Save the Date for ISC/SCI Conference in Ottawa

Ceremonial Guard Band on Parliament Hill
Ceremonial Guard Band on Parliament Hill (Ottawa Tourism)

Mark your calendar for the ISC/SCI annual conference on May 24-25, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario.

The conference theme,“Beyond the Page—New Platforms, New Realities”/«Au-delà de la page—nouvelles plateformes, nouvelles réalités» recognizes that the publishing and information world continues to bring new challenges and new opportunities. At this conference, we’ll fine-tune our indexing practices, grow our business skills, offer our support and encouragement to newcomers, and pick the brains of those who have experience.

Ottawa is more than the political centre of Canada. It’s also home to some of the nation’s most important cultural venues. (Our conference site, which is on the University of Ottawa campus in the city’s centre, is just across the street from the new Ottawa Art Gallery.)

To help you plan your travel, here’s the draft schedule of activities:

  • Thursday, May 23: a late afternoon or evening pre-conference event
  • Friday, May 24: Breakfast around 8, sessions from 9 until 5, followed by our banquet dinner
  • Saturday, May 25: Breakfast around 8, sessions from 9 until 5, followed by a post-conference event
  • Sunday, May 26: we’re leaving room for a possible workshop or other event

Watch the conference page for more details and announcement in the weeks to come.

The new Bulletin is here

The post-conference issue of the Bulletin is now here. In this issue:

  • Stephen Ullstrom reports on the ISC/SCI conference in Winnipeg and gives us the highlights and take-aways.
  • Maureen MacGlashan talks to Christine Jacobs about her fascinating career as a diplomat in some of the world’s hotspots, her experiences as editor of The Indexer, and her thoughts on what makes a gifted indexer.
  • Moira Calder reports from Cleveland on a Special Interest Group meeting and the sessions at the ASI Conference.

Plus, there’s the Ewart-Daveluy and Tamarack award winners, Executive Committee activities, membership news—and the crossword puzzle!

This issue was brought to you through the efforts of the Ad Hoc Bulletin Policy Committee. They sourced a new design, layout, and template, developed a more efficient workflow, and tested it all in producing this issue.

Now it’s time to put Bulletin production in the hands of a managing editor. Could that be you? If you have editing experience, a desire to put things together and be at the helm, and are interested in bringing ISC/SCI’s news to your fellow members and to the world, the committee would like to hear from you. Send an email to bulletin_editor@indexers.ca and let them know.