Consistency with Standards

December 31, 2014  
 Posted in News, Standards

This interesting topic came from The Ancient World Online blog, in their post,”Reception of Antiquity in a Semantic Network: Digital Books, Images and Objects.” The aim of the project “Reception of Antiquity in a Semantic Network” within the Arachne database is the development and provision of web-based prints from the period between 1500 and 1830. The project encompasses reconstruction and online publication of about 1700 prints that appeared between 1500 and 1900, as well. A total of 2,300 engravings have been processed in this extensive digital indexing project, which spanned 4 1/2 years.

Bringing Art Out Into the Open

December 22, 2014  
 Posted in metadata, News, Taxonomy

The first Smithsonian museum to digitize their collections calls the project Digital Zero. They have photographed and uploaded the entire collection into a digital asset management (DAM) system. That is more than 40,000 objects and almost double that number in images. This is a great opportunity for scholars and researchers as well as everyday virtual visitors to have 24/7 access to this collection of art.

Ancient Literature

December 18, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Archiving, indexing, and making content findable are at the core of what we do. Many of our clients include scholars who devote more than a fair share of their time to older literature.

Content Migration Success Relies on Solid Taxonomy

December 17, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, Taxonomy

Installing a new digital asset management (DAM) system can be a challenge. After a great deal of planning and coordination across multiple departments and groups, the biggest task is left – the migration of existing assets from one or more sources into the new DAM system.

A Thousand Words

December 16, 2014  
 Posted in metadata, News, semantic

Did you know the human retina can transmit visual information to the brain at roughly the rate of an Ethernet connection? In comparison, reading text transmits information at roughly the rate of a dial-up modem.

Making Digital Content Findable

November 20, 2014  
 Posted in metadata, News, search

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) program is planned to consolidate a massive amount of scattered biomedical research data. It was recently announced that the program will include the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, which received a $9.2 million grant.

Following the Lead

November 19, 2014  
 Posted in metadata, News

We have talked a lot lately about digital projects. In today’s increasingly digital world, it is important that the American public has access to all appropriate federal government communications to improve transparency and increase trust.

Reviving the Past

October 17, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News, reference

Digitizing documents is a daunting task, especially when those documents are ancient.

Moving Away from the Book

October 16, 2014  
 Posted in News, reference

When library design consultant, Aaron Schmidt, declared on Twitter that when creating logos and visual identity packages for libraries he wanted no likenesses of books, it might have been an “ah ha” moment for many.

Digital Metadata Librarian Position Available

October 15, 2014  
 Posted in News

We are always excited to share with our readers career opportunities in the world of taxonomy, metadata, and semantic technology. Even if you aren’t in the market for a career move, it is good to stay on top of what is available and how the fields are changing.

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