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Catalogue & Index: Call for papers (Issue 192) – Indexing

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

Catalogue & Index Issue 190

The theme of the latest issue is research: what it is, how to do it, what resources to use, how to promote what you have done, and examples of it.

Research is as popular as it has ever been and we hope through this issue to answer some of your questions or inspire you to engage with research even more.

Access the full articles through our dedicated page within CILIP’s platform: Catalogue and Index: Issue 190 

Catalogue & Index: Issue 189

The new issue of C&I (189) is now available here.

The theme of our December issue is cataloguing non-text based and unusual material and as a result is a bumper issue of very useful insights and practices.

Excerpt from the editorial:

Welcome to Catalogue and Index 189 where our theme this issue is
about cataloguing non-text based, and unusual material. We wanted to
hear from people who catalogue this kind of material as part of their daily
job, and who might be able to offer advice to those who only encounter it
occasionally. As a result we have a wonderful selection of articles
looking at a wide range of material from audio files to board games, pig
lungs to meteorites, and pop music to volcanoes! With a gamut of useful
information you may need to keep a copy of this issue close at hand to
help with those unexpected items arriving at your desk.

– Karen F. Pierce & Deborah Lee.

Enjoy 🙂