Learning Opportunities in Publishing

March 31, 2015  
Posted in News

There are two learning opportunities to share with you today. The Professional/Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Books Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Peter Kaufman, Associate Director of CCNMTL at Columbia University at its meeting on Friday, April 10th from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Association of American Publishers (AAP) New York office.

This talk is timely, what with the growing role of video in higher education and scholarly publishing. Should publishers be looking to incorporate video into professional and scholarly books in the future?

The PSP Journals Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Sarah Tegen, Vice President, Global Editorial & Author Services, Journals Publishing Group at American Chemical Society on Tuesday, April 21st from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the AAP New York office. The topic will be “The Research Ecosystem: Completing the Publications Cycle.”

The talks are free of charge but you will need to sign up as space is limited. You can sign up to hear the talk in-person or via webinar. Contact Sara Pinto.

Melody K. Smith

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

Transparency Reduces Conflict

March 31, 2015  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

The Wellcome Trust and Digital Science have introduced a ‘contributor role taxonomy’ in an effort to provide classification of the roles performed by individuals in the work leading to published academic research. The purpose of the CRediT Taxonomy is to provide transparency in contributions to scholarly published work. Research Information brought this interesting news to our attention in their article, “Shake-up for system of credit in scholarly communication.”

The taxonomy will be published to the Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI) Data Dictionary and will lay the foundation for appropriate credit where it is due. This hopefully will result in fewer author disputes and fewer disincentives to collaboration and the sharing of data and code.

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.

Overwhelming Amount of Data

March 31, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

The increasing digitization of information, combined with multiple vehicles that bring them to you and take information from you, can be overwhelming. Datamation brought this thought to us in their article, “Big Data: 9 Steps to Extract Insight from Unstructured Data.”

The pace of digital information is growing every day. According to industry researcher Gartner, about 80% of data held by an organization is unstructured data, consisting largely of information gathered from customer calls, emails, and social media feeds.

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

One way to ensure findability, even with big data issues, is through a taxonomy. A standards-based taxonomy can help you provides clear order to your data, which enables comprehensive search results. Standards are key to a solid taxonomy and comprehensive indexing.

Melody K. Smith

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

Managing Your Data

March 30, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

BooksoniX wants to help you get your data under control. Sounds like a huge undertaking, but in the world of publishing, managing your web-based book list can be quite the challenge. Maybe you already utilize ONIX data but it doesn’t validate properly and gets rejected by the likes of Nielsen, Bowker, and Barnes & Noble? BooksoniX runs it through their proprietary cleanup and validation tools to give you detailed feedback on any problems.

Once your data is on BooksoniX, they can set up the feeds to build on the current client relationships and expand them to new levels. It is that simple. You can sit back and wait for dissemination reports and as you add more and richer data, you’ll have additional options.

Few industries have been experiencing as many changes as the publishing world. Anything that can make the data more accessible for the users is worthy of consideration.

Melody K. Smith

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

Show Me the Money

March 30, 2015  
Posted in News, Technology, Term lists

The Winklevoss twins, perhaps best known for their legal battles with former classmate Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook, predict that by 2025, a “cashless society” will dominate with the virtual currency bitcoin. The New York Post brought us this news in their article, “Winklevoss twins believe bitcoin will ‘wipe out’ cash.”

The Harvard graduates believe bitcoin is destined to wipe out the use of cash, credit cards, and other fee-based money-transfer services like PayPal.

“Cash is going to be killed,” Tyler Winklevoss told a crowd Monday at SXSW Interactive, the annual tech conference. “It will be nostalgia … You’ll tell your grandkids about the wallet, it was this thing made of leather.”

There is a difference in a shift from popular use to actually removing it from the dictionaries and useful vernacular. Time will tell.

Melody K. Smith

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

Managing the Email Chaos

March 27, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, storage

There is much chatter about email since the latest Washington brouhaha involving Hillary Clinton’s use of private email at the State Department. Of course, this comes on the coattails of Lois Lerner’s missing emails at the IRS last year and puts extra pressure on the upcoming deadlines for the implementation of electronic email recordkeeping from the Office of Management and Budget. This interesting topic came from GCN in their article, “A practical approach to email records management.”

The Federal Records Act (FRA) and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) regulations  require that government employees treat email messages created or received in the course of official business as federal records and manage them accordingly.

Even in civilian organizations, managing email data and storage is a challenge. We know that email isn’t going anywhere, at least anytime soon. So the key is to create a document storage strategy that will enable discovery easily and with comprehensive results. Taxonomies can help with this.

How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Capturing the data is only part of the project. 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.

Automatically Helping

March 27, 2015  
Posted in Autoindexing, News, search

No one will argue how helpful auto-classification or auto-indexing is to the world of making content findable. But never forget that there are loads of folks working prior and in the background to make the “auto” be auto. This interesting topic came from the blog post, “Jet Packs, Cars That Drive Themselves, and Autoclassification” from Earley & Associates.

Stand in any department store checkout, and you will hear someone blame user error on the computer. I confess I have been guilty of assuming it was the technology that caused the problem. I want to remind people that a computer only does what a human has programmed it to do. Auto-classification technology provides stellar performance when applied in the correct environments and given enough context.

Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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

Sharing the Knowledge

March 27, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, storage

Information professionals are often the last people brought onto projects involving digital asset management (DAM) teams and other project teams. Why is this? They bring a perspective that connects everyone’s interest and investment in the final outcome. They can remove themselves from the territory problems and turf wars by asking the important and simple questions, like “What are you trying to do?” CMS Wire brought this news to our attention in their article, “Library Science, Not Library Silence.”

Information professionals bring power and knowledge to the table. For example, let’s look at the taxonomy. Who else will know where to start? Their perspective is informed, educated, and skilled. And that is just the beginning. Don’t overlook the experts on any project.

Melody K. Smith

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

Last Week for Taxonomy Boot Camp Proposals

March 26, 2015  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

Taxonomy Boot Camp is the only conference dedicated to exploring the successes, challenges, products, and development of taxonomies. You have the opportunity to share your experiences and knowledge, and to work with taxonomies, ontologies, folksonomies, content labeling systems, and other mechanisms for organizing information at this one-of-a-kind boutique learning and networking event.

Taxonomies are powerful tools used by a wide range of professionals, from marketers to data scientists, for solving diverse problems from navigation to product information management. Don’t delay, submit your proposal prior to Friday, March 27, 2015.

Taxonomies are a critical part of the information architecture. They make your information work. From novice taxonomist to seasoned ontologist, Taxonomy Boot Camp offers something of interest for everyone.

Melody K. Smith

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

Classification Goes Mobile

March 26, 2015  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

Softonic has acquired AppCrawlr, the intelligent semantic-based app search engine that lets users find apps using contextual search. This interesting information came from Mobile World Live in their article, “Softonic looks to improve app discovery through AppCrawlr acquisition.”

AppCrawlr’s semantic app search technology automatically identifies and builds tens of thousands of categories to classify apps, and allows users to search for apps by either describing who they are, what they want to achieve, or the app features they need.

Classifying apps? Like a taxonomy?

Classification takes on many different styles and approaches. True taxonomies can help manage big data by providing a solid standards-based taxonomy to index against. The results are comprehensive and consistent search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies because of consistency.

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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