From classification to thesaurus … and back? Subject indexing tools at the library of the Afrika-Studiecentrum Leiden [extended abstract]

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/118427
Title:
From classification to thesaurus … and back? Subject indexing tools at the library of the Afrika-Studiecentrum Leiden [extended abstract]
Author:
Doorn, Marlene van; Polman, Katrien
Affiliation:
Afrika-Studiecentrum (The Netherlands)
Citation:
Doorn, M. van; Polman, K. From classification to thesaurus ... and back?: subject indexing tools at the library of the Afrika-Studiecentrum Leiden. Knowledge Organization, 37, 3 (2010), pp. 203-208. Published also as an extended abstract in Extensions and corrections to the UDC, 31 (2009), pp. 185-187.
Publisher:
UDC Consortium
Journal:
Extensions & Corrections to the UDC
Issue Date:
Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/118427
Additional Links:
http://www.udcc.org/seminar2009/programme.htm
Abstract:
The African Studies Centre (ASC) Leiden is an independent foundation associated with Leiden University. Its aims are to undertake research on Africa in the social sciences, to maintain a specialist library and documentation department, and to facilitate the dissemination of information on Africa. The library houses a broad-based collection in the field of the social sciences and the humanities, the only collection in the Netherlands focusing entirely on Africa. Current holdings include some 75,000 books, 2,000 periodicals, of which almost 600 are current subscriptions, about 1,000 documentaries and feature films, and a growing digital collection. Approximately half the holdings are English, about a third French, and the remainder is divided between German, Dutch, Afrikaans, Portuguese and Spanish. Between 2000 and 2006, the library carried out a project to improve subject access to the ASC collection by building an African Studies Thesaurus and converting all subject codes used until then into thesaurus descriptors.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
thesaurus; classification; UDC; Universal Decimal Classification
ISSN:
0014-5424

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dc.contributor.authorDoorn, Marlene vanen_US
dc.contributor.authorPolman, Katrienen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-31T16:03:09Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-31T16:03:09Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-
dc.identifier.citationDoorn, M. van; Polman, K. From classification to thesaurus ... and back?: subject indexing tools at the library of the Afrika-Studiecentrum Leiden. Knowledge Organization, 37, 3 (2010), pp. 203-208. Published also as an extended abstract in Extensions and corrections to the UDC, 31 (2009), pp. 185-187.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0014-5424-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/118427-
dc.description.abstractThe African Studies Centre (ASC) Leiden is an independent foundation associated with Leiden University. Its aims are to undertake research on Africa in the social sciences, to maintain a specialist library and documentation department, and to facilitate the dissemination of information on Africa. The library houses a broad-based collection in the field of the social sciences and the humanities, the only collection in the Netherlands focusing entirely on Africa. Current holdings include some 75,000 books, 2,000 periodicals, of which almost 600 are current subscriptions, about 1,000 documentaries and feature films, and a growing digital collection. Approximately half the holdings are English, about a third French, and the remainder is divided between German, Dutch, Afrikaans, Portuguese and Spanish. Between 2000 and 2006, the library carried out a project to improve subject access to the ASC collection by building an African Studies Thesaurus and converting all subject codes used until then into thesaurus descriptors.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUDC Consortiumen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.udcc.org/seminar2009/programme.htmen_US
dc.subjectthesaurusen_US
dc.subjectclassificationen_US
dc.subjectUDCen_US
dc.subjectUniversal Decimal Classificationen_US
dc.titleFrom classification to thesaurus … and back? Subject indexing tools at the library of the Afrika-Studiecentrum Leiden [extended abstract]en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAfrika-Studiecentrum (The Netherlands)en_US
dc.identifier.journalExtensions & Corrections to the UDCen_US
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