A STUDY OF THE NEED FOR ESTABLISHING A PHILIPPINE INDEXING SOCIETY

  • Sonia M. Pascua School of Library and Information Studies University of the Philippines Diliman
  • August Emmanuel N. Florese School of Library and Information Studies University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

This paper attempts to determine whether or not there is an existing indexing society and where there is none explores the necessity of establishing an indexing society in the context of issues facing indexers in the Philippines today. The paper outlines a vision for the society where, aside from being a site for the creation of models for standardization and control, the society serves as a center of exchange whose primary goal is to initiate programs to improve the state of the art as well as the professional lives of its members. It goes on to demonstrate that the establishment of the society, while it does not in itself solve the issues facing the profession, provides a formal space where these issues can be collectively discussed to solve problems and improve the quality of the discourse.

Author Biographies

Sonia M. Pascua, School of Library and Information Studies University of the Philippines Diliman
Ms. Pascua is a faculty member of the University of the Philippines Diliman School of Library and Information Studies (UP SLIS). She finished her Bachelor of Library and Information Science at the UP SLIS and her Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of the Philippines College of Engineering.
August Emmanuel N. Florese, School of Library and Information Studies University of the Philippines Diliman
Mr. Florese is an undergraduate student of the Bachelor of Library and Information Science program at the University of the Philippines Diliman School of Library and Information Studies.
Published
2016-08-13
How to Cite
PASCUA, Sonia M.; FLORESE, August Emmanuel N.. A STUDY OF THE NEED FOR ESTABLISHING A PHILIPPINE INDEXING SOCIETY. Journal of Philippine Librarianship, [S.l.], v. 35, p. 28-38, aug. 2016. ISSN 0022-359x. Available at: <http://ovcrd.upd.edu.ph/jpl/article/view/5279>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017.

Keywords

indexing society, Philippine Indexing Society, professional associations, standardization, indexing, abstracting