The Value of a Taxonomy in Archiving

August 7, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search, Taxonomy

Archiving and storing historical records for the future is an admirable task. The North Vancouver Museum and Archives (NVMA) has been doing that since 1971. This interesting news came from the Eloquent blog in their post, “Online Archives promote Community Heritage. The NVMA acquires the records of organizations and individuals whose activities document the historical, social, […]

Grants for Digital Archiving

August 4, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, News

A unique opportunity comes around once a year with the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program. With funding provided by The Recording Academy (aka The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, or NARAS), the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of […]

Humanity in the Digital World

July 28, 2015  
 Posted in News

The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) is offering a unique and interesting learning experience. The NFAIS Humanities Roundtable 2015, sponsored by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and Quarles & Brady LLP, will take place Friday, October 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CDT. This year’s theme, “Digital Humanities and Digital Publishing: […]

Digital Assets Have Changed the Landscape

July 8, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News

Digital design has morphed over the past decade. The focus has shifted from the technological side to the human side ( which in and of itself seems oxymoronic). This is proved by the evertrusted Google search results for terms like “information architecture”, “user interface”, and “usability”, which are declining in number. In contrast, search results for […]

Data Management

July 7, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News

Information governance (IG) has been discussed for several years now. Unfortunately, implementation has proven difficult, due to the scale of the domain. Datamation brought this situation to our attention in their article, “Trends in Information Governance: eDiscovery and Big Data.” Given this, organizations have the best chance for success by concentrating on the highest risk and […]

Cataloging the World

June 23, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

A new initiative of the Ancient World Mapping Center (AWMC) called Benthos aims to catalog and map the waters of the ancient Mediterranean basin. This information came from The Ancient World Online blog in their post, “Benthos: Digital Atlas of Ancient Waters beta version.” The project will incorporate physical landscape data for the ocean floor, coastlines, and […]

Aspirations for the Future

June 19, 2015  
 Posted in Business strategy, News

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world’s largest biomedical library. There are those that believe it should become an “epicenter for data science” across the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The American Association for the Advancement of Science brought this to our attention in their article, “National Library of Medicine urged to take on broader […]

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 […]

The Darker Side of Words

May 20, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News, reference

I am a word person. I think you know that about me already. I like origins of words, different meanings, and especially the emotions that are tied with particular words. Some interesting information along those lines recently came from Quartz in their article, “’s newest words reveal our fascination with the internet’s dark side.” […]

Managing Your Assets

April 29, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Extensis has released their modular digital asset management (DAM) system, Extensis Portfolio, with promises of transforming the user experience.

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