Members may wish to subscribe to a variety of email discussion lists (mailing lists). The principal Society lists are SI-Announce and SIdeline, but there are lists for local and special interest groups, and for trainees undertaking the Society’s training course.
The Society maintains its own email announcement list, SI-Announce, which is used to send information and announcements to members. Details of any job opportunities that reach the SI office are also posted on SI-Announce. Membership of the list is restricted to members of the Society of Indexers. A subscription form is available elsewhere on this site.
The Society maintains its own email-based discussion group, SIdeline, which covers topics related to indexing, the business side of indexing, and Society matters. The list is a “closed” one; membership of the list is restricted to members of the Society of Indexers. Further information and access to the archive of past messages is available to members through the SIdeline page. A subscription form is available elsewhere on this site.
The Society runs a dedicated email discussion list, SI-Student, for students undertaking its Training in Indexing course. The list helps to combat the isolation of distance learning and enables students to exchange experiences and discuss common problems.
Have you got a question but are a bit apprehensive about asking it? Be assured that you’re not the only one. Ask your fellow students - one of them will probably know the answer and at least one other student will probably be grateful that you asked the question.
You can chat amongst yourselves about the course, tutorials, indexing in general, local groups, finding work etc., without experienced indexers listening in. Whilst you should not discuss specific test questions, you can still talk about your experiences in general terms.
A subscription form is available elsewhere on this site.
Membership of any of these lists is restricted to members of the Society of Indexers.
There is also an email-based indexing discussion group known as Index-L, which is hosted at the University of North Carolina. To subscribe to Index-L, send an email to . Do not include a subject line or a signature. Include only the following text in the body of the message:
subscribe index-l YOUR NAME
replacing YOUR NAME with your actual name. Alternatively you can subscribe via the University of North Carolina Website.
If you are interested in joining the Culinary Indexing Special Interest Group, send an email to Melody Englund, , Culinary Indexing SIG Coordinator. She will respond with an email telling you how to register for the SIG’s listserv at egroups.com.
SI members are eligible to join the Web and Electronic Indexing Special Interest Group, according to the international agreement with the American Society of Indexers. There is also an affiliated discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/web-indexing/.
Apart from Index-L, that there are several other lists of interest to indexers. For further details, see the relevant page on the American Society of Indexers’ Website.