The Digital Publications Indexing Special Interest Group of the American Society for Indexing provides the resources from the presentation “How to be the Interface between Publishers and Digital Indexing Techniques” by Terry Casey, Jan Wright, and Pilar Wyman and presented at the ASI Conference, Cleveland, OH on 28 April 28 2018.
It includes the following pdf files:
- Benefits of eIndexes
- Questions for Indexers to Ask Clients (Authors/Publishers)
- Matrix Flowcharts of Software Tools, Processes, and Outputs
The Digital Publications Indexing SIG co-organized a meeting along with the New England Chapter of ASI and Bookbuilders of Boston, held Thursday evening, April 5, 2018. Read Heather Hedden’s blog post about it: https://digital-publications-indexing.org/index.php/2018/04/07/joint-meeting-with-bookbuilders-of-boston/
The slides of Stephen Ingle’s presentation “Indexes for Digital Publications: ‘The Battle of the Books’,”: https://digital-publications-indexing.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Indexes-for-Digital-Publications-The-Battle-of-the-Books.pdf
An explanation of the drawbacks of keyword search in an ebook vs. the utility of a live index (search vs. index).
A publisher’s job is to provide good APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for their books. Good publishers of the future will be the ones who provide great APIs… Read the full article by Hugh McGuire:
A blog article by James Lamb where he gives an overview of the process he used to create an ebook for the Society of Indexers (SI) entitled “Newcomers: A selection of articles for those new to indexing”:
BIM Publishing Services CEO Kevin Broccoli on how indexes will evolve in the digital world.
Look at the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ygZ5ZPdRY8&list=PLF1F3420C16AD23D1&index=8&feature=plpp_video
Listen to this webcast with Pilar Wyman: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/e/2376
I especially like her description of an index:
“An index is like having a conversation with the reader: ‘We’ve already read the book. We know where the greatest hits are. We’re going to let you in on the secret.'” (at 3:09)
Jan Wright shares information on the InDesign scripts she has been working on with Olav Martin Kvern for creating indexes in ePUBs: http://epubsecrets.com/jan-wright-on-creating-epub-indexes-in-indesign.php
The eBook Ninjas talk with indexer Jan Wright about indexes for eBooks: