The Indexing Society of Canada / Société canadienne d’indexation (ISC/SCI) is Canada’s national association of indexers.
We invite you to find an indexer for your project, read our publications, discover our conferences, events, and resources for indexers, find out about membership, and learn about the Society.
Find an indexer who works in the subject area of your project.
Find information about indexes, indexing practices, and training in indexing.
Join the Society and enjoy the benefits of membership.
Come and ask your indexing questions at the ISC/SCI Annual Conference 2023 … and check out The Rooms.
The Rooms is Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest public cultural space—full of history, heritage, and art.
“The Rooms’ unique design mirrors the fishing rooms where families came together to process their catch.”
What is a fishing room? “[It’s] a reference to the simple gable-roofed sheds (called ‘fishing rooms’) that were once so common at the waterline in Newfoundland fishing villages.”
And that’s why they named the building the ‘The Rooms”!
“This building, like the collections and exhibitions it houses, represents a tribute to our people and a place in which to preserve our history and culture for generations to come.”
Getting to The Rooms is a 15-minute walk (200 feet or 62 meters uphill) from our conference venue, the Murray Premises Hotel.
The conference takes place in St. John’s, Newfoundland June 9–10. Learn more about the conference at conference.indexers.ca. #IndexCanCon2023
Indexing Society of Canada
Submission deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Submissions are open! The application has never been easier.
- It’s all online.
- You don’t need a hard copy — a PDF of the published book AND/OR the PDF sent to you by the publisher plus your Word/RTF file of the index.
- The cost is only $30.
- We provide feedback for up to three runners-up.
No restriction to the subject matter or genre — textbooks, cookbooks, guidebooks, memoirs, art books, how-to books, travel books, all books — it’s your index we will be looking at.
Show us how you creatively overcame challenges, resulting in an outstanding, well-structured, easy-to-navigate, clear and comprehensive guide for all of its users.
Give us a challenge. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Maybe you’ll get the prize (which won’t happen if you don’t apply). And if not, you’re very likely to get expert confidential feedback. That’s worth a lot.
This year you can submit indexes published in 2021 and 2022. If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, this is the time to do it. If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may submit an index if you were a member of ISC/SCI at the time you wrote the index.
The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2023. Please see the ISC/SCI website for guidelines, criteria, and the submission form: indexers.ca/isc-awards/ewart-daveluy-indexing-award/
Audrey McClellan, Coordinator
2023 ISC/SCI Ewart-Daveluy Indexing Award
François Trahan and Stephen Ullstrom
ISC/SCI is pleased to announce that Conference 2023 will be held at the Murray Premises Hotel in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The hotel is located in the Murray Premises National Historic Site on the St. John’s waterfront. The site, which comprises three buildings, is typical of the type of commercial buildings that used to line the waterfront in the seafaring and fishery days. These buildings were constructed in 1846 to accommodate offices and warehouses.
The hotel has rooms radiating character through exposed 19th century wooden beams, contemporary furnishings and luxurious touches. Atmosphere is paired with a prime location: minutes’ walk from restaurants, quaint shops, Mile One Centre and St. John’s Convention Centre.
Special rates are available to conference attendees 5 days before and 5 days after the conference event. Visit the conference page for details.
Read more about the historic features of the Murray Premises and other nearby historic sites.
Are you coming to St. John’s, Newfoundland for the ISC/SCI conference in June? Make sure you allow extra time on the “rock” to visit the sights.
Beyond the visitor’s centre, there are trails ranging from easy to strenuous where you can enjoy the views of the harbour and rugged coastal landscape.
And if you book ahead, you can purchase the opportunity to fire the noon day gun!
Signal Hill is 3.1 km from our conference venue at Murray Premises Hotel. For more information and directions to the visitor’s centre, visit the Signal Hill home page.
The conference in St. John’s takes place June 9 and 10, 2023. Visit the conference website.
Indexing Society of Canada
The Society has accounts on several social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We publish brief bits of news about the Society, often with links back to our website.
Recent events have caused significant numbers of people to leave Twitter. Many of them have gone to Mastodon.
After canvassing the executive committee, and with their agreement, we are now signed up on mstdn.ca. We are @IndexersCanada@mstdn.ca.
If you are on Mastodon, please follow us!