"Controlled vocabularies: an introduction"
in The Indexer: the international
journal of indexing, Volume 26, Number 3, September 2008, pp. 121–126
This article introduces basic concepts and terminology associated with the field of
General topics discussed are indexes versus controlled vocabularies (CVs), an introduction
to what CVs are and how they are used, the use of facets with controlled vocabularies, and CV governance and
Indexing for Editors and Authors: A Practical Guide to Understanding Indexes
Published May 2008
by Information Today, Inc.
Designed for editors, authors, and project managers, this book explains what indexes are, types of indexes, characteristics of good indexes, and format and length considerations.
Included are dozens of practical tips and over 100 examples of both good and bad indexing practices.
The authors also detail the process of hiring an indexer, editor/author/indexer relationships, and editing a completed index.
This book is also a useful guide to indexers on navigating the sometimes turbulent waters of the publishing process; it also includes useful information on how to explain indexing processes to authors and editors.
Co-authored with Kate Mertes and Nan Badgett for the American Society for Indexing.