KNOWLEDGE ORGANISATION AND A MACRO LANGUAGE, FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY

Sara Von Urgern-Sternberg

Abstract


Interdisciplinary research crosses by definition the boundaries between fields of research. This creates difficulties for the indexing of interdisciplinary works since indexing languages follow the establiched divisions and definitions of subject fields. For the information specialist and the librarian it is still necessary to find methods for the indexing of interdisciplinary fields in order to carry out the tasks of infonnation provision and collection development. Presented is a method to identify the emerging indexing language in a new interdisciplinary field. The method is based on the comparison and analysis ofthe indexing of articles co-occuring in different bibliographic databases.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7152/acro.v6i1.12669