Classifying History

October 3, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News, Taxonomy

The American Historical Association (AHA) recently put together a draft revision of its taxonomy of the discipline and is inviting comment from members as it moves toward a final form of the document. The deadline for comment is September 30.

Banking on the Results

October 2, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News, Taxonomy

How effective are auto-classification tools for subject-based taxonomies? It is important to remember that when using and creating custom taxonomies for subject classification, the results are well received.

Indexing in Mass

September 30, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News

AMCAD has started working on a document management project with Arizona’s Pinal County Clerk of the Superior Court. The plan is to scan and index approximately five million images in six months’ time. This monumental task is part of a larger long-term records management strategy for the Clerk of the Superior Court.

Automation At Its Best

September 29, 2014  
 Posted in Autoindexing, News, Taxonomy

Just using the word “auto” alludes to something that happens without effort. So however helpful autoclassification or autoindexing is to the world of making content findable, it is important to remember that there is a massive amount of work being down prior and in the background to make the “auto” be auto.

It Is For the Birds

September 29, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News, Taxonomy

We talk a lot about taxonomy in the realm of indexing organizational information against a solid and strong taxonomy built within standards so that content is found easily. It is easy sometimes to forget that taxonomy originated with science. Classification of animals, plants, and other organisms into appropriate categories for easy reference. eBird is a traditional genus-species kind of taxonomy except for the part about being online and searchable.

Data Discovery

September 24, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Infolinx System Solutions has announced the release of Infolinx WEB version 3.4, which will be available in late September of this year. This latest release includes deepened integrations with Microsoft® SharePoint®, Laserfiche® Records Manager, Kofax Capture and oneilBridge™, as well as improvements to the data presentation, reporting capability and application interface.

Saving History

September 22, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News

With a very disconcerting question – what would happen if the Pope’s library were accidentally burnt? – an important subject is being discussed. No one wants to hypothetically contend a situation as dire as that, but it is possible. So if indeed, destruction happened, how can we reconstruct history?

How to Make Content Findable

September 17, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Effective records management training is important to reduce errors and access/use organized information effectively. Most organizations know this, including the Bahamian government.

Semantics and Insects

September 16, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, semantic

The Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica has recently joined efforts with Pensoft Publishers to bring the Society’s journal, Nota Lepidopterologica, to the world of open access.

Huge Records Management Undertaking

September 12, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Instead of the intimidating task of barcoding and physically storing almost 200 years worth of court and land transaction paperwork, a New York county administration chose to invest in a Laserfiche document processing system. In the end it is projected they will save nearly $5.5 million on document management.

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