Author Archive | Gwen Henson


Indexes in eBooks

ASI’s Digital Trends Task Force has often suggested that indexers ask their clients about eBook versions of the books they are working on. Will they have indexes, if not, why not? In an effort to help provide indexers some responses to what publishers or editors may say, this Executive Summary is being provided. It attempts […]

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ASI Call for Authors

Are you interested in authoring a book—print or electronic—for ASI? The American Society for Indexing (ASI) is looking to expand its list of indexing-related titles. We need your indexing expertise to assist us! As the voice of excellence in indexing and the central resource for indexing, we are expanding our program of guides and handbooks […]

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ASI Webinar Replay: Autoclassification—Information Management Strategies with Seth Maislin

This webinar was presented June 25, 2014 Even the best information management strategies will fail miserably if you don’t get the keywording right. As amounts of valuable content proliferate exponentially, and requirements for precision and context-sensitivity skyrocket in complexity, it is nearly impossible for quality keywording to keep pace. Autoclassification is the only answer, but […]

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2014 ASI Conference—click to see photos

BETTER – FASTER – STRONGER – SMARTER May 1–2, 2014, Charleston, South Carolina Wednesday, April 30, Reception During a reception at the 2014 ASI Conference, John Bryans of Information Today, Inc. presented Enid Zafran with commemorative bookends, created specially by one of her favorite artists, in appreciation for her years of service as editor of […]

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ASI Conference—Download Handouts Now

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 The registration for the conference […]

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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 […]

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ASI Announces Hines Award Recipient for 2014

The Hines Award Committee (Enid L. Zafran, chair and Frances Lennie and Janet Perlman, members) is pleased to announce that Kate Mertes has been chosen as the recipient of the ASI Hines Award for 2014. Kate was nominated by two ASI members, Sandi Schroeder and Elizabeth Walker. Each nominated her without knowing the other person […]

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Join ASI and PubWest in Tucson March 15

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 […]

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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 […]

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