On Methods of Abstracting and Types of Abstracts


The phenomenon of ”information explosion,” consisting of a disproportion between the pace at which science generates new information and the pace of this information being found and assimilated by the addressees, breeds a double, urgent need: the need to improve the manner of searching for information, and the need to perfect the manner of processing thereof, so that the information is capable of being assimilated within an adequately short time. Some methods of coping with this problem consist of the use of the most state-of-the-art and potent technical means, such as computers, others consist of exploiting the traditional forms, which also should be perfected in order to meet the new and greater requirements.