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The Indexing Companion

The Indexing Companion

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  • Date Published: April 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521689885

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  • Indexes are created to help people find information. Indexers work hard to find the best words to describe the topics covered by their books and collections. This book is an aid to decision making in indexing. It aims to look at decisions that indexers have to make everyday. Many book indexers are created by professional indexers, but others are made by authors and editors. Indexing is part of their job for librarians, museum curators, technical writers and subject specialists. The book provides something of value for all indexers.

    • This book comes from an Australian background, but it is also international as we share indexing standards and textbooks
    • We cover the widest range of indexing of any indexing textbook, giving a clear introduction to many topics of interest to indexers, which they might not fully understand
    • It discusses options for the future, as some indexing jobs are in decline, while other opportunities are growing
    • It gives a good background to a wide range of computer programs, including some recent developments
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    • Date Published: April 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521689885
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Indexing work environment
    2. Definitions and standards
    3. Planning indexes
    4. Concept analysis
    5. Term selection - topics and names
    6. Term selection - issues
    7. Term selection - different formats
    8. Term selection - controlled vocabularies
    9. Structure of indexes
    10. Quality control and interoperability
    11. Specialised source material - formats, subjects and genres
    12. Software and hardware
    13. Threats and opportunities in indexing
    14. References.

  • Authors

    Glenda Browne
    Glenda Browne has been an indexer and librarian for 20 years. She teaches indexing for various universities, colleges and professional associations, and writes regularly for the ANZSI Newsletter and the international journal, The Indexer.

    Jon Jermey
    Jon Jermey is also a freelance indexer, teacher and writer. He currently teaches computing for WEA (Workers' Education Association).

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