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BETTER – FASTER – STRONGER – SMARTER May 1–2, 2014, Charleston, South Carolina Register today for the 2014 Conference, and download your handouts now. Speaker biographies, presentation descriptions, and further additional information is available via the links below. If you have questions or comments, please contact Kate Mertes at conference@asindexing.org. The registration for the conference More »»»

ASI Appoints New Book Series Editor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Society for Indexing Appoints New Book Series Editor ASI Immediate Past-President Pilar Wyman to Helm ASI Books, an Expanding Program of How-To Guides and Handbooks for the Professional Indexing, Abstracting, and Taxonomy Communities Print and Digital Titles in the Series Will Continue to Be Published by Information Today, Inc. (ITI) on More »»»

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ASI Webinar Replay: Creating Name Authority Files for Large Indexing Projects with Linda Dunn


with Linda Dunn, Dunn Information Organization

This webinar was presented March 12, 2014

All large projects, especially those which are written over long periods of time or by a number of different authors, will have some inconsistency in names. The solution to such inherent inconsistencies is the use of an external file which contains records of the decisions made on how each name should be spelled, formatted, and under what part of the name it should be alphabetized. These files are called Name Authority Files. Once created, Authority Files "control" name entries into the index so that every name which is entered into the index is one of the authorized names in the Files. If the name is not yet in the file, it must be added, researched, and a decision made by using the rules developed for the index – and then More »»»

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