Thank you for your time and feedback.
Indexing concept is mentioned in other organization of information courses,
but these courses are not designed to train students for indexing jobs. I
do not teach indexing.
On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 6:05 PM Salaba, Athena <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I always wonder about people who associate “traditional” with “outdated” –
> so many areas LIS programs teach would fall under that category but for
> some reason we do not hear about those as much.
> I also took an Indexing and Abstracting class to go beyond library
> cataloging and widen career options (e.g., journal indexing services). I
> feel the same as Shawne; I liked general indexing, not so much back of the
> book indexing. Back then (okay, it has been a while) we did not have a
> course on thesaurus construction and therefore this was the only class for
> basics on terminology development. The abstracting part, although not as
> enjoyable, it helped me, personally, in writing abstracts, book reviews,
> and executive summaries.
> I understand that when we change our curriculum, we may have overlapping
> coverage, so I would ask: does your remaining curriculum cover the concepts
> and skills taught in this course?
> Kind regards,
> Athena Salaba, Ph.D.
> Professor, School of Information (iSchool), Kent State University
Dr. Yan Ma, Ph.D.
Professor of Graduate School of Library & Information Studies
Harrington School of Communications and Media
University of Rhode Island
94 West Alumni Ave.
Kingston, RI 02881 USA
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