Thinking Outside

August 31, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Making content findable to users, researchers, professionals, academics, etc., is the goal of the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) organization. Launched in October 2012, this community effort has reached 1.5 million registrations. This interesting information came from The Scholarly Kitchen in their article, “ORCID Out of the Box.”

Recently, ORCID asked for feedback. To help them achieve their mission to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications, they want to find out more about what the community thinks and knows about ORCID. If you are a user or member of ORCID, feel free to share your impressions of ORCID, by completing their survey (available in English,  Portuguese, and Spanish).

On a more humorous note, the author of the above referenced article is sharing their effort at thinking outside the box – (ORCID, in one minute).

Melody K. Smith

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

 

Managing the Digital Data

August 28, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Digital asset management (DAM) systems are experiencing a booming market that according to reports will continue to grow through 2019. Market Watch brought this interesting information to us in their article, “Digital Asset Management Market to Grow at 21% CAGR to 2019.”

What is a DAM system? It consists of cataloging, storing, retrieving, and distributing digital assets such as photos, videos, animations, digital documents, etc.

Over the past five years, DAM vendors have been improving the products on a steady basis to improve the customer experience. By moving to cloud-based offerings instead of on-premise solutions, they have expanded their client base to organizations of all sizes.

A strong DAM is only as efficient as its system of indexing to create findability. We know that indexing against a strong, standards-based taxonomy can ensure comprehensive search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ISO/ANSI/NISO compliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

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

Managing the Variables

August 27, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Enterprise content management (ECM) tools are designed to help enterprises of all sizes and in all industries. Companies turn to ECM systems to capture, analyze, index, deliver and preserve content. This multi-faceted tool is depended upon by workforces in the office and in the field. This interesting information came from Tech Target in their article, “ECM tools help companies overcome content challenges.

Saving information as files on personal computer drives is a thing of the past. Instead, they need a shared location where they can be accessed from anywhere. Organizations need to store and access files for a certain period of time and have the ability to destroy the data after a certain time period has elapsed.

With the growth of data, along with the added pressure to make records management user-friendly, leaves many organizations looking for outside help and alternatives.

Melody K. Smith

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

Portable Digital Data

August 27, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

Wearable data devices are advancing more and more effectively with each passing day. Newer devices no longer just count steps more accurately than ever, they monitor heart rates and sleep efficiency, and can also nag you about your diet. Some devices are even adding other capabilities, like the ability to send tweets, read messages, and make purchases. DATAVERSITY brought this news to our attention in their article, “Big Data Insights from Wearable Tech.”

The data collected by these wearable devices reveals a lot of information about the users, and, as you can imagine, companies want their hands on that information. The possibilities are endless in the user-specific marketing world, once data has been acquired on personal fitness trends and ways people like to exercise.

Data is key to making these connections. Managing that data in a way it is useable and findable is important.

Melody K. Smith

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

Organized Information

August 26, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, Taxonomy

While not a true taxonomy, a recent look at the history of educational development elsewhere in the world classifies a diverse range of educational ideas and practices that have arisen with the development of mass education. This interesting information came from The News on Sunday in their article, “History of educational development.”

Gathering this depth of information required a strong dependence on search. Precision and relevance are factors that figure heavily in search, yet they are often missing from taxonomies. The critical part of any data, regardless of type or size, is being able to find the content you are looking for with ease and speed. A standards-based taxonomy provides clear and concise order to your data, which enables comprehensive search results. Standards are key to a solid taxonomy and comprehensive indexing.

Melody K. Smith

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

Management in the Clouds

August 26, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

Public cloud providers are becoming the norm in many organizations. The traditional corporate data centers are quickly becoming a thing of the past. As technology and functions move to cloud providers, are we losing important transparency? Forbes brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “I Want My Metadata: A Call For Greater Cloud Computing Transparency.”

A recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting with 275 information technology leaders revealed some concerns that important information like performance, configuration, and operations of each cloud workload isn’t made available to cloud users. The concern is whether financial or operational missteps happen due to missing or hidden metadata.

A strong document management system integrates records management so you are able to seamlessly comply with records retention guidelines. Any records management system requires a system of indexing to create findability. We know that indexing against a strong, standards-based taxonomy can ensure comprehensive search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ISO/ANSI/NISOcompliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

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

New Partnership Enhances Services

August 24, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Handshake Software, Inc. and LexisNexis Legal & Professional recently announced the integration of the LexisNexis® Digital Library with Handshake Software’s Portal & Search for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. This interesting news came from PR Zoom in their article, “Handshake Software Integrates LexisNexis Digital Library with Microsoft SharePoint Portal & Search.”

This integration enables firm attorneys and law librarians to review and check out eBook titles via SharePoint. This also gives them greater efficiency by contextualizing their subscription to LexisNexis Digital Library around practice areas, people, matters and more.

“The LexisNexis Digital Library integration with Handshake Software’s Relationship Framework provides Portal users with full access to their library content and most significantly within a contextualized manner,” stated Glenn LaForce, Handshake Software’s vice president of Global Sales & Marketing. “With this integration, the Handshake Software Portal and Search further becomes the ‘one-stop’ hub for all line of business application information and now legal research.”

Melody K. Smith

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

How Intelligent is Your Content?

August 21, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, semantic

Semantic technology is all the rage these days. Machine learning is a well-established subfield of computer science and the machine learner i.e. the computer is like a student. DATAVERSITY brought this news to our attention in their article, “Machine Teaching: A New Twist on Machine Learning.”

The goal of machine learning is to develop models that will prove useful in the future when dealing with large, often unwieldy data sets. Machine teaching uses sophisticated mathematics to allow researchers to model actual human students and devise the best possible lessons for teaching them.

Content intelligence within an enterprise can leverage the human intelligence within that data to generate new revenue streams, increase productivity and save money. It increases findability as well. Content intelligence is the technology and approach that makes unstructured information self-describing. This self-description allows content-based information to be described in the same way as structured data and then combined into a single source for analysis and exploration.

Melody K. Smith

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

The Importance of Taxonomies in Database Management

August 21, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, Taxonomy

EBSCO Information Services and the H.W. Wilson Foundation are taking their partnership to a new level. In 2014, the two organizations created American Doctoral Dissertations. Now the H.W. Wilson Foundation has agreed to support the expansion of the scope of the American Doctoral Dissertations database to include records for dissertations and theses from 1955 to the present. This interesting information came from Library Technology in their post, “EBSCO Information Services and the H. W. Wilson Foundation expand efforts to build an Open Dissertations Database.”

According to the H. W. Wilson Foundation President, “The overall vision is to provide a free dissertations product that will be updated continually.”

With any database project, it is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy. 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.

Learning Opportunity Next Week

August 20, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Powerful tools are needed to manage information, both digital and traditional. An integrated library system (ILS) can help with managing knowledge, content and digital assets, but there are so many options.

It is critical to a library’s sustainability to keep up with changing needs. A powerful ILS offers a critical toolkit, and an ILS that’s a perfect match can adapt to your end users’ changing needs – without dependence on IT support. The perfect ILS for you offers the flexibility and customization options required for growth, innovation and integration with your existing systems.

Attend this informational webinar on August 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST to hear from innovative, strategic and proactive librarians who purchased or migrated to a new ILS, telling you why and how they did so.

Register here.

Melody K. Smith

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

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