Indexing and Abstracting
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Indekseerimine ja sisu analüüs
Course title in English
Indexing and Abstracting
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
Aile Möldre (eesti keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To create prerequisites for obtaining knowledge on different forms of content description in the mediation of information: indexing, annotating, abstracting and compilation of information overviews
To support the formationof practical skills in indexing, annotating, abstracting and compilation of information overviews
Brief description of the course
Content description as creation of access points to information. The structure and types of texts. Reading process and comprehension of texts. Indexing as expression of the content in an indexing language. Universal and special thesauri. Indexing in OPACs. Content description by annotating and abstracting. The concept and types of annotations and abstracts. Methods of annotating and abstracting. The process of abstracting. The concept of information overview, its aims and types. Methods of content description in electronic environment, automatic indexing and abstracting.
Independent work
Reading of texts on the topic, practical indexing, annotating, abstracting and writing an information overview
Learning outcomes in the course
After the completion of the course the student
undertsands the role of analysis-synthesis methods in information mediation
is able to index, annotate and abstract texts as well as to compile information overviews
Assessment methods
The final grade is formed on the basis of the grade for the written examination paper and of the grades for practical assignments. Non-graded assessment is used for part of the practical assignments.
dots A.Möldre
Replacement literature
Lancaster, F.W. (2003). Do indexing and abstracting have a future . – Anales de Documentacion, no 6, p. 137-144.
Koltay, T. (2010). Abstracts and abstracting. Oxford : Chandos Publishing.
Keyser, P. de. (2012). Indexing: From thesauri to the Semantic Web. Oxford etc: Chandos Publishing.
Glenda Browne, Jon Jermey. (2007). The indexing companion. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
Moreno, J. M. T. (2014). Automatic Text Summarization. London; Hoboken: Wiley.