The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Indexing advice in publications on paper management

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2003), 23, (4), 218–223.

Abstract

Paper management manuals, written by professional organizers, offer advice on which documents to discard as well as how to organize those that are retained. The guidelines on setting up headings for a filing system relate to the concepts of alphabetico-classed arrangement, specificity and slanted indexing. The manuals provide criteria for cross-references vs double posting that are similar to those of the indexing literature. As a genre, paper management manuals have poor indexes. Professional organizers should study the indexing literature, and indexers can contribute to the field of paper management.

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Weinberg, Bella Hass