TITLE

Indexing cartoons

AUTHOR(S)
Hiley, Nicholas
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Indexer;Oct2006, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p100
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
1973 saw the establishment at the University of Kent (England) of the Centre for the Study of Cartoons and Caricature, with an initial donation of some 20,000 original drawings. The centre now has over 110,000 original cartoons and strips. Original indexing was on cards. By 1993 it was clear that this system had had its day, a special cartoons thesaurus was developed and a fully searchable and increasingly refined set of indexes was made available online. This article describes this development and the complexities of cartoon indexing, and invites readers to try their hand at it via the new facility (www.kent.ac.uk/cartoons/) which permits users of the catalogue to make changes to the indexing, add context or extend the keywording.
ACCESSION #
22991148

 

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