Sylvia Coates reports on the Software Solutions session she led at the Toronto 2009 Editors' Association of Canada (EAC) Conference. The editors were introduced to the CINDEX™, MACREX, and SKY Index dedicated indexing software programs. Then, using five different crisis scenarios, the editors were shown how easily indexing software can find a fast and relatively painless solution to what looks like a production disaster.
The Indexer is published by the Society of Indexers on behalf of all the indexing societies, seeks to cover the full range of subjects, from articles at the cutting edge of new techniques to contributions discussing in a practical way the new tools available to indexers at all points in the technical spectrum or exploring the history of indexing. Its extensive reviews section covers both printed and electronic material, including websites and hardware and software of interest to the indexer, while 'Indexes Reviewed' highlights some of the best (and worst) examples of indexing in action. And, in 'Around the World', it keeps readers up to date with what is going on across the international indexing community. First published in 1958 on a twice-yearly basis, it moved in 2008 to a quarterly publication.