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Ina Gravitz receives the 2016 Hines Award <BR>from chair Sandi Schroeder.

Hines Award—Call for Nominations for 2017

ASI’s Hines Award recognizes those who have made exceptional contributions to ASI and to the indexing profession. The deadline for submitting a nomination for 2017 award is April 15, 2017. Please consider making a nomination for one of ASI’s highest honors. Nominees should demonstrate an ongoing commitment to ASI through service as an officer, board […]

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Kate Mertes, with her publisher, receives the 2015 ASI/EIS Publishing Award for Excellence in Indexing.

2017 Call for Submissions: ASI Excellence in Indexing Award

Are you especially proud of an index you wrote for a book that was published last year? Then consider submitting it for the 2017 ASI Excellence in Indexing Award. Nominations for the award are welcome from indexers or publishers and will be accepted through March 31, 2017. The ASI Award recognizes the normally anonymous indexers […]

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Is Medical Indexing Right for You?

by Michelle Guiliano Not everyone comes to medical indexing with the impressive credentials of S. Anne Fifer. Anne has a strong medical and academic background as a doctor of osteopathic medicine along with a PhD in Experimental Psychology. She was working as a medical transcriptionist, teaching a medical terminology course at Durham Technical Community College, […]

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Today is our 48th anniversary. Join in our celebration by thanking the indexers who play an important role in the production of quality books and information-discovery repositories.

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Fred Leise talks about Pan-granularism

I learned several new tricks at the annual ASI conference in June. One of them concerns a process Fred Leise developed for B-o-B indexing. He offered a brief introduction at the Saturday session, and I had a chance to talk with him later and ask him a few questions. I know you’ll be intrigued by […]

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Dave Ream talks about IXMLembedder

Interview with Dave Ream We asked Dave Ream, the presenter, to tell us more about the webinar Introduction to Embedded Index Creation Using IXMLembedder. Learn about IXMLembedder on the Leverage Technologies website. Register for the October 26 webinar here. Q. Can you tell us a bit about your experience? You don’t actually write indexes, do […]

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ASI Welcomes New Members to the Board

Three new directors took office at the ASI Annual Conference on June 18, 2016: Meghan Miller Brawley, Jennifer Spanier, and Paul Sweum. Kendra Millis is ASI’s new president elect, and Anne Fifer is ASI’s new treasurer. They will join continuing board members under the leadership of ASI’s 2016–2017 president Diana Witt (pictured). Returning directors are […]

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Author Margie Towery, right, signs books at the book launch party. Pictured here with Pilar Wyman, Publications Chair.

Two New Books Cover Essential Topics for Indexers

Indexing Tactics & Tidbits and Ten Characteristics of Quality Indexes Debut at the 48th Annual ASI Conference Chicago, Illinois—The American Society for Indexing and Information Today, Inc. (ITI) have announced the publication of two new indexing titles: Indexing Tactics & Tidbits: An A to Z Guide, by Janet Perlman and Ten Characteristics of Quality Indexes: […]

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ASI Announces 2016 Hines Award Recipient

The 2016 Theodore C. Hines Award for continuous dedication and exceptional service to the American Society for Indexing (ASI) is awarded to Ina Gravitz. “The Hines Committee received nominations for three excellent candidates. We looked at the length of their membership and service and at their contributions at both the national and chapter levels. One […]

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