Portable Digital Data

August 27, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News

Wearable data devices are advancing more and more effectively with each passing day. Newer devices no longer just count steps more accurately than ever, they monitor heart rates and sleep efficiency, and can also nag you about your diet. Some devices are even adding other capabilities, like the ability to send tweets, read messages, and […]

New Partnership Enhances Services

August 24, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Handshake Software, Inc. and LexisNexis Legal & Professional recently announced the integration of the LexisNexis® Digital Library with Handshake Software’s Portal & Search for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. This interesting news came from PR Zoom in their article, “Handshake Software Integrates LexisNexis Digital Library with Microsoft SharePoint Portal & Search.” This integration enables firm attorneys […]

Learning Opportunity Next Week

August 20, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Powerful tools are needed to manage information, both digital and traditional. An integrated library system (ILS) can help with managing knowledge, content and digital assets, but there are so many options. It is critical to a library’s sustainability to keep up with changing needs. A powerful ILS offers a critical toolkit, and an ILS that’s a […]

Metadata Collection Going Away

August 13, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

The Australian Pictorial Thesaurus (APT) was a collection of topic terms for indexing Australian images. We just received word that the APT will no longer be available effective August 31, 2015. The APT used contemporary Australian terminology to describe objects, people, places and structures, activities and concepts depicted in an image. It ensures the common […]

Let’s Talk Semantics

August 12, 2015  
 Posted in Access Insights, News, semantic

The rapid growth of digital information has been discussed here many times. It has spawned many interesting and creative approaches to information analyzing, indexing, retrieval, and findability. Access Innovations has been acutely aware of the needs for quite some time and works to provide comprehensive solutions for its clients. This interesting topic came from Research Information in their […]

Archiving Sound

August 11, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, Taxonomy

The Macaulay Library at Cornell University is home to the world’s largest and oldest collection of nature recordings. Recently, they uploaded and made available their whole, totally searchable, archive online for free. This very interesting information came from Chart Attack in their article, “The world’s largest natural sound archive just went up online.” In this archive, 9,000 […]

Archivists Add Value

August 10, 2015  
 Posted in News

The Society of American Archivists (SAA) Word of the Week is a weekly email produced by SAA’s Dictionary Working Group that defines new archives terms as well as updates of entries from the 2005 A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology. SAA is seeking feedback on these proposed definitions as well as suggestions for new terms. This […]

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: […]

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