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The Indexer Volume 35 No 3  

The Indexer Vol 35 No 3 September 2017

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Articles include:

  • 'Black, white, and red all over: the US radio and television blacklist as annotated index' (Cheryl Lemmens)
  • 'Visual indexes' (Mary Russell and Joan Dearnley)
  • 'The Lady's Magazine: understanding the emergence of a genre' (Nicola King)
  • 'IXMLEmbedder' (Pierke Bosschieter)
  • 'Nothing to gloss over' (David K. Ream)
  • 'Creating indexes and thesauri: similarities and differences' (Heather Hedden)

Plus three centrepieces:

  • 'Sikh names: theory, conventions and practices' (Manjit K. Sahai)
  • 'Zoological indexing' (Max McMaster)
  • 'Names and titles in the Orthodox Church' (Stephen Ullstrom)
The Indexer Volume 35 No 2  

The Indexer Vol 35 No 2 June 2017

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Articles include:

  • 'Indexing books in 18th-century Russia: the publishing career of Andrei Bogdanov' (Sergei Lobachev)
  • 'Canada's residential schools: indexing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 2015 report' (Mary Newberry with Margaret de Boer, Anna Olivier, Alexandra Peace, Louise St André and François Trahan)
  • 'A comparative look at embedded index entry encoding in selected publishing systems' (David K. Ream)
  • 'Metatopic and structure' (Margie Towery)
  • 'Brilliantly structured indexes: a UK indexer looks at US practice' (Paul Douch)
  • 'Brilliantly structured indexes: US indexers (and others) also look at US practice' (Janet Perlman)
  • 'The joy - and importance - of the analytical index' (Francis Young)
  • 'On aboutness' (Kate Mertes)
  • 'Adventures in indexing' (Elena Gwynne)
  • 'Protecting culture and civilization: indexing world heritage' (Meral Alakus)
  • 'Frankfurt International Indexing Conference 2016' (Jochen Fassbender, Michael Robertson, Ann Kingdom, Oliver Dienelt and Isabel Steurer)
  • 'UK National Indexing Day, 30 March 2017' (Ruth Ellis)
  • 'Indexes behaving (not so) badly: the cobbler's children now have shoes, even socks!' (Mary Coe)
The Indexer Volume 35 No 1  

The Indexer Vol 35 No 1 March 2017

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Articles include:

  • 'Publishing: the last (and next?) five years' (Alistair Horne)
  • 'Twin Oaks Indexing Collective' (Past and present Twin Oaks members and friends)
  • 'Back of the book, back of the net: the comedy book indexes of Partridge and Toast' (Paula Clarke Bain)
  • 'Scran: Scotland's history and culture website 20 years on' (Andrew James)
  • 'Accessible web indexes: design for those with disabilities' (Cheryl Caballero and Rosalind Guldner)
  • 'IndexConvert: what does it do and why and how would you use it?' (Lucie Haskins)
  • 'Victorian Indexing Club (VIC) see Melbourne indexers' (Mary Russell and Nikki Davis)


The Indexer Volume 34 No 4  

The Indexer Vol 34 No 4 December 2016

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Articles include:

  • ''Your letters have been life and breath to me': the challenge of indexing My beloved man' (Marian Aird)
  • 'So many words: indexing oral history' (Mary Newberry and Margaret de Boer, with Frances Robinson, Stephanie Watt and Alexandra Peace)
  • 'Pan-granularism and specificity' (Fred Leise)
  • 'Multiple entry points: variants and cross-references in indexes and thesauri' (Heather Hedden)
  • 'Ebook indexing update' (Glenda Browne)
  • 'Indexes behaving badly: the cobbler's children have no shoes' (Mary Coe)
  • 'Quality control of indexes in South Africa' (Jenny de Wet)


The Indexer Volume 34 No 3  

The Indexer Vol 34 No 3 September 2016

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Articles include:

  • 'Charles Davies Sherborn and the 'Indexer's Club'' (Neal L. Evenhuis)
  • 'From shoeboxes to the World Wide Web: the enthusiast as indexer' (Kate Faulkner)
  • 'Do we really need indexers?' (Bill Johncocks)
  • 'Decolonizing the index' (Stephen Ullstrom)
  • 'Making an indexer' (Frances Curry)
  • 'Continuing professional development (CPD) and online learning' (Pierke Bosschieter)
  • 'Index-Manager reviewed' (Pierke Bosschieter)
  • 'The future of indexing' (Cheryl Landes)


The Indexer Volume 34 No 2  

The Indexer Vol 34 No 2 June 2016

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Articles include:

  • 'The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals' (Marci Hoffman)
  • 'From librarian to media manager: looking after BBC Scotland's archive' (Jennifer Wilson)
  • 'Jumping on the embedded indexing bandwagon - or should I?' (Lucie Haskins)
  • 'Does embedded indexing have a future?' (Cheryl Landes)
  • 'A look at classification and indexing practices for elementary school children: who are we really serving?' (Valerie Nesset)
  • 'Indexing in the editorial process' (Max McMaster)
  • 'Stop words in the filing of subheadings' (Max McMaster)
  • 'Continuing professional development (CPD) and the potential of new media' (Pierke Bosschieter)
  • 'Watching the pennies: finances for freelancers' (Gillian Watts)
  • 'Planning (and preserving) your indexing legacy' (Frances S. Lennie)
  • 'The joy of managing without' (Maureen MacGlashan)
  • 'Visiting the BBC Scotland archives' (Bechaela Walker)

The Indexer Volume 34 No 1  

The Indexer Vol 34 No 1 March 2016

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Articles include:

  • 'Indexing commonplace books: early modern methods' (Alan Walker)
  • 'Law via the Internet 2015 conference' (Glenda Browne)
  • 'Ethics for the indexer' (Heather Ebbs)
  • 'Website indexing' (Mary Coe)
  • 'Enhancing a subject vocabulary for Australian education' (Philip Hider, Barbara Spiller, Pru Mitchell, Robert Parkes and Raylee Macaulay)

Plus two centrepieces:

  • 'Resources for handling geographic names in indexes' (Linda Dunn)
  • 'Resources for handling event names in indexes' (Linda Dunn)



 

The Indexer Vol 33 No 4 December 2015

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Articles include:

  • 'How historians work' (Keith Thomas)
  • 'The Shen Bao Index: its academic significance and effect on the development of Chinese indexing' (Xu Shu)
  • 'Business continuity and resiliency for the freelancer' (JoAnne Burek)
  • 'China Society of Indexing (CSI), 2012-15' (Guanghui Yang and Guoqiang Wen)
  • 'An award-winning indexer tells his side of the story' - (François Trahan)

Plus three centrepieces:

  • 'Resources for handling titles to creative works in indexes' (Linda Dunn)
  • 'Resources for handling personal names in indexes' (Linda Dunn)
  • 'Resources for handling corporate names in indexes' (Linda Dunn)



 

The Indexer Vol 33 No 3 September 2015

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Articles include:

  • 'What do readers expect from book indexes and how do they use them? An exploratory user study' (Mary Coe)
  • 'People and place: new initiatives in database indexing for Indigenous collections in Australia' (Jenny Wood and Judith Cannon)
  • 'Electronic indexing using PagePlus' (Ray Price)
  • 'Evaluating indexes: observations on ANZSI experience' (Sherrey Quinn)

Plus two centrepieces:

  • 'Name authority control in large projects' (Linda Dunn)
  • 'Names and the indexer' (Linda Dunn)



 

The Indexer Vol 33 No 2 June 2015

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Articles include:

  • 'Retrieving a world of fiction: building an index - and an archive - of serialized novels in Australian newspapers, 1850-1914' (Katherine Bode and Carol Hetherington)
  • 'Growing with indexing and the role of citation databases: ISAP shows the way' (Antoinette Kotze)
  • 'Indexes as hypertext' (Simon Rowberry)
  • 'An ounce of prevention: intentional communication with authors' (Carol Reed)
  • 'Indexes in award-winning cookbooks' (Catherine Sassen)
  • 'Politics and the art of indexing: teamwork in a legislative environment' (Cheryl Caballero, Erica Smith and Rosalind Guldner)

Plus a centrepiece:

  • 'Words and pictures - indexing art books: some practical experience' (Joan Dearnley)



 

The Indexer Vol 33 No 1 March 2015

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Articles include:

  • 'A banket of South African words and expressions to tax the toughest of indexers' (John David Linnegar)
  • 'ANZSI multi-location Council and proposed restructure' (Glenda Browne)
  • 'DNI ten years on' (Jochen Fassbender)
  • 'Taxonomies, folksonomies, ontologies: what are they and how do they support information retrieval?' (Madely du Preez)
  • 'Linked Data and music: current opportunities' (Elizabeth Joan Kelly)
  • 'Pictures into words' (Brian Stewart)



 

The Indexer Vol 32 No 4 December 2014

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Articles include:

  • 'Indexes, in praise of' (Sasha Archibald)
  • 'The personality of the indexer' (Hazel K. Bell)
  • 'The wonderful woman indexer of England: Nancy Bailey' (David A. Green)
  • 'Where is the evidence? A review of literature on the usability of book indexes' (Mary Coe)
  • 'The classical index in the Internet age' (Xu Shu)

Plus culinary Centrepieces from Gillian Watts & Catherine Sassen.




 

The Indexer Vol 32 No 3 September 2014

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Articles include:

  • 'INNZsight: Index New Zealand in focus' (Dave Small and Nancy Fithian)
  • 'Understanding the IDPF EPUB3 Indexes Specification' (Michele Combs and David K. Ream)
  • 'How DEXembed and WordEmbed work, and why you might use them' (Lucie Haskins)
  • 'Dynamic indexing: Infogrid Pacific and Sydney University Press join forces' (Agata Mrva-Montoya, Bronwyn O'Reilly, Deepak Chandran and Richard Pipe)
  • 'Art book indexes reviewed' (Catherine Sassen)
  • 'For clarity's sake: indexing military works'(Peter Cooke)



 

The Indexer Vol 32 No 2 June 2014

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Articles include:

  • 'Indexing organizations' (Jean Dartnall)
  • 'Text editing across cultures in a multilingual society: South African English as a case study' (John David Linnegar)
  • 'Indexing as preadaptive advance: a socio-evolutionary perspective' (Alberto Cevolini)
  • 'CSI Conference, Shanghai 2-4 November 2013' (Guo Lifang and Fu Anna)
  • 'Highlighting text in PDF files with AutoRedact' (Jon Jermey)
  • 'Adobe InDesign CC' (Jan Rayment)
  • 'The Registry of Deeds Index Project Ireland' (Nick Reddan)
  • 'Tears, drama and meeting minutes: an indexing experience' (Kate Faulkner)
  • John Simkin (obituary) (Michael J Ramsden, Rosemary Nancarrow and Alan Walker)
 

The Indexer Vol 32 No 1 March 2014

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Articles include:

  • 'As if we were reading a good novel': fiction and the index from Richardson to Ballard (Dennis Duncan)
  • 'The index of heightened sensations': collaboration between a skilled indexer and a creative writer to produce a special-purpose index (Lynne Jenner and Tordis Flath)
  • 'Footnotes, endnotes and the indexer' (Mary Russell)
  • 'Legal Indexing' (A. R. Hewitt)
  • 'Archiving Samoan history for the future' (Uili Fecteau)
  • 'Controlling our vocabulary: language consistency in a library context' (Mark Aaron Polger)
  • 'Review of past and future conferences'
  • 'Software developments in Germany' (Jochen Fassbender)
 

The Indexer Vol 31 No 4 December 2013

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Articles include:

  • 'Structured data, standards and indexes' (Sally Goodenough)
  • 'The Matrix: creating an active index in all kinds of formats, from all kinds of tools' (Jan Wright, Glenda Browne, Michele Combs, David Ream and Pilar Wyman)
  • 'Working smarter, not harder, with the KPS Indexing Plugins' (Lucie Haskins)
  • 'EPUB indexes and the future of indexing revisited' (Bill Johncocks)
  • 'In defense of multiple indexes: or the index as learning tool' (Florian Ehrensperger)
  • 'On indexing the Argus' (John Hirst)

Plus a Centrepiece featuring:

  • 'Successful subheadings' (Fred Leise)
  • 'Numbers in indexing' (Max McMaster)
 

The Indexer Vol 31 No 3 September 2013

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Articles include:

  • 'The secret lives of indexers' (Judith Pascoe)
  • 'Holding hands with the past: indexing historical documents' (Kate Mertes)
  • 'History indexes reviewed' (Catherine Sassen)
  • 'EPUB3 indexes and the future of indexing' (Glenda Browne/Jan Wright/Michele Combs)
  • 'Bartlett's familiar quotations, 18th edition for mobile app' (Kay Schlembach/Seth Maislin)
  • 'ISC/SCI Conference 2013' (Max McMaster)
  • 'SI Conference 2013' (Hilary Westwood)
  • 'South Australia Red Cross Information Bureau Records' (Janet Wilkinson/Andrew Piper)

Plus a Centrepiece featuring:

  • 'Author citations and the indexer' (Sylvia Coates)
  • 'Tips for newcomers: Wellington 2013 compiled' (Jane Douglas)
  • 'Reflections on the Wilson judging for 2012' (Margie Towery)
 

The Indexer Vol 31 No 2 June 2013

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Articles include:

  • 'The National Index to Chinese Newspapers and Periodicals (NICNP) in the digital age' (Han Chunlei)
  • 'The Chinese Periodical Full-Text Database (1911-1949): searching the literature of the Republic of China' (Xu Shu)
  • 'Ereaders: exploring how well they work' (Pierke Bosschieter)
  • 'Newcomers: readers' comments' (Adam LeBrocq, Sylvia Coates, Ann Hudson, Elena Gwynne and Linda Stumbaugh)
  • 'XIndex: a cautionary tale' (Denise Sutherland)
  • 'EPUB3 versus HTML5' (Ori Idan)
  • 'Tools of Change' (Pilar Wyman)
  • 'Portrait of the indexer?' (Susan Curran)
  • 'Letter: A tale of two cultures?'
  • 'ANZSI conference 2013' (Carol Dawber and Sandy Liddle)
  • 'Bibliography and the indexer; cullings from the Almanacco bibliografico' (Maureen MacGlashan)

Plus a Centrepiece featuring:

  • 'Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) names: resources for the indexer' (Lam Lai Heung)
  • 'Asian names in an English-language context: negotiating the structural and linguistic minefield' (Fiona Swee-Lin Price)
 

The Indexer Vol 31 No 1 March 2013

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Articles include:

  • 'TIIARA for an IDOL: an adventure in indexing' (Elaine Ménard)
  • 'Scholarly publications in Latin America: where, oh index, art thou?' (Ruby Meraz Gutierrez)
  • 'Creation, placement, and design of website indexes on university websites in the United States' (Ilana Kingsley)
  • 'Ebook navigation: browse, search and index' (Glenda Browne and Mary Coe)
  • 'Windows 8: what's better, what's worse' (Kamm Schreiner)
  • 'The ANSZI Medal 2012: some thoughts on what makes a prize-winning index' (The ANZSI Medal Committee)
  • 'A publisher's job is to provide a good API for books: you can start with your index' (Hugh McGuire)
  • 'Letter: a response to Bill Johncocks'
  • 'Obituary: Doreen Blake'
 

The Indexer Vol 30 No 4 December 2012

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Articles include:

  • 'The EJIW index: were new publishing technologies a burden or a bonus?' (Caroline Diepeveen)
  • 'Section and paragraph number indexing (Glenda Browne)'
  • 'An index of counter-spells in Ariosto's Orlando furioso (1516)' (Michael Robertson)
  • 'Cataloging rules and tools: an aid for the indexing of names' (Debra Spidal)
  • 'Measuring value: worth your pay and paid your worth' (Sylvia Coates)
  • 'The microeconomics of indexing' (Michael E. Jackson)
  • 'ASI conference presentations: a content analysis of major topics, 1997-2012' (Catherine Sassen)
  • 'Around the world & Around the digital world' (Sanet le Roux)
 

The Indexer Vol 30 No 3 September 2012

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Articles include:

  • 'An indexer's life of Johnson (Chistopher Phipps)
  • 'Navigating The English friend (Susan Curran)
  • 'Indexing political memoirs: neutrality and partiality' (Alan Walker)
  • 'Dramatis personae' (Madeleine Davis)
  • 'Biography indexes reviewed' (Catherine Sassen)
  • 'Biographies as soft, narrative texts' (Hazel. K. Bell)
  • 'A bibliography for indexing lives' (Hazel K. Bell)
  • 'A short history of matters international' (Jill Halliday)
  • 'International Agreement of Indexing Societies'
  • 'Around the world' (Sanet Le Roux)
  • 'Around the digital world' (Sanet Le Roux)
  • 'IDPF, EPUB and ebook indexes' (Glenda Browne)
 

The Indexer Vol 30 No 2 June 2012

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G’day and welcome to the Antipodean edition of The Indexer. This edition reflects the diversity of activities within ANZSI.

Articles include:

  • 'A view from the Antipodes' (Mary Russell and Max McMaster)
  • 'Political memoirs: an international comparison of indexing styles' (Alan Walker)
  • 'Māori names in indexes' (Robin Briggs)
  • 'Material culture and the rise of quilt indexing' (Nikki Davis)
  • 'Indexing quilt patterns' (Mary Russell)
  • 'Indexing wine' (Michael Ramsden)
  • 'The Revised New Zealand Mentoring Scheme' (Tordis Flath)
  • 'Same publication + many indexers = ???' (Max McMaster)
  • 'Preparing the indexing quote' (Max McMaster);
  • 'Around the world' (Sanet le Roux)
  • 'Around the digital world' (Sanet le Roux)
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The Indexer Vol 30 No 1 March 2012 - Indexing in the Digital Age

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The March 2012 issue of The Indexer is an extended issue, dedicated to consideration of issues relevant to indexing in the digital age.

Articles include:

  • 'Digital trends' (Jan Wright (ASI))
  • 'The tyranny of the page' (Mary Coe (ANZSI))
  • 'New technology and public perceptions' (Bill Johncocks (SI))
  • 'The devil is in the details: indexes versus Amazon’s X-Ray' (Jan Wright (ASI))
  • 'Hand-helds as ereaders: exploratory thoughts on hand-held devices and indexes' (Pilar Wyman (ASI))
  • 'Visualizing back-of-book indexes' (Ceilyn Boyd and Mitch Wade (ASI))
  • 'The semantic web: an introduction for information professionals' (Matt Moore (Australia))
  • 'Publishing, XML and indexers' (Nic Gibson (UK))
  • 'XML indexing' (Michele Combs (US))
  • 'Web resources for indexers' (Pierke Bosschieter (NIN))
  • The reviews section includes a review of Peter Meyer’s ‘Breaking the page’ in which he argues the importance of including indexes in electronic publications.
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The Indexer Vol 27 No 3 September 2009 - Indexing in China

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This September 2009 edition of The Indexer is guest-edited by the China Society of Indexers. It traces the history of indexing in China and reflects on how it stands today.

Articles include:

  • 'Term selection: the key to successful indexing' (Zhang Qiyu)
  • 'GB/T 22466-2008 – Guidelines for indexing: China’s new national indexing standard' (Wen Guoqiang and Guo Lifang)
  • 'Wan Guoding (1897–1963), indexing pioneer' (Wang Yage and Hou Hanqing)
  • 'A Chinese typewriter: part of a patent filed by Lin Yutang';
  • 'Republic of China (1911–49): retrieving the past' (Wu Peijuan)
  • 'Example-based text categorization (EBTC); the key to automatic indexing and classification?' (Xue Chunxiang and Hou Hanqing)
  • 'Indexing software in China: past, present and future' (Wang Yanxiang)
  • 'Around the world' (Edited by Glenda Browne)
  • 'A ha’p’orth of tar' (John Sutherland)
  • 'Linux and the indexer – a note' (Jonathan Jermey)


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