Monday, May 24, 2010
Abstracts and Abstracting: A Genre and Set of Skills for the Twenty-First Century
Koltay, Tibor. Abstracts and Abstracting: A Genre and Set of Skills for the Twenty-First Century. Oxford, England: Chandros, 2010. 025.41 Kolta ISBN 978-1843345176
Abstracts are as useful and beneficial in today's digital environment as they were in the print-era. Here is a comprehensive new resource detailing the most important and up-to-date theories in abstracting, and effective, practical guidance on writing abstracts. Author Tibor Koltay discusses abstracts basic structures and functions plus important new approaches for informative and indicative abstracts. Koltay demonstrates current best practices and model implementation by including successful real world examples, and provides step-by-step guidelines for implementing essential abstracting rules of thumb.