Hazards of report numbers

Sridhar, M. S. Hazards of report numbers., 1983 . In Information Flow in Non-R&D Context and Grey Literature : Papers Presented at XIV IASLIC Conference, New Delhi, 26-29 December 1983. [Conference paper]


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Explains report number, its origin and merits. Discusses problems due to inconsistent, unintelligible and complicated ways of assigning report numbers, ambiguities in preventing and using report numbers, multiplicity and proliferation of report numbers, use of similar report codes for different terms / names, unusual length and frequent textual errors in report numbers and finally lack of enforcement of standards and the resultant difficulties in procurement, bibliographic control, organization and retrieval of reports with suitable illustrations. Concludes by indicating possible solutions to some of the hazards of report numbers.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Technical reports, gray literature, report series code, report number, report literature, microform literature
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HB. Gray literature.
Depositing user: Dr. M S Sridhar
Date deposited: 04 Feb 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:10
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/11051


Cod-frey, Lois E and Helen F Redman ed. Dictionary of Report Series Codes. ed. New York, SLA, 1973 page. 4.

Idem. page. 4.


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