The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Navigating the information space of the Mary MacQueen Scrap Book wiki: is it an index, a mind map or a topic map?

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2021), 39, (4), 369–388.

Abstract

This paper discusses the use of wiki technology to provide a navigation structure for the online version of the Mary MacQueen Scrap Book, which contains newspaper clippings about the Victorian artist. After outlining the architecture of the wiki, the navigation structure is discussed and several questions are posed: is the navigation structure an index? If so, what type? Or is it just a linkage structure or topic map? Does such a distinction really matter? Are these definitions in reality function-based?

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Jansen, Bob

Browne, Glenda