Register Today for SLA 2015

December 18, 2014  
Posted in News

We realize that you are in the middle of the holiday festivities, and that planning something for six months from now seems way too organized for the chaos that is December. However, you should mark your calendar for the Special Libraries Association 2015 Annual Conference on June 14-15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Whether you are new to this field or a seasoned professional, you’ll find something to enlighten you at the SLA 2015 Annual Conference.

If you are preparing your New Year’s resolutions and one is to be a little more thrifty, then this is a good time to register for the conference. The Super Saver and Super Saver + VIP packages will save you some money and give you a great experience in return.

One of the highlights of this event will be the keynote speaker, Leigh Gallagher. Leigh is an Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine, where she edits feature stories on a variety of subjects, oversees Fortune franchises including the magazine’s 40 Under 40 rankings, and writes The Urbanist column on Fortune.com. She is also a co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, speaks regularly at Fortune and other business and economics conferences, and is a seasoned business news commentator, appearing regularly on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CBS News’ Face the Nation, CNBC’s Squawk Box, CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, public radio’s Marketplace, and a wide variety of other programs. 

Melody K. Smith

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

Superior Search

December 18, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News, search

Search engines today are so powerful and so common that we assume that searches will provide our desired results in a matter of seconds. If we are forced to wait a few more seconds than normal, it feels archaic and clunky. Speed in search is important. Businesses acknowledge the importance of search to the productivity of knowledge workers, yet how many actually provide an enterprise search capability? KMWorld brought this news to our attention in their article, “Supporting knowledge workers.”

In a recent global research study, “Search and Discovery – Exploiting Knowledge, Minimizing Risk,” survey respondents acknowledged the importance of search, but indicated that implementation was lacking. Seventy-one percent of organizations agreed that search is vital to productivity, effectiveness, and compliance. However, true searching for information – in e-mail archives, a variety of content systems, documents stored in enterprise systems, internal social media, sound files, and image files – has become far more complicated with the ever-growing volume of data.

As many organizations are struggling to reduce their big data volume, it is still important to maintain integrity among data items and keep them findable. 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.

Ancient Literature

December 18, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Archiving, indexing, and making content findable are at the core of what we do. Many of our clients include scholars who devote more than a fair share of their time to older literature. The Scholarly Kitchen brought this news to our attention in their article, “Growing Impact of Older Articles.”

Recently, some Google employees analyzed the paper, “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Growing Impact of Older Articles,” by Alex Verstak and found that the dates of citations were from 1990 to 2013. They report that scholars are citing proportionally more of the older literature. Most professionals would accept these findings as good news, considering the 24-hour news cycle these days and the slant towards the negative.

Quality taxonomies enable findability. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies that can help you generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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

Jobs Down Under

December 17, 2014  
Posted in News

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.

Having said that, the Department of Justice in Victoria, Melbourne is looking for a User Experience and Information Architecture Specialist. Yes, that is Australia.

This role provides specialist technical expertise in the delivery of digital and online applications to derive maximum value and innovate creative solutions that ensure user centric service design and clear achievement of business outcomes through quality digital and online services.

If you are interested, you can apply here. If you are looking to change positions, good luck on your search, mate.

Melody K. Smith

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

Content Migration Success Relies on Solid Taxonomy

December 17, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, Taxonomy

Installing a new digital asset management (DAM) system can be a challenge. After a great deal of planning and coordination across multiple departments and groups, the biggest task is left – the migration of existing assets from one or more sources into the new DAM system. CMS Wire brought this news to our attention in their article, “Using DAM Content Migration to Maximize Asset Value.”

Some vendors may offer a simple way to migrate old assets into the new DAM, but rarely spend the time necessary to see how your organization can get the most value out of old assets. This leaves the onus on you to get the most out of your data migration plans. It is key to have standardized metadata and a solid taxonomy with which to index the content.

 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.

Beefing Up the Search

December 17, 2014  
Posted in News, search

Nuix recently launched version 6.0 of its search, e-discovery, and analytics engine. This new version adds new data formats, languages, and operating systems, as well as new ways to group and filter important data types. KMWorld brought this news to our attention in their article, “Data search and analytics from Nuix.”

They also added the ability to search and query live cybersecurity incident response investigations. New Document Navigator filters help to locate relevant information faster by grouping and interrogating important types of data across multiple sources.

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.

Auto vs. Human Indexing

December 16, 2014  
Posted in Autoindexing, indexing, metadata, News, semantic

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a computer that performed as well as or better than humans when it comes to the task of extracting data from scientific journals and entering it into a database. This interesting information came from Red Orbit in their article, “Man Vs Machine: Computerized Scientific Indexing System Outperforms Humans.” This new mechanical reading and indexing system is known as PaleoDeepDive.

The researchers built the DeepDive machine reading system at Stanford and the HTCondor open-source distributed job management framework to create PaleoDeepDive. The competition was between it and human scientists who had manually entered data into the Paleobiology Database, a repository that contains research data from paleontology studies funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and international agencies.

Computers can often have difficulties deciphering even the most simple-sounding statements. But being able to calculate the odds of interpretation gives it a major advantage over people.

A controlled vocabulary is needed to ensure that the machine-assisted or fully automated indexing is comprehensive, regardless of what you are indexing. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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

 

Warning Signs

December 16, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Data management technologies continue to evolve and offer new possibilities. Some are outstanding at offering new features and services, and some are less than satisfactory. There are many things to consider when previewing new data management technology. This interesting news came from InfoWorld in their article, “Manage data responsibly, even if it’s big.”

One of those considerations is variation in data quality. For true findability, it is important to to index your data against a strong taxonomy in order to retrieve it when needed. Many new technologies embrace the “deal with that later” attitude, and there is no good ending in that scenario.

The article highlights a few other things to watch for, but most of all, remember to partner with those who have experience and utilize standards. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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

A Thousand Words

December 16, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News, semantic

Did you know that the human retina can transmit visual information to the brain at roughly the rate of an Ethernet connection? In comparison, reading text transmits information at roughly the rate of a dial-up modem. Information Week brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Breaking the Code: The Role of Visualization in Security Research.” It is easy to see how infographics were born.

In presentations, print materials, and video, relying on text has drawbacks. Meanwhile, using smart data visualization combined with intelligent data mining can allow researchers to draw connections between data points. To get from data to visualization, semantic networks are a key component. Semantic technology continues to grow and expand its uses.

Melody K. Smith

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

Reference Works Available

December 15, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, reference

Information Services & Use, a highly respected journal in the area of information science and technology, is sharing in their latest issue, a selection of papers presented at the 9th conference of Academic Publishing in Europe earlier in 2014, combined with a selection of papers of the 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing mid-year in Greece. For anyone working in the field of Library Information Science, this issue is relevant and available in open access.

Having highly valued content available for review and research is critical. Finding that data fast and easy is also important. That happens with solid indexing against a strong taxonomy. 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 taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.

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