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Free Content After the Prize: Indexing at the Einstein Papers Project

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The Einstein Papers Project (EPP) was honored to receive the British Society of Indexers' Wheatley Medal in 2009 for its cumulative index to the first ten volumes of The collected papers of Albert Einstein (CPAE). The experience introduced us to SI and its standards of excellence in the field. This, in turn, encouraged us to reflect on our methods of indexing and to consider ways of improving them.

This article provides a measure of thanks for the recognition awarded by SI and for the lessons learned in the craft of indexing. We do this in the form of a brief narrative about the origins and aims of the EPP, vignettes from two CPAE volumes of events surrounding Einstein's breakthrough to celebrity, details of our working methods in preparing the volumes and indexes, and a discussion of improvements we are considering for the indexes of future volumes.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2011-09-01

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  • 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.
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