Precis: A Primer

Overview

This textbook was first published by the British Library (London) in 1985 as the official introductory-level description of its own subject indexing system. It sold quickly to an international market. Due to demand it has now been reprinted by Scarecrow, with minor revisions, in agreement with the British Library.

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Overview

This textbook was first published by the British Library (London) in 1985 as the official introductory-level description of its own subject indexing system. It sold quickly to an international market. Due to demand it has now been reprinted by Scarecrow, with minor revisions, in agreement with the British Library.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Association Record
A well-produced manual...Thoroughly comprehensive...
Rtsd Newsletter
The primer is excellent in its intellectual content and technical detail, and careful editing has made the text relatively error free. Superb layout and typography contribute to ease of use. The well-constructed index is itself a model for the application of PRECIS to back-of-the-book indexing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810820609
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1988
  • Edition description: Rev. reprint
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Dykstra is Professor and Director, School of Library and Information Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has studied PRECIS at the British Library and conducts training courses and workshops on the system. At the National Film Board in Montreal she developed Canada's national audiovisual information system, FORMAT, which uses PRECIS for subject access in English and French.

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