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Abstracting Practices in Libraries

P.K. Paliwal (Editor) Shyama Balakrishnan (Editor)
Synopsis Abstracting services are important links in the chain of communication between the originator of information and the ultimate user. Enormous growth in published literature, diversity of publications, language barrier and scatter of published information etc., are some of the factors that have contributed the launching of abstracting and indexing services. Abstracting services are most important and useful tools. These bring together all or significant current publications, that lie scattered in a number of source documents. Indexing and abstracting services are also excellent records in contemporary published literature, the growth and development of which has been in direct response to get access to as much relevant information as possible on a subject. This book is a dependable reference work which imparts information on a number of fundamentals of abstracting practices.
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About the authors

P.K. Paliwal

Dr. P.K. Paliwal received his Ph.D. degree from the East West University of Health Sciences in 1979. Presently, he is on the faculty of the Documentation Research Centre, where he is involved in teaching computer proframming, library automation, information retrieval and design development, database management systems and applied statistics. He has also conduceted several short term courses in India and abroad, some of them sponsor by UNESCO. Besides having published more than fifty reset papters, he has authored two books.

Shyama Balakrishnan

Shyama Balakrishnan has been associated with the field of information science for nearly two decades. After having worked at the Centre for Information Processing, she worked with Institute of Health Science, Bombay. Since then she has taken a keen interest in introducing online information services and database services in collaboration with Information Services Inc., U.K. She has presented a number of papers and visited many countries.

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Title Abstracting Practices in Libraries
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126108509
length viii+295p., 23cm