The theme for the September issue is indexing; this may be something that comes within the remit of your cataloguing role, or you may be a professional indexer. The term covers several areas of expertise that we would be interested in hearing about.
- Subject indexing – controlled vocabularies, subject headings e.g. (LCSH, MeSH, FAST), discussing challenges of multilingual subject access, specificity, machine indexing, subject analysis, social tagging and folksonomy, purpose of indexing
- Book indexing – introduction to the profession, indexing practice, effect of automation and software, ebook indexing, future of the profession, technicalities, standards
- Database indexing – what it encompasses, linked to subject or book indexing
We are seeking articles on these or any other topics broadly related to indexing.
Please contact the editors with any proposed papers and we will reply with further information:
Karen Pierce: PierceKF@Cardiff.ac.uk
Deborah Lee: Deborah.Lee@courtauld.ac.uk)
Please also contact the editors if you have any queries, or if you want to offer a paper that does not fit into the theme mentioned. We are always happy to consider papers on topics unrelated to an issue’s theme, especially if it is the result of some research you have conducted, or a project you have been involved in.
Papers can be up to 2,000 words, and we are happy to include a selection of images; papers for this issue will be due on 31st August.
Please check our guidance for contributors: https://archive.cilip.org.uk/cataloguing-indexing-group/catalogue-index/guidance-contributors