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Indexing Companion

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ISBN-10: 0521689880

ISBN-13: 9780521689885

Edition: 2007

Authors: Glenda Browne, Jon Jermey

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Indexing Companion gives an overview of indexing for professional indexers, editors, authors, librarians and other who may be called upon to write, contribute to, edit or commission an index. It covers basic principles as well as examining controversial areas. It is based on publishing standards, textbooks, and the consensus of the indexing community, gained from participation in various mailing lists. It discusses a wide range of document formats and subjects that require idexing, as well as dipping into new topics on the edge of indexing such as folksonomies and the sematic web. Some people consider indexing to be a dry topic - at the end of this book people should be thinking of indexing…    
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Book details

List price: $62.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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

Indexing work environment
Definitions and standards
Planning indexes
Concept analysis
Term selection - topics and names
Term selection - issues
Term selection - different formats
Term selection - controlled vocabularies
Structure of indexes
Quality control and interoperability
Specialised source material - formats, subjects and genres
Software and hardware
Threats and opportunities in indexing