All workshops are half day unless otherwise indicated.

WS01: CINDEX: I/O Methods and Techniques (Half Day)


Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Faculty: Maria Sullivan
Level: Advanced
This workshop will focus on how to incorporate other softwares, utilities and techniques in the preparation of your index with CINDEX. The overall focus will be on saving time and effort. Join us as we guide you through the ins and outs of index preparation with CINDEX.First, we will explore creative methods for gathering and importing data for index entries. Our objective is to show you how to spend less time on the input process by importing the last edition's index, gleaning data from PDF files, capturing entries from text, database or spreadsheet files, transporting index files across platforms and between different indexing applications, and repurposing bibliography files for author indexes.Second, we will provide solutions for how best to backup and archive your work, show ways in which CINDEX can complement the embedding process, and how to export your finished indexes to meet client requirements, including indexes for mounting on websites.

Along the way we will touch on other software and utilities that either work directly with CINDEX or complement its features and functions. We will not provide an in-depth demonstration of the different software programs, but introduce ways in which you can incorporate them into your CINDEX workflow. (These complementary softwares include Adobe products, Microsoft Office Excel, TExtract, DEXembed, WordEmbed, EntryExpander, EasyAccents, IndexCheck and HTML/Prep).

Members: $135, after 3/25: $185
Nonmembers: $185, after 3/25: $235

WS02: Principles of Indexing


Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM 
Full day
Faculty: Seth Maislin
Level: Basic
Learn the foundational principles of indexing and how to apply them effectively and profitably in this highly informational and dynamic workshop. Whether you're starting your indexing career or just looking for formal instruction, this workshop will fortify you as an indexer and (even more important) an index-thinker. Starting with the Three Easy Steps of Indexing, Seth leads participants to understand the logic and challenges behind all indexing decisions: topic inclusion, subheading construction, page numbers and cross references, language selection, sorting, and usability concerns. Lively in-class discussion is encouraged, and additional topics (tools, careers, deadlines) will be introduced upon request. Hands-on examples are provided, with discussion extending into the indexing of non-print content. Participants will learn how to find balance between the needs of client, indexer, and readers.Members: $245, after 3/25: $295
Nonmembers: $295, after 3/25: $395

WS03: Taxonomy and Thesaurus Creation


Thursday, April 28, 2011   8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Full day
Faculty: Heather Hedden
Level: Basic
This workshop will provide the additional information and some of the practice needed for those with indexing or library science backgrounds to start working on creating taxonomies and thesauri. Short practical exercises will be interspersed among the topics. The workshop also includes demonstrations of thesaurus management software: MultiTes, Synaptica, and Data Harmony. Outline: Introduction, Definitions, Term relationships, Wording of terms and their variants, Facets and categories, Sources for terms, Software, Project processes, Related topics, Types of work available, Resources.Members: $245, after 3/25: $295
Nonmembers: $295, after 3/25: $395

WS04: On the Ground Sky Indexing


Thursday, April 28, 2011 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Faculty: John Bealle PhD
Level: Intermediate
This presentation will examine the features of Sky Indexing as they are used in producing a real index. The example index will be presented in stages, illustrating which features are most useful at each stage. This will include setting up the file, tricks for entering data, entering locators and cross references, core editing commands, file management, editing the index, and formatting the index. Although the presentation will provide the essentials for users new to Sky, the emphasis will be on introducing the full spectrum of features that are commonly used in creating an index.Members: $135, after 3/25: $185
Nonmembers: $185, after 3/25: $235