Indexing Organisations

Indexing Organisations


Australian Council for Education Research (ACER)

Australasian Web Publishers’ Association (AWPA Inc.) is a professional association for Australasian-based World Wide Web practitioners, and others with an interest in this field. Our growing Web site features a searchable Member Database, Web Tools, Tutorials, Resources, Tips, and utilities.

Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Melbourne, Vic

Australian Society for Technical Communication (ASTC): NSW and Victoria

CASE is an informal body of delegates from the Australian societies of editors. It exists to coordinate national activities.

Society of Editors (Qld) – Qld Indexers group meets with them

Society of Editors (SA) , PO Box 2328, Kent Town SA 5071
The Society of Editors (SA) promotes contact between members, and the exchange of ideas and information on professional matters. It also helps to establish and maintain high standards of editing and publishing through its meetings and newsletters, and through liaison with related organisations. Email:

Society of Editors (Tasmania)

CSIRO – science and technology R&D – strong base of database indexers

FLIN – Federal Library Information Network (Australia)

Telecommunications Society of Australia – To provide a framework for the promotion of excellence in telecommunications, and to assist in the advancement of our members’ knowledge and understanding of the issues, developments and new directions in the industry.

Overseas Societies

American Society of Indexers

10200 West 44th Avenue, Suite 304,
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Voice: (303) 463-2887
Fax: (303) 422-8894


Indexing Society of Canada

P.O. Box 664, Stn P,
Toronto, ON M5S 2Y4 CANADA

Society of Indexers (Great Britain)

Woodbourn Business Centre
10 Jessell Street
Sheffield, S9 3HY
United Kingdom

Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers (ASAIB)

C/O Dept. of Information Science
Box 392, UNISA
0003 South Africa
The Association for Southern African Indexers and bibliographers (ASAIB) was formed in 1994 as an independent organisation to serve the interests of Southern African indexers and bibliographers and to promote all aspects of indexing and bibliographic activity.
Marlene Burger (Chairperson): +27124296585 ;
Madely du Preez (Secretary): +27124296792 ; /
Karin McGuirk (Publications): +27124296313 ;

China Society of Indexers

China Society of Indexers
Mr.Qin Banglian
Secretariat of the CSI
Fudan University Library
403 Room 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433

Germany – Deutsches Netzwerk der Indexer (DNI)



The Indexers’ Guild

Other International Bodies

The AcqWeb International Directory of E-mail Addresses of Publishers, Vendors and Related Professional Associations, Organizations and Services – Georgetown University

American Library Association (ALA) – including links to their gopher

American Society of Information Science (ASIS)

ANSI Online – standards

Association of American Publishers, Inc. (AAP)

Electronic Publishing Special Interest Group (EPSIG) managed by the Graphics Communications Association

Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) – to use networks and computers to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity

Association of Research Libraries

FID (International Federation for Information and Documentation)

National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS),

Special Libraries Association (SLA)

Special Interest Groups

Culinary Indexing SIG (for indexers of cookbooks) The Culinary Indexing SIG is an educational forum and a network for experienced and novice indexers interested in culinary indexing in various media, such as books, periodicals, CD-ROMs, and web sites. The SIG serves several functions. As an educational forum, it provides opportunities for members to ask questions and brainstorm about technical culinary indexing problems.

Other ASI SIGs


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