Access Innovations is proud to announce the sale of its publishing arm, the National Information Center for Educational Media (NICEM) to Graham Carter-Dimmock. Graham’s expertise and experience includes audio and video production, localization and marketing, database design and electronic publishing. He has been involved in NICEM project development on several occasions over the years.
NICEM is an aggregation of non-print educational media including CDs, videos, audio cassettes, kits and many other types of audio and visual offerings used in the K – Adult educational programs as either primary training materials or supplemental educational materials. NICEM collections are available through NICEM.com, AV MARC (offered through the Library Corporation), AV-ONLINE (offered through the Ovid Platform) and the MediaSleuth e-commerce databases. NICEM has 106 print titles and a broadly implemented thesaurus for educational curriculum.
“NICEM has been part of our core since 1984. It has a very well developed production platform and highly automated data feed system. As we have changed our focus to the Data Harmony software and content enrichment services, NICEM is no longer central to what we do as a company,” said Marjorie M.K. Hlava, President of Access Innovations. “We are glad to see it go to a new and innovative home.”
“As the internet world has become more intensely digital, a solid archival bank of the nearly 700,000 items in the NICEM databases provides a perfect base to enter the rapidly evolving marketplace for streaming media,” said Jay Ven Eman, CEO of Access Innovations, Inc. “This dataset has archives of a huge array of materials that go way beyond just the historical educational focus of NICEM.”
Graham added “As an international media producer and distributor my go-to reference was always NICEM. I believe that it can become even more relevant and useful to educators and trainers working with today’s increasingly multi-media and internet-focused curricula.”
Founded in 1978, Access Innovations has extensive experience with Internet technology applications, master data management, database creation, thesaurus/taxonomy creation, and semantic integration. Access Innovations’ Data Harmony software includes automatic indexing, thesaurus management, an XML Intranet System (XIS), and metadata extraction for content creation developed to meet production environment needs. Data Harmony is used by publishers, governments, and corporate clients throughout the world.