National Indexing Day 2018

Posted on: 31/01/2018

The second National Indexing Day will be held on Thursday 29 March 2018, following our successful inaugural online event in 2017.  For National Indexing Day 2018, the Society of Indexers (SI) is running a half-day event for publishers at the Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, London, from 12 noon to 4 pm on 29 March. This event will include a welcome from our honorary president, Sam Leith, and sessions and demonstrations by SI members. These will focus on current indexing practices and digital developments regarding embedded and linked indexes for ebooks. There will be an ‘ask the indexers’ Q&A panel session and break times for publishers and indexers to meet and mingle. We hope that the event will provide a valuable opportunity to promote the profession of indexing and to learn from each other for the creation of better book indexes.

Places are limited so book your ticket for the event now. The price of £30 includes all sessions, lunch and afternoon refreshments.


Provisional programme: Thursday 29 March

12.00     Welcome from SI honorary president Sam Leith

12.15       Lunch and meet the indexers

1.00        Indexing today – good indexing practice, how indexers train and work, and index evaluation

1.45        Digital developments – software, embedded and linked indexes, and indexing for ebooks

2.30        Tea/coffee and meet the indexers

3.00        Q&A panel session: ask the indexers

4.00        Close

For more information, contact Paula.

On the day, you can also join in online on social media by using the hashtag #indexday and following us on Twitter @indexers.

We look forward to celebrating National Indexing Day with you.

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