Research Papers Accepted for CCIT 2014

September 25, 2014  
Posted in News

Research articles are being accepted for the Second International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication and Information Technology – CCIT 2014 that is organized by the Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. This event is designed to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in a common forum to meet and share cutting-edge development in the field.

The conference is scheduled for November 16-17, 2014 and papers should be submitted prior to October 16, 2014. All the registered papers will be published by IRED-CPS and stored in the SEEK digital library. Registered papers (IRED extended paper guidelines applicable) will be
published in the various issues of international journals.

By promoting scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in and around the world, this conference is an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in computing, communication, and information technology and related areas.

Melody K. Smith

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

 

Spellcheck Fail

September 24, 2014  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

I assume that the spell-checking feature in most software applications is driven by some kind of dictionary or other controlled vocabulary. The user can usually add to this list or import a custom dictionary, but the stock set of “acceptable” words comes standard. Now, I understand that different organizations call for different hyphenation usage standards, so I’m not usually surprised when I’m typing and it flags an otherwise perfectly cromulent1 hyphenated word.

And look: “pre-conference” isn’t a word that’s difficult to parse or understand, but I can well imagine it being a word that a stock spellcheck dictionary wouldn’t contain2.

I was surprised, however, to find the following recommendations:

peeconf

How are those reasonable substitutes? They’re utterly nonsensical. Further, and perhaps more importantly, if a “pee-conference” isn’t a convention of urologists, I think I’ll just stay home.

Bob Kasenchak, Project Coordinator
Access Innovations

 

1. Cromulent: Fine, acceptable or normal; excellent, realistic, legitimate or authentic (The Simpsons, Season 7, Episode 16, “Lisa the Iconoclast”; original air date 2/18/1996).

2. Although, were it up to me, any valid word with a common hyphenated prefix (e.g., “pre-“ or “post-“ or “anti-“) would be allowed. Obviously.

The Approach

September 24, 2014  
Posted in Business strategy, News, Taxonomy

Perspective is key to most things. How one person or group of people look at a situation is likely very different from those on the other side of the coin. This is true with taxonomies as well. Who builds them and the perspective they bring to the project is key to its success or failure. The Financial Times brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Where new ideas take root.”

What if the classification system of your products was determined not by the organizational structure of your organization but by the consumer’s perspective? An interesting scenario that could be played out in most situations. Often, the classification system tends to become so deeply ingrained that on a day-to-day basis we rarely question it. But maybe we should?

Melody K. Smith

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

Data Discovery

September 24, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Infolinx System Solutions has announced the release of Infolinx WEB version 3.4, which will be available in late September of this year. This latest release includes deepened integrations with Microsoft® SharePoint®, Laserfiche® Records Manager, Kofax Capture, and oneilBridge™, as well as improvements to the data presentation, reporting capability, and application interface. This interesting news came from PRWeb in their article, “Infolinx System Solutions™ Releases Infolinx WEB™ 3.4.”

Data discovery seems to the focus of this release. All records management systems need 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.

Recruiting a New Generation

September 23, 2014  
Posted in News

The American Library Association (ALA) is asking for your help in recruiting a new generation of library and information science (LIS) professionals. They are currently accepting applications for the ALA Scholarship Program, which includes over 12 different scholarship opportunities, many of which make multiple annual awards.

ALA has committed itself to making a master’s degree in library and information science more accessible and affordable for talented women and men who have made the library profession a career choice. It is no secret that libraries serve as the foundation of life-long learning in our society – they change lives, build communities, and connect individuals at the local level with global resources of information and knowledge.

As society evolves, so do the needs of its individuals. It has never been more important to have culturally diverse librarians. This is the goal of the Spectrum Scholarship Program. Spectrum annually provides 50 or more American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students with a $5,000 tuition scholarship and $1,500 in professional development funds.

For full Spectrum eligibility requirements and benefits, visit the ALA web site.

Melody K. Smith

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

 

Solutions for the Book Publishing World

September 23, 2014  
Posted in News, Technology

Never before has the publishing industry been more reliant on digital information to sell books in all formats. More and more, publishers are considering the tools they use to manage the publishing process. Their challenges include inefficient tools, often requiring replication of work to process what is essentially the same data for different uses.

BooksoniX is one option that offers a solution. The BooksoniX platform facilitates accurate data dissemination and provides options for creating marketing materials, managing the publication process, and feeding websites.

As representatives from practically the entire book publishing industry gather at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where new trends and fields of business are discovered, where you’ll find the best opportunities for training and networking, it is a good place to learn more about this product as well as others.

Melody K. Smith

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

Google It

September 23, 2014  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

Google is out to revolutionize your writing and editing experience. From a writer’s perspective, that may be more difficult to do than they realize. The release of Thesaurus for Google Documents is designed to help you explore synonyms and antonyms while in Google Docs. So if you are looking for that ambiguous term that no one else will know what it means just to prove your superior intellect, this just might be the revolution you are looking for. They have added some new features, including multi-language support.

Some of the reviews show that users have higher expectations for a thesaurus, but if a basic thesaurus in the truest definition possible is what you are looking for, then this might for you. It is important to maintain some standards. Whether you are writing a novel or building an indexing rule base – consistency is key.

Melody K. Smith

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

 

Accepting Applications for Professional Development Award

September 22, 2014  
Posted in News

The Rio Grande Chapter (RGC) of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Donna Cromer Memorial Award, in honor of the late Donna Cromer, a University of New Mexico science librarian and member of the RGC and the SLA’s Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics (PAM) Division, who passed away in 2013.

This award was created to encourage professional development and continued involvement for current members of the Special Libraries Association, who may need partial financial assistance to undertake or continue in a graduate library/information science (or related discipline) program, or attend other professional development conferences, workshops, or classes on their own or with assistance from their employer.

Is there someone you think could benefit from this award? The recipient must be:

  1. A current SLA Rio Grande Chapter or Physics Astronomy and Mathematics Division member,
  2. for whom pursuing coursework or attending a conference or workshop would be difficult without assistance, and
  3. who agrees to submit an article discussing course participation and benefit from the class or professional development event to the RGC and the PAM division newsletter.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 13th. Contact the Chapter President for more information.

Melody K. Smith

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

Saving History

September 22, 2014  
Posted in indexing, News

With a very disconcerting question – what would happen if the Pope’s library were accidentally burnt? – an important subject is being discussed. No one wants to hypothetically contend a situation as dire as that, but it is possible. So if indeed, destruction happened, how can we reconstruct history? This interesting topic came from The Ancient World Online in their post, “Digital Humanities and the Ancient World.”

Technology is changing the way we study and preserve texts and artifacts. In an interesting series of articles written by scholars engaged in the digital humanities, you can learn how this growing field of study is helping to analyze textual and archaeological data—and more importantly, how you can help.

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.

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.

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