I developed a method to do this for creating index to advertisers lists about 6 years ago. It's described at Re: Generate an index of product codes..., while I was working out the method, or you can buy the back issue of InDesign magazine where I wrote it up cleanly: https://indesignsecrets.com/issues/issue-30
It takes a lot of prep work and manual tagging, but once you've done that the listing is nearly automatic.
Actually, now that I think about it, if your list is already sorted alphabetically rather than by page, it might be enough to just run the script that combines the listings.
Thanks, I'll look into it. I really appreciate your help!
If you are talking about the actual copyrights of photographs, I think the most common use is to place it directly below the photo, or if a caption is also used, to add the copyright after the caption.
When you look at a book or magazine where the photos are not necessarily the property of the writer or publication, this seems to be the common usage.
Sometimes it may have the copyright symbol ©, photographers name and year. Others may have just have "© General Electric", or whatever.
Phrases such as "used by permission of Jane Doe" or "Photo by Jane Doe" or other more informal acknowledgements are sometimes used.
I don't believe I have seen an index of copyrights at the end of a book.
After looking at several books I found one that had a list at the beginning of the book.
Esquire - The Best of Forty Years copyright © 1973 by Esquire, Inc.
They had listed the copyright information for the various articles with the author copyright, reprinted by permission of the specific publisher and the title of the book where it was first printed.
Picture credits listed the pages and the person or organization which held the copyrights of the photos.
I'm no expert and some of this was from Googling.
I believe that I read that this copyright list should be either immediately before the title page or immediately after the title page.
The Esquire example above had this starting on the backside of the title page.
Look at some books for examples to decide how you want to handle this.
Thanks Bo, I realise there might be cultural differences here, and I will certainly dive deeper into this before making the final decision. I have, however looked at a couple of books I have with me here, and they list their photo credits along with other sources and references on the last 5-10 pages.
With that said, at least one of them looks like the credits table has been made manually, which is something I would prefer not to have to do. Generating automatic ToC based on text from Exif Copyright field on a hidden layer is so much easier
Our book will be using a lot of images that doesn't necessarily need captions, as they are quite self-explanatory, but we still need to acknowledge the photographer and/or copyright holder. I'd rather not have to make a caption just for copyright, but of course that might be an option.
Thanks again, Peter.
I finally had time to try the script in the other thread you linked to, and it worked almost right away. (Just had to do a search-replace the “ 's with " 's, don't know if it's a language thing just adding it here in case anyone else runs into a syntax error)
Anyway, this combines my entries just perfectly!
And about sorting the entries alphabetically - I never managed to get the "Sort alphabetically" option within the ToC style to work, but again thanks to you, I actually had to investigate scripting, and the sample script called "SortParagraphs.vbs" does just that.
A double star for you, Sir. (and this fantastic community!)
Glad I was able to help.