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 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

Indexing News

  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  • 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 also available. Download your copy here. This manual even 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 Groundhog Day!
  • Upcoming Events—Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding Forests and Trees Even in Times of Deforestation at the upcoming American Society for Indexing (ASI) annual conference “Indexing Crossroads” Friday, 24 April, 2020. Pilar will lead indexers through using Index-Manager efficiently for best writing quality embedded indexes. Beyond the basics, she will demonstrate and show how to import external index files for updating, modifying, and then embedding. (Beginners need not stay away: This session will also include review of creating and embedding indexes, including headings, subheadings, cross-references, page ranges, and cross-references, and exporting and review their embedded indexes.) Bring your laptop with Index Manager already installed! Download a free trial version here.
  • Upcoming Events—Update on NISO Z39.4 Criteria for Indexes: Creating a National Standard at the upcoming American Society for Indexing (ASI) annual conference “Indexing Crossroads” Friday, 24 April 2020. Several members of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Working Group on Criteria for Indexes will present an update on their progress, discuss the process of creating an indexing standard, discuss indexing issues that have arisen during the process, and take questions from the audience. The panel discussion will be facilitated by working group member John Magee and will include working group co-chairs Pilar Wyman and Marti Heyman, as well as working group member Janet Perlman.
  • 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 also available. Download your copy here. This manual even has a linked and embedded index, of course.
  • The AMA Manual of Style, a superb guide for authors and editors is also available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Happy New Year!
  • 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 also available. Download your copy here. This manual even has a linked and embedded index, of course.
  • The AMA Manual of Style, a superb guide for authors and editors is also available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Did you miss my live ASI webinar on embedded indexing with Index-Manager? Download the replay here. This webinar software demonstration “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees” aired Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Writing, editing, embedding index entries—this can be done with professional indexing software! I demonstrated how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes, including for providing analysis and headings, subheadings, cross-references, and page ranges. I also showed how I edit my work, and how I export this work for final embedded publication. Viewers see how to craft and edit both simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references. Viewers also see how to export and review embedded indexes.
  • Wahoo! There’s an English-language manual for Index-Manager now! Download your copy here. This manual even has a linked and embedded index, of course.
  • The AMA Manual of Style, a superb guide for authors and editors is available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Happy New Year!
  • Did you miss my live ASI webinar on embedded indexing with Index-Manager? Download the replay here. This webinar software demonstration “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees” aired Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Writing, editing, embedding index entries—this can be done with professional indexing software! I demonstrated how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes, including for providing analysis and headings, subheadings, cross-references, and page ranges. I also showed how I edit my work, and how I export this work for final embedded publication. Viewers see how to craft and edit both simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references. Viewers also see how to export and review embedded indexes.
  • The AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors is available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.

Pilar