Many of the papers from the ANZSI 2013 indexing conference in Wellington, New Zealand are now available at https://www.anzsi.org/site/2013Confpap.asp including:
EPUB3 Indexes Charter and the future of indexing – Glenda Browne
Glenda will be talking about the importance of the IDPF EPUB Indexes Working Group for ebook indexing from the point of view of editors and publishers. The EPUB Indexes specification (currently in draft form) sets the scene for an invigorated ebook indexing environment. It will enable the creation of active, linked indexes with all the functionality of a print index and a lot more. Glenda will discuss:
- EPUB philosophy
- IDPF EPUB Indexes Working Group
- Complementary nature of browse, search and index
- EPUB coding – general approaches
- Specific indexing issues: eg, page numbers and ranges; index groups; cross-references; filtering
- Ways that editors can help indexers, eg, logical structure of texts; use of textual headings; consistency.
Indexing techniques and EPUB – Jan Wright and Glenda Browne
In this two-part session, Glenda and Jan will discuss software options and combinations used in today’s eContent indexing. Jan will cover how page layout software, word processing, and our own indexing packages can be used to embed, link, or prepare indexes for a variety of outputs: PDF, ebook, print, etc. Glenda will cover tips and techniques for how to index differently for ebooks. When there are no pages, it is even more important to keep the reader and their route to the text in mind.