Getting It Under Control

May 28, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

BooksoniX is all about getting 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.

Working Together for Open Access

May 27, 2015  
Posted in News, reference

Springer has announced a partnership with IMISCOE, the largest network of excellence on migration and diversity in the world. This partnership will allow for the publication of their open access journal Comparative Migration Studies and their book series IMISCOE Research Series. Springer shared this news in their release titled, “Springer partners with IMISCOE on open access journal and book series on migration.

Comparative Migration Studies is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that provides a platform for articles that focus on comparative research in migration, integration, and ethnic studies.

Springer will also publish the IMISCOE Research Series, the official book series of IMISCOE. Most titles in the series will be published open access and be available through SpringerOpen as well as on SpringerLink.

This type of collaboration and support for open access is inspiring and sets a good precedent for future endeavors to be open to all.

Melody K. Smith

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

Making the Unique Content Findable

May 27, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, search

Organizations continue to spend an increasing amount of financial, technological, and human resources on production of videos and multi-media. But what is the shelf life on these videos? This interesting topic came from AV Network in their article, “Smarter Searching & Managing Metadata to Optimize ROI.”

Put those video libraries to good use. Presentations can be revitalized with multimedia, whether it is for training, marketing, sales, or internal communications. The biggest challenge is making the resources findable.

To enhance the traditional keyword search, some video management platform developers are offering features that enable users to search based on speech—what is actually being said in the video—to narrow their search time.

Whatever you are searching for, it is important to have a comprehensive search feature and quality indexing against a standards-based taxonomy. It isn’t a cookie cutter process. 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.

Melody K. Smith

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

Watch Out for Karma

May 27, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, ontology

Karma is a free, open source data integration tool that makes it easier to convert data from a variety of formats into linked data. Appropriately, this information came from Open Source in their article, “Open source data integration with Karma.”

Karma is a web-based tool that runs both the server and browser right on your machine. Users load the ontologies for their application and data samples of each of the data files to be converted into Karma. Being open source is a plus for this tool. What is more collaborative than open source? Having a strategy that focuses on the problems people want to solve or the capabilities they want to support, and allowing experimental approaches can result in dynamic results.

Melody K. Smith

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

Bringing the Past to the Future

May 26, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Going digital has many meanings, depending on the genre of data and on the type of business involved. For the Library of Congress, this is a pretty big deal. NPR brought this very interesting news to us in their article, “A Long Way From Wax Cylinders, Library Of Congress Slowly Joins The Digital Age.”

The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest cultural institution, established in 1800, and the largest library in the world. It maintains some 160 million items. It has put a quarter of those items online and for some, that isn’t enough.

Preserving is a challenge when technology changes faster than you can keep up. Added to that, Congress has cut the library’s budget by 8 percent over the past five years.

With any digital archiving 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.

The Face of Metadata

May 26, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

The United States is a nation governed by laws, not by men. Those laws are passed by representatives of the people. My point isn’t to give you a high school government class refresher, but it is important to remember that laws cannot be ignored, regardless of who is involved. There is no doubt that whatever Congress decides to do, the public must be involved in the debate. Metadata is not the enemy.

Melody K. Smith

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

Partnering in Research

May 26, 2015  
Posted in News, reference

The UC Davis University Library and the California Digital Library are leading a new project to help define the future of open access to scholarship. The Davis Enterprise brought this information to us in their article, “UCD gets grant to look at open access to published research.”

“Pay It Forward: Investigating a Sustainable Model of Open Access Article Processing Charges for Large North American Research Institutions” is a year-long effort to study the implications of new funding models for scholarly communications and determine their sustainability for research universities in the United States and Canada.

The project partnership includes three major research libraries — Harvard University, Ohio State University, and the University of British Columbia — as well as the ten University of California campuses. Together they will create a detailed, flexible, and publicly available financial model to help university administrators and librarians develop open access policies and strategies. Research libraries are especially excited by the prospect of free open access to scholarly journals.

Melody K. Smith

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

Webinar on Digital Preservation

May 25, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

The PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata is the international standard for metadata to support the preservation of digital objects and ensure their long-term usability. This is developed by an international team of experts and implemented in digital preservation projects around the world.

Dublin Core is sponsoring a webinar to give a brief overview over why digital preservation metadata is needed. The webinar is titled, “Digital Preservation Metadata and Improvements to PREMIS in Version 3.0” and is scheduled for May 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Examples of digital preservation metadata will show how PREMIS can be used to capture this metadata and illustrate some of the changes that will be available later this year. The PREMIS Data Dictionary is currently in version 2.2. A new major release 3.0 is due out this summer.

The presenter is Dr. Angela Dappert, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth. She has widely researched and published on digital preservation.

Melody K. Smith

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

Intelligence, Real and Artificial

May 25, 2015  
Posted in News, semantic

Terminology can be confusing. Semantic technology, natural language processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are often used together and sometimes interchangeably. This interesting information came from DATAVERSITY in their article, “A Look Into the Future of Machine Learning.”

Artificial intelligence attempts to understand how our brain accomplishes what seem to us as menial tasks. There have been a few highlights of success, but in very limited and controlled settings.

David Karger, a professor of Computer Science at MIT, recently wrote on Forbes, “I think that the long-term future of machine learning is very bright (and that we will ultimately solve AI [artificial intelligence], although that’s a separate issue from ML [machine learning]).”

Artificial intelligence has the potential to become a monster business. In the next decade, our software’s ability to interact with the wide world around it, rather than simply produce a carefully structured and sterilized representation of that world, may be what makes or breaks business models.

Melody K. Smith

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

Forward Thinking Technology

May 22, 2015  
Posted in News, semantic, Technology

Tom Simonite recently shared this in the MIT Technology Review: “Many of the devices around us may soon acquire powerful new abilities to understand images and video, thanks to hardware designed for the machine-learning technique called deep learning. Companies like Google have made breakthroughs in image and face recognition through deep learning, using giant data sets and powerful computers…hardware is coming that will bring the technique to phones, cars, and more.” This interesting topic came from DATAVERSITY in their article, “Your Gadgets May Be Able to “See” with Deep Learning Very Soon.”

There are some obvious benefits to this technological advancement. Visual intelligence can be added to many kinds of devices, from phones to cheap security cameras. That might lead to novel kinds of camera or photo apps. The technology could also enhance car, traffic, and surveillance cameras.

Change can be fun, despite our stubborn human inclination to resist it.

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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