The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Quality control of indexes in South Africa

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2016), 34, (4), 172–175.

Abstract

In her presentations at the 2016 Joint ASI/ISC Conference in Chicago, Jenny de Wet discussed two key indexing issues and how they are being handled in South Africa: training and professional development of indexers, and quality control of indexes. She makes her case in this article. On indexer training, ASAIB’s aim is to ensure that all indexers have the same basic level of training followed up with the possibility of a mentoring system to help them progress to a fully-fledged professional career. In a parallel discussion she also explores how quality control of indexes, so important to the final visual presentation and accuracy of printed book indexes, is handled in South Africa and the help offered by ASAIB.

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de Wet, Jenny