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.