Indexing News

  • Happy Halloween!
  • Upcoming Special ASI Event: Getting Better! Improving the indexing mind, body and business, December 2, 2022. Highlights include Pilar Wyman, “Best Practices and Rookie Mistakes (that even experienced indexers can make),” and more. As an indexer, questions of how to handle specific challenges can often be answered by referencing Best Practices guidelines. But how do you move through day-to-day choices without making rookie mistakes? In this virtual session, I will guide you through some of the most common errors and offer insight on how to keep them from tripping you up. I will review typical mistakes and trends, how to prevent them, and how to align your index work with indexing best practices. Join me!
  • Updated Standard on Criteria for Indexes (ANSI/NISO Z39.4) is now available. Download your copy here. The updated standard provides guidelines for the content, organization, and presentation of indexes. It deals with the principles of indexing — regardless of the type of material indexed, the indexing method used, the medium of the index, or the method of presentation for searching. I am grateful to everyone who provided feedback on the draft standard, especially our Working Group members who came from different indexing backgrounds and shared their deep knowledge of indexing across various perspectives. The new Z39.4 standard is usable by a broad spectrum of organizations and users, and provides a more efficient and effective experience for everyone who creates or uses indexes. The NISO Z39.4 standard is available at https://www.niso.org/standards-committees/criteria-indexes.
  • Did you miss my live webinar on embedded indexing with Index-Manager? Download the replay here. During this webinar “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees,” I demonstrated how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes with headings, subheadings, cross-references, and ranges. I also showed how I edit my work, and how I export for final embedded publication (and re-publication, as you wish). Writing, editing, and embedding index entries can all be done with professional indexing software. Watch this webinar to learn how to craft and edit simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references, and how to export and review your embedded indexes.
  • An English-language manual for Index-Manager is also available. Download your copy here. This manual  has a linked and embedded index, of course.
  • I highly recommend the AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes. NB: The just-released 11th Edition does not include the chapter on Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Upcoming Event:  Continental Congress — International Indexing Conference, Berlin, 17-18 October, 2022. Highlights include Glenda Browne, Walter Greulich, and Pilar Wyman, “E-book indexing update,” and more.
  • Updated Standard on Criteria for Indexes (ANSI/NISO Z39.4) is now available. Download your copy here. The updated standard provides guidelines for the content, organization, and presentation of indexes. It deals with the principles of indexing — regardless of the type of material indexed, the indexing method used, the medium of the index, or the method of presentation for searching. I am grateful to everyone who provided feedback on the draft standard, especially our Working Group members who came from different indexing backgrounds and shared their deep knowledge of indexing across various perspectives. The new Z39.4 standard is usable by a broad spectrum of organizations and users, and provides a more efficient and effective experience for everyone who creates or uses indexes. The NISO Z39.4 standard is available at https://www.niso.org/standards-committees/criteria-indexes.
  • Did you miss my live webinar on embedded indexing with Index-Manager? Download the replay here. During this webinar “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees,” I demonstrated how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes with headings, subheadings, cross-references, and ranges. I also showed how I edit my work, and how I export for final embedded publication (and re-publication, as you wish). Writing, editing, and embedding index entries can all be done with professional indexing software. Watch this webinar to learn how to craft and edit simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references, and how to export and review your embedded indexes.
  • An English-language manual for Index-Manager is also available. Download your copy here. This manual  has a linked and embedded index, of course.
  • I highly recommend the AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes. NB: The just-released 11th Edition does not include the chapter on Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Happy New Year!
  • Updated Standard on Criteria for Indexes (ANSI/NISO Z39.4) is now available. Download your copy here. The updated standard provides guidelines for the content, organization, and presentation of indexes. It deals with the principles of indexing — regardless of the type of material indexed, the indexing method used, the medium of the index, or the method of presentation for searching. I am grateful to everyone who provided feedback on the draft standard, especially our Working Group members who came from different indexing backgrounds and shared their deep knowledge of indexing across various perspectives. The new Z39.4 standard is usable by a broad spectrum of organizations and users, and provides a more efficient and effective experience for everyone who creates or uses indexes. The NISO Z39.4 standard is available at https://www.niso.org/standards-committees/criteria-indexes.
  • Did you miss my live webinar on embedded indexing with Index-Manager? Download the replay here. During this webinar “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees,” I demonstrated how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes with headings, subheadings, cross-references, and ranges. I also showed how I edit my work, and how I export for final embedded publication (and re-publication, as you wish). Writing, editing, and embedding index entries can all be done with professional indexing software. Watch this webinar to learn how to craft and edit simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references, and how to export and review your embedded indexes.
  • An English-language manual for Index-Manager is also available. Download your copy here. This manual  has a linked and embedded index, of course.
  • I highly recommend the AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes. NB: The just-released 11th Edition does not include the chapter on Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Updated Standard on Criteria for Indexes (ANSI/NISO Z39.4) is now available. Download your copy here. The updated standard provides guidelines for the content, organization, and presentation of indexes. It deals with the principles of indexing—regardless of the type of material indexed, the indexing method used, the medium of the index, or the method of presentation for searching. I am grateful to everyone who provided feedback on the draft standard, especially our Working Group members who came from different indexing backgrounds and shared their deep knowledge of indexing across various perspectives. The new Z39.4 standard is usable by a broad spectrum of organizations and users, and provides a more efficient and effective experience for everyone who creates or uses indexes. The NISO Z39.4 standard is available at https://www.niso.org/standards-committees/criteria-indexes.
  • Upcoming Events: Working Smarter with Index-Manager software session at the Society of Indexers Conference 2021: Boosting Your Indexing Business with Katharina Munk, Tuesday 9 November.
  • Did you miss my live webinar on embedded indexing with Index-Manager? Download the replay here. During this webinar “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees,” I demonstrated how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes with headings, subheadings, cross-references, and ranges. I also showed how I edit my work, and how I export for final embedded publication (and re-publication, as you wish). Writing, editing, and embedding index entries can all be done with professional indexing software. Watch this webinar to learn how to craft and edit simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references, and how to export and review your embedded indexes.
  • An English-language manual for Index-Manager is also available. Download your copy here. This manual  has a linked and embedded index, of course.
  • I highly recommend the AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes. NB: The just-released 11th Edition does not include the chapter on Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Updated Standard on Criteria for Indexes (ANSI/NISO Z39.4) is now available. Download your copy here. The updated standard provides guidelines for the content, organization, and presentation of indexes. It deals with the principles of indexing—regardless of the type of material indexed, the indexing method used, the medium of the index, or the method of presentation for searching. I am grateful to everyone who provided feedback on the draft standard, especially our Working Group members who came from different indexing backgrounds and shared their deep knowledge of indexing across various perspectives. The new Z39.4 standard is usable by a broad spectrum of organizations and users, and provides a more efficient and effective experience for everyone who creates or uses indexes. The NISO Z39.4 standard is available at https://www.niso.org/standards-committees/criteria-indexes.
  • Did you miss my live webinar on embedded indexing with Index-Manager? Download the replay here. During this webinar “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees,” I demonstrated how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes with headings, subheadings, cross-references, and ranges. I also showed how I edit my work, and how I export for final embedded publication (and re-publication, as you wish). Writing, editing, and embedding index entries can all be done with professional indexing software. Watch this webinar to learn how to craft and edit simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references, and how to export and review your embedded indexes.
  • An English-language manual for Index-Manager is also available. Download your copy here. This manual  has a linked and embedded index, of course.
  • I highly recommend the AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes. NB: The just-released 11th Edition does not include the chapter on Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Did you miss my live webinar on embedded indexing with Index-Manager? Download the replay here. This webinar “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees” aired Tuesday, October 30, 2018. I demonstrated how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes, including for providing analysis and headings, subheadings, cross-references, and ranges. I also showed how I edit my work, and—perhaps most importantly for some of you—I showed how I export this work for final embedded publication (and re-publication, as you wish). Writing, editing, embedding index entries, this can all be done with professional indexing software. Watch this webinar to learn how to craft and edit both simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references, and how to export and review embedded indexes.
  • An English-language manual for Index-Manager is available. Download your copy here. This manual  has a linked and embedded index, of course.
  • I highly recommend the AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes. NB: The just-released 11th Edition does not include Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Upcoming Event: Join the NISO May 24, 2021 Open Teleconference – Z39.4, Criteria for Indexes for an update on the NISO Criteria for Indexes, which is currently being revised. Working Group member Jill Annitto of atla and Co-Chair Marti Heyman of OCLC and I will share information about the work and answer your questions. 3pm ET – all are welcome! 
  • Upcoming Event: Join me, from the comfort of your home or wherever you are, at the first Indexing Society of Canada / Société canadienne d’indexation (ISC/SCI) online conference Indexing Unlimited, May 27-29, 2021. Judi Gibbs and I will give an update on the proposed NISO Draft Standard on Criteria for Indexes, “Indexing Standards. See NISO.” The proposed standard is an updated and expanded version of NISO TR02-1997, Guidelines for Indexes and Related Information Retrieval Devices and would replace ANSI/NISO Z39.4, Guidelines for Indexes and Related Information Retrieval Devices. This draft standard provides guidelines that meet today’s requirements for the content, organization, and presentation of indexes used for the retrieval of information, including those used for electronic searching, regardless of the type of material indexed, the indexing method used, the medium of the index, or the method of presentation for searching.  
  • Did you miss my live webinar on embedded indexing with Index-Manager? Download the replay here. This webinar “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees” aired Tuesday, October 30, 2018. I demonstrated how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes, including for providing analysis and headings, subheadings, cross-references, and ranges. I also showed how I edit my work, and—perhaps most importantly for some of you—I showed how I export this work for final embedded publication (and re-publication, as you wish). Writing, editing, embedding index entries, this can all be done with professional indexing software. Watch this webinar to learn how to craft and edit both simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references, and how to export and review embedded indexes.
  • An English-language manual for Index-Manager is available. Download your copy here. This manual  has a linked and embedded index, of course.
  • I highly recommend the AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes. NB: The just-released 11th Edition does not include Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Upcoming Event: Join Index-Manager expert Katharina Munk and I on Thursday, May 6, 2021 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern, for an ASI (American Society for Indexing) 2021 Conference Software Segment. We’ll show you the latest Index-Manager updates, share tips, and answer your questions about how best to write and embed indexes. If you’re interested in the latest developments in the software, or are simply curious about it, this is a perfect opportunity to explore.
  • Upcoming Event: Join me, from the comfort of your home or wherever you are, at the first Indexing Society of Canada / Société canadienne d’indexation (ISC/SCI) online conference Indexing Unlimited, May 27-29, 2021. Judi Gibbs and I will give an update on the proposed NISO Draft Standard on Criteria for Indexes, “Indexing Standards. See NISO.” The proposed standard is an updated and expanded version of NISO TR02-1997, Guidelines for Indexes and Related Information Retrieval Devices and would replace ANSI/NISO Z39.4, Guidelines for Indexes and Related Information Retrieval Devices. This draft standard provides guidelines that meet today’s requirements for the content, organization, and presentation of indexes used for the retrieval of information, including those used for electronic searching, regardless of the type of material indexed, the indexing method used, the medium of the index, or the method of presentation for searching.  
  • Did you miss my live webinar on embedded indexing with Index-Manager? Download the replay here. This webinar “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees” aired Tuesday, October 30, 2018. I demonstrated how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes, including for providing analysis and headings, subheadings, cross-references, and ranges. I also showed how I edit my work, and—perhaps most importantly for some of you—I showed how I export this work for final embedded publication (and re-publication, as you wish). Writing, editing, embedding index entries, this can all be done with professional indexing software. Watch this webinar to learn how to craft and edit both simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references, and how to export and review embedded indexes.
  • An English-language manual for Index-Manager is available. Download your copy here. This manual  has a linked and embedded index, of course.
  • I highly recommend the AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes. NB: The just-released 11th Edition does not include Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Upcoming Event: Join me, from the comfort of your home or wherever you are, at the first Indexing Society of Canada / Société canadienne d’indexation (ISC/SCI) online conference Indexing Unlimited, May 27-29, 2021. Judi Gibbs and I will give an update on the proposed NISO Draft Standard on Criteria for Indexes, “Indexing Standards. See NISO.” The proposed standard is an updated and expanded version of NISO TR02-1997, Guidelines for Indexes and Related Information Retrieval Devices and would replace ANSI/NISO Z39.4, Guidelines for Indexes and Related Information Retrieval Devices. This draft standard provides guidelines that meet today’s requirements for the content, organization, and presentation of indexes used for the retrieval of information, including those used for electronic searching, regardless of the type of material indexed, the indexing method used, the medium of the index, or the method of presentation for searching.  
  • Did you miss my live webinar on embedded indexing with Index-Manager? Download the replay here. This webinar “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees” aired Tuesday, October 30, 2018. I demonstrated how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes, including for providing analysis and headings, subheadings, cross-references, and ranges. I also showed how I edit my work, and—perhaps most importantly for some of you—I showed how I export this work for final embedded publication (and re-publication, as you wish). Writing, editing, embedding index entries, this can all be done with professional indexing software. Watch this webinar to learn how to craft and edit both simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references, and how to export and review embedded indexes.
  • An English-language manual for Index-Manager is available. Download your copy here. This manual  has a linked and embedded index, of course.
  • I highly recommend the AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes. NB: The just-released 11th Edition does not include Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Happy New Year!
  • Don’t forget to share your feedback on the proposed NISO Draft Standard on Criteria for Indexes — open for public comment through Jan 31. This replaces the original ANSI/NISO Z39.4 standard (Guidelines for Indexes and Related Information Retrieval Devices) and is an updated and expanded version of NISO’s Guidelines for Indexes and Related Information Retrieval Devices (a technical report, TR02-1997). This updated draft NISO Z39.4 standard provides guidelines that better meet today’s requirements for the content, organization, and presentation of indexes used for the retrieval of information, including those used for electronic searching, regardless of the type of material indexed, the indexing method used, the medium of the index, or the method of presentation for searching.  Anyone with an interest in indexing — authors, editors, publishers, vendors, and others — is encouraged to share their feedback. As I say in the press release, “By emphasizing the three processes essential for all indexes — comprehensive design, vocabulary management, and syntax — the Z39.4 standard, once formalized, will enable a more efficient and effective process and experience for all who create or use indexes, irrespective of the medium. We welcome their feedback on the draft standard.” The draft NISO Z39.4 standard is available at https://www.niso.org/standards-committees/criteria-indexes. The draft standard includes a linked index.
  • Did you miss my live webinar on embedded indexing with Index-Manager? Download the replay here. This webinar “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees” aired Tuesday, October 30, 2018. I demonstrated how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes, including for providing analysis and headings, subheadings, cross-references, and ranges. I also showed how I edit my work, and—perhaps most importantly for some of you—I showed how I export this work for final embedded publication (and re-publication, as you wish). Writing, editing, embedding index entries, this can all be done with professional indexing software. Watch this webinar to learn how to craft and edit both simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references, and how to export and review embedded indexes.
  • An English-language manual for Index-Manager is available. Download your copy here. This manual  has a linked and embedded index, of course.
  • I highly recommend the AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes. NB: The just-released 11th Edition does not include Medical Indexes.

Pilar