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1Mulvany, N.C.: Back-of-the-book indexing.
In: Encyclopedia of library and information sciences. 3rd ed. Ed.: M.J. Bates. London : Taylor & Francis, 2009. S.xx-xx.
Abstract: The book index occupies a special niche in the information retrieval world. Each index is a unique, authored work. Each book is a closed system. The text presented in a book does not change; the material is stable and fixed. Book indexers provide readers with a nonlinear way to access information in a text. Even though closed-system indexing predates the development of the printing press, a book index can be thought of as hypertext.
Anmerkung: Vgl.: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/book/10.1081/E-ELIS3.
2Mulvany, N.C.: Indexing books.2nd ed.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005. XIV, 315 S.
Inhalt: 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
Anmerkung: 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. ..."
DDC: 025.3 / ddc22
LCC: Z695.9 M8 2005
4Mulvany, N.C.: ¬The author and the index.
In: Indexer. 19(1994) no.1, S.28-30.
Abstract: Extracts from Mulvany's newly published volume, Indexing books. Reviews the strengths and weaknesses of authors and of professional indexers, and considers the relationship between author and indexer
5Mulvany, N.C.: Indexing books.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994. XIII,320 S.
(Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing)
Abstract: Contains the following chapters: (1) Introduction to book indexing; (2) the author and the index; (3) getting started; (4) structure of entries; (5) arrangements of entries; (6) special concerns in indexing; (7) names; (8) format and layout of the index; (9) editing the index; (10) tools for indexing. 5 appendicies
Anmerkung: Rez. in: Knowledge organization 21(1994) no.3, S.161 (R. Fugmann); Library journal 119(1994) no.1, S.178 (A. Washington-Blair); JASIS 46(1995) no.1, S.66-73 [ausführlichst mit vergleichender Diskussion anderer Bücher und Literatur] (B.H. Weinberg)
RSWK: Inhaltserschließung ; Indexierung
6Mulvany, N.C.: Software tools for indexing : what we need.
In: Indexer. 17(1990), S.108-113.
Abstract: PC-based software for document prosessing has become quite sophisticated, but the software tools available for embedding index entires in text files do not meet the needs of professional indexers. The author outlines basic index requirements of American publishers, and deficiencies in the current software and their user interfaces. The indexing capabilities of Microsoft WORD, WordPerfect, WordStar, XyWrite, and MACREX are reviewed. Suggestions are offerd for improvement in sorting algorithms, formatting capabilities, and user interface design