updates for bibliography?

Subject: updates for bibliography?
From: Kim Ferri x710 <kim -at- ASPECTDV -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 1996 12:57:39 PST

I posted this list a while back after soliciting contributions from folks on
this list. I thought I'd dust off this list and see if ansyone has updates,
comments, etc. I'd especially appreciate any annotations you think might be
helpful to people who are shopping for references, perhaps a short review.
Also, I've had trouble getting many of these publications. If you know a book
on this list is out of print, I'd appreciate the heads up.


Kimberly Ferri
kim -at- aspectdv -dot- com



Technical Communication Bibliography
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DOCUMENTATION MANAGEMENT

Managing Your Documentation Projects
by JoAnn T. Hackos, John Wiley and Sons, 1994.


DOCUMENT DESIGN

Design Principles for Desktop Publishers
by Tom Lichty, Scott, Foresman and Company, 1989

"Design That Delivers," in Techniques for Technical Communicators, ed. Barnum
and Carliner, MacMillan, 1993.

Documentation Development Methodology
by Sandra Pakin & Associates, Inc., Publications Division, 6007 N.
Sheridan Rd. Chicago IL, 60660. (312) 271-2848.

Editing by Design
by Jan V. White, 2nd edition, R. R. Bowker Co., 1982.

Effective Documentation: What We Have Learned From Research
by Stephen Doheny-Farina

Guidelinees for Document Designers
by David Felker et al, Document Design Center/American Institutes for
Research, 3333 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.

How to Communicate Technical Information
by Jonathan Price and Henry Kormans, Benjamin/Cummings, CA.

How to Produce Creative Publications: Traditional Techniques and Computer
Applications
by Thomas Bivins and William E. Ryan, NTC Business Books, 1991.

How to Write Usable User Documentation
by Edmond Weiss, The Oryx Press, 1991.


INDEXING

See American Society of indexers for additional pubs: 512-749-4052

Publications include FREELANCERS ON STARTING AND
MAINTAINING AN INDEXING BUSINESS, GENERIC MARKUP OF
ELECTRONIC INDEX MANUSCRIPTS, A GUIDE TO INDEXING SOFTWARE,
INDEXING: A BASIC READING LIST, INDEXING BIOGRAPHIES AND OTHER
STORIES OF HUMAN LIVES, and INDEXING FROM A TO Z.

Indexing Books, by Nancy Mulvany


Indexing from A to Z
by Hans Wellisch
[An encyclopedic work covering basic indexing techniques.] This book has a lot
of practical, how-to information.

Introduction to Indexing and Abstracting
by Donal and Ana Cleveland
Has a lot of good information, including practical material. Short on
information about indexing practical material.


INSTRUCTION/TRAINING

Computer-Based Instruction
by Stephen Alessi and Stanley Trollip

Computer As Theatre
by Brenda Laurel

Designing Instructional Systems: Decision Making in Course Planning and
Curriculum Design
by A. J. Romiszowski, Kogan Page, 1981.

Designing Instructional Text
by James Hartley, 2nd edition, Kogan Page, 1987.


Exercises is Instructional Design
by Barbara Seels and Zita Glasgow, Merrill, 1990.


Figuring Things Out - A Trainer's Guide to Needs and Tasks Analysis
by Ron Zemke and Thomas Krmlinger

Instructional Design - Principles and Applications
by Leslie Briggs

Making CBT Happen
by Gloria Grey

Making Instruction Work
by Robert F. Mager

The Nurnberg Funnel, Designing Minimalist Instruction for Practical Computer
Skill
by John Carroll, MIT Press, 1990.

The Training Wheel
by Rosaling L. Rogoff



ONLINE HELP/DOC

Designing and Writing Online Documents
by William Horton

Electronic Automation As an Alternative to Learning Computer Tasks
by Robert Kruss, Daniel Dionne, and Elizabeth Weise, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute

Mapping Hypertext
by Robert E. Horn, The Lexington Institute, 80 Marret Road, Lexington,
MA, 02173.

Online Help: Design and Evaluation
by T. M. Duffy, J. E. Palmer, B. Mehlenbacher, Ablex, 1992.

User-Interface Design Considerations for CD-ROM
by Teresa Lau, Sun microsystems Corporation.


VISUAL DESIGN

Graphic Communication Today
by Theodore E. Conover, West Publishing, 1985.


Graphic Design for the Electronic Age
by Jan V. White, Watson-Guptill, 1988.


Envisioning Information
by Edward Tufte

Illustrating Computer Documentation: The Art of Presenting Information
Graphically on Paper and Online
by William Horton, Wiley and Sons, 1991.

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
by Edward Tufte


WRITING/EDITING

Handbook of Business Writing
by Brusaw, Alred, and Oliu.

Handbook of Technical Writing
by Brusaw, Alred, and Oliu.

Reporting Technical Information
Houp and Pearsall

Style: Toward Clarity and Grace
by Joseph M. Williams, Tools of the Trade, 3148-B Duke Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314-4523 (800) 827-8665

Technical Writing: Principles, Strategies, & Readings
by Diana Reep

Technical Writing: Situations and Strategies
St. Martin's Press
Better than Herman M. Weisman's "Basic Technical Writing" and Rebecca E.
Burnett's "Technical Communication." ["Handbook of Technical Writing" is a
better reference.]

Writing Better User Documentation
by John Brockman, 2nd edition, Wiley, 1990.


Writing for the Computer Industry
by Kristin Woolever

Though specifically focused on that industry, its principles apply across most
engineering writing.



MISCELLANEOUS

Inteviewing Practices for Technical Writers
by Earl McDowell, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc, 1991.






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