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Can you recommend a good book on indexing? : collected reviews on the organization of information
Weinberg, Bella Hass.
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Medford, NJ : Published for the American Society of Indexers by Information Today, [1998]

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xiii, 161 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Z695.9 .W4 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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This book contains a selection of top journal reviews of popular books on indexing. The items reviewed fall under the following headings: general and theoretical works, book indexing, database indexing and records management, thesauri, and computer-assisted and automatic indexing.

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Library Journal Review

Weinberg, a professor of library and information science at St. John's University, NY, is a renowned editor, writer, and consultant in the organization of information. A past president of the American Society of Indexers, she also has a reputation as a tough reviewer. She sees indexing as "a crucial component of the information chain." This is a collection of Weinberg's previously published critical reviews of recent books on indexing. It is divided into five sections: general and theoretical works; book indexing; database indexing and records management; thesauri; and computer-assisted and automatic indexing. Introductory notes to each review describe "the journal's typical readers and their assumed knowledge. Some report on oral and published reactions to [Weinberg's] reviews." The reviews vary in length and depth, determined somewhat by the amount of space allowed by the publisher of the original review, but, overall, are interesting and useful. Recommended for any library searching for a guide to indexing.‘Mary J. Nickum, Bozeman, MT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.