Does convenience trump accuracy? The avatars of the UDC in Romania

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106107
Title:
Does convenience trump accuracy? The avatars of the UDC in Romania
Author:
Francu, Victoria
Editors:
Cordeiro, Maria Inês
Citation:
Does convenience trump accuracy? The avatars of the UDC in Romania 2007, Extensions and Corrections to the UDC, 29 (2007):263-272
Publisher:
UDC Consortium
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106107
Submitted date:
2008-07-07
Abstract:
This paper concentrates on some major issues regarding the potential of UDC and the current controversy about its use UDC in Romania: i) the importance of hierarchical structures in controlled vocabularies with a direct impact on improved information retrieval given by the browsing function which enables visualizing the hierarchies in subject areas rather than just locating a particular topic; ii) the lack of popularity of the UDC as an indexing and information retrieval language among its users be they librarians or end users of library OPACs; and iii) the situation of UDC teachers and teaching in Romanian universities.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Classification
Local subject classification:
Universal Decimal Classification; UDC use; UDC teaching; Verbal access to UDC; UDC project

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFrancu, Victoriaen_US
dc.contributor.editorCordeiro, Maria Inêsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-07T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:39:51Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-07-07en_US
dc.identifier.citationDoes convenience trump accuracy? The avatars of the UDC in Romania 2007, Extensions and Corrections to the UDC, 29 (2007):263-272en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106107-
dc.description.abstractThis paper concentrates on some major issues regarding the potential of UDC and the current controversy about its use UDC in Romania: i) the importance of hierarchical structures in controlled vocabularies with a direct impact on improved information retrieval given by the browsing function which enables visualizing the hierarchies in subject areas rather than just locating a particular topic; ii) the lack of popularity of the UDC as an indexing and information retrieval language among its users be they librarians or end users of library OPACs; and iii) the situation of UDC teachers and teaching in Romanian universities.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUDC Consortiumen_US
dc.subjectClassificationen_US
dc.subject.otherUniversal Decimal Classificationen_US
dc.subject.otherUDC useen_US
dc.subject.otherUDC teachingen_US
dc.subject.otherVerbal access to UDCen_US
dc.subject.otherUDC projecten_US
dc.titleDoes convenience trump accuracy? The avatars of the UDC in Romaniaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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