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Indexing Good Practice Home Page

This site explains the commonly agreed standards for indexes in books, documents, help files, web sites and other electronic and print media.

The objectives are:

to promote good practice in indexing

to help those commissioning indexes:

  • recognise and understand index quality;
  • appreciate how a professional standard index adds value to their document.

Resources are also provided to help find and commission an indexer.

This site is maintained using Wiki - Professional indexers wishing to help should read the IGP maintenance guidelines

INDEX OF TOPICS

alphabetical order

filing see alphabetical order

letter-by-letter order see alphabetical order

sorting see alphabetical order

word-by-word order see alphabetical order

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Proposal for international indexing good practice Website

The objective of this Website is to raise the profile of professional indexing, especially in relation to electronic media. The proposal by Janet Shuter (SI) can be read here.

A draft statement of aims and objectives for the site is here.

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UPDATE 9 FEBRUARY 2006 !!

This isn't the proper place, but I want to put this note where everyone will see it. With a couple of honourable exceptions, nobody has done anything on the site since Iain set it up a year ago.

I intend to start to populate it myself over the next few days, at least by adding more links.

I just want to assert that the objective of the site is NOT to try to reach consensus on indexing practice and standards, nor to be an unstructured online discussion group. The objective is to MAKE AVAILABLE information about good practice, by means of (commentated or otherwise) links to other sites, or by developing documents and examples on this site.

Anyone is of course free to propose adding anything at all, and I very much hope you will do so. You might like to email me at shuter@cix.co.uk

-- Janet Shuter 2006:02:09

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International indexing good practice Website

The intention for this Website is to document, synthesize and extend the current standards for indexing.

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UPDATE 9 FEBRUARY 2006 !!

This isn't the proper place, but I want to put this note where everyone will see it. With a couple of honourable exceptions, nobody has done anything on the site since Iain set it up a year ago.

I intend to start to populate it myself over the next few days, at least by adding more links.

I just want to assert that the objective of the site is NOT to try to reach consensus on indexing practice and standards, nor to be an unstructured online discussion group. The objective is to MAKE AVAILABLE information about good practice, by means of (commentated or otherwise) links to other sites, or by developing documents and examples on this site.

Anyone is of course free to propose adding anything at all, and I very much hope you will do so. You might like to email me at shuter@cix.co.uk

-- Janet Shuter 2006:02:09

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Welcome!

This Website has two aims:

  • to promote good practice in indexing;
  • to encourage and facilitate the procurement of high-quality, professionally-produced indexing, for all kinds of information sources, published in print or electronic formats.

The proposal that sparked the creation of this Website, by Janet Shuter (SI), can be read here.

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Proposal for international indexing good practice Website

The objective of this Website is to raise the profile of professional indexing, especially in relation to electronic media. The proposal by Janet Shuter (SI) can be read here.

A draft statement of aims and objectives for the site is here.

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The objective of this Website is to raise the profile of professional indexing, especially in relation to electronic media. The proposal by Janet Shuter (SI) can be read here.

A draft statement of aims and objectives for the site is here.

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Welcome!

This site has two aims:

  • to promote good practice in indexing;
  • to encourage and facilitate the procurement of high-quality, professionally-produced indexing, for all kinds of information sources, published in print or electronic formats.

The proposal that sparked the creation of this Website, by Janet Shuter (SI), can be read here.

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Here are some useful default pages installed along with the PmWiki software:

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The objective of this Website is to raise the profile of professional indexing, especially in relation to electronic media. The proposal by Janet Shuter can be read here.

This Website is using a Wiki as its structure. Some pages you might find useful are:

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More information about PmWiki can be found at http://www.pmwiki.org/.