Universal Decimal Classification at the ETH-Bibliothek Zürich - a Swiss perspective

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105111
Title:
Universal Decimal Classification at the ETH-Bibliothek Zürich - a Swiss perspective
Author:
Pika, Jiri
Editors:
Cordeiro, Maria Inês
Citation:
Universal Decimal Classification at the ETH-Bibliothek Zürich - a Swiss perspective 2007, Extensions and Corrections to the UDC, 29 (2007):229-251
Publisher:
UDC Consortium
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105111
Submitted date:
2008-07-07
Abstract:
The paper describes the use of Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) in the library of the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH-Zürich). The author explains characteristics of a subject authority index, the NEBIS Subject Index (NSI), through which the UDC is implemented for indexing and searching. The ETH library has been using the UDC for the past twenty-five years and most users hardly ever noticed the classification. A query in today's NEBIS-OPAC (formerly called ETHICS) is based on a verbal search with descriptors in German, English and French, and corresponding related search-terms. A single UDC number, linked to these descriptors, connects them to the related document-titles, regardless of the language. Thus the user actually works with the UDC, without realizing it. This paper describes the experience with this OPAC and the work behind it.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Classification
Local subject classification:
ETH Zürich; subject index; subject authority file; authority control; library; OPAC; retrieval; multilingual search; UDC; Universal Decimal Classification

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPika, Jirien_US
dc.contributor.editorCordeiro, Maria Inêsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-07T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:19:38Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-07-07en_US
dc.identifier.citationUniversal Decimal Classification at the ETH-Bibliothek Zürich - a Swiss perspective 2007, Extensions and Corrections to the UDC, 29 (2007):229-251en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105111-
dc.description.abstractThe paper describes the use of Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) in the library of the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH-Zürich). The author explains characteristics of a subject authority index, the NEBIS Subject Index (NSI), through which the UDC is implemented for indexing and searching. The ETH library has been using the UDC for the past twenty-five years and most users hardly ever noticed the classification. A query in today's NEBIS-OPAC (formerly called ETHICS) is based on a verbal search with descriptors in German, English and French, and corresponding related search-terms. A single UDC number, linked to these descriptors, connects them to the related document-titles, regardless of the language. Thus the user actually works with the UDC, without realizing it. This paper describes the experience with this OPAC and the work behind it.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUDC Consortiumen_US
dc.subjectClassificationen_US
dc.subject.otherETH Zürichen_US
dc.subject.othersubject indexen_US
dc.subject.othersubject authority fileen_US
dc.subject.otherauthority controlen_US
dc.subject.otherlibraryen_US
dc.subject.otherOPACen_US
dc.subject.otherretrievalen_US
dc.subject.othermultilingual searchen_US
dc.subject.otherUDCen_US
dc.subject.otherUniversal Decimal Classificationen_US
dc.titleUniversal Decimal Classification at the ETH-Bibliothek Zürich - a Swiss perspectiveen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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