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Voted YES on NISO Z39.4-202x Criteria for Indexes


This vote is to approve the publication of the standard NISO Z39.4-202x, Criteria for Indexes, as an American National Standard.

This standard provides guidelines for the content, organization, and presentation of indexes used for the retrieval of documents and parts of documents. It deals with the principles of indexing regardless of the type of material indexed, the indexing method used, the medium of the index, or the method of presentation for searching. It emphasizes three processes essential for all indexes: comprehensive design, vocabulary management, and syntax.

The proposed standard is available in PDF form from a link on the ballot webpage and in the announcement e-mail.