The Oxford System: A Study of Its Uses at a Forest Experiment Station
Forest Service interest in the Oxford System has never been backed by a thorough study of the classification in operation. To remedy this, a classified card catalog has been constructed, using Commonwealth Forestry Bureau citations, as classified by the Forestry Abstracts staff (CTS cards). The objectives are (1) to discover what problems of information retrieval may develop, and (2) to evaluate the degree of bibliographic control offered by the Bureau's card service. A special index is necessary to "Americanize" the system's terminology and to open up the classified catalog, with which U.S. researchers are unfamiliar. Work on the index includes consideration for future use as base of a mechanized system.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Publications Officer, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U.S. Dept. Agric., Berkeley, Calif.
Publication date: 1963-04-01
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