March 30 was National Indexing Day in the United Kingdom. Read about it in the Society of Indexers’ press release.
Save the date! Friday 21 – Sunday 23 July 2017,
ANZSI Southern Highlands Symposium at Sylvan Glen in Penrose NSW.
There will be training sessions on the Friday, with indexing talks, discussions and networking on the Saturday and Sunday.
Organised by the Canberra Region Indexers and NSW Indexers.
Details to come!
The Annual General Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers Inc. was held at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 25 October 2016 by teleconference. Council members for 2016-17 are listed under the ‘About us’ menu tab, and more information from the AGM will be published in forthcoming issues of the Newsletter.
Members may download the minutes from the 2016 ANZSI Annual General Meeting.
Preliminary notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers Inc. will be held at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 25 October 2016.
Any members wishing to propose a resolution at the meeting must give prior notice of motion. A copy of the resolution to be moved, signed by a proposer and seconder, must be received by the secretary no later than Tuesday 20 September 2016.
Nominations are therefore called for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and five ordinary Council members.
Please complete this form to place a nomination: ANZSI Council nomination form 2016.
Nominations must be mailed to the Returning Officer at The Basement, 10 Rockwall Crescent, Potts Point NSW 2011, to arrive no later than Tuesday 20 September 2016.
The meeting will be held via teleconference. If you wish to join the meeting, please contact for the phone number and login details.
Download the ANZSI AGM Agenda.
Download the ANZSI Annual Report 2015-2016
Kerry Anderson, ANZSI Inc. Secretary
The Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers (ANZSI) invites nominations for the John Simkin Medal — an award recognising an outstanding index to a book or periodical compiled in Australia or New Zealand.
The John Simkin Medal, previously known as the ANZSI Medal, has been renamed in honour of John Simkin, one of the founding members of the Society. John promoted the ideals of indexes and indexing throughout his 40-year association with the Society, so it is with pleasure we acknowledge his enormous contribution to indexing in this way.
The ANZSI Medal was first awarded in 1985. Due to the prestigious nature of the Medal, it is awarded only when merited. You can read details of previous ANZSI Medal winners here, and Highly Commended indexes here.
To attain the award, indexes must be of the highest calibre. The index should be substantial in size, the subject matter complex, and the language, form and structure should demonstrate the indexer’s expertise in serving the primary needs of the text and the reader. There are no restrictions on the subject matter of the book. The book may be in either paper or electronic format.
To be eligible for the award, the book must be commercially available and have an imprint date of 2013 or later. The index must have been compiled in Australia or New Zealand, although the text to which it refers may have been published elsewhere.
Publishers, booksellers, editors, librarians, indexers and interested persons are all invited to provide nominations. Indexers are encouraged to submit their own work.
The winning indexer will receive the John Simkin Medal and a framed certificate. The publisher will receive a framed certificate.
A completed nomination form together with a hard copy of the book or a link to the electronic file of both book and index is required. Hard copy books will be returned after judging. The nomination form is available here.
Applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm AEST Friday 29 July 2016 at the postal address below or (in the case of digital books) by email to the Receiving Officer at .
Applicants who have posted books should advise the Receiving Officer that they have done so.
All nominations will be acknowledged.
Presentation of the John Simkin Medal will be made to the winner at the ANZSI Annual General Meeting 25 October 2016.