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From Flock Beds to Professionalism : A History of Index-Makers - Hazel K Bell

From Flock Beds to Professionalism

A History of Index-Makers

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2008
ISBN: 9781584562283
Number Of Pages: 333

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In his preface to the book, Professor David Crystal laments, "Indexing is an anonymous profession. An index may be praised or blamed, but rarely is the indexer named, lauded or shamed." This book, however, initiates a change. Hazel Bell presents here brief biographies of 65 individual practitioners, the makers of indexes, from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, considering their working methods, techniques, training, remuneration, their lives and their personalities.
After the biographical section on the "Lone Workers,' Bell outlines in "Banding Together" the history of groups and societies of indexers up to 1995, the year she sees as entailing the end of print-only indexing. The book includes photographs of indexers and of their tokens of recognition. Indexed by the author.

ISBN: 9781584562283
ISBN-10: 1584562285
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 333
Published: 1st July 2008
Publisher: Oak Knoll Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.7

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