When I discovered this I admit, I was excited and overwhelmed simultaneously. I love books. I love reading. My stack of “plan to reads” are quickly becoming taller than myself. But I confess, sometimes I get overwhelmed in a book store and then browsing online…oy!
Everyone, and I mean everyone is digitizing records these days. We report frequently on county and state governments indexing property and criminal records, other countries indexing land ownership records, and of course the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and their mission to document all family history, ancestry, and genealogy.
Big data has accumulated quite the reputation. Many possibly exaggerated claims have been made about its potential. Nothing short of saving lives and the universe, of course. But can it rewrite history?
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. Upon completion, they will eliminate thousands of square feet of files and shelving.
The publisher Brill has announced a new suite of open access journals covering four major disciplines – Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Biology. These journals will offer a pure open access environment. Each journal will be divided in sections that align with the major subject areas in the discipline.
Informatica Corporation has been chosen by Forrester Research as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Tools, Q2 2014.
Search tools are a researcher’s best technological tool to help them analyze, evaluate, and discover, since making content findable is key to progress.
EBSCO has increased the number of databases that are included in its policy for metadata sharing and technology collaboration partnerships with discovery vendors. A new total of 179 EBSCO full-text databases, as well as all 74 EBSCO full-text historical digital archives and all 550,000+ EBSCO eBooks will be available.
FamilySearch International recently announced a worldwide crowdsourcing challenge aimed at establishing a new record for the most volunteer indexing participants online in a single day.
The United States Navy plans to deploy a prototype enterprise-wide records and task management software system designed to replace redundant systems.