A STUDY OF THE NEED FOR ESTABLISHING A PHILIPPINE INDEXING SOCIETY

Sonia M. Pascua, August Emmanuel N. Florese

Abstract


This paper attempts to determine whether or not there is an existing indexing society and where there is none explores the necessity of establishing an indexing society in the context of issues facing indexers in the Philippines today. The paper outlines a vision for the society where, aside from being a site for the creation of models for standardization and control, the society serves as a center of exchange whose primary goal is to initiate programs to improve the state of the art as well as the professional lives of its members. It goes on to demonstrate that the establishment of the society, while it does not in itself solve the issues facing the profession, provides a formal space where these issues can be collectively discussed to solve problems and improve the quality of the discourse.

Keywords


indexing society, Philippine Indexing Society, professional associations, standardization, indexing, abstracting

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