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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:

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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