Indexing the Australian Women’s Weekly

Barbara Baird, Susan Sheridan

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    The Women’s Studies Unit at Flinders University is undertaking a thematic and textual analysis of the Australian Women’s Weekly over the period 1946-71. Preparatory to this task they have undertaken the creation of a detailed data base index of the Weekly for six years through this period. Because the Weekly covers the domestic sphere of life alongside the public, indexing it has created special demands on a thesaurus. This article discusses the peculiarities of indexing a women’s magazine and the issues raised in choosing a thesaurus to act as an authority for descriptors. Persons interested in purchasing a copy of the index when it becomes available should contact the Women’s Studies Unit at Flinders University.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)145-150
    Number of pages6
    JournalAustralian Library Journal
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - May 1992


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