Genealogy Work Takes an Odd Turn

April 22, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

We all know that the Mormon church is famous for genealogy and the indexing process to maintain such informative and detailed records. This new approach to indexing is interesting, to say the least.

Capturing the Past

March 7, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Infolinx System Solutions is implementing Infolinx WEB for a state library and archives managing physical records from cradle to grave.

Capturing the History

February 3, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News

ISKO (the International Society for Knowledge Organization) has made its free online bibliographic service, Knowledge Organization Literature, even more comprehensive. This recent enhancement will cover nine more years back in bibliographical references. Covering the years from 1988 to the present, the Knowledge Organization Literature database continues to be updated with recent literature.

Capturing Catholic History

October 15, 2013  
 Posted in indexing, News

The Church of the Latter Day Saints are notorious for their genealogy, archiving, and indexing of familial and church history. Now the Catholic church is in the business of preserving history digitally, at least in one archdiocese. The new director of the archdiocesan Office of Archives and Records, Claire Galloway Jenkins, arrived recently at the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, ready to get started.

The Power and Gift of Knowledge

September 27, 2013  
 Posted in indexing, News

Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared on the Colbert Report this week where he stressed the importance of both preschool and post-secondary education to host Stephen Colbert. Studies have shown there is a seven to one return on investment when children attend preschool.

A Wealth of Nostalgia

September 13, 2013  
 Posted in indexing, News, search

What exactly is a virtual repository of metadata? The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), launched with a set of linked, accessible, digital materials from libraries, archives, and museums around the country. Their tag line is “A Wealth of Knowledge.”

Telling Your Own Story

September 10, 2013  
 Posted in indexing, News

Personal Archiving – Preserving Our Digital Heritage is a new release addressing digital archiving that may just be the first of its kind. This multi-authored work offers robust explorations of the emerging field of personal digital archiving. Edited by Donald T. Hawkins, the contributors cover a range of innovative projects and practical topics. Some of those include archiving individual and family histories, social media and email applications, academic research projects and Library of Congress initiatives. Hawkins and his contributors are passionate about personal archiving and that is obvious in this must-read. Information Today brought this topic to our attention in their review of “Personal Archiving.”

Hometown Memories Online

September 5, 2013  
 Posted in indexing, News, Taxonomy

I was reading my hometown paper today online. I am from a small town in Seymour, Indiana. In fact, “the small town” referred to in John Mellencamp’s so-named 80’s hit. The leading story was about digitizing records to make search work faster and with more comprehensive results. These deja vu moments almost surprise me in a very pleasing sort of way. It is like the universe is saying, “you made the right choices.”

Going Digital With A Purpose

August 30, 2013  
 Posted in News, search

A large collection of court records from the late 1800s are being converted into digital files by New Perspectives Inc. (NPI). Creating digital files that can be indexed, searched and accessed is an honorable task. The benefit here is that the employees hired by NPI are individuals with physical impairments that are learning job skills that will help them make a future for themselves.

Other Duties As Assigned

August 19, 2013  
 Posted in indexing, News

Jay Trainer is the new executive for agency services at the National Archives and Records Administration. What a mouthful of a job title and his job reflects the same. Trainer oversees five programs that manage billions of information sources from across all three branches of the government.

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