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This list of resources on INDEXING is intended to help you get started doing research on a particular indexing topic, both online and at your local library.


Authoritative Works

Facing the Text by Do Mi Stauber

Handbook of Indexing Techniques by Linda K. Fetters

Indexing Books by Nancy C. Mulvany

Indexing from A to Z by Hans Wellisch


Copyright

Copyright Basics, University of California

Copyright and Fair Use, Standford University

Copyright and Moral Rights, Society for Indexers (UK)

U.S. Copyright Law, U.S. Copyright Office


Embedded and Ebook Indexing

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Context matters: Search can’t replace a high-quality index: Kevin Broccoli on the importance of indexes in ebooks by Joe Wikert

Digital Trends Task Force, American Society for Indexing

Ebook Indexing Resources, Digital Publications Indexing group of American Society for Indexing

Embedded Indexing Resources, Digital Publications Indexing group of American Society for Indexing

Embedded Indexes: A Trend in Indexing by Sue Klefstad

Embedded Indexing by James Lamb

EPUB 3.0.1 Standard, International Digital Publishing Forum

EPUB Standard and Ebook Indexes by Glenda Browne

Glossary by Publishing Technology Group, Society of Indexers

How to Make an Ebook Index: Five Tips by Nancy K. Humphreys

Index for The Indexer. See embedded indexing; XML indexing

Indexes in eBooks, Executive Summary by Dave Ream

List of articles by Lucie Haskins

List of articles by Jan Wright

XML indexing by Publishing Technology Group, Society of Indexers

software

Adobe

Framemaker 12

InDesign CC

extensions

Index-Manager, klarso (for Adobe InDesign, MS Word, XML)

Index Utilities Kerntiff Publishing Systems (for Adobe InDesign)

IXgen by Frank Stearns Associates (for Adobe FrameMaker)

IXML Embedder, Leverage Technologies (for Adobe InDesign, tagged files, MS Word)

WordEmbed by James Lamb (for MS Word)

Kindle Direct Publishing


Ethics and Professionalism

A Code of Ethics, Harold Borko and Charles Bernier (Indexing Concepts and Methods, 16.2.2)

Code of Professional Conduct, Society for Indexers

Ethical places, Ethical Spaces: Stopping to Listen by Christine Jacobs (The Indexer, 25:3)

Professionalism and the Indexer by Jill Halliday (The Indexer, 25:3)


Guidelines

ANSI/NISO Z39-19-2005 : Guidelines for the Construction, Format, and Management of Monolingual Controlled Vocabularies

Best Practices for Indexing by American Society for Indexing

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition

Indexing Best Practices by Institute of Certified Indexers

ISO 999-1996 : Guidelines from Content, Organization, and Presentation of Indexes

NISO-TR02-1997 : Guidelines for Indexes and Related Information Retrieval Devices (Anderson)

NISO TR03-1999 : Guidelines for Alphabetical Arrangement of Letters and Sorting of Numerals and Other Symbols (Wellisch)


Heading Authorities

HURIDOCS – How to Record Names of Persons

Indexing Names, ed. by Noeline Bridge

Library of Congress Authorities

Virtual International Authority File

WorldCat, OCLC


History

“Index: The Word, Its History and Meanings” by Hans Wellisch (Indexing from A to Z, Second Edition200-210)

Indexes, Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Oldest Printed Indexes by Hans Wellisch (The Indexer 15:2)


How To

“From A to Zafran” articles by Enid Zafran, Indexing Partners

Index for Key Words issues from 2000-2016, American Society for Indexing


Index Editing/Review

Index Editing Checklist, Chicago Manual of Style 16.133

Index Evaluation Checklist, American Society for Indexing

Ten Tips for Spotting a Bad Index by Nancy K. Humphreys, Wordmaps Indexing


Organizations

American Society for Indexing (ASI)

Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers (ASAIB)

Australia and New Zealand Society of Indexers (ANZSI)

China Society of Indexers

Deutsches Netzwerk der Indexer (DNI) / German Network of Indexers

Indexing Society of Canada / Société canadienne d’indexation (ISC / SCI)

Institute of Certified Indexers (ICI)

International Federation of Libraries Associations and Institutions (IFLA) – Subject Analysis and Access Section

Nederlands Indexers Netwerk (NIN) / Netherlands Indexing Network

Society of Indexers (SI)


Poetic Essays

The Indexer by Tyler Gobble (Vouched Books)

Indexes, in Praise of by Sasha Archibald (Key Words, 22:128–134)

The Secret Lives of Indexers by Judith Pascoe (Key Words: 21:90–95)


Professional Journals

Key WordsAmerican Society of Indexing

The IndexerSociety of Indexers


Publishing and Book Conferences 

Digital Book World

IBPA’s Publishing University

Nonfiction Writers Conference

PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference

Society for Technical Communication Summit

Tucson Festival of Books

W3C


Specialty Reference Sources

Art

Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty Vocabularies)

Association of Art Editors Style Guide

Cultural Objects Name Authority (Getty Vocabularies)

Union List of Artist Names (Getty Vocabularies)

Geography

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (Getty Research Institute)

U.S Board of Geographic Names, USGS

Health and Medical

Medical Subject Headings, U.S. National Library of Medicine

Music

African American Music Reference

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

Grove Music Online

Rock’s Backpages

Science

APA Publication Manual

Scientific Style and Format Online, Council of Science Editors

See also Index It Right! series and Indexing Specialities series, Information Today, Inc.


Starting an Indexing Business

The Accidental Indexer by Nan Badgett

Business of Indexing module by Kate Mertes and Enid Zafran

A Guide for the Freelance Indexer by April Michelle Davis 

“Indexing Books as a Career” MOOC course by Sylvia Coates (Canvas Network)

Portrait of an Indexer: The First Year by Kendra Millis (The Indexer, 28:4)

Publisher Survey on Indexing compiled by Madge Walls 


Super Indexing (aka index mashups)

Eat Your Books

Index of Milan Jacovich detective series by Les Roberts, Index by Mary Ann Chulick

Index Mashup of Seth Godin titles, BIM Indexing & Proofreading Services

“Indexing Across Titles” by Mark Fretz

Publications Mashup, American Society for Indexing


Training

institutions

American Society for Indexing, Indexing Training Course

Emporia State University, Indexing and Abstracting (LI 842)

Simon Fraser University, Indexing continuing studies course

UC Berkeley Extension, Indexing Theory and Embedded Indexing courses

private courses and workshops

Hedden Information Management, courses

Indexing Partners, Indexing Boot Camp

Index West, courses and workshops

Learning to Index list of courses, Pacific Northwest Chapter of American Society of Indexing

Sherry L. Smith Indexing Services, classes and workshops


Website Indexing

Digital Publications Indexing, American Society for Indexing

Indexing and Keyword Tagging of Websites and Intranets by Kevin Broccoli

Indexing the Web, American Society for Indexing

Using Online Indexes Study, Bureau of National Affairs

Website indexing: Enhancing Access to Information within Websites by Glenda Browne and Jonathan Jermey


See also Indexing FAQs