For the first post in this series I’ll talk about the element that I wrote the guidelines for, the indexer ID!
This is one of the more straight forward elements to say the least. I do like it’s simplicity, but I feel that the system of using initials would quickly break down into a state of non-uniqueness for projects with many indexers or large organizations. Also, for those of us whose initials spell a word there are some side-effects that can occur. Time magazine used to have photographers initial the dockets containing the new photographs they had submitted to the editing staff and a photographer whose initials were BAD constantly had his work discarded!