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Melbourne Indexers: Comparing indexes to biographies

3 May, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Comparing indexes to biographies

The way indexers index the main character of the biography can vary from not having an entry under their name to placing everything under their name to something in between. Then the way the indexes are set out can vary. Suddenly subheadings are not filed alphabetically but in page number order or a forced chronological order. Is this used for all subheadings or only for the main character? How do you use your indexing software to file subheadings like this? Run-on style can be used for subheadings or even sub-sub-subheadings. With all these variations what features would be most useful to the biography readers? What indexing tips can we learn by examining various biography indexes? There will be examples to compare, however why not explore your bookshelves and bring along an example to share?

Carparking is available down the side of the building. If you are travelling by public transport there is a tram stop nearby, and Glenferrie Station is just a couple of tram stops away.

After the meeting we will go to a local restaurant for a meal (at own expense).


3 May, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mary Russell


‘Peppercorn’ Meeting Room, Level 1 Hawthorn Library
584 Glenferrie Road
Hawthorn, Victoria Australia
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