence of conference papers and government reports. A key-word-out-of-context index will be tested in future studies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE