Data element statistics for the MARC II data base
Journal of library automation
Williams, Martha E~Shefner, Gordon J
Copyright (c) 1976 Information Science and Automation Division
Abstract: The Information Retrieval Research Laboratory of the University of Illinois regularly calculates certain statistics associated with the MARC II data base. These are presented here for the benefit of other processors of this file. Statistics pertaining to data element occurrence, data element length, and distribution of records by Dewey Decimal division and Library of Congress class code are given. These statistics can be valuable in the preparation of user profiles and search strategies.