Web Indexing SIG Announces 2009 Award

The winner of the 2009 Web Indexing Award, awarded by the ASI's Web Indexing Special Interest Group, is Mary Russell. Her index to the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers (ANZSI) web site at http://www.anzsi.org impressed the judges with its comprehensiveness and usability.

Mary has been a Registered Indexer with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers for over 10 years. She also wears a couple of ANZSI hats—she's ANZSI Vice-President and ANZSI Web Manager, as well as Secretary of the Victorian Branch. While she enjoys indexing predominately science and medical works, she occasionally branches out to index/catalogue a private collection of objects, such as bookplates, or to prepare a descriptive bibliography of perhaps an author's complete work, or a collection of old books.

In lieu of the prize money of US$75, Mary elected to receive a one-year subscription to the American Society for Indexing newsletter Key Words and the book Indexing Specialities: Cookbooks.

The Web Indexing Award is awarded annually to a deserving indexer for excellence in web site indexing. The 2009 judges were Fred Brown, a recipient of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers Web Indexing Award, Heather Hedden, author of the book Indexing Specialties: Web Sites and a past manager of the Web Indexing SIG, and James Lamb, author of the book Website Indexes. Selected comments from the judges and further information about the award are available on the Web Indexing SIG site at: http://www.web-indexing.org/web-indexing-award.htm

Submissions for the 2010 award will be accepted towards the end of 2009. The Award is open to members of ASI and affiliated indexing societies, in addition to members of the Information Architecture Institute (a partner organization).

Rebecca Linford webindexing@asindexing.org
Web Indexing SIG Manager & Accredited Member of Society of Indexers (UK)