The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Meandering musings on the comic fiction index: a peer review on Three men in a boat

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2021), 39, (3), 245–262.

Abstract

The Society of Indexers recently ran a peer review exercise, via their online forum SIdeline, on indexing a section from the comic novel Three men in a boat by Jerome K. Jerome. The exercise was run by Melanie Gee and involved a group of indexers indexing the same text, looking at all the combined indexes, and discussing their thoughts on the process. Paula Clarke Bain reports on the insights and wisdom shared during these discussions, and considers the role and purpose of indexes in more unusual texts like novels and comic fiction.

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Bain, Paula Clarke