Indexing Workshop by the Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers, 29 June – 3 July 2015

Venue: Durban University of Technology – Riverside Library – Training laboratory, 19 Aberfeldy Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg

Time: 08:30-15:30

Price: R750 per day, including handouts, notebook, pen and folder

Tea/coffee and lunch: R50 per day to be paid in cash to Karin Herbert on site

Computers: No need to bring your own computer

Bookings: You may enroll for any number of days, but if you want to enroll for Day 2, you must have done Day 1 or have similar indexing experience; or if you want to enroll for Day 3, you must have done  Day 1 and 2, or have extensive indexing experience, and if you want to enroll for Day 5, you must have done day 1, 2, and 3. Day 5 is open, but indexing knowledge and experience will be an advantage.

A certificate of attendance will be issued

Presenters: Marlene Burger, Jenny de Wet, Anna-Marie Arnold


Day 1: 29 June (Basic)

Indexing principles

Book indexing

Day 2: 30 June (Intermediate)

Continuing resources (eg periodicals, newspapers, reports)

Editing your index


Day 3: 1 July (Advanced)

Indexing bibliographies, footnotes, endnotes, illustrations, tables

Glossed indexes

Special materials (eg objects, maps, music, archival documents, photographs)

Day 4: 2 July (Specialised A)

Search engine optimisation (SEO)

E-pub indexing

Day 5: 3 July (Specialised B)

Thesaurus construction

Please fill in the registration form and e-mail to Karin McGuirk, ASAIB Treasurer    012  4296313 or 0828477067

Also mail a copy to Karin Herbert (your PMB contact) 8458841 for local arrangements