Librarians can provide added value through subject indexing by analyzing materials and creating additional access points, particularly to titles and authors, enabling users to access them via the catalog. Such indexing relies on various reference systems and authority files. Systems used by BnF include RAMEAU and the Dewey system.
In today’s web environment, subject access via search engines does not involve document analysis, but relies instead on the automatic indexing of all the words in a text and its metadata (digital materials, web pages, bibliographic records, titles, etc.).
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
ContactAuthorities: persons, corporate bodies, and titles