The American Society for Indexing is pleased to announce that the second edition of its Training in Indexing Course has launched and is now accepting registrations via the ASI Online Store. The new edition of the course is divided into four modules that contain all the content of the three-unit 2006 edition, reorganized and updated to reflect current indexing practices and standards, with a significant amount of new material in Module D. See the full press release.
The American Society for Indexing and EBSCO Publishing are pleased to announce that the 2013 ASI/H.W. Wilson Award for Excellence in Indexing will be awarded to Kate Mertes for her index to My Thoughts (Mes Pensées) by Montesquieu, translated and edited by Henry C. Clark. An EBSCO Publishing representative will present the award to Kate during the Wilson Awards luncheon on Thursday, April 18, at the ASI Conference in San Antonio, Texas. See the full press release.
ASI President Pilar Wyman presented on "Mashups, Models, and Monetization: Making Your Indexes Go All the Way" at the O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing conference in New York, NY on February 12, 2013.
ASI's new Business of Indexing self-study course, covering the essentials of starting and running a freelance business, is now available for purchase in the Online Store. For new indexers, this course complements the formal ASI Training in Indexing Course by providing crucial information not included in that course. For experienced indexers, it serves as a valuable refresher and source of new ideas.
Nominations for the 2013 American Society for Indexing/H. W. Wilson Award for Excellence are welcomed beginning December 1, 2012. The submission deadline is February 23, 2013. To address "copyright creep," the criteria for eligibility has been updated to include books in distribution by December 31, 2012. This year's award will be presented at the Annual Conference for the American Society for Indexing, April 17-20, in San Antonio, Texas. See the full press release.
ASI is pleased to announce the selection of Tom Lundy as Editor of Key Words beginning January 1, 2013. Tom will be replacing Judy Reveal, who retired recently after providing excellent editorial service for the past six years. Key Words is the official bulletin of the American Society for Indexing. Beginning with the January 2013 issue, Key Words will be published monthly online in pdf format, with cumulative print issues of feature content. For Key Words inquiries, article submissions, or congratulations on his new position, email Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members may read the latest and previous issues of Key Words by logging into the members section of this website. Download a PDF version of the full announcement.
The ASI Business Meeting Minutes for April 18, 2012 (annual meeting) and for September 11, 2012 (conference call) have been posted to the Members Only area under Documents and Manuals/Documents & Reports/Annual Meeting Minutes.
The International Affiliation Agreement reflects the current relationships between several international indexing societies. The agreement marks the development of international relationships between these societies, and the support and exchange of ideas that the societies can offer to each other. The full agreement which lists the affiliated Societies, Associate Groups and Networks is available under the Affiliations section of the ASI Website.
There is a new way to follow ASI on Twitter.The American Society for Indexing announces a new widget people can use to help keep up with all the ASI news on Twitter. ASI Member Rose Ippolito and her business partner have created a page that explains how: http://www.indocsindexing.com/ASI/twitter/ The widget displays the 100 most recent tweets in a scrollable area that shows the most recent 4 tweets. The page is also available in a .zip file so that it can be downloaded and added to other websites, for Chapters and SIGs, for example. Many thanks to ASI Member Rose Ippolito and her business partner for so graciously setting this up for us!
Incoming ASI President Pilar Wyman outlined ASI's priorities for 2012 in her remarks at the annual business meeting in San Diego.
Did you know that ASI and the Society for Technical Communication have a formal Memorandum of Understanding that brings benefits to members of both organizations? This is a summary of what the agreements means to you as a member of ASI.
The full agreement is available for reference in the Members Section of the ASI website.
ASI Webinar, June 20
"Creating and Maintaining Speed in Indexing", by Kate Mertes. For details visit the Webinars page.
New T-shirts Now Available
The ASI Peace T-shirts can now be purchased at our ASI Online Store.
Announcing the 2013 Hines Award
The Hines Award for 2013 was presented to Jan C. Wright. Jan’s exemplary leadership of the Digital Trends Task Force has produced a long list of accomplishments on behalf of the indexing profession. See the complete award statement.
New Business of Indexing Course