The American Society for Indexing is hosting a webinar titled – Creating Name Authority Files for Large Indexing Projects. Leading the event is Linda Dunn from Dunn Information Organization. Linda┬áhas been a periodical indexer for over thirty years and has been interested in authority files since she began indexing. Through her work with multiple databases she has become familiar with many types of authority files both proprietary and open source.

The webinar will answer questions like What makes an Authority File an authority? How does creating an Authority File help the indexer(s) in completing large indexing projects? and Which sources will help the indexer to determine the format of special kinds of names, to differentiate between similar names, or to discover acceptable authorized names?

The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PST. Click here to register.

Melody K. Smith

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