Recording History

December 26, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

World War II veterans’ average age is roughly 91 years old. So it is past time to record their stories to be sure history is not lost. Officials in a Tennessee county are doing just that.

Big Data as a Tool for Historians

August 26, 2014  
 Posted in metadata, News

Big data has accumulated quite the reputation. Many possibly exaggerated claims have been made about its potential. Nothing short of saving lives and the universe, of course. But can it rewrite history?

History Just Got Bigger

August 4, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

EBSCO has increased the number of databases that are included in its policy for metadata sharing and technology collaboration partnerships with discovery vendors. A new total of 179 EBSCO full-text databases, as well as all 74 EBSCO full-text historical digital archives and all 550,000+ EBSCO eBooks will be available.

A Marriage of the Past and the Future

July 22, 2014  
 Posted in Autoindexing, indexing, News

Katy Klettlinger became Licking County’s first records center coordinator in November 2008 to store and preserve public records. The position was one of solitude at first but now oversees three other full-time employees: one reference archivist and two imaging technicians. They preserve public records on paper, in electronic form and on microfilm.

Discovering the Right Information

July 11, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Records and information management are a key function of any law firm. Depsite this fact, many professionals consider this portion of the office dispensable and replaceable. The good news is that the people who drive business within law firms see the benefit in a sound records management program.

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.

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