Is this this right place to start asking about indexing? This topic is not stated in the list of what the M.M. category covers, but I cannot find it covered by any other category, and M.M. seems to me the closest (control of indexing is normally a function of the Cataloguing module in current LMS-es such as Aleph).
My main concern is around authorities, and ensuring that they are fully integrated into indexing. The topic ‘Ideas from Workshop on National Strategy for Shareable Local Name Authorities’ is in the right area but seems to be mainly about how cataloguers would use authorities (and primarily name authorities, though others are mentioned); I see authority control mentioned occasionally elsewhere, but nothing concrete. My need would be for indexing to integrate authorities into indexing (both browse and keyword indexes) at least as well as our current LMS (Aleph) and possibly better (Aleph has a substantial flaw in this area).
I am also concerned about being able to control indexing locally, however (whether authority-controlled or not). We are accustomed on Aleph to creating our own indexes for various purposes, e.g. within the last year we have imported data from our reading-list system into our MARC records in a local field and created a special browse index on the field (then taken other steps not related to indexing to ensure that this field gets included in the data forwarded to our university’s reporting system). We would not be able to work with a system that only allows a default set of indexes.