The Future of Our Field

August 28, 2015  
Posted in News, reference

The Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania recently set a new participation record during its 2015 fiscal year. This interesting news came from The Morning Call in their article, “Da Vinci Science Center sets new record and other company news.”

The center’s total participation increased 3.4 percent from its 2014 fiscal year ending June 30, bringing science to life for a total of 127,720 people. This is exciting news as this national award-winning science center has connected science to life and lives to science since 1992. They foster the interests of future men and women who might consider science, technology, engineering and mathematical careers.

“The most important result of the Da Vinci Science Center’s performance during the 2015 fiscal year, as it is every year, is the impact the center makes on the young people in our area — the future scientists, engineers, innovators and leaders who will shape the development of the greater Lehigh Valley region for decades to come,” said Lin Erickson, executive director and CEO of the Da Vinci Science Center. “Throughout the year, we have been discussing visions for our future, and our ability to increase our impact and produce sustained success emboldens us as we look forward.”

Melody K. Smith

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

Shades of Classification

August 28, 2015  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

In the world of classification, how deep do you go? This interesting topic came to us from Robb Wolff’s website in an article titled, “Seven Shades of Paleo.” This article lifted up with humor a common occurrence in any attempt at classifying data. Regardless of whether it is people or products, there is a scale and half levels happen.

Precision and relevance are factors that figure heavily. 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.

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.

Expanding the Search

August 27, 2015  
Posted in News, search

Google search has made it possible to look for information not just based on text, but also including websites, images, videos, books, locations, etc., using the same Google search engine. Not everyone may find this information useful, but for those who work with images, graphics, and copyright infringements, it is a huge help. We found this news at Press and Update in their article, “How to Make Google Searches Using Images.

Google search has evolved over the years. When compared to the earlier versions and options, this application has grown exponentially. Google has been evolving with every step of technological change, and keeping up with the times has helped this search engine stay ahead.

The critical part of any data search, regardless of type, 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.

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.

Ontologist Needed

August 26, 2015  
Posted in News, ontology, Taxonomy

To be as helpful as possible to those in the fields of taxonomy, indexing, ontology, etc., we are sharing career opportunities that we find with our readers. Even if you are not in the market for a career move, it is always good to stay on top of what is available and how the fields are evolving.

The Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) is looking for a Manager: Medical Ontology. This position is to support the indexing and repurposing of RSNA educational content by managing its semantic enrichment platforms and processes and by curating the RSNA’s RadLex radiology term ontology. If you are interested or want to apply, go here.

If you are looking to change positions, good luck on your search.

Melody K. Smith

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

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.

Public Reading Pays Off

August 25, 2015  
Posted in News

 

The Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca embarked on a new initiative that promotes literacy while encouraging residents to take advantage of municipal public transportation. For one week, anyone reading on any of the city’s public transportation vehicles was allowed to ride entirely free of charge. This interesting information came from the online magazine, Good, in their article, “This City Offered Free Public Transportation to Anyone Reading a Book on the Bus.

Fiction, non-fiction, hardcover and paperback alike were all commuters needed to get where they needed to go, all while expanding their minds, and saving their money. While this may not have anything to do with taxonomy or indexing, but it does have something to do with words and books and knowledge. All things make me happy.

This wasn’t their first attempt at promoting literacy and a love for reading. The first idea was to put books in every bus. The second idea was to put messages that encourage reading on the bus. So everyone could see them and maybe be inspired to read.

Melody K. Smith

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

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