Email Discussion Groups Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies (affiliated): This is the discussion group of the members of American Society of Indexers’ Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies Special Interest Group. These are individuals with an interest or background in indexing who create or edit taxonomies for external clients or audiences, either as freelancers/consultants or as in-house developers of taxonomies/controlled vocabularies for externally offered (sold) information sources. Individuals who are not members of the SIG or the American Society of Indexers but are regularly involved in taxonomy/controlled vocabulary work may join the discussion group on a case-by-case basis, approved by the moderator. For advice on taxonomies, however, please join the Taxonomy Community of Practice Group instead.
Indexers’ Discussion List : A list for indexers of books, Websites, or any other media. All indexing-related topics are discussed, including tools, ergonomics, work habits, finding jobs, starting and managing an indexing business, etc. No profanity or unprofessional behavior will be tolerated. This list will be unmoderated but the list owner will keep watch on list activities and maintain order and professionalism. New members will, however, be moderated for a short time in order to prevent spamming and/or inappropriate postings.
IndexPeers: Indexers’ Peer Reviews: On this list, indexers volunteer to Review each other’s edited indexes. A Peer Review provides a rare opportunity for this feedback. By reviewing and being reviewed, we increase our awareness of good indexing technique and gain valuable feedback on our current skills.
MITWA(Mentors, Indexers, Technical Writers & Associates): We are a friendly, energetic and supportive group. We welcome technical writers and all others whose work is related to technical communication. Whether you are an aspiring technical writer, or just starting out, or have been in the technical writing game for a while, we are here to give you the support and encouragement you may need from time-to-time.
Scholarly Indexing : Scholarly Indexing is an open forum for professional indexers who specialize in indexing materials published by academic presses, or publications intended for scholars, researchers, and students of specific academic disciplines. We welcome discussions of techniques, standards, client-indexer relations, and marketing specific to scholarly indexing, including participation by editors and publishers who care about excellence in scholarly indexing.
Technical Indexing: The techindexing mailing list, along with its associated Web space, is a forum for sharing and learning about writing indexes for technical documentation. Any topics related to the indexing of technical documentation are valid for this group, such as indexing technique and practice, indexing tools, indexers, index costs and scheduling, finding an indexer, asking for index help, and so on.
Web Indexing: Web Indexing is associated with the Web Indexing SIG of the American Society for Indexing, although membership in the Web Indexing SIG is not a requirement for joining this group. Web Indexing is an open forum for professional indexers who specialize in writing indexes for web sites. Indexers interested in learning about web indexing, and web site creators/editors interested in indexing are also welcome to join this group. We welcome discussions of techniques, standards, software tools, client-indexer relations, and marketing specific to web indexing. Other topics for discussion may include taxonomies and other non-alphabetical methods of classifying information with web sites, online indexes of periodicals, and human indexing/categorizing of multiple web sites on the web.