Keeping Focus at KMWorld 2014

September 19, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News

You may have KMWorld 2014 on your radar, but did you know that there is a specific track of workshops focused on “Trends in the Evolving Knowledge World“?

KMWorld 2014 offers a wide-ranging program especially focused to meet the needs of executives and strategic business and technology decision makers. However, the Trends in the Evolving Knowledge World track is designed to help you look at what’s coming and what’s going to be important in 2015 and beyond.

Four sessions taught by industry leading speakers include such topics as cognitive computing, the business value of storytelling, envisioning what it’ll be like to work in the future, crowdsourcing, and more.

Register today for a Conference Pass, to take advantage of these or other sessions.

Melody K. Smith

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

Technical Thesaurus Manager Position Available

September 19, 2014  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

We are always excited to share with our readers career opportunities in the world of taxonomy, metadata, and semantic technology. Even if you aren’t in the market for a career move, it is good to stay on top of what is available and how the fields are changing.

Elsevier is looking for a Technical Thesaurus Manager in their Amsterdam office. The job requires a life sciences background. Elsevier is well known in the worlds of scholarly and scientific publishing.

If you are searching for a new position in your career, best of luck in your endeavors.

Melody K. Smith

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

Planning Technology

September 19, 2014  
Posted in News, Technology

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.

Disney Bound?

September 18, 2014  
Posted in News

Florida in November, anyone? Join OpenText at their Enterprise World 2014 conference on November 9-14, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This annual week-long event provides attendees with the opportunity to learn about and experience the possibilities of enterprise information management (EIM) directly from the OpenText leadership team.

Enterprise World offers over 200 product specific breakout and training, interactive panel discussions, customer presentations, live product demos and a host of valuable opportunities that will amplify your knowledge and networks. Registration and additional information can be found here.

Enterprise World is considered more than a user conference. This event is about immersing yourself in a new way of thinking about the rapidly changing field of information management and preparing for a future that will transform how we all do business.

Melody K. Smith

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

Making SharePoint Work For You

September 18, 2014  
Posted in News, search, Taxonomy

Learn how to get SharePoint ECM just right in a one-hour complimentary webinar on the six critical success factors for managing your SharePoint ECM program. This webinar is brought to you by Earley & Associates, experts on making information more findable, useable,
and valuable.

This webinar would be beneficial to you if you have management responsibility for deploying SharePoint as an ECM. Hear from Seth Earley, CEO of Earley & Associates, and Gary Kahn, Vice-President for Search and Findability Solutions talk about six critical success factors that can make or break a SharePoint ECM initiative. You can register here for the September 25, 2014 webinar at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

SharePoint users can take full advantage of their metadata through auto-classification, enterprise taxonomy management, entity extraction, and search enhancements. Access Innovations’ Data Harmony suite of content enrichment and thesaurus management tools can be fully integrated with Microsoft SharePoint.

Melody K. Smith

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

More and More Digital

September 18, 2014  
Posted in News

We have talked a lot lately about digital projects. In today’s increasingly digital world, it is important that the American public has access to all appropriate federal government communications to improve transparency and increase trust. In his first day in office, President Obama signed the memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, calling for a new era of open and accountable government. Yet here we are five years after the president’s commitment and the government has yet to deliver. Federal Times brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Hybrid records management can enable open government.”

Given that the federal government is the single largest producer of information in the United States, moving towards digital information seems like an obvious route. Though digitization of information does produce a number of benefits, it doesn’t mean that everything should or can be converted to digital. There can be an improved workflow, and a streamlined process can result in an immediate return on investment. Benefits extend beyond cost savings to include stronger integration between departments.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.

Digitizing With Consistency

September 17, 2014  
Posted in indexing, News, Standards

Digitizing documents is a daunting task, especially when those documents are ancient. This information came from The Ancient World Online blog in their post, “Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece from Knowledge Unlatched.”

The first volume on antiquity to appear online in open access in the context of Knowledge Unlatched is now available. Published by De Gruyter, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece explores the nature of oaths as Greeks perceived it, the ways in which they were used (and sometimes abused) in Greek life and literature, and their inherent binding power.

The important factor of digital indexing is consistency, and what provides consistency? Standards. 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.

The Similarities of Color

September 17, 2014  
Posted in News

As we know, a thesaurus lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning. In the past I have entertained you with interesting taxonomies, so know that I am equally excited to share this unique thesaurus, called the Color Thesaurus, with you. In the world of taxonomies, it may have its downfalls, for instance, the shortcomings of depending on the statistics of letter matches to determine the intent of a search string.

However, from an artistic standpoint, this thesaurus makes me happy, because not only do you find similar colors, you find the antonyms or the opposite colors, which are always the most flattering when demonstrated together in art, clothing, jewelry, etc.

Now I know that if I use sour apple in an art piece, vermillion would be complementary. This may not be life changing, but it is a reference I will bookmark.

Melody K. Smith

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

How to Make Content Findable

September 17, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Effective records management training is important to reduce errors and access/use organized information effectively. Most organizations know this, including the Bahamian government. The Ministry of the Public Service and its Public Service Centre for Human Resource Development recently held a Records Management Training Workshop in response to a mandate to train clerical officers and supervisors in records management throughout the public service. The overall objective is to provide practical exposure to senior officers and supervisors. This interesting news came from Bahamas Tribune 242 in their article, “Training Session Aims To Improve Efficiency And Reduce Errors.”

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/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.

New Financial Taxonomy Available for Review

September 16, 2014  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently released the proposed 2015 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy for public review and comment. The deadline to submit written comments is October 31, 2014. The taxonomy is a list of computer-readable financial reporting labels coded in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), an open-source computer language that allows companies to tag the financial data. The tags allow users of financial statements to electronically search for, assemble, and process data. Business Wire brought this news to us in their article, “2015 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy Available for Public Review and Comment.”

The proposed 2015 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy contains updates for accounting standards and other recommended improvements to the official taxonomy. The 60-day comment period is intended to allow users of the taxonomy to provide feedback on these updates.

The most cumbersome part of generating accurate XBRL documents is the searching of correct concept definitions. Tagging the financial data will improve the search feature and thus the findability of data.

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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