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1Chowdhury, G.G.: How to improve the sustainability of digital libraries and information services?.
In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 67(2016) no.10, S.2379-2391.
Abstract: Arguing that environmental sustainability is a growing concern for digital information systems and services, this article proposes a simple method for estimation of the energy and environmental costs of digital libraries and information services. It is shown that several factors contribute to the overall energy and environmental costs of information and communication technology (ICT) in general and digital information systems and services in particular. It is also shown that end-user energy costs play a key role in the overall environmental costs of a digital library or information service. It is argued that appropriate user research, transaction log analysis, user modeling, and better design and delivery of services can significantly reduce the user interaction time, and thus the environmental costs, of digital information systems and services, making them more sustainable.
Inhalt: Vgl.: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.23599/full.
2Chowdhury, G.G.: Introduction to modern information retrieval.3rd ed.
London : Facet Publishing, 2010. 528 S.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: iwp 62(2011) H.8, S.398-400 (A.R. Brellochs): " ... An der faktisch gegebenen Positionierung als Textbuch für Information Retrieval, einigen Themenfeldern der Informationsvermittlung und des Bibliothekswesens ist zwar grundsätzlich nichts auszusetzen. Leider führt aber die Vielzahl der behandelten Themen dazu, dass trotz des Umfangs von gut 500 Seiten manche für das IR wichtige Themen nur sehr knapp abgehandelt wurden. Diese thematische Überbreite macht den Band leider als generelle Einführung für Leser ohne fachlichen Hintergrund in Informations- oder Bibliothekswissenschaft ungeeignet, denn für diese ist ein großer Teil des Buches nicht ausreichend verständlich. ; In die Irre führt den unbedarften Leser auf jeden Fall der im Titel postulierte Anspruch, eine Einführung in Information Retrieval zu leisten. Gegenüber dem Leser wäre es ehrlicher, den Titel des Buches entsprechend thematisch zu erweitern, oder aber sich tatsächlich auf das angegebene Gebiet zu konzentrieren. Eine solche Verschlankung um nicht eigentlich für das Verständnis der IR-Konzepte notwendige Materialien täte dem Titel sicher sehr gut und würde auch dessen weitere Verbreitung außerhalb des Informationswesens ermöglichen. Die für die aktuelle Auflage durchgeführte Aktualisierung und Erweiterung bleibt leider an verschiedenen Stellen etwas an der Oberfläche. Man muss deshalb konstatieren, dass die Stärke des Bandes eher in der thematischen Breite liegt, als darin, wirklich einen erschöpfenden Einblick in das Information Retrieval zu geben. Für eine grundlegende Einführung in IR lässt Chowdhury zwar inhaltlich nur wenig vermissen, doch die Kohärenz der Darstellung und die didaktische Aufbereitung des Stoffes sind auf jeden Fall ausbaufähig, um den Ansprüchen an ein Lehrbuch gerecht werden zu können, das auch im Selbststudium durchgearbeitet werden kann. Diese Schwäche ist allerdings auch der Informationswissenschaft selbst anzulasten, die (im Gegensatz etwa zur Informatik) bisher keine allgemein anerkannte Fachdidaktik hervor gebracht hat. Trotz der besprochenen Desiderate ist der Titel bereits jetzt eine empfehlenswerte Ergänzung zu Vorlesungen in den behandelten Gebieten, wenn man einen fachlichen Hintergrund in Bibliotheksoder Informationswissenschaft voraussetzt."
Themenfeld: Grundlagen u. Einführungen: Allgemeine Literatur
3Chowdhury, S. ; Chowdhury, G.G.: Using DDC to create a visual knowledge map as an aid to online information retrieval.
In: Knowledge organization and the global information society: Proceedings of the 8th International ISKO Conference 13-16 July 2004, London, UK. Ed.: I.C. McIlwaine. Würzburg : Ergon Verlag, 2004. S.133-138.
(Advances in knowledge organization; vol.9)
Abstract: Selection of search terms in an online search environment can be facilitated by the visual display of a knowledge map showing the various concepts and their links. This paper reports an a preliminary research aimed at designing a prototype knowledge map using DDC and its visual display. The prototype knowledge map created using the Protégé and TGViz freeware has been demonstrated, and further areas of research in this field are discussed.
Inhalt: 1. Introduction Web search engines and digital libraries usually expect the users to use search terms that most accurately represent their information needs. Finding the most appropriate search terms to represent an information need is an age old problem in information retrieval. Keyword or phrase search may produce good search results as long as the search terms or phrase(s) match those used by the authors and have been chosen for indexing by the concerned information retrieval system. Since this does not always happen, a large number of false drops are produced by information retrieval systems. The retrieval results become worse in very large systems that deal with millions of records, such as the Web search engines and digital libraries. Vocabulary control tools are used to improve the performance of text retrieval systems. Thesauri, the most common type of vocabulary control tool used in information retrieval, appeared in the late fifties, designed for use with the emerging post-coordinate indexing systems of that time. They are used to exert terminology control in indexing, and to aid in searching by allowing the searcher to select appropriate search terms. A large volume of literature exists describing the design features, and experiments with the use, of thesauri in various types of information retrieval systems (see for example, Furnas et.al., 1987; Bates, 1986, 1998; Milstead, 1997, and Shiri et al., 2002).
Anmerkung: Für die Tools vgl.: Protégé: http://protege.stanford.edu/ TGViz: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~ha/TGVizTab/TGVizTab.htm
Themenfeld: Klassifikationssysteme im Online-Retrieval ; Suchoberflächen ; Visualisierung
Objekt: DDC ; TGViz ; Protégé
4Meyyappan, N. ; Foo, F. ; Chowdhury, G.G.: Design and evaluation of a task-based digital library for the academic community.
In: Journal of documentation. 60(2004) no.4, S.449-475.
Abstract: The paper discusses the design, development and evaluation of a task-based digital library, the Digital Work Environment (DWE), for the academic community of higher education institutions (HEI) with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as a test case. Three different information organisation approaches (alphabetical, subject category and task-based) were used to organise the wide range of heterogeneous information resources that were interfaced to DWE. A user evaluation study using a series of task scenarios was carried out to gauge the effectiveness and usefulness of DWE and these information organisation approaches. The time taken by respondents to identify and access the relevant information resources for individual tasks was also measured. The findings show that the task-based approach took the least time in identifying information resources. Regression analysis of information resource location time with gender, age, computer experience and digital resource experience of the participants are also reported.
Anmerkung: Vgl. auch unter: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/00220410410548162.
Themenfeld: Information Gateway
5Chowdhury, G.G. ; Chowdhury, S.: Introduction to digital libraries.
London : Facet, 2003. 359 S.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: JASIST 55(2004) no.2, S.178-179 (M.-Y. Kan): "In their latest book, Chowdhury and Chowdhury have written an introductory text an digital libraries, primarily targeting "students researching digital libraries as part of information and library science, as well as computer science, courses" (p. xiv). It is an ambitious work that surveys many of the broad topics in digital libraries (DL) while highlighting completed and ongoing DL research in many parts of the world. With the revamping of Library and Information Science (LIS) Curriculums to focus an information technology, many LIS schools are now teaching DL topics either as an independent course or as part of an existing one. Instructors of these courses have in many cases used supplementary texts and compeed readers from journals and conference materials, possibly because they feel that a suitable textbook has yet to be written. A solid, principal textbook for digital libraries is sorely needed to provide a critical, evaluative synthesis of DL literature. It is with this in mind that I believe Introduction to Digital Libraries was written. An introductory text an any Cross-disciplinary topic is bound to have conflicting limitations and expectations from its adherents who come from different backgrounds. This is the rase in the development of DL Curriculum, in which both LIS and computer science schools are actively involved. Compiling a useful secondary source in such Cross-disciplinary areas is challenging; it requires that jargon from each contributing field be carefully explained and respected, while providing thought-provoking material to broaden student perspectives. In my view, the book's breadth certainly encompasses the whole of what an introduction to DL needs, but it is hampered by a lack of focus from catering to such disparate needs. For example, LIS students will need to know which key aspects differentiate digital library metadata from traditional metadata while computer science students will need to learn the basics of vector spare and probabilistic information retrieval. However, the text does not give enough detail an either subject and thus even introductory students will need to go beyond the book and consult primary sources. In this respect, the book's 307 pages of content are too short to do justice to such a broad field of study. ; This book covers all of the primary areas in the DL Curriculum as suggested by T. Saracevic and M. Dalbello's (2001) and A. Spink and C. Cool's (1999) D-Lib articles an DL education. In fact, the book's coverage is quite broad; it includes a Superset of recommended topics, offering a chapter an professional issues (recommended in Spink and Cool) as well as three chapters devoted to DL research. The book comes with a comprehensive list of references and an index, allowing readers to easily locate a specific topic or research project of interest. Each chapter also begins with a short outline of the chapter. As an additional plus, the book is quite heavily Cross-referenced, allowing easy navigation across topics. The only drawback with regard to supplementary materials is that it Lacks a glossary that world be a helpful reference to students needing a reference guide to DL terminology. The book's organization is well thought out and each chapter stands independently of the others, facilitating instruction by parts. While not officially delineated into three parts, the book's fifteen chapters are logically organized as such. Chapters 2 and 3 form the first part, which surveys various DLs and DL research initiatives. The second and core part of the book examines the workings of a DL along various dimensions, from its design to its eventual implementation and deployment. The third part brings together extended topics that relate to a deployed DL: its preservation, evaluation, and relationship to the larger social content. Chapter 1 defines digital libraries and discusses the scope of the materials covered in the book. The authors posit that the meaning of digital library is best explained by its sample characteristics rather than by definition, noting that it has largely been shaped by the melding of the research and information professions. This reveals two primary facets of the DL: an "emphasis an digital content" coming from an engineering and computer science perspective as well as an "emphasis an services" coming from library and information professionals (pp. 4-5). The book's organization mirrors this dichotomy, focusing an the core aspects of content in the earlier chapters and retuming to the service perspective in later chapters. ; Chapter 2 examines the variety and breadth of DL implementations and collections through a well-balanced selection of 20 DLs. The authors make a useful classification of the various types of DLs into seven categories and give a brief synopsis of two or three examples from each category. These categories include historical, national, and university DLs, as well as DLs for special materials and research. Chapter 3 examines research efforts in digital libraries, concentrating an the three eLib initiatives in the UK and the two Digital Libraries Initiatives in the United States. The chapter also offers some details an joint research between the UK and the United States (the NSF/JISC jointly funded programs), Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. While both of these chapters do an admirable job of surveying the DL landscape, the breadth and variety of materials need to be encapsulated in a coherent summary that illustrates the commonality of their approaches and their key differences that have been driven by aspects of their collections and audience. Unfortunately, this summary aspect is lacking here and elsewhere in the book. Chapter 2 does an admirable job of DL selection that showcases the variety of existing DLs, but 1 feel that Chapter 3's selection of research projects could be improved. The chapter's emphasis is clearly an UK-based research, devoting nine pages to it compared to six for EU-funded projects. While this emphasis could be favorable for UK courses, it hampers the chances of the text's adoption in other courses internationally. Chapter 4 begins the core part of the book by examining the DL from a design perspective. As a well-designed DL encompasses various practical and theoretical considerations, the chapter introduces much of the concepts that are elaborated an in later chapters. The Kahn/Wilensky and Lagoze/Fielding architectures are summarized in bullet points, and specific aspects of these frameworks are elaborated on. These include the choice between a federated or centralized search architecture (referencing Virginia Tech's NDLTD and Waikato's Greenstone) and level of interoperability (discussing UNIMARC and metadata harvesting). Special attention is paid to hybrid library design, with references to UK projects. A useful summary of recommended standards for DL design concludes the chapter. ; Chapters 5 through 9 discuss the basic facets of DL implementation and use. Chapter 5, entitled "Collection management," distinguishes collection management from collection development. The authors give source selection criteria, distilled from Clayton and Gorman. The text then discusses the characteristics of several digital sources, including CD-ROMs, electronic books, electronic journals, and databases, and elaborates an the distribution and pricing issues involved in each. However, the following chapter an digitization is quite disappointing; 1 feel that its discussion is shallow and short, and offers only a glimpse of the difficulties of this task. The chapter contains a listing of multimedia file formats, which is explained clearly, omitting technical jargon. However, it could be improved by including more details about each fonnat's optimal use. Chapter 7, "Information organization, " surveys several DLs and highlights their adaptation of traditional classification and cataloging techniques. The chapter continues with a brief introduction to metadata, by first defining it and then discussiog major standards: the Dublin Core, the Warwick Framework and EAD. A discussion of markup languages such as SGML, HTML, and XML rounds off the chapter. A more engaging chapter follows. Dealing with information access and user interfaces, it begins by examining information needs and the seeking process, with particular attention to the difficulties of translating search needs into an actual search query. Guidelines for user interface design are presented, distilled from recommendations from Shneiderman, Byrd, and Croft. Some research user interfaces are highlighted to hint at the future of information finding, and major features of browsing and searching interfaces are shown through case studies of a number of DLs. Chapter 9 gives a layman's introduction to the classic models of information retrieval, and is written to emphasize each model's usability and features; the mathematical foundations have entirely been dispensed with. Multimedia retrieval, Z39.50, and issues with OPAC integration are briefly sketched, but details an the approaches to these problems are omitted. A dissatisfying chapter an preservation begins the third part an deployed DLs, which itemizes several preservation projects but does not identify the key points of each project. This weakness is offset by two solid chapters an DL services and social, economic, and legal issues. Here, the writing style of the text is more effective in surveying the pertinent issues. Chowdhury and Chowdhury write, " The importance of [reference] services has grown over time with the introduction of new technologies and services in libraries" (p. 228), emphasizing the central role that reference services have in DLs, and go an to discuss both free and fee-based services, and those housed as part of libraries as well as commercial services. The chapter an social issues examines the digital divide and also gives examples of institutions working to undo the divide: "Blackwells is making all 600 of its journals freely available to institutions within the Russian Federation" (p. 252). Key points in cost-models of electronic publishing and intellectual property rights are also discussed. Chowdhury and Chowdhury mention that "there is no legal deposit law to force the creators of digital information to submit a copy of every work to one or more designated institutions" for preservation (p. 265). ; Chapter 13 an DL evaluation merges criteria from traditional library evaluation with criteria from user interface design and information retrieval. Quantitative, macro-evaluation techniques are emphasized, and again, some DL evaluation projects and reports are illustrated. A very brief chapter an the role of librarians in the DL follows, emphasizing that traditional reference skills are paramount to the success of the digital librarian, but that he should also be savvy in Web page and user interface design. A final chapter an research trends in digital libraries seems a bit incoherent. It mentions many of the previous chapters' topics, and would possibly be better organized if written as summary sections and distributed among the other chapters. The book's breadth is quite expansive, touching an both fundamental and advanced topics necessary to a well-rounded DL education. As the book is thoroughly referenced to DL and DL-related research projects, it serves as a useful starting point for those interested in more in depth learning. However, this breadth is also a weakness. In my opinion, the sheer number of research projects and papers surveyed leaves the authors little space to critique and summarize key issues. Many of the case studies are presented as itemized lists and not used to exemplify specific points. I feel that an introductory text should exercise some editorial and evaluative rights to create structure and organization for the uninitiated. Case studies should be carefully Chosen to exemplify the specific issues and differences and strengths highlighted. It is lamentable that in many of the descriptions of research projects, the authors tend to give more historical and funding Background than is necessary and miss out an giving a synthesis of the pertinent details. ; Another weakness of the book is its favoritism towards the authors' own works. To a large extent, this bias is natural as the authors know their own works best. However, in an introductory text, it is critical to reference the most appropriate source and give a balanced view of the field. In this respect, 1 feel the book could be more objective in its selection of references and research projects. Introduction to Digital Libraries is definitely a book written for a purpose. LIS undergraduates and "practicing professionals who need to know about recent developments in the field of digital libraries" (p. xiv) will find this book a fine introduction, as it is clearly written and accessible to laymen, giving explanations without delving into terminology and math. As it surveys a large number of projects, it is also an ideal starting point for students to pick and investigate particular DL research projects. However, graduate LIS students who already have a solid understanding of library fundamentals as well as Computer science students may find this volume lacking in details. Alternative texts such as Lesk (1999) and Arms (2000) are possibly more suitable for those who need to investigate topics in depth. For the experienced practitioner or researcher delving into the DL field for the first time, the recent 2002 ARIST chapter by Fox and Urs may also be a suitable alternative. In their introduction, the authors ask, "What are digital libraries? How do they differ from online databases and search services? Will they replace print libraries? What impact will they have an people and the society?" (p. 3). To answer these questions, Chowdhury and Chowdhury offer a multitude of case studies to let the audience draw their own conclusions. To this end, it is my opinion that Introduction to Digital Libraries serves a useful purpose as a supplemental text in the digital library Curriculum but misses the mark of being an authoritative textbook."
Themenfeld: Grundlagen u. Einführungen: Allgemeine Literatur
6Chowdhury, G.G.: Natural language processing.
In: Annual review of information science and technology. 37(2003), S.51-90.
Abstract: Natural Language Processing (NLP) is an area of research and application that explores how computers can be used to understand and manipulate natural language text or speech to do useful things. NLP researchers aim to gather knowledge an how human beings understand and use language so that appropriate tools and techniques can be developed to make computer systems understand and manipulate natural languages to perform desired tasks. The foundations of NLP lie in a number of disciplines, namely, computer and information sciences, linguistics, mathematics, electrical and electronic engineering, artificial intelligence and robotics, and psychology. Applications of NLP include a number of fields of study, such as machine translation, natural language text processing and summarization, user interfaces, multilingual and cross-language information retrieval (CLIR), speech recognition, artificial intelligence, and expert systems. One important application area that is relatively new and has not been covered in previous ARIST chapters an NLP relates to the proliferation of the World Wide Web and digital libraries.
Themenfeld: Literaturübersicht ; Computerlinguistik
7Chowdhury, G.G.: Digital libraries and reference services : present and future.
In: Journal of documentation. 58(2002) no.3, S.258-283.
Abstract: Reference services have taken a central place in library and information services. They are also regarded as personalised services since in most cases a personal discussion takes place between a user and a reference librarian. Based on this, the librarian points to the sources that are considered to be most appropriate to meet the specific information need(s) of the user. Since the Web and digital libraries are meant for providing direct access to information sources and services without the intervention of human intermediaries, the pertinent question that appears is whether we need reference services in digital libraries, and, if so, how best to offer such services. Current digital libraries focus more on access to, and retrieval of, digital information, and hardly lay emphasis on the service aspects. This may have been caused by the narrower definitions of digital libraries formulated by digital library researchers. This paper looks at the current state of research in personalised information services in digital libraries. It first analyses some representative definitions of digital libraries in order to establish the need for personalised services. It then provides a brief overview of the various online reference and information services currently available on the Web. The paper also briefly reviews digital library research that specifically focuses on the personalisation of digital libraries and the provision of digital reference and information services. Finally, the paper proposes some new areas of research that may be undertaken to improve the provision of personalised information services in digital libraries.
Anmerkung: Vgl. auch unter: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/00220410210425809.
Themenfeld: Information Gateway ; Informationsdienstleistungen
8Chowdhury, S. (Hrsg.): Chowdhury, G.G.: Information sources and searching on the World Wide Web.
London : Library Association, 2001. 192 S.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: Online Information Review 26(2002) no.3, S.221 (Keary, M.); Library review 51(2002) nos.5/6, S.312-313 (R. O'Beirne)
Themenfeld: Informationsmittel ; Internet
10Chowdhury, G.G.: ¬The Internet and information retrieval research : a brief review.
In: Journal of documentation. 55(1999) no.2, S.209-225.
Abstract: The Internet and related information services attract increasing interest from information retrieval researchers. A survey of recent publications shows that frequent topics are the effectiveness of search engines, information validation and quality, user studies, design of user interfaces, data structures and metadata, classification and vocabulary based aids, and indexing and search agents. Current research in these areas is briefly discussed. The changing balance between CD-ROM sources and traditional online searching is quite important and is noted
Inhalt: Auch unter: URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/EUM0000000007144.
Themenfeld: Internet ; Literaturübersicht
12Chowdhury, G.G. ; Chowdhury, S.: Digital library research : major issues and trends.
In: Journal of documentation. 55(1999) no.4, S.409-448.
Abstract: Digital library research has attracted much attention in the most developed, and in a number of developing, countries. While many digital library research projects are funded by government agencies and national and international bodies, some are run by specific academic and research institutions and libraries, either individually or collaboratively. While some digital library projects, such as the ELINOR project in the UK, the first two phases of the eLib (Electronic Libraries) Programme in the UK, and the first phase of DLI (Digital Library Initiative) in the US, are now over, a number of other projects are currently under way in different parts of the world. Beginning with the definitions and characteristics of digital libraries, as proposed by various researchers, this paper provides brief accounts of some major digital library projects that are currently in progress, or are just completed, in different parts of the world. There follows a review of digital library research under sixteen major headings. Literature for this review has been identified through a search on LISA CD-ROM database, and a Dialog search on library and information science databases, and the resulting output has been supplemented by a scan of the various issues of D-Lib Magazine and Ariadne, and the websites of various organisations and institutions engaged in digital library research. The review indicates that we have learned a lot through digital library research within a short span of time. However, a number of issues are yet to be resolved. The paper ends with an indication of the research issues that need to be addressed and resolved in the near future in order to bring the digital library from the researcher's laboratory to the real life environment.
Inhalt: Auch unter: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/EUM0000000007154.
13Chowdhury, G.G.: Introduction to modern information retrieval.
London : Library Association Publ., 1999. XX,452 S.
Inhalt: Enthält die Kapitel: 1. Basic concepts of information retrieval systems, 2. Database technology, 3. Bibliographic formats, 4. Subject analysis and representation, 5. Automatic indexing and file organization, 6. Vocabulary control, 7. Abstracts and abstracting, 8. Searching and retrieval, 9. Users of information retrieval, 10. Evaluation of information retrieval systems, 11. Evaluation experiments, 12. Online information retrieval, 13. CD-ROM information retrieval, 14. Trends in CD-ROM and online information retrieval, 15. Multimedia information retrieval, 16. Hypertext and hypermedia systems, 17. Intelligent information retrieval, 18. Natural language processing and information retrieval, 19. Natural language interfaces, 20. Natural language text processing and retrieval systems, 21. Problems and prospects of natural language processing systems, 22. The Internet and information retrieval, 23. Trends in information retrieval.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: Program 34(2000) no.2, S.231-232 (B.C. Vickery)
Themenfeld: Grundlagen u. Einführungen: Allgemeine Literatur
14Chowdhury, G.G.: Record formats for integrated databases : a review and comparison.
In: Information development. 12(1996) no.4, S.218-223.
Abstract: Discusses the issues involved in the development of data formats for computerized information retrieval systems. Integrated databases capable of holding both bibliographic and factual information, in a single database structure, are more convenient for searching and retrieval by end users. Several bibliographic formats have been developed and are used for these bibliographic control puposes. Reviews features of 6 major bibliographic formats: USMARC, UKMARC, UNIMARC, CCF, MIBIS and ABNCD are reviewed. Only 2 formats: CCF and ABNCD are capable of holding both bibliographic and factual information and supporting the design of integrated databases. The comparison suggests that, while CCF makes more detailed provision for bibliographic information, ABNCD makes better provision for factual information such as profiles of institutions, information systems, projects and human experts
Objekt: USMARC ; UKMARC ; UNIMARC ; CCF ; MIBIS ; ABNCD
15Chowdhury, G.G. ; Neelameghan, A. ; Chowdhury, S.: VOCON: Vocabulary control online in MicroIsis databases.
In: Knowledge organization. 22(1995) no.1, S.18-22.
Abstract: Discusses the need for facilities for online vocabulary control and standardization of terms, codes, etc., so as to secure consistency in naming of subjects, objects, countries, languages, etc., in databases at data entry stage. Most information storage and retrieval packages for microcomputers including MicroIsis provide for online vocabulary control in formulating search expressions for information retrieval, but not at the data entry stage. VOCON.PAS is a Pascal interface program for use with MicroIsis software for (a) online selection of term(s) and/or code(s) from vocabulary control tool, such as, thesaurus, subject heading list, classification scheme, nomenclature list(s)
16Chowdhury, G.G. ; Chowdhury, S. ; Neelameghan, A.: Vocabulary control online in MicroISIS databases : a Pascal interface.
In: Microcomputers for information management. 11(1994) no.4, S.295-305.
Abstract: Most information storage and retrieval software packages for microcomputers including MicroISIS provide for online vocabulary control in formulating search expressions for information retrievla, but very few provide any help at the data entry stage. Describes VOCON.PAS, a Pascal interface program for use with MicroISIS software for online selection of term(s) and(or code(s) from a vocabulary control tool to specified field(s) of one or more records of a MicroISIS database
Themenfeld: Bibliographische Software
17Chowdhury, G.G. ; Chowdhury, S.: Text retrieval and library management software in India.
In: Program. 28(1994) no.3, S.253-261.
Abstract: Computerized text retrieval and library management systems have not yet taken a desired shape in Indian libraries, though efforts are being made in this direction. Reviews the current situation in Indian libraries by means of a survey of 10 selected indigenous software packages. Briefly discusses the underlying framework and text retrieval and library management facilities in these packages and concludes that CDS/ISIS along with SANJAY with sonme further modifications, might prove to be the most suitable package for most Indian libraries
Themenfeld: Bibliographische Software
Objekt: CDS/ISIS ; SANJAY
18Sur, S.N. ; Chowdhury, G.G.: ¬A prototype design of a bibliographic database based on CCF using Micro-CDS/ISIS.
In: IASLIC bulletin. 38(1993) no.1, S.17-37.
Abstract: Design aspects of bibliographic databases are of utmost importance for effective resource sharing and for providing better information retrieval services in libraries. Standard formats such as the Common Communication Format (CCF) may be adapted for the design of databases. Experience shows that some modifications to the CCF format may be more useful for manipulation of data for various libray operations. Proposes the design of a bibliographic database based on CCF for use in Micr-CDS/ISIS. Almost all the mandatory CCF fields have been adopted and a few new fields added for achieving better results. Formats for display of records conform to AACR2. Provides ample catalogue entries and sample indexes to illustrate how the proposed design helps perform various information retrieval operations in libraries. Modifications in the display of records may be achieved with little effort
Themenfeld: Bibliographische Software
Objekt: CDS/ISIS ; CCF
19Chowdhury, S. ; Chowdhury, G.G.: Text retrieval system : an overview.
In: Proceedings of the 15th National IASLIC Conference, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India, 26-29 December 1992. Ed. by A. Chatterjee et al. Calcutta : IASLIC, 1992. S.35-41.
Abstract: Presents general guidelines for the evaluation of commercial text retrieval software packages: BASIS, BRS/SEARCH, CAIRS, CDS/ISIS, ideaList and STATUS
Themenfeld: Bibliographische Software
Objekt: BRS/SEARCH ; CDS/ISIS ; ideaList ; CAIRS
20Chowdhury, S. ; Chowdhury, G.G.: Development of library management system using Micro-CDS/ISIS.
In: Annals of library science and documentation. 39(1992) no.3, S.113-122.
Abstract: The CDS/ISIS software package has a number of attractive features which make it suitable for library automation. Describes the prototype circulation control system, developed using CDS/ISIS (version 2.33), featuring programs written in CDS/ISIS Pascal