Where is the evidence? A review of the literature on the usability of book indexes

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Abstract

Mary Coe reviews the literature in search of an evidence base for book indexing practice. She discovers that while research has been conducted on index characteristics and usability, it has been systems-focused, and that little is known about what readers expect from book indexes and how they use them. She suggests that user studies could contribute not only to development of better indexing practice but to greater knowledge of human information behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-168
Number of pages8
JournalIndexer
Volume32
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

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