Engaging Your Content

October 31, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News, storage

Traditional records management has failed to meet the challenges of the digital era. Records management has to reach beyond the paper and move into the realm of true information governance. While records management has created a secure, centralized repository for documents with an audit trail, tracking and workflows, it still lacks the ease and efficiency of comprehensive search. This interesting information came from Search Content Management in their article, “Records management must evolve into retention management, expert says.”

It is no longer just about storing content, it is about interacting with the data. This is made easier with a solid taxonomy that makes your content findable – easily and thoroughly. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies and associated rule bases for machine-assisted indexing.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.

The Dets on Data

October 31, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Big Data Working Group recently released the Big Data Taxonomy Report, a report to help decision makers understand and navigate the myriad choices within the big data designation. This interesting news came from ABC-27 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in their article, “Cloud Security Alliance Releases New Big Data Taxonomy Report.”

There are those that would argue it isn’t a true taxonomy, but if it is helpful in understanding big data, then it is still useful. This is a case of a taxonomy created for the purpose of conveying understanding of a knowledge domain. And it certainly needs some understanding. Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created. Did you know that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone? The issues of storing, computing, security, privacy, and analytics are all magnified by the velocity, volume, and variety of big data. So all the help it can get is appreciated.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.

Marathon Indexing Project

October 30, 2014  
Posted in Autoindexing, indexing, metadata, News

AMCAD has started working on a document management project with Arizona’s Pinal County Clerk of the Superior Court. The plan is to scan and index approximately five million images in six months’ time. This monumental task is part of a larger long-term records management strategy for the Clerk of the Superior Court. Upon completion, they will eliminate thousands of square feet of files and shelving. The digitization project will enhance security and improve access by the court and public. This interesting information came from Broadway World in their article, “AMCAD Begins Work Under Critical Document Management Contract With Arizona’s  Pinal County Clerk of the Superior Court.”

Considering the mammoth amount of data available, both digital and non-digital, the benefits to going digital go beyond access and findability. It is all about preserving data.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.

Automation Solutions

October 28, 2014  
Posted in Autoindexing, indexing, metadata, News

A recent survey conducted by SOA Software indicates that a large percentage of biopharma companies are seeking metadata management technology solutions. Currently, only 10% of them actually have a technology solution in place. Sys-Con Media brought this news to our attention in their article, “Metadata Management is on the Rise in BioPharma.”

Many organizations are realizing that by automating the implementation of standards through effective metadata management, they can become more agile while reducing costs. It is important to choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies, and one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Classifying Risk

October 27, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Gauging risks and hedging your bets is not just a necessary task by all organizations, but is a business unto itself. RiskBusiness International Limited claims to be the leading international operational risk advisory and solutions firm. They recently released a new risk classification taxonomy. This interesting topic came to us from the blog Bob’s Guide, in the post, “RiskBusiness releases new risk taxonomy.”

The company has a history of winning industry awards for the various iterations of governance, risk, and compliance classification taxonomies that it has created over the past decade. The new RiskBusiness taxonomy reflects some major changes from previous taxonomies. The true differentiation comes with an easier classification, with risks grouped intuitively on reports. This kind of intuitively understood grouping is a standard feature of many classification systems, as well as a necessity, as the terms are like insider baseball language and not intuitive in themselves at all.

Developing a classification system organized into conceptually similar categories can help users gain a better understanding of the taxonomy subject area. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Professionals should look for an experienced builder of solid standards-based taxonomies to associate content for appropriate machine-assisted indexing. Access Innovations can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Gathering Big Research Data

October 24, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News, search

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) program is planned to consolidate a massive amount of scattered biomedical research data. It was recently announced that the program will include the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, which received a $9.2 million grant. The Times of San Diego brought this news to our attention in their articl.e, “Money Flows to UCSD for ‘Big Data’ Bio-Med Search Engine.”

The NIH announced that a dozen centers for data would be created around the United States. In addition to that exciting news, the Scripps Research Institute and the Scripps Translational Science Institute said they would take part in a center to be established at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

A UCSD-led team plans to develop a strategy for cataloging and indexing biomedical datasets. Dataset indexing is considered a vital step toward being able to build a searchable online digital library.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

A Different Approach for Some

October 24, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search, Taxonomy

Perspective is key, as we hear time and time again. How one person or group of people look at a situation is likely very different from those on the other side of the coin. This is true with taxonomies as well. Who builds them and the perspective they bring to the project is key to its success or failure. The Financial Times brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Where new ideas take root.”

What if the classification system of your products was determined not by the organizational structure of your organization but by the consumer’s perspective? An interesting scenario that could be played out in most situations. Often, the classification system tends to become so deeply ingrained that on a day-to-day basis we rarely question it. But maybe we should.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.

The Power of Metadata

October 23, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News

The publishing industry has long been reliant on digital information to sell books in all formats. More and more, publishers are considering the tools they use to manage the publishing process. Their challenges include inefficient tools, often requiring replication of work to process what is essentially the same data for different uses.

BooksoniX is one option that offers a solution. The BooksoniX platform facilitates accurate data dissemination and provides options for creating marketing materials, managing the publication process, and feeding websites.

As representatives from practically the entire book publishing industry gathered at the Frankfurt Book Fair, earlier this month, BooksoniX and other publishing solutions, trends, and fields of business were showcased. Each year, the book fair is a good place to learn more about useful products for the publishing industry.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Classifying Men?

October 22, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, Taxonomy

I am still surprised at the variety of taxonomies I find, and I typically find them in the oddest places. The latest one came from ECNS in their article, “Male outcast taxonomy.” Though not a true taxonomy, its classification efforts are as unique as the topic.

Developing a classification system organized into conceptually similar categories can help users gain a better understanding of the taxonomy subject area. It is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy and its role in the search process. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Professionals should look for an experienced builder of solid standards-based taxonomies to associate content for appropriate machine-assisted indexing. Access Innovations has extensive experience in constructing taxonomies for academic publishers, and can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Adding to the Data

October 22, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

The European Training Thesaurus (ETT) is Cedefop’s controlled vocabulary used to index the VET-Bib (the Reference Library of Vocational Education and Training in Europe) bibliographic database. Cedefop is the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. This interesting news came straight from the source in their release, “Cedefop’s European Training Thesaurus – new descriptors – 2014 update.”

Over 100 new descriptor terms were added in 2014 to keep track of VET development and to assist researchers in tweaking their search strategies. Now all new descriptors of the European Training Thesaurus are sorted by microthesauri and have been fully integrated in VET-Bib database for searchability and findability.

Information being findable is the result of good indexing and comprehensive metatagging. Automated indexing is a comprehensive approach to making content findable. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies with integrated indexing rule bases to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

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