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Lancaster, F. Wilfrid (Frederick Wilfrid) 1933-2013

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Works: 213 works in 745 publications in 4 languages and 17,327 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Other, Redactor, Author of introduction, Composer
Classifications: Z678.85, 005.74
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Most widely held works by F. Wilfrid Lancaster
The measurement and evaluation of library services by F. Wilfrid Lancaster ( Book )
39 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first definite survey and synthesis of the major approaches to the evaluation of the services offered by libraries to their users
Build your own database by Péter Jacsó ( )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If you want to evaluate your library-- by F. Wilfrid Lancaster ( Book )
37 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presentación de los métodos que pueden usarse para evaluar distintas facetas de los servicios bibliotecarios e identificar las razones del éxito o fracaso; se incluyen también una evaluación de los aspectos del coste-efectividad y del coste-beneficio
Information retrieval systems; characteristics, testing, and evaluation by F. Wilfrid Lancaster ( Book )
26 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The functions of information retrieval systems; The matching subsystem; The application of computers to information retrieval: off-line batch processing systems; On-line information retrieval; The growth of machine-readable data bases; Microforms and microform retrieval systems; Information centers and information services; Criteria by which information services may be evaluated; Evaluating the effectiveness of information services; Latent needs and expressed needs; Selecting a data base and searching; Vocabulary control; The indexing subsystem; Improving the performance of an information service on the basis of evaluation results; The evaluation of machine-readable data bases and information services derived from them; Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefitevaluation; Evaluation of a national information system; Pertinence and relevance; A brief history of evaluation; Natural language in infomration retrieval; Automatic systems; The role of informal communication; Users and user needs; The design of infomration services; The future: paperless information systems
Indexing and abstracting in theory and practice by F. Wilfrid Lancaster ( Book )
48 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This third edition of what has become a classic among textbooks in schools of library and information science (and related programs) has been thoroughly updated to reflect the evolving technological advancements in the field. Focusing on indexing of the subject matter of material, the beginning chapters review the literature and discuss various principles and practices such as exhaustivity or depth of indexing, specificity, checktags, pre- and post-coordinate indexes, and consistency and quality of indexing. Discussions on abstracting cover such concepts as the different types of abstracts, purpose of an abstract, structured versus narrative abstracts, informative versus indicative abstracts, subject slanting, modular abstracts, and writing and evaluating an abstract. Various styles of indexing used in printed publications such as Index Medicus, the Engineering Index, and Chemical Abstracts are illustrated in the text; although the author is quick to note that printed tools are used much less today in favor of their online counterparts. In the online world, indexing has even greater importance in the effort to retrieve relevant data efficiently. Related concepts such as weighted indexing, linking of terms, and relational indicators are discussed as aids to precision. The idiosyncrasies of indexing special formats such as images and sounds and the Internet, as well as the use of computer-generated or automated indexing and abstracting, are also reviewed. The author admits that the Web has become so large and complex that it is beyond the scope of any single book to explain all of its components. He suggests the use of Web-based services such as The Extreme Web Searcher's Internet Handbook News and Updates <http://extremesearcher.com/news.html> or Search Engine Watch <http://searchenginewatch.com> to keep current with new developments
Vocabulary control for information retrieval by F. Wilfrid Lancaster ( Book )
22 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why vocabulary control? Pre-coordinate and post-coordinate systems; Vocabulary structure and display; Gathering the raw material; Standards and guidelines; Organization of terms: the hierarchical relationship; Organization of terms: the associative relationship; Terms: form and compounding; The entry vocabulary; Homography and scope notes; Thesaurus display; Vocabulary growth and updating; The role of the computer; Evaluation of thesauri; Multilingual aspects; Automatic approaches to thesaurus construction; Some costs-effectiveness aspects of vocabulary control
Toward paperless information systems by F. Wilfrid Lancaster ( Book )
11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Libraries and librarians in an age of electronics by F. Wilfrid Lancaster ( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The information age; Technological capabilities and prospects; Some applications of technology; Computers and publishing; A paperless communication system; Libraries and technology; The migration from print on paper; The future of the library: some forecasts; The disembodiment of the library; Does the library have a future?
Information retrieval: on-line by F. Wilfrid Lancaster ( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some characteristics of on-line retrieval systems; Equipment for on-line retrieval; Searching the on-line data base; File design for on-line systems; Some notes on existing on-line systems; Performance criteria; Factors affecting the performance of on-line searching systems; Evaluating effectiviness of the systems; Operating experience and evaluation results; System selection; Vocabulary in the on-line system; Indexing and cataloging on-line; On-line support for personal files; The on-line system for current awareness purposes; Instruction and training of users; Interfaces with document delivery systems; Some human factors considerations; Cost-performance-benefits factors; Requirements for future systems
Investigative methods in library and information science : an introduction by J Martyn ( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brings together the basic elements of experimental design, data gathering, analysis, and interpretation to support the successful planning, operation, and evaluation of libraries and information systems
Libraries and the future : essays on the library in the twenty-first century ( Book )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing by Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing ( )
in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Technology and management in library and information services by F. Wilfrid Lancaster ( Book )
16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Problems and failures in library automation by Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing ( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is user friendly? : Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, 1986 by F. Wilfrid Lancaster ( Book )
15 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Papers presented at the 1986 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 20-22, 1986"--Half-title p
Library automation as a source of management information by F. Wilfrid Lancaster ( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Management, information and the organization: homily from the experience of the data rich but information poor; Tutorial on management information systems; Beyond the numbers - a decision support system; Organizational considerations relating to the implementation and use of management information systems; Geac as a source of management information; Characteristics of managerial resistance to library management information systems; Management information systems in a network environment; Computer-derived management information in a special library; An online general ledger system; A library management information system in a multi-campus environment
Evaluation and scientific management of libraries and information centres : [proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on the Evaluation and Scientific Management of Libraries and Information Centres, Bristol, U.K., August 17-29, 1975] by NATO Advanced Study Institute on the Evaluation and Scientific Management of Libraries and Information Centres ( Book )
18 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight articles on various aspects of librarianship
Information retrieval today by F. Wilfrid Lancaster ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The role of the library in an electronic society by Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing ( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The use of computers in literature searching and related reference activities in libraries : papers presented at the 1975 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 27-30, 1975 by Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lancaster, F. W.
Lancaster, F. W., 1933-
Lancaster, F. W. 1933-2013
Lancaster, F. W. (Frederick Wilfrid), 1933-
Lancaster, F. W. (Frederick Wilfrid), 1933-2013
Lancaster, F. Wilfrid.
Lancaster, F. Wilfrid, 1933-
Lancaster, F. Wilfrid (Frederick Wilfrid)
Lancaster, F. Wilfrid (Frederick Wilfrid), 1933-
Lancaster, Frederick W. 1933-2013
Lancaster, Frederick Wilfrid.
Lancaster, Frederick Wilfrid, 1933-
Lancaster, Frederick Wilfrid, 1933-2013
Lancaster, Frederick Wilfried 1933-2013
Lancaster, Wilf 1933-2013
Lancaster, Wilfred, 1933-
Lancaster, Wilfrid, 1933-
Ланкастер, Ф. У., 1933-
ف. و. لانكستر، 1933-
لانكستر، ف. ويلفرد، 1933-
لانكستر، فردرك ولفرد، 1933-
لانكستر، ولفرد، 1933-
ランカスター, F. W
Languages
English (321)
Spanish (3)
Dutch (2)
Arabic (1)
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