Editors may find the following sites useful, especially to
look up a specific word in Spanish (Google Translate) or as vocabulary
enrichment (Palabra del Día, Word of the Day). The LMP site and the American
Society for Indexing links are provided for quick and easy reference. A guide to name authorities is also included for librarians and others using name authorities in databases.
Literary Marketplace is a listing of useful services for
publishers; quick reference tool for other book folk.
Society for Indexing
The American Society for Indexing is the only professional
organization in the U.S. devoted solely to the advancement of indexing,
abstracting and database building. We have been members of the Society since
Google Translate has become the go-to site for a word or
phrase translated (from Spanish to English or vice versa). Usually it’s quicker
than rummaging through a language dictionary. Good for the most updated term
though occasionally a little sparse on rare or antiquated words, since it
appears to rely on users to edit existing entries.
La Página del Idioma Español
The Word of the Day in Spanish/La Palabra del Día is sent to
subscribers around the world from Spain several times a week. This site offers
the etymology of common and somewhat-less-than-common Spanish words. A great
way to enrich one’s vocabulary and deepen your appreciation of the language of
The VIAF® (Virtual International Authority File) combines multiple name authority files into a single OCLC-hosted name authority service.
The goal of the service is to lower the cost and increase the utility of
library authority files by matching and linking widely-used authority files and
making that information available on the Web.