ERIC Number: ED395571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Careers in Abstracting and Indexing.
Cunningham, Ann Marie; Wicks, Wendy
This book serves as an overview of the field of abstracting and indexing, beginning by explaining some of the history and terminology of the craft. Other topics include the customary duties of abstractors and indexers, the types of employers that hire them, personal attributes and educational requirements important to success in the profession, training and equipment options, helpful reference sources, salaries, and benefits. Appendices provide a directory of professional abstracting and indexing societies around the world, a list of major conferences of interest to abstractors and indexers, a list of relevant directories and serials, and a 45-item bibliography of recommended readings. (Contains 56 references.) (BEW)
Descriptors: Abstracting, Career Guidance, Educational Background, Educational Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Indexing, Information Sources, Personality Traits, Professional Associations, Professional Services, Salaries, Training
National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services, 1429 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19102 ($25).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Abstracting and Indexing Services; Indexers