ASAIB is affiliated to the Society of Indexers, London.

  • ASAIB compiles and maintains a register of freelance indexers and bibliographers, which it disseminates to the publishing industry.

  • ASAIB liaises with the publishing industry to ensure the maintenance of standards as well as appropriate fees for indexers and bibliographers.

  • ASAIB offers short courses, meetings and workshops on indexing and compiling bibliographies.

  • ASAIB offers additional advice on matters pertaining to indexing, including information on recommended books, computerised indexing programmes, and university and other courses in indexing and bibliography offered in South Africa.

  • ASAIB has published guides to aspects of indexing and compiled information booklets from conference material for the benefit of its members.