E-Books and the Evolution of Publishing

September 8, 2014  
 Posted in Access Insights, Featured, reference, Technology

Not that long ago, getting published was the big hurdle for a writer to overcome. You could produce all you wanted, but unless you knew how to get somebody to read your random submission, or you were rich enough to self-publish, your writing lived in a drawer, waiting for you to give it to a friend who doesn’t want to read it.

It’s hard to believe how fast technology has opened publishing up to people. Now, anyone with an opinion has a platform, and while it’s as tough as ever to make a living writing, the platform, in many cases, is totally free. So that changes the hurdle from publication to recognition. If everybody has a voice, how do you get heard?

Research Articles Needed for Conference

September 4, 2014  
 Posted in News, reference

Research articles are being accepted for the Second International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication and
Information Technology – CCIT 2014 organized by Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors (IRED) at University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. This event brings together innovative academics and industrial experts to a common forum.

Big Data as a Tool for Historians

August 26, 2014  
 Posted in metadata, News

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?

Senate Bill Would Abolish the NTIS

July 31, 2014  
 Posted in News

In April, a bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate effectively would abolish the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). This organization was established in 1950 to collect scientific and technical reports and provide them to the public and to U.S. Government agencies.

A Marriage of the Past and the Future

July 22, 2014  
 Posted in Autoindexing, indexing, News

Katy Klettlinger became Licking County’s first records center coordinator in November 2008 to store and preserve public records. The position was one of solitude at first but now oversees three other full-time employees: one reference archivist and two imaging technicians. They preserve public records on paper, in electronic form and on microfilm.

Discovering the Right Information

July 11, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Records and information management are a key function of any law firm. Depsite this fact, many professionals consider this portion of the office dispensable and replaceable. The good news is that the people who drive business within law firms see the benefit in a sound records management program.

Building Up The Data

June 27, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, reference

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) add top humanities and social sciences journals to their searchable database.

Indexing History, Capturing Time

June 4, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News

Historic audio and video footage is undergoing cataloguing and indexing as it gets closer to being fully integrated into the Visual History Archive. J. Michael Hagopian’s collection of 400 interviews of Armenian Genocide survivors and witnesses was handed over to the USC Shoah Foundation from the Armenian Film Foundation in an effort to preserve and integrate the collection.

Access to Information is Key

May 28, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

While the National Trust’s work in this regard has been invaluable, one specific group has fallen short of being “open to everyone” – the books that are housed in their libraries.

Taxonomy for Academic Publishers

May 13, 2014  
 Posted in metadata, News, search, Taxonomy

The School of Library and Information Science at San José State University (SJSU) is partnering with RedLink, a Silicon Valley startup, to develop a new taxonomy for academic publishers.

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