Date: 19-10-2012 12:00
To mark the Chinese Year of the Dragon the Victorian Branch has organised an indexing seminar with an Asian flavour.
The highlight will be sessions on indexing by Max McMaster and Fiona Swee-Lin Price. Fiona's short session at the 2011 ANZSI Conference on indexing Asian names was such as a success we wanted MORE.
Bendigo Golden Dragon Museum.
Friday 19 October
2:00 – 3:30 Indexing session – Numbers and indexing led by Max McMaster
Numbers as locators are the indexer’s bread-and-butter, but numbers in entries can be more of a challenge. This applies whether the numbers are used as main headings in their own right, or as a part of a main or subheading. This paper looks at numbers in indexes within a diverse range of disciplines including mathematics, chemistry, medicine, astronomy, history, transport, physics, telecommunications, geography, sport and the arts, as well as by time period, and then provides options on the best ways of including them in the index.
3:30 – 4:00 Afternoon tea
4:00 - 4:45 Guided historial walk around Bendigo
6:30 ANZSI and Vic Branch AGM and dinner at local restaurant
Saturday 20 October
9:30 – 10:30 Indexing session – Asian names pt 1
Names from unfamiliar cultures can be confusing for English-speaking indexers.
This two and a half hour session will explore the languages and naming practices in Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean, drawing on the history of the Bendigo Joss House and Golden Dragon Museum for illustrations and including Arabic as a contrasting language. The session will begin by explaining how the scripts for these languages work, and then look at how names from these languages are adapted for use in English-speaking documents by converting them to the roman alphabet and restructuring them to fit Anglophone conventions.
Dr Fiona Swee-Lin Price has a Malaysian Chinese mother and an Anglo-Australian father. She has been working with international students since 1991, and completed a PhD in cross-cultural psychology in 2000. In 2001, after developing the highly popular training program "Working with Asian Names", she set up her own consultancy specialising in cultural diversity management, and has since worked for a wide range of clients, including the Australian Crime Commission, International House New York City and 18 Australian universities. Her book "Success with Asian Names" was published by Allen & Unwin in 2007.
10:30 – 11:00 Morning tea
11:00 – 12:30 Indexing session – Asian names pt 2
Lunch - own arrangements
1:30 – 4:30 Tram tour and visit to Joss House
Dinner at local restaurant (pay your own)
Sunday 21 October
9:30 – 10:30 Tour of Golden Dragon Museum.
10:00 – 10:30 Morning tea
11:00 – 12:00 Indexing session – Reindexing and the new edition led by Max McMaster
When considering new editions of a work, should you create a new index or adapt the existing one? The answer every time is ‘it depends’. Questions to ask include how much has the text changed? How useful is the current index? Are there ethical or copyright issues in reusing another indexer’s work? These and similar questions will be considered in relation to indexing new editions of texts, government annual reports, simultaneously-produced bilingual documents, and converting texts created for one country for use in another
12:00 Yum Cha Lunch (pay your own)
Seminar concludes after lunch
$190.00 (inc GST)
Partners/friends are very welcome to join in events and the dinner on Friday night for $80. See separate link for details.
Or for $70 for just one day. See separate link for details.
- all indexing sessions,
- entrance to Museum,
- walking tour, tram tour and visit to Joss House,
- morning and afternoon teas as described and
- dinner on the Friday night.
Does not include:
- lunches Friday, Saturday or Sunday
- dinner on Saturday night
Getting to Bendigo
- Bendigo is about 90 mins drive from Melbourne, but there are towns like Kyneton and Castlemaine along the way that offer interesting excuses to stretch your legs and try the local eateries and shops.
- Why not catch the train? Bendigo is approximately 2 hours by train from Melbourne. VLine offers regular train trips to Bendigo. Unless you are travelling between 4-6pm you are entitled to off-peak fares. Their webpage offers links to train details as well as local tourist information.
Lots of options are available in Bendigo. Below are links to sites that offer accommodation. Be sure to compare costs between sites and with the hotel directly.
Attractions in Bendigo
For ideas for what to see in Bendigo have a look at the following websites:
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