The Indexing Companion by Glenda BrowneThe Indexing Companion by Glenda Browne

The Indexing Companion

byGlenda Browne, Jon Jermey

Paperback | April 23, 2007

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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.
Glenda Browne is a freelance indexer, teacher and writer. Glenda also works for Sydney Western Area Health Service as a librarian (cataloguer).
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Title:The Indexing CompanionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:262 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.55 inShipping dimensions:9.72 × 6.85 × 0.55 inPublished:April 23, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521689880

ISBN - 13:9780521689885

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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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'The Indexing Companion is a well-titled and valuable book. ... A strong point of the book is its structure and organisation of tis contents.' Webology