Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers

Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers

Indexers Available
Professional Issues

Book Indexing Workshops - Vic and NSW

The Victorian Branch is conducting full-day introductory and intermediate level indexing workshops in Melbourne. Flyers and information from Max McMaster, tel: (03) 9500 8715, email:

ANZSI NSW hopes to run training courses in basic indexing and indexing software in early 2007. Contact Lorraine Doyle if interested.

Video Training

Susan Holbert/ Indexing Services, USA

  • video training course in Basic Indexing Skills
  • an advanced workshop on How To Index User Manuals and Online Help
  • a quiz for would-be indexers, called Is indexing for you?


  • University of the Northern Territory
  • Faculty of Business, Diploma of Library and Information Studies.
  • Course Coordinator is Ms E Desailly, Ph: 08 89466031.
  • Elective module LIS037, Indexing and Abstracting.


Department of Information Studies,
Curtin University of Technology, PO Box U1987, Perth, 6001

Contact: Dr Maggie Exon re back-of-book indexing courses
(08) 9351 2707 (voice mail) Fax: (08) 9351 3152 Email:

Indexing Seminars Contact Betty Durston
Phone (08) 9386 2103

Remote Learning

The Society of Indexers (UK) has written and administers a training course based on the principle of open learning. Units, tutorial support and formal tests are all available separately so that individuals can learn in their own way and at their own pace.

Book Indexing Postal Tutorials (BIPT) is a correspondence course originating in Scotland. It consists of five tutorials, involving the compilation of indexes to short texts, chosen to represent most of the problems an indexer is likely to meet. Contact: Ann Hall, Craigbeck Cottage, Moffat Scotland DG10 9QP. Email: Phone: 07708571548.

The Graduate School, USDA self study course is the leading source of training on indexing in the US. The courses were developed and are taught by professional indexers, and allow students to progress at their own speed, working at home. Contact: Graduate School, USDA.

University of California Berkeley—Indexing: Theory and Application (distance learning course) is now open for student enrollment. The course is designed for those interested in becoming freelance indexers for publishers, business corporations, and technical companies, as well as for non-fiction and technical writers who want to index their own work. This online course conveys three college credit hours. There are no prerequisites, but students should have strong language, reading, computer, and internet skills.

Learn Indexing Over the Internet

A course offered over the Web using Blackboard, through Middlesex Community College (Massachusetts, U.S.), and administered by Seth Maislin. The course will be offered again in September and then three times each year starting in 2006. Download a short PDF file from for details or contact Seth

Hedden Information Management offers Web-based training in indexing of web sites and intranets to both experienced and inexperienced indexers. Courses comprise: Web Site Indexing for Freelance Indexers, HTML for Indexers and Indexing Techniques for Web Sites and Intranets. Contact Heather Hedden, Hedden Information Management
Tel: (978) 371-0822 E-mail:

Creating Website Indexes: A new online workshop offered through the Continuing Education Program of Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA, USA. February 1 - March 2, 2006. For more information, contact the instructor Heather Hedden: