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The Oxford System: A Study of Its Uses at a Forest Experiment Station

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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.

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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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
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