Back of Book Indexing

Back of Book Indexing

Course Description: An overview of principles of indexing of text and image documents, including journals, newspapers, and back-of-the-book indexing. This course will address issues of information retrieval and will be of interest to practicing librarians and other information professionals who would like to improve their indexing skills, and to those who are considering freelance indexing. Course Outcomes: By the end of the course, students should have acquired an understanding of the following: The benefits of knowledge representation Two types of indexing practice: traditional and faceted Methods of evaluating indexing The profession of indexing Automated indexing Special circumstances encountered in representing documents on the Internet

Class Name Back of Book Indexing
Host School The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Class Identifier L&I Sci 791
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Schoeller
Course Tool (Online) Desire2Learn
Class Description Course Description: An overview of principles of indexing of text and image documents, including journals, newspapers, and back-of-the-book indexing. This course will address issues of information retrieval and will be of interest to practicing librarians and other information professionals who would like to improve their indexing skills, and to those who are considering freelance indexing. Course Outcomes: By the end of the course, students should have acquired an understanding of the following: The benefits of knowledge representation Two types of indexing practice: traditional and faceted Methods of evaluating indexing The profession of indexing Automated indexing Special circumstances encountered in representing documents on the Internet
Class Disclaimer None
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date June 1st, 2010 - July 10th, 2010
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day May 15th, 2010
Residency Start and End Date No Residency