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Monday, 19 November 2018  
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  • The 1866 catalogue of the Board of Trade Library: an early Wheatley catalogue. K.A. Mallaber 7.42–5
  • Fingerprint indexing. J.W. Godsell 4.41–7
  • ‘I copied all the letters in a big, round hand’: indexing W.S. Gilbert. Geoffrey Dixon 16.92–6
  • Indexing a local planning enquiry. Alison Raisin 13.107–10
  • Subject knowledge – how it helps take care of the business. Sylvia Coates 28.173–175
  • Finding a new challenge in 'rare interests' groups. Arthur Maltby 36.80–2


  • Problems of archaeological indexing. Cherry Lavell 12.175–84
  • Indexing of a computerized bibliography for London’s archaeology. Audrey Adams 14.235–40
  • Compiling a general index to Sussex Archaeological Collections. Ann Hudson 17.83–90
  • A database of radiocarbon dates for archaeology. Cherry Lavell 19.173–6
  • On indexing The heritage of North Cyprus: a personal approach. Rosamond Hanworth 19.205–7


  • Indexing a Victorian architectural journal: The Builder project. Ruth Richardson 16.85–6


  • The Index of Christian Art. Anna C. Esmeijer and William S. Heckscher 3.97–119
  • Three encyclopaedia indexes (inc. Encyclopedia of world art). Delight Ansley 5.16–22
  • Case history of the compilation of a large cumulative index (to A. Venturi’s Storia dell’arte Italiana). Jacqueline D. Sisson 10.164–75/194
  • The unconventional index and its merits (on a text analysing Dürer’s ‘Melancolia I’). William S. Heckscher 13.5–25
  • Scholarly search for the truth. M. Mallory & G. Moran 19.99–101
  • Layered indexing of images. Kimberly A. Schroeder 21.11–14
  • Art book indexes reviewed. Catherine Sassen 32.104-108
  • Words and pictures - indexing art books: some practical experience. Joan Dearnley C13:1


  • Indexing botanical and horticultural texts. Alex S. George 25.253–254
  • Environmental studies and natural history texts: indexing issues. Therese Shere 27.50–57


  • Scottish tartans: an indexing challenge. Keith Lumsden 22.69–71


  • Material culture and the rise of quilt indexing. Nikki Davis 30.80-84
  • Indexing quilt patterns. Mary Russell 30.85-90

Environmental studies

  • Environmental studies and natural history texts: indexing issues. Therese Shere 27.50–57


  • Indexing science fiction. P. Schuyler Miller 6.163–4
  • A long fiction index (to Scott’s Waverley novels). Philip Bradley 8.153–63
  • Compiling the first Fiction Index. Alan Glencross 13.86–7
  • Compiling Cumulated fiction index 1975–1979. M.E. Hicken 13.88–9
  • Para-index and anti-index. Judy Batchelor 16.194
  • Indexes to works of fiction: the views of producers and users on the need for them. Philip Bradley 16.239–46
  • Indexing fiction: a story of complexity. Hazel K. Bell 17.251–6
  • Should fiction be indexed? The indexability of text. Hazel K. Bell 18.83–6
  • A Marshland index [works of S. L. Bensusan]. John A. Vickers 19.276–8
  • Indexes as fiction and fiction as paper-chase. Hazel K. Bell 20.209–11
  • Thirty-nine to one: indexing the novels of Angela Thirkell. Hazel K. Bell 21.6–10
  • From thesaurus to ontology: the development of the Kaunokki Finnish fiction thesaurus. Jarmo Saarti and Kaisa Hypén 28.50–58
  • 'As if we were reading a good novel' fiction and the index from Richardson to Ballard. Dennis Duncan 32.2-11
  • Retrieving a world of fiction: building an index - and an archive - of serialized novels in Australian newspapers, 1850-1914. Katherine Bode and Carol Hetherington 33.57-65


  • The Department of Irish Folklore, University College, Dublin. Helen Litton 22.170–3

Food and wine

  • Indexing wine. Michael Ramsden 30.90-95
  • Food for thought the expanding universe of cookbook indexing. Gillian Watts C12:1
  • Culinary indexers' reference sources. Catherine Sassen C12:5
  • Indexes in award-winning cookbooks. Catherine Sassen 33.71-76
  • The joy of managing without. Maureen MacGlashan 34.90-91


  • Indexing of alternative place-names (especially in the Near East). H. V. Molesworth-Roberts 6.179
  • Cartographic indexing. Deborah M. Smith 9.18–20
  • The indexing of Welsh place-names. Donald Moore 15.3–8
  • Topographical indexing. J.F.W. Bryon 15.211–14
  • All over the map. 18.152
  • Creating indexes for world atlases at HarperCollins Publishers. Jim Irvine 24.119–122

Government information

  • Indexing the proceedings and publications of the Scottish Parliament. Tori Spratt and Shona Skakle 22.65–8
  • The parliament of Canada: indexing the work of the Senate committees. Stephanie Bilodeau 26.114–117
  • Herding cats: indexing British Columbia's political debates using controlled vocabulary. Julie McClung 27.66–69
  • One index, two formats: print versus web indexes for political debates in British Columbia. Julie McClung 28.110–115


  • Indexing ancient history. Robert D. Rodriguez 14.207–8
  • Indexing deeds and documents. Robert L. Collison 5.113–23
  • The British Record Society—eighty years of an index. Peter Spufford 6.19–23
  • Indexing science fiction. P. Schuyler Miller 6.163–4
  • Indexing Victoria’s historic criminal records. Jean Uhl 10.24–6
  • Indexing Victoria’s shipping records. Douglas Bishop 10.27–9
  • Twenty-five years of history indexing. Eric H. Boehm 11.33–42
  • The indexing work of Family History Societies. J.S.W. Gibson 13.83–5
  • Indexes for local and family history. John Chandler 13.223–7
  • Computer-assisted production of bibliographic databases in history. Joyce Duncan Falk 12.131–9
  • User approaches to indexes [Family History]. Jean Stirk 16.75–8
  • Observations on the indexing of history. Matthew Benjamin Gilmore 16.159–62
  • Thirty-nine to one: indexing the novels of Angela Thirkell. Hazel K. Bell 21.6–10
  • Cardinal Giuseppe Garampi: an eighteenth-century pioneer in indexing . Charles Burns 22.61-64
  • Indexing Roman imperialism. John Richardson 24.138–140
  • ‘A funny lot’: indexing and local history books. Bob Trubshaw 24.184–185
  • Christian history: 3,000 years and an author’s indexing thereof. Diarmaid MacCulloch 28.108–109
  • Holding hands with the past: indexing historical documents. Kate Mertes 31.95-105
  • History indexes reviewed. Catherine Sassen 31.105-109
  • The Registry of Deeds Index Project Ireland. Nick Reddan 32.64-67
  • How historians work. Keith Thomas 33.122-25


  • Indexing botanical and horticultural texts. Alex S. George 25.253–254
  • Environmental studies and natural history texts: indexing issues. Therese Shere 27. 50–57


(see also Art; Types of Indexes - Photographs & films)

  • Streamlining PRECIS just for laughs! (Musée ... pour rire). C. Jacobs and C. Arsenault 19.88–92
  • Layered indexing of images. Kimberly A. Schroeder 21.11–14
  • Indexing training and workflow on large digitization projects. Kimberly A. Schroeder 21.67–9
  • If a picture is worth a thousand words, then .. . Christine Jacobs 21.119–21
  • Capturing moving images online. Ann Cameron 24.142–144
  • Indexing ordinary images: challenges and perspectives. Elaine Menard 27.70–76
  • Illustrative material and how to handle it. Max McMaster 29.123–6
  • Chicken or egg theory: do we truly know how they search? Elaine Ménard 29.150–6
  • Pictures into words. Brian Stewart 33.8-25
  • Visual indexes. Mary Russell and Joan Dearnley 35.109-12

Intelligence information

  • The index of Enigma messages. Elizabeth Wallis and Cherry Lavell 22.31–3
  • Indexing the intelligence: some inferences, some speculations. Rodney Brunt 22.187–190
  • Black, white, and red all over: the US radio and television blacklist as annotated index. Cheryl Lemmens 35.98-109
  • The peripheral and central indexes at Bletchley Park during the Second World War. Eric L. Nelson 36.95-101


(see also Countries and Languages)

  • Syntactic and semantic relationships — or: a review of PRECIS. P.F. Broxis 10.54–9
  • Linguistics and indexing. David Crystal 14.3–7
  • Indexing a reference grammar. David Crystal 15.67–72
  • Natural-language processing and automatic indexing. C. Korycinski and Alan F. Newell 17.21–9
  • Natural-language processing and automatic indexing— a reply. Kevin P. Jones 17.114–15
  • Bias in indexing and loaded language. Hazel K. Bell 17.173–7
  • Selected linguistic problems in indexing within the Canadian context. Lisa Rasmussen 18.87–91
  • Is there anybody there? David Crystal 19.3.153–4
  • Marot, Hofstadter, index [Douglas Hofstadter’s translation of Ma mignonne by Clément Marot]. Christine Shuttleworth 21.22–3
  • Quote index unquote. David Crystal 22.14–20
  • The expanding worlds of reference. Tom McArthur 22.86–90
  • Bibliography in a digital age. Geraldine Triffitt 26.127–131
  • Text editing across cultures in a multilingual society: South African English as a case study. John David Linnegar 32.57-63
  • A banket of South African words and expressions to tax the toughest of indexers. John David Linnegar 33.26-28


  • Legal indexing. A.R. Hewitt 3.136–45
  • Indexes old and new. G. Chowdharay-Best 9.168–9
  • Indexing in a State Parliamentary Library. Josephine McGovern 10.78–80/86
  • On citing Acts of Parliament and related law. Richard Haig-Brown 11.205–8
  • Legal vocabulary and the indexer. Elizabeth M. Moys 18.75–8
  • The Consolidated Index to Law Reports. Brian Symondson 18.79–82
  • Building a global legal index: a work in progress. Madeleine Davis 22.123–7
  • Indexing: it’s the law! Bella Hass Weinberg 24.79–82
  • Indexing the law: a controlled vocabulary. Mark Scott 24.123–126
  • Developing and using new reference tools to search the jurisprudence of the World Trade Organization: the case of the Appellate Body Repertory. Iain Sandford, Steve Cooper and Fernando Preto Ramos 24.218–222
  • The Legal indexing SIG. Mary Harper 26.86
  • Some useful international law websites C5:6
  • Legal indexing. A.R. Hewitt 32.23-28
  • Tears, drama and meeting minutes: an indexing experience. Kate Faulkner 32.71-75
  • Politics and the art of indexing: teamwork in a legislative environment. Cheryl Caballero, Erica Smith and Rosalind Guldner 33.65-67
  • Law via the Internet 2015 conference. Glenda Browne 34.12-16
  • The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals. Marci Hoffman 34.50-55


  • The Journal of Anatomy: index to the first hundred years 1866–1966. D. Blake and R.E.M. Bowden 6.48–51
  • The indexing of medical books and journals. John Gibson 13.173–5
  • Indexes of German-language biomedical abstracting journals. Joachim Thuss 14.35–41
  • Medical abbreviations and acronyms. Doreen Blake and John Gibson 14.205–6
  • Indexing medical journals. Doreen Blake 17.33–4
  • Indexing the British Medical Journal. Richard Jones 19.13–18
  • Medical indexes reviewed. Pilar Wyman 21.124–6
  • Medical indexing in the United States. Janyne Ste Marie 27.59–61
  • Hand-helds as ereaders: exploratory thoughts on hand-held devices and indexes. Pilar Wyman 30.17–24


  • Indexing defence: an indexer’s defence. Richard Munro 24.21–23
  • Nulli Secundus: a volunteer effort. Edyth Binkowski 25.125–127
  • Military indexing: men and machines. Michael Forder C7:1
  • For clarity's sake: indexing military works. Peter Cooke 32.94-97
  • Ready, aim, fire: indexing military history. Kendra H. Millis 36.55–8


  • Indexing gramophone records. E.T. Bryant 2.90–4
  • Notes on music indexing. J.H. Davies 2.124–6
  • Of music and indexing. Percy Young 16.177–80
  • Musical bumps: indexing musical terms. Helga Perry 16.251–3
  • Where’s that tune? Sarah J. Crofts 19.189–91
  • Music: special characteristics for indexing and cataloguing. Jane A. Myers 19.269–74
  • MeloDex: Indexing hymn tunes. Peter Ralph Coates 21.37
  • Indexing traditional African musical instruments. Marlene Burger 21.169–71
  • Music indexing and retrieval: current problems. Elizabeth Kelly 28.163–166
  • Carols for indexers. Mary Russell and Maureen MacGlashan 29.50-55
  • Linked Data and music: current opportunities. Elizabeth Joan Kelly 33.2-7
  • From shoeboxes to the World Wide Web: the enthusiast as indexer. Kate Faulkner 34.99-103


(see also Countries and Languages)

  • Arrangement of entries in Post Office telephone directories 2.142–3
  • The hereditary peerage. Hebe Jerrold 3.130
  • Indexing peers. M.D. Anderson 4.51
  • Post Office filing. M. Gorman & G.N. Knight 7.118–20
  • Developing a system of indexing surnames in the Home Office. John L. Rush 12.81–2
  • An Ordinary of Arms, Vol. II, 1902–1973. Vivien Wilson 12.195–7
  • Coping with a title: the indexer and the British aristocracy. David Lee 17.155–60
  • Name of an author! Anne B. Piternick 18.95–9
  • Chinese personal names. Liqun Dai C1:1
  • The hundred surnames: a Pinyin index. Liqun Dai C1:3
  • French names. Noeline Bridge C1:8
  • Dutch, German, Austrian, Flemish and Afrikaans names. Jacqueline Pitchford C1:11
  • Italian names. Christine Shuttleworth C1:15
  • Australian Aboriginal names. Geraldine Triffitt C2:1
  • Turkish names. Meral Alakus C2:5
  • Arabic names. Heather Hedden C2:9
  • Khoe-San names (African click languages). Shelagh Willet C3:1
  • Spanish personal names. Francine Cronshaw C3:5
  • Ethiopian names. Kebreab W. Giorgis C3:8
  • Tibetan names: some suggestions. E.E.G.L. Searight C3:10
  • Asian names. Nasreen Akhtar C3:12
  • Browser bar: personal names. Pierke Bosschieter C4:1
  • Japanese names. John Power C4:2
  • Irish prefixes and the alphabetization of personal names. Róisín Nic Cóil C6:1
  • The indexing of Welsh personal names. Donald Moore C6:7
  • The indexing of Welsh place-names. Donald Moore C6:15
  • Personal names as phrases. Noeline Bridge C8:1
  • Cataloging rules and tools: an aid for the indexing of names. Debra Spidal 30.186-190
  • Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) names: resources for the indexer. Lam Lai Heung C9:1
  • Asian names in an English-language context: negotiating the structural and linguistic minefield. Fiona Swee-Lin Price C9:6
  • Names and the indexer. Linda Dunn C14:8
  • Resources for handling titles in indexes. Linda Dunn C15:1
  • Resources for handling personal names in indexes. Linda Dunn C15:6
  • Resources for handling corporate names in indexes. Linda Dunn C15:11
  • Resources for handling geographic names in indexes. Linda Dunn C16:1
  • Resources for handling event names in indexes. Linda Dunn C16:5
  • Sikh names: theory, conventions and practices. Manjit K. Sahai C17:1
  • Names and titles in the Orthodox Church. Stephen Ullstrom C17:7
  • Personal names in indexes. Susan Curran 36.108-115

Natural history

  • Environmental studies and natural history texts: indexing issues. Therese Shere 27. 50–57


  • Computer-aid for philatelic indexing. Roberta Palen 12.207–9
  • The National Philatelic Society indexing project. Ian Crane 18.33–4


  • The Northern Ireland Political Collection at the Linen Hall Library. John Gray 22.175–7
  • Herding cats: indexing British Columbia's political debates using controlled vocabulary. Julie McClung 27.66–69
  • Political memoirs: an international comparison of indexing styles. Alan Walker 30.66-75
  • Indexing political memoirs: neutrality and partiality. Alan Walker 30.125-130

Religion and theology

  • The Index of Christian Art. Anna C. Esmeijer and William S. Heckscher 3.97–119
  • The Jewish Chronicle index 1841— . John M. Shaftesley 4.3–13
  • Three encyclopaedia indexes (inc. New Catholic encyclopedia). Delight Ansley 5.16–22
  • The index of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. Raphael Posner 8.101–11
  • Indexing the works of John Wesley. John A. Vickers 10.176–7
  • On indexing John Wesley. John A. Vickers 11.189–97
  • The oldest printed indexes (St Augustine). Hans H. Wellisch 15.73–82
  • Father of the man (George Fox). John A. Vickers 17.20
  • A scriptural index to Hymns and Psalms. Oliver A. Beckerlegge 18.27–9
  • Indexes and religion: reflections on research in the history of indexes. Bella Hass Weinberg 21.111–18
  • Index structures in early Hebrew Biblical word lists: preludes to the first Latin concordances. Bella Hass Weinberg 22.178–186
  • Notes on the indexing of biblical and related materials. Peter Andrews and Meg Davies C5:1
  • Christian history: 3,000 years and an author’s indexing thereof. Diarmaid MacCulloch 28.108–109
  • Biblical reference indexing: the challenge. Francis Young 36.14-15

Science and technology

  • Technical indexing. L.E.J. Helyar 2.134–7
  • A scientific examination of codification. F.R. Gurney 4.67–80
  • The indexing of scientific books. J. Edwin Holmstrom 4.123–31
  • An analytical index to documents on aerodynamics. R.C. Wright 4.81–2
  • Three encyclopaedia indexes (inc. Encyclopedia of science and technology). Delight Ansley 5.16–22
  • Citation indexing (Science Citation Index). John Martyn 5.5–15
  • Scientific and technical indexing. E.J. Coates 5.27–34
  • The World list of scientific periodicals. Kenneth I. Porter 5.70–8
  • Indexing technical matter: some practical experience on both sides of two fences. Neil R. Fisk 6.42–7
  • User preferences in technical indexes. John F. Drage 6.151–5
  • Aims and methods of the British Technology Index. E.J. Coates 3.146–52
  • The state of the indexing art in British Engineering books. Bruce S.C. Harling 8.13–16
  • Technical indexing at BTI. Alan Singleton 9.37–49
  • Computer-based indexing systems: implications for the book indexer. John J. Eyre 9.53–7
  • Division of labour in rapid indexing of technical periodicals. J. Edwin Holmstrom 11.216–19
  • Patent classification and information retrieval services. Andrew Bayer 12.117–24
  • Computer-aided indexing of technical manuals. Paul Hardy 15.22–4
  • Chemical and numerical indexing for the INSPEC database. J.C. Deaves & J.E. Pache 16.163–7
  • The Persian Agrovoc in an indexing context. Mohammad Reza Falahati Qadimi Fumani 29.23–29
  • Scientific texts and the indexer. Walter Greulich 29.114–22
  • The Poehlman case: understanding and indexing ethical problems in scientific journals. Carolyn Brown 29.179–84

Social sciences

  • The development of the Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index. Weina Hua 22.128–9



  • Zoological indexing. Max McMaster C17:3
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