Our programme for these sessions:


DATE: 17 MARCH 2023 

TIME: 08:00 – 12:00  


DATE: 24 MARCH 2023 

TIME: 08:00 – 12:00 


DATE: 31 MARCH 2023 

TIME: 08:00 – 12:00 


(Information organisation; intellectual control; purpose of indexing) 

Characteristics and types of indexing 

Feedback and comments on the exercises 

Basics & principles 

(Conceptual analysis; function of an index; terminology; references; arrangement; formats and styles) 

Difference between indexing books and indexing continuing resources 

Editing & evaluation an index 

(Editing and proofreading your own index; evaluating an index; language issues; writing an introduction to your index; the final index) 


(These will be interspersed with the theory where applicable to illustrate the principles. The main focus will be on book indexing.) 

Other elements 

(Indexing bibliographies, footnotes, end notes, illustrations, tables) 

The indexing profession 

(Freelancing; drawing up an agreement; relationship with author/publisher; software) 

Steps in the indexing process 

Special material  

(Objects (eg museums); maps; music; archival records/documents; photographs) 

Summary: Final thoughts 

Take home exercises 

Take home exercises 

Useful resources 



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