The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Accessing parliamentary information: from traditional indexes to a database-integrated information management system

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2020), 38, (1), 3–10.


Alexandre Grandmaître and Martine Rocheleau share their insights on the evolution of indexing at Canada’s lower house of Parliament, the House of Commons. They note the impact of a recent change to an integrated system of recording, publishing, and managing parliamentary information, which has turned traditional indexing into information management, and the new and interesting challenges that parliamentary indexers will face going forward.

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Grandmaître, Alexandre

Rocheleau, Martine