Digital Books’ Impact on Libraries

January 28, 2015  
 Posted in News

Ebooks have changed the publishing world as we know, but it is easy to overlook the impact digital publishing has had on the library system. Two library systems alone —Toronto Public Library and King County Library System in Washington— have seen more than 2 million checkouts from OverDrive, the digital distributor for most libraries.

Digital Assets Becoming More Important

January 20, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News

It’s that time of year when we look back and forward simultaneously. Looking back at what we have accomplished while looking forward with anticipation as to what opportunities and yes, challenges, the new year will bring to each of us and the industries we work in.

Rock, Paper, Digital?

January 16, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

As another example of digital replacing paper, the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, the first in New York state, is very close to going paperless.

Packrats Unite

January 13, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, storage, Taxonomy

Here we are at the beginning of a new year. Resolutions aside, it is great time to take inventory of your records and evaluate your records management plan.

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.

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