The recent announcement of the Digital Commons Community Library provides a way of exploring bepress’s scholarly communication resources by subject matter — free and open access.
Classifying art has always been a challenge. Museum collections are mostly indexed in individual databases. This prohibits collaboration and comprehensive searching. The Smithsonian Museum of American Art (SAAM) hopes to change that. It has launched the American Art Collaborative (ACC), a consortium of 14 museums across the country that will connect these databases.
In a series of papers studying the history of American innovation, Mikko Packalen at the University of Waterloo and Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University, indexed every one-word, two-word, and three-word phrase that appeared in more than 4 million patent texts in the last 175 years. Why, you ask? They wanted to measure the significance of a new invention.
TEMIS has launched Luxid 7, the seventh generation of its flagship semantic content enrichment platform. Luxid 7 promises a beefed up scalable and robust semantic enrichment pipeline and includes a dedicated ontology management tool.
Data management and archiving are key factors for businesses, as you all know. However, because terms like backup, archiving, and records management get used interchangeably so frequently, it is easy to forget that they are not the same thing.
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Innovative Interfaces (Innovative) have expanded their partnership designed to improve access to library resources. This will incorporate catalog functionality within the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) experience.
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.
The value of and need for information professionals in a corporate environment is being argued in this interesting discussion from the Answer Maven blog in their post, “Information Professionals: High Value Investments for Corporate Workplaces.”
Animalmummies.net is a searchable database of Ancient Egyptian animal mummies. The Animal Mummy Database search interface provides a good example of taxonomic facets. You can browse by Animal Type, Wrapping Type, or Museum.
Taxonomies and classifications are not only helpful, but critical to making your content findable. This is true regardless of the topic or data – even when it is beer.