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Content Evaluation of Textural CD-ROM and Web Databases (Database Searching)by Peter Jacso
Synopses & Reviews
This richly illustrated book provides guidelines for evaluating a variety of database types, including abstracting and indexing, directory, full-text, and page-image databases available in online and/or CD-ROM formats. Jacso discusses the purpose and techniques of comparing and evaluating the most important characteristics of textual databases, such as their scope, dimensions, source coverage, record content, accuracy, consistency, currency, and completeness. Evaluation models and procedures are given for widely used databases (e.g., Books in Print, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Library and Information Science Abstracts and their full-text version), whose subject, content, and terminology are familiar to librarians and information specialists irrespective of their specialization. Beyond traditional online and CD-ROM databases, the book illustrates the evaluation of the new Web-born information resources (including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Electric Library, and Northern Light).
Book News Annotation:
This guide for librarians and information specialists presents principles and techniques for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of different types of databases. Database types examined range from abstracting and indexing databases to directory, full-text, and page- image databases available on CD-ROM and on the Web. Jacso's (library and information studies, U. of Hawaii, Honolulu) approach is based upon an evaluation of a database's characteristics such as scope, dimensions, source coverage, record content, accuracy, and completeness.
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About the Author
PeTER JACSo is Chair and Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. He received the Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS), the Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award, and the Louis Shores-Oryx Press Award for excellence in reviewing databases.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Database Products, Producers, and Publishers
Chapter 2: Database Content Evaluation Criteria
Chapter 3: Database Subject Scope
Chapter 4: Database Dimensions
Chapter 5: Database Source Coverage
Chapter 6: Record Content
Chapter 7: Accuracy
Chapter 8: Format and Content Consistency
Chapter 9: Completeness
Chapter 10: Quality of Subject Indexing
Chapter 11: Quality of Abstracts
Chapter 12: Cost Considerations
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