'Mixed Methods' Indexing: Building-Up a Multi-Level Infrastructure for Subject Indexing

KEMPF, Andreas Oskar and REBHOLZ, Tobias (2016) 'Mixed Methods' Indexing: Building-Up a Multi-Level Infrastructure for Subject Indexing. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session S12 - Classification and indexing. In: Subject Access: Unlimited Opportunities, 11-12 August 2016, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

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Abstract

'Mixed Methods' Indexing: Building-Up a Multi-Level Infrastructure for Subject Indexing

Increasing numbers of publications and decreasing personnel resources demand new methods besides intellectual subject indexing, to ensure a high quality of content-descriptive metadata even in the future. In addition, the starting situation for subject indexing has changed. A large proportion of publications already contain content-descriptive metadata from different sources. Against this backdrop, we introduce a multi-level infrastructure for subject indexing which consists of four different indexing tiers. We distinguish between intellectual indexing, semi-automatic indexing approaches, and inter-vocabulary mapping approaches for third party transfer of content-descriptive metadata from controlled as well as from uncontrolled vocabularies. Finally, we switch to retrieval and explain how the power of a controlled vocabulary for indexing can be applied for advanced retrieval scenarios.

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