The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Raising the profile of indexing: National Indexing Day 2021 in the UK

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2021), 39, (3), 303–312.

Abstract

National Indexing Day (#indexday), inaugurated in 2017 to celebrate the foundation of the Society of Indexers and promote the profession of indexing, again had to take place virtually in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, indexers are nothing if not imaginative, engaging with social media with enthusiasm and generating ‘likes’ and ‘retweets’ from early morning until late evening. After setting out the background to National Indexing Day (NID), this article gives a flavour of how NID 2021 helped to raise the profile of indexing and indexers in the online environment.

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Kingdom, Ann