Scholarly publications in Latin America: where, oh index, art thou?

  • Author(s): Meraz Gutierrez, Ruby
  • Abstract: The author describes the results of her investigations into the current state of back-of-the-book indexing in the publishing universe of Latin America, and provides a brief history of the practice. The investigation includes an effort to determine whether indexing is taught in Latin America. It also examines identifiable indexing standards in these countries, and the presence of indexing societies in Latin America. The article presents the results of a survey of 812 books from the Latin American collection of the University of California, Los Angeles, in this context.

  • Portuguese Title: Publicações acadêmicas na América Latina: onde, oh índice, estás?
  • Author Affiliation: UCLA Latin American Institute
  • Original Language: English
  • Spanish Title: Publicaciones académicas en América Latina: ¿dónde, oh índice, eres tú?
  • English Title: Scholarly publications in Latin America: where, oh index, art thou?
  • Author Email: rgutierr@ucla.edu
  • Journal: The Indexer 31.1 (2013): 12-17
  • Content Type: text
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
  • Media Type: computer
  • Carrier Type: online resource
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