Monday, October 17, 2011


Please join us for the annual ASAIB AGM to be held this year at 10am at
Bella Rosa Farm
123 Lourens Drive Beaulieu Kyalami Gauteng

Our speaker will be Dr Jackie Kalley Senior Librarian and Publications  Officer  at  the  Electoral  Institute  for     Sustainable  Democracy in Africa (EISA)

The title of Jackie’s talk will be "The Making and breaking of an editor". Jackie and Sheenagh Harris, in conjunction with Otterley Press, have recently published Veld, Vlei and Rose Gardens,    inspiration from South African  gardeners. Jackie will talk about her experiences of editing and creating the  index for this beautiful publication.

We look forward to seeing as many of our members as possible at this annual function.

Please RSVP to :
Amanda Simpson by 20 November 2011
079 053 0429

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Course and Workshop on Academic Citations and Bibliographic Referencing

present a One-day Course and Workshop on Academic Citations and Bibliographic Referencing Johannesburg, 12 November, 2011
  • Are you confused about the different academic referencing styles in use in South Africa?
  • Do you know how to apply a specific reference style to an academic text according to the required style guide when editing work for an academic journal or writing a dissertation or thesis?
  • What do APA, Chicago, MLA and Harvard mean to you?
If you need to answer any of these questions, why not join us for a full day workshop on 12 November at Old Edwardians Club, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg
If you are an academic editor, a Masters or Doctoral Student or Supervisor, or a writer or editor of journal articles, this workshop will benefit you.
l articles, this workshop will benefit you.
The workshop presenters are Marlene Burger and Jenny de Wet. Marlene is the ASAIB Chair, lecturer at Unisa in Cataloguing, Classification, Indexing, Bibliography and Archival Science and author of Bibliographic style and reference techniques (2010) and Jenny, who has an MA in Information Science, is an ASAIB member, an ex-lecturer and an ASAIB indexing award-winner.
The workshop will be held from 08:30 to 16:00 on Saturday, 12th November 2011. Tea and coffee will be served at registration, followed by snacks and teas and a full lunch at noon.
The early bird workshop registration fee is R500 if paid before 4 November and the late registration charge will be R525.
Send your reservations to:
Tel 012 4296585 Cell 0824826703
Fax 012 4298520 (mark for attention: M Burger)

Payment to be made on confirmation of booking
Account name: ASAIB, Nedbank (Branch Sandown 193305)
Savings account 2933069393, Reference: Your name + Bibliography

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


A photographic view of the 2011 ASAIB Conference on The Why's and Wherefores of Indexing,held at the Ditsong Military Museum, Saxonwold, Johannesburg.

Friday, February 11, 2011

ASAIB Conference on the Why's and Wherefores of Indexing

Ditsong Military Museum, Saxonwold, Johannesburg


ASAIB has great pleasure in inviting you to take part in the conference on the why's and the wherefores of indexing.

Three panels each made up of three panellists and each with a keynote speaker will discuss the following:
1. What? This panel will focus on indexing the sciences and arts
2. Wherefore? This panel will focus on marketing, the business side of indexing and freelance indexing.
3. This is IT. A comparison will be made between the different types of databases that an indexer could encounter when indexing a database.

Summaries of prospective papers should be submitted in MS Word to Marlene Burger at before 18 March 2011


The ASAIB 201 Award for best index and/or bibliography published during 2009 and 2010 will be made at the conference. Send your entries to Marlene Burger before 12 April 2011.


The programme will be communicated as soon as possible.
Conference fees: R650 (Early Bird - registered and paid before 16 March 2011)
R750 full conference fee.
Retired indexing professionals: R350.
The registration form is available on the ASAIB Webpage
A Map to the venue and information on accommodation


Marlene Burger: +27124296585
Madely du Preez: +274296792
Karin McGuirk: +27124296313