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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Purpose: The present research aimed to evaluate the status of indexing the written archival documents in Tehran’s archival centers.
Methodology: The research applied the method of descriptive survey and a questionnaire was used as the tool for gathering information. The study community contained 100 indexers working in Tehran’s archival centers who answered the questionnaire.
Findings: The findings of this research show that 42 percent of the indexers apply both controlled and natural languages for indexing and 65 percent of the indexers in archival centers have their own indexing policy. It also shows that 80 percent of the indexers use indexing tools for documentation of the archival records. 46.25 percent of these indexers have evaluated the compatibility of indexing aids with the subject content of records and their terminology as average. 38.75 percent of them have evaluated that the indexing tools meet the users’ needs to a high degree. The findings also show that the Persian Cultural Thesaurus (ASFA) is the most frequently used (68.8%). Among indexing systems, electronic work sheets are used most frequently and Rasa software is the most popular tool for indexing the records (82.46%).
Conclusion: The existing inadequacies are mostly related to lack of updating the terminologies and concepts in indexing tools, and also poor communication between the indexers of archival centers.