The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Open-system versus closed-system indexing

A vital distinction

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2002), 23, (1), 23–31.

Abstract

Significant contrasts between open-system indexing (often known as periodical indexing) and closed-system indexing (commonly called book indexing) are outlined in a narrative and detailed in a table. An examination of the coverage of the two systems in major indexing textbooks and standards reveals considerable confusion.

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Klement, Susan