Online Learning Courses

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ASI Online Learning Course: The Queen of Sciences—Indexing Theology, Spirituality, and Religion

Three-Part Course with Kate Mertes—Oct 13, 20, and Nov 3, 2021. Thomas Aquinas referred to theology as “The Queen of Sciences.” Yet, scholarly journals bemoan the distressing lack of denominational support and resources for serious theological texts. The readership for religion-themed books remains very high and numerous presses specialize in texts on religious topics. For […]

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ASI Online Learning Course Replay: How to Create Brilliantly Structured Indexes: A Metatopic- and Pan-Granular-Based Process

Designed for indexers of all experience levels, including advanced indexers, this three-session course focuses on the rarely discussed topic of index structure. Index structure can make or break the usability of an index, and many indexers often spend inordinate amounts of time during the indexing and editing process revising and reworking their existing index structure. […]

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ASI Online Learning Course Replay: Medical Indexing with Dr. Anne Fifer

ASI Online Learning: Medical Indexing Three-Part Series with Anne Fifer, PhD, DO Medical indexing—which embraces a wide variety of medical and pharmaceutical books and manuals—is a rigorous, but lucrative, specialty for indexers. Gaining a proficiency in medical indexing can widen indexers’ client base and enhance their skill sets. This series is designed to introduce the […]

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ASI Online Learning Course: Getting Started in Indexing with Madge Walls

Getting Started in Indexing Two-Part Series with Madge Walls What attendees are saying about Part 1 of “Getting Started in Indexing” ” . . . even after being an indexer for decades, I learned a lot from your talk, especially good tips for recordkeeping. Looking forward to Part II!”—Kathy Patterson “I found your presentation today […]

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ASI Online Learning Course: Embedded Indexing in InDesign

Embedded Indexing in InDesign Three-Part Series with Lucie Haskins Step-by-step instruction on how to index in Adobe’s most popular desktop publishing program and–exclusive to this course–how to use the helpful KPS plugins. This three-part series exemplifies ASI’s commitment to ongoing training for indexers wanting to learn more, in the comfort of their own homes (or […]

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ASI Online Learning Course: Practical Taxonomy Creation

Practical Taxonomy Creation Three-Part Series with Heather Hedden “Practical Taxonomy Creation” is a 3-part ASI Online Learning course, taught by Heather Hedden. This is a terrific offering for indexers wanting to expand their skill set and create a wider vista for work. Where are taxonomies and controlled vocabularies needed? Periodical and database indexing and large, […]

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ASI Online Learning Course: Learning about KPS (Kerntiff Publishing Systems) Indexing-related Plugins for InDesign

Learning about KPS (Kerntiff Publishing Systems) Indexing-related Plugins for InDesign with Lucie Haskins Step-by-step instruction on how to use the helpful KPS plugins with Adobe’s most popular desktop publishing program InDesign Once you’re familiar with InDesign’s native indexing module, you’ll appreciate the spiffy KPS tools that can shortcut some tasks or augment with functions completely […]

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