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Information Standards Quarterly

ISSN: 1041-0031

Summer & Fall 2015, v.27, no.2-3

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Article Title: Standards for Indexing
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Author(s): Judi Gibbs
Citation: Gibbs, Judi. Standards for Indexing. Information Standards Quarterly, Summer & Fall 2015, 27(2-3): pp. 41-45.

The nature of indexing makes related standards somewhat stable, and yet they do evolve—and have evolved over the 27 years since publication of ISQ began. The evolution reflects
changes from a number of directions, including global financial pressures that impact the entire publishing industry, changes in the literature that sets the standards, indexing software improvements that make error scanning easier but also raise the bar, and websites and e-books. This article discusses these changes. It also touches on international standards. Finally, it notes the potential for e-book indexes to increase functionality beyond that traditionally provided by back-of-the-book indexes.

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