Re: continuous publishing

Subject: Re: continuous publishing
From: "David M. Brown" <dmbrown -at- BROWN-INC -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 1999 12:09:07 -0800

Irene Wong wrote:
> ... it sounds similar to the updatable services that legal,
> accounting, standards, etc. publishers do all the time. ...
> They call this "looseleaf publishing", although much of it is
> on CD or online now. It is a massive, very profitable industry
> throughout the world. ...
> ... a few issues come immediately to mind:
> * Index all the bits and pieces that you gradually send out.
> Release a new index with each update. (I guess it depends on
> whether you think a search is good enough if it is online.
> But so much material really needs a professional manually
> prepared index.)

A search is almost never good enough. More and more web sites and other
HTML documents include real indexes, too. Indexers would do well to
concentrate on these emerging opportunities.

See "Why Create an Index?" at the URL below for more information,
including links to related articles.


David M. Brown - Brown Inc.
dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com

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