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May 1–2, 2014, Charleston, South Carolina Charleston has an rich culinary history, with extraordinary restaurants and foodshops and a strong tradition of cookbook writing. Matt and Ted Lee grew up savoring the cuisine of their native city, and when they left for college they so missed their hometown foods that they founded a mail-order company, More »»»
with Linda Dunn,
March 12, 2014
10 am Pacific; 11 am Mtn; 12 pm Central; 1 pm EasternAll 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 »»»
As frequently as they work together, publishers and indexers are not often in the same room. But that’s just where they’ll be on March 15, following the first day of the Tucson Festival of Books. PubWest and the American Society for Indexing invite publishers and indexers to a networking happy hour in conjunction with the More »»»
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