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ASI Appoints New Book Series Editor

The American Society for Indexing (ASI) has announced the appointment of Pilar Wyman, the immediate Past-President of ASI, as editor of the association’s professional book series, effective May 1, 2014. Long-time series editor Enid L. Zafran will consign the role to Wyman during a ceremony at the start of the annual ASI conference being held this year in Charleston, SC.

ASI/Wilson Award Renamed

The ASI/H.W. Wilson Award for Excellence in Indexing was established in 1978 to honor excellence in indexing of an English language monograph or other nonserial print work published in the United States in the previous year. In 2011, the H.W. Wilson Company merged with EBSCO Publishing, who agreed to continue as sponsoring publisher of the award . EBSCO has since merged with a sister company, and the EBSCO name was retired in favor of EIS (EBSCO Information Services). The official award name is now ASI/EIS Publishing Award for Excellence in Indexing. See the full announcement here.
 
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New Edition of Training in Indexing Course Announced

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. 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.

Business of Indexing Course

ASI’s new Business of Indexing self-study course, covering the essentials of starting and running a freelance business, is now available for purchase. 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.