Rocky Mountain Indexing Conference

Subject: Rocky Mountain Indexing Conference
From: Lori Lathrop <76620 -dot- 456 -at- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1996 09:44:46 EDT

Forwarding message from Ingrid Becher, Secretary, Colorado Chapter, American
Society of Indexers:

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Second Annual Rocky Mountain Indexing Conference
Boulder Public Library Main Branch, Boulder, Colorado
October 12, 1995 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Please join us for the Second Annual Rocky Mountain Indexing Conference on
October 12 at the Boulder Public Library Main Branch in Boulder, Colorado. Our
featured speakers will be Barbara Cohen from Champaign, Illinois; Susan Klement
fromTucson, Arizona; and Ann Blum from Westborough, Massachusetts.

All three of our speakers were here in Colorado for the Annual Conference of the
American Society of Indexers in May and enjoyed themselves so much then that
they were all anxious to return to be with us for our fall conference.


Barbara Cohen will begin our conference day with a presentation entitled
"Intellectual Analysis in Indexing" in which she will discuss how to
establish critical standards for indexes, how to determine what is indexable in
the text, and how to develop a set of rules before starting each indexing
project, including ideas on thesaurus building and vocabulary control. Barbara
has tailored her presentation to reach indexers of all levels and abilities.
After a short break, we will divide into small groups to complete an hours'
worth of hands-on exercises under Barbara's tutelage. Following lunch, Susan
Klement will speak on "Open-System Indexing." Susan will first help us
understand the differences between open-system indexes (ongoing projects,
journals, newspapers) as opposed to closed-system indexes (back-of-the-book
indexing). Then she will give us pointers on how to go about marketing ourselves
as open system indexers and how to find open-system projects, indexing
opportunities, she contends, that while often difficult to pinpoint are of
almost unlimited potential. Ann Blum will speak to us following our afternoon
break. We are most fortunate to have Ann join us for our conference. Currently
the President of the American Society of Indexers, she will spend a few minutes
giving us an update on what is happening with ASI at the national level.
Following this she will talk for an hour or so on
"Indexing with Efficiency." Given her hectic schedule these days, this is no
doubt an area in which she has developed some level of expertise. Ann will show
us how to cut corners, save time without cutting quality in our indexing work.


Barbara Cohen, "Intellectual Analysis in Indexing" Concurrently Secretary of
the American Society of Indexers and its Publicity Coordinator, Barbara has been
a freelance copy editor and professional indexer since 1984, specializing in
back-of-the-bookindexing and cumulative indexing of periodicals in the social
sciences and the humanities. In 1991 she began training other indexers. Before
finding her niche as an indexer, Barbara pursued a career as an archaeologist.

Susan Klement, "Open-System Indexing" After earning a degree in library
science, Susan operated her firm, Information Resources,in Toronto from 1969 to
1991, when she moved to Tucson, Arizona. She has taught several courses in
indexing to both Canadian and U.S. audiences. Susan was codirector of a project
to index provincial statutes, indexed the Canadian Bank Act and several other
complex monographs, and has indexed newspapers and business periodicals for many

Ann Blum, "ASI Update"/"Indexing with Efficiency" After a number of years of
service to the indexing community, Ann is now the President of the American
Society of Indexers. She also keeps active in the Massachusetts Chapter of ASI
and is currently its Treasurer. When not engaged in her national duties, Ann
runs a freelance indexing service from her home in Westborough, Massachusetts,
specializing in medical indexing.
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 -10:45 Barbara Cohen "Intellectual Analysis in
Indexing" (lecture)
10:45 -11:00 Morning Break
11:00 - 12:00 Barbara Cohen "Intellectual Analysis in
Indexing" (exercises)
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 3:30 Susan Klement "Open-System and Closed-System
3:30 - 3:45 Afternoon Break
3:45 - 5:00 Ann Blum "ASI Update"/"Indexing with Efficiency"


Those who register for the Second Annual Rocky Mountain Indexing Conference
prior to October 1st will receive a confirmation by mail that will include a map
on how to reach the Boulder Public Library and where to park. Refreshments will
be provided during the morning and afternoon breaks but you are on your own for
lunch. The library is located three blocks from the Pearl Street Mall, site of a
variety of lunchtime options, or there are anumber of restaurants within driving
distance of the library. Leaving your library parking space at lunch, however,
is not recommended as this particular Saturday is, unfortunately for us, a home
date for the University of Colorado
football team, and parking around Boulder is at a premium especially during the
afternoon hours. So find a small group to join for lunch on the mall or bring a
lunch and share an hour on the library lawn with a colleague or two.

Conference Fees ASI Members NonMembers
By October 1 $40.00 $45.00
By October 11 $50.00 $55.00
Day of conference $60.00 $60.00

Registration Form Name______________________________________________

Please return this form and payment to Ingrid Becher, 1701 Bluebell Avenue,
Boulder, CO 80302.

For Further Information Please Contact Douglas J. Easton, Chair, Colorado
Chapter of ASI, (970)282-9294, Ingrid Becher, Secretary, Colorado Chapter of
ASI, (303)449-1188 or ihbecher -at- aol -dot- com

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