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Catalogue & Index Issue 192: indexing

From the editorial – Catalogue and Index: Issue 192.

Welcome to issue 192 of Catalogue and Index which is devoted to the
topic of indexing. The term “indexing” can have different meanings, as
indexing takes place in many different ways and formats. So, we are
delighted that this issue gives a taste of the different ways indexing is
used in various parts of the information professions. We have
discussions about Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and
FAST, which may be the ways many of us encounter indexing in
everyday cataloguing life. However, the issue also contains articles
about keywords in abstracting and indexing databases, subject indexing
in repositories, and back-of-the-book indexing. We hear from those who
do indexing and lead developments in indexing, as well as from those
who research indexing. Above all, this issue shows the variety and
vibrancy of indexes, indexing and indexers.

Contents:

CIG 2018 – pre-conference meet up, 4th September

Hello CIG Conference delegates!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at this year’s CIG Conference in Edinburgh, 5-7th September.   If you’re local or arriving early, and don’t have any plans for the evening before conference starts, you are cordially invited to an informal meet up on the 4th September from 6 pm.

Join members of the CIG & CIG Scotland Committees, as well as fellow delegates, in the Summerhall bar, which is only ten minutes’ walk from the Conference venue and accommodation (see directions below).  An excellent choice of food and drink is available, plus outdoor courtyard if the weather stays fine.

The café-bar –  which was once the Small Animal Hospital of the Dick Vet School – is surrounded by an eclectic mix of art and business venues, including a micro-distillery and micro-brewery (sorry, these will be closed).  Just head straight into Summerhall, cross the courtyard, and the bar will be right in front of you.  CIGS will be flying a flag to let you know where and who we are.

We’d love to see you there, and welcome you to Edinburgh for the start of CIG 2018!

How to get there

You can find the website at https://www.summerhall.co.uk/the-royal-dick/  with map at https://www.summerhall.co.uk/about/location/

Directions from the conference venue can be found on google maps at https://tinyurl.com/yc2ytb4g

If you have any queries, please get in touch with cigscot@gmail.com

See you at CIG 2018!

CIG & CIG Scotland Committees

Report from CILIP Conference 2018, Brighton

As per the experience of Laura Cagnazzo

Twitter: @LauraFCagnazzo

Winning a bursary from the Cataloguing & Indexing Group was such a thrill! I would have not been otherwise able to attend my first CILIP Conference. Seen from the perspective of a newly-qualified information professional (that I am), CILIP Brighton 2018 was a triumph of positivity, inspiration and passion for the profession. For those who were not able to attend, I would recommend to flick through the Conference pictures, visit the Conference website, check out the related tweets on Twitter (@CILIPConf18, #CILIPConf18) and listen to the special episode of the podcast “Librarians with Lives” by Jo Wood. I hope that reading this report will also give a taste of what attending the conference felt like.

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CIG Scotland AGM 2018

The Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland warmly invites you to its 2018 Annual General Meeting, which will take place at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow on Friday 17th August, 2018.

Interested parties can contribute to the agenda by contacting CIGS Secretary, Eilidh MacGlone at cigscot@gmail.com.

Find out more information about the event and book your place through Eventbrite: CIG Scotland AGM 2018

When and Where

  • Date: Friday 17th August, 2018
  • Time: AGM will start at 1:30
  • Venue: Activity Space, Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AW

See you all in August.

Cataloguing and Indexing Group in Scotland

 

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