The Indexing Companion

The Indexing Companion

by Glenda Browne, Jon Jermey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521689880

ISBN-13: 9780521689885

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521689885
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.55(d)

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.

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