Giving Back

April 8, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Student and former teacher, Elizabeth Charlton, who completed her Diploma in Records and Information Management with the Open Polytechnic last year, has been awarded the Ian McLean Wards Scholarship and plans to put it to good use.

Learn More About Making Content Usable

March 19, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

The “Making Content Portable, Making It Usable” webinar is scheduled for March 27th. Early bird registration discount ends on Friday, March 20th.

Finding the Lost

March 17, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Technology continues to advance on a daily basis. What was wondrously new yesterday will seem archaic in just a few months. This “advancement” of technology has brought information to our fingertips at a faster speed than ever before and in unbelievable quantities.

Digital Commons Library – Open and Free

March 11, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, News, reference

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.

Searching for Art

February 17, 2015  
 Posted in News, search

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.

Visualizing History

February 11, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

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.

Solutions Abound

February 5, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News

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.

Improving the Results

February 4, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News, search

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.

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.

The Value of Professionals

January 7, 2015  
 Posted in News

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.”

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