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.”

Are You My Mummy?

January 6, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, Taxonomy

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.

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

January 5, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, Taxonomy

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.

e-Discovery Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

December 31, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, search, Taxonomy, Term lists

The word discovery causes anxiety in some and th term “e-discovery” is even scarier to some. Somehow despite the fact that we use technology on a daily basis, there is still resistance to incorporating digital evidence into a case.

Recording History

December 26, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

World War II veterans’ average age is roughly 91 years old. So it is past time to record their stories to be sure history is not lost. Officials in a Tennessee county are doing just that.

Findability During Discovery

December 25, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Preservica has recently announced a series of new connectors that make it easy for records managers to securely preserve Microsoft SharePoint content and Microsoft Outlook email and attachments for the long term.

In Style

December 25, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Fashions and fads are influential by nature. They have also been used recently as a source of data to test models of cultural dynamics. By looking at the impact of mass media on popular culture, one study considers how much of an influence it has had in the popularity of dog breeds for family pets as well as marketing tools.

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.

Auto vs. Human Indexing

December 16, 2014  
 Posted in Autoindexing, indexing, metadata, News, semantic

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a computer that performed as well or better than humans when it comes to the task of extracting data from scientific journals and entering it into a database.

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