Sunday Workshop

Names: The Challenge of Indexing

Presented by Enid L. Zafran

Date and time: May 26, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: University of Ottawa (same space as the ISC/SCI conference)
Cost: $109 Canadian (includes lunch)

Enid’s workshop was amazing! As expected, it was of tremendous help to new indexers, but even experienced indexers left the workshop quite pleased with what they had learned. Don’t miss your last chance to learn from the master.

—Connie Binder, chapter chair ASI Mid-Atlantic Chapter, January 2019

No matter what field of indexing you specialize in, no matter how long you have been an indexer, names always present a challenge. In addition to names of people, other types of proper names are considered, including major events, legal materials, titles, book characters, etc.

In this day-long workshop, Enid Zafran will consider names indexing from three aspects:

  • the strategies to make them into index entries,
  • determining when a name is “indexable,”
  • the correct formatting and sorting of names of various types.

There will be hands-on exercises during the day (no laptop or software required).

This workshop was given for the first time in Chicago in October 2018.

Enid covered so many different naming principles that challenged us and illuminated our knowledge. Everyone who attended was enthralled with the presentation from this veteran indexer.

—conference participant

Note that this is the final time this workshop will be offered at a conference, so be sure to add this day to your conference time when signing up!

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