Document (#31199)

Author
Mulvany, N.C.
Title
Indexing books
Issue
2nd ed.
Imprint
Chicago : University of Chicago Press
Year
2005
Pages
XIV, 315 S
Isbn
0-226-55276-4
Content
Enthält die Kapitel: Introduction to book indexing - The author and the index - Getting started - Structure of entries - Arrangement of entries - Special concerns in indexing - Names, names, names - Format and layout of the index - Editing the index - Tools for indexing - Appendix A: Specifications worksheet - Appendix B: Resources for indexers
Footnote
Rez. in: KO 32(2005) no.4, S.160-162 (C. Jacobs): "This update maintains the place of Mulvany's 1994 work as an essential indexing resource. Addressed to indexers, authors and editors, it provides a thorough introduction to the field of back-of-the-book indexing, while providing context and direction for dealing with some of the more arcane problems that can arise. Book indexers must analyze text rapidly and organize the "map" that they are creating in a manner that fits the anticipated cognitive patterns of potential readers, is internally consistent and corresponds to standards. Intuition, high-level analytical skills, pattern-recognition abilities, commonsense and the ability to communicate the big picture as well as the details in few words are signs of a gifted indexer. Thus, it makes sense that Nancy Mulvany's conviction that indexers are born, not made, underlies the purpose and structure of Indexing Books. Consequently, this is a book that focuses on best practices and acceptable options, not on specializations. While it provides contexts and procedures for the practice of indexing so that individuals new to the field may use it as a textbook, it goes beyond this to suggest avenues and resources for decisionmaking. Established professionals as well as students will therefore find it useful. Mulvany speaks directly to the readers, engaging them with the material; her philosophy comes through clearly. Mulvany refers extensively to current authorities throughout, linking practice to ISO standards, the British standard, NISO guidelines, AACR2R, the Chicago Manual of Style, as well as to more specialized resources. Citations have been meticulously updated and references to the latest research and discussions included. ..."
Theme
Register
LCSH
Indexing
DDC
025.3 / ddc22
LCC
Z695.9 M8 2005

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