INDEX-NW is an unmoderated email list for the discussion of topics relevant to experienced or aspiring indexers, index users, and those who publish indexed materials in the Pacific Northwest. It provides a forum for discussing practical, theoretical, and philosophical issues and for exchanging advice, information, ideas, and resources of interest to its intended audience.
Indexing the Web is not a simple task, and what is evolving to meet the informational needs of Web users are three different kinds of indexing: a back-of-the-book style of hard-coded index links within a Web site, subject trees of reviewed sites, and search engines. Some organizations are seeing that including indexes on their web sites is just as important as including indexes in books and online manuals. We've seen some good and some bad, some computer-generated, some obviously not constructed by professional indexers, and some professionally prepared. In any case, all site owners should be commended for recognizing the need for an index.
RoboHelp HTML, from eHelp Corporation, is a powerful software tool for creating online Help systems. Included within RoboHelp HTML is the ability to develop indexes for online Help projects.
These are resources that professional indexers may find useful in their daily work. Please visit Yahoo's resources if you are looking for beginner's guides to the Internet, or visit the Internet Public Library for more general reference sources. If you want only thesauri, narrow your search by looking at ASI's list of online thesauri.