Happy anniversary to CDI

Posted by Colleen on May 14, 2019 in Blog

There were 300 mugs like this in May 2004 when Colleen Dunham Indexing was incorporated in Seattle Washington. The intention was to do freelance indexing for six months or so.

Fifteen years later we’re still at it — just one mug left but we’re still mapping that world of words.

Thanks for the work, all you editors out there. Here’s to the next 15!



Buon anno

Posted by Colleen on January 2, 2019 in Blog

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NYT picks for best books of 2018

Posted by Colleen on November 29, 2018 in Blog

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The endless loop

Posted by Colleen on August 26, 2018 in Blog

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Look it up!

Posted by Colleen on March 22, 2018 in Blog
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It’s the thing

Posted by Colleen on March 2, 2018 in Blog

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Engage with caution

Posted by Colleen on February 7, 2018 in Blog

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Those books without indexes

Posted by Colleen on October 22, 2017 in Blog

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Read The Spectator article here.

Read about the book here.




Posted by Colleen on August 23, 2017 in Blog

| ˈnäləj | noun. facts, information, and skills acquired by a person

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“The foremost finding aid of the physical book”

Posted by Colleen on June 20, 2017 in Blog

A symposium at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, June 2017

I for my part venerate the inventor of Indexes, that unknown labourer in literature who first laid open the nerves and arteries of a book.

–Isaac Disraeli, Literary Miscellanies

–Isaac Disraeli, Literary Miscellanies

The Bodleian is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library with over 12 million printed items. First opened to scholars in 1602, it incorporates an earlier library built by the University in the 15th century to house books donated by Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester. (Wikipedia)

The library is presenting a history of the book index — how the index has affected reading and research over the last 800 years.


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