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.
As a member of ISC/SCI, you can read about what our affiliated societies around the world are doing. This month, the the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers shared their February newsletter with us.
Thinking of submitting for an award? You have more time!
We have extended the deadline to March 10, 2021 to send the nomination form. Last year we had a record number of applications, and we hope to have even more this year.
It has never been easier to apply. The submission costs $30. You will need to send a PDF of the published book, and if you wish, you may also submit the documents you sent to your publisher. The award is open to Canadians and residents of Canada, and the book must have been published in 2019 or 2020.
Feedback will be provided to up to three runners-up. Our committee of five experienced indexers will work together to identify index features that shine and those that need a bit more polishing. This year, our guest reviewer is Kate Mertes, a frequent conference speaker and two-time winner of the ASI indexing award.
You have lots to gain. If you win, you can feel more confident in your skills. And if you don’t win, you are very likely to get expert feedback to help you become an even better indexer.
Learn more about the award process and guidelines.
Registration for the ISC/SCI Annual Conference is now open.
Take advantage of these early bird rates for the three-day virtual conference:
- Members (including ASI, ANSZI, SI, all other affiliates and Editors Canada): $60
- Non-members: $100
- Special rate for eligible full-time students: $35
- Optional Fireside Chat for new indexers: $10
All prices are in Canadian Dollars.
The conference speakers cover a variety of topics to help you improve your indexing practice, make your business thrive, and expand your knowledge of issues pertinent to our industry. Visit the conference page for the list of speakers and topics.
There will also be opportunities to meet up with old friends and chat with new ones.
Register now before Early Bird pricing ends April 30.
The ISC/SCI is thrilled to announce that our next annual conference is taking place from the comfort of your home from May 27 to 29, 2021. The theme is “Indexing Unlimited”.
The conference sessions will cover a variety of topics to help you improve your indexing practice and make your business thrive.
One new feature is designed especially for new indexers. The online Fireside Chat will give you the opportunity to talk in a group setting with an experienced indexer on your transition from student to practicing indexer.
Of course, networking has always been an important component of the annual conference. The Conference Committee wants you to know that this year will be no different. Plans are in the works for activities that will help you meet new friends and catch with up with old ones.
Conference registration opens soon. Visit the conference page for details.
Join us from the comfort of your home for our first online conference
Already registered? Visit the Conference Welcome page.
This conference will give you a variety of topics to help you improve your indexing practice and make your business thrive, including:
- Creating an award-winning index, from a panel of Ewart-Daveluy award winners
- Editing your index to take it to the next level
- Building client relationships
- Quoting on projects
- The new NISO standard for indexes (NISO is the National Information Standards Organization)
- And more
As well, we will have
- Keynote speaker Raegan Swanson from The ArQuives (The Canadian Lesbian + Gay Archives)
- Jenny Higgins, former Wikipedian-in-Residence at Memorial University in Newfoundland
- Announcement of the winner of the Ewart-Daveluy Award for Indexing Excellence
Each day there will be lots of fun activities to help you meet your fellow indexers.
Special for New Indexers
New indexers can register for the Fireside Chat hosted by Stephen Ullstrom and Margaret DeBoer. This group session is your opportunity to ask your burning questions on transitioning from student to practicing indexer.
Can’t make the whole conference?
Sessions will be recorded and made available to all registered attendees.
Queering Archival Spaces and Description: LGBTQ2+ Community history and language at The ArQuives
Something Wikid This Way Comes …
to the Centre for Newfoundland Studies
In my mind’s eye, I’m turning
How do readers make sense of active e-book indexes?”
The Autobiography of an Indexing Relationship
Quoting on Projects
The Polished Index: Upping your Indexing Game
How to build a satisfying client relationship
Indexing Standards. See NISO
The Spark is Curiosity: Becoming Practitioner-Researchers
The Road to the Ewart-Daveluy Award
Optional Program for New Indexers
Margaret De Boer
Payment of conference fees gives you access to three days of workshops and events, plus access to all the recorded sessions for 12 months.
|After April 30||$75||$100||$25||$10|
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