The American Society for Indexing Celebrates Fifty Years!

Happy birthday to ASI! Celebrating 50 Years

This month the American Society for Indexing celebrates 50 years since its founding. The first formal board meeting of ASI was convened by Ted Hines on November 18, 1968, which is ASI’s birthday and official holiday.*

In 50 years, a lot has changed in the publishing industry, even the methods indexers use. However, indexers still create vital access to information, the map that enables readers and researchers to find their way to what they are seeking. As we move forward into the coming 50 years, the all-important role indexers play can only expand. Lift a glass of your favorite beverage, and together let’s celebrate 50 years of ASI!

*To read more about the history of ASI, read "A Brief History of the American Society for Indexing" by Peter Rooney, ASI’s Archivist.

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