New technology and public perceptions

Johncocks, Bill
March 2012
Indexer;Mar2012, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p6
Academic Journal
The challenge that emerging publishing technologies present to indexing is complicated by two common misunderstandings: first, that indexing depends on pagination, and second, that it simply locates term occurrences. The profession's approach should surely be based on a clear separation of the intellectual process of indexing, whose mechanization we need to resist, from the development of device-independent location systems, which we should embrace and attempt to influence. A brief overview of current technologies is attempted.


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