The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

The future of indexing

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2016), 34, (3), 122–124.

Abstract

The author considers some ways in which indexers can orient themselves to the future.

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Landes, C. (2016) ‘Does embedded indexing have a future?’ The Indexer 34(2), pp. 59–63. Does embedded indexing have a future? The Indexer 59 63 Google Scholar

Lundin, J. (2010) ‘Is it easy to find information in a manual?’ ISTC Communicator, Winter , pp. 36–8. Is it easy to find information in a manual? ISTC Communicator 36 8 Google Scholar

Lundin, J. (2011) ‘How do you design end-user assistance?’ ISTC Communicator, Autumn, pp. 22–7. How do you design end-user assistance? ISTC Communicator 22 7 Google Scholar

Rainie, L. and Perrin, A. (2015) ‘Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, new survey finds.’ Pew Research Center, 19 October. www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/10/19/slightly-fewer-americans-are-reading-print-books-newsurvey-finds/ Google Scholar

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Usability.gov (n.d.) ‘Organization schemes.’ www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/organization-schemes.html Google Scholar

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Gantz, J, and Reinsel, D. (2012) ‘The digital universe in 2020: big data, bigger digital shadows, and big growth in the Far East,’ IDC, December. www.emc.com/collateral/analyst-reports/idc-the-digital-universe-in-2020.pdf Google Scholar

Hedden, H. (2016) The Accidental Taxonomist. Medford, N.J., Information Today. The plot twist: e-book sales slip, and print is far from dead The Accidental Taxonomist Google Scholar

Landes, C. (2016) ‘Does embedded indexing have a future?’ The Indexer 34(2), pp. 59–63. Does embedded indexing have a future? The Indexer 59 63 Google Scholar

Lundin, J. (2010) ‘Is it easy to find information in a manual?’ ISTC Communicator, Winter , pp. 36–8. Is it easy to find information in a manual? ISTC Communicator 36 8 Google Scholar

Lundin, J. (2011) ‘How do you design end-user assistance?’ ISTC Communicator, Autumn, pp. 22–7. How do you design end-user assistance? ISTC Communicator 22 7 Google Scholar

Rainie, L. and Perrin, A. (2015) ‘Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, new survey finds.’ Pew Research Center, 19 October. www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/10/19/slightly-fewer-americans-are-reading-print-books-newsurvey-finds/ Google Scholar

Sterling, G. (2015) ‘Report: Yahoo search share up after Firefox deal, Google down.’ Search Engine Land, 7 January. http://searchengineland.com/report-yahoo-search-sharefirefox-deal-google-212288 Google Scholar

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Usability.gov (n.d.) ‘Organization schemes.’ www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/organization-schemes.html Google Scholar

Usability.gov (n.d.) ‘Organizational structure.’ www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/organization-structures.html Google Scholar

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Landes, Cheryl