Unlocking the Classification of Plants

October 10, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, Taxonomy

Linnaeus originally began designing and developing his taxonomic system by studying and classifying plants. This is the core, the foundation of the science and art of taxonomies today.

New SLA Officers for 2015

October 8, 2014  
 Posted in News

Tom Rink, an instructor for library services at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, will lead the Special Libraries Association (SLA) as president in 2016

Publishing and Libraries – The Relationship Evolves

October 2, 2014  
 Posted in News, Taxonomy

If you aren’t attending the Taxonomy Boot Camp, maybe you will find this conference a little closer to your interests. “The Library as Publisher: Details, Practice, and Potential Outcomes” addresses the creation of new content sets by virtue of a university open access repository, or putting together custom courseware and how this practice is turning many libraries into de facto publishers. This is actually a pre-conference to the Charleston Conference in…you guessed it, Charleston, South Carolina.

Terminology of Days Gone By

October 1, 2014  
 Posted in News

A peek into the past is what Words in Time and Place provides its readers. Exploring the language and terminology of days gone by and using the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary as the source.

Accepting Applications for Professional Development Award

September 22, 2014  
 Posted in News

The Rio Grande Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is now accepting applications for the 2014 Donna Cromer Memorial Award, in honor of the late Donna Cromer, a University of New Mexico science librarian and member of the Rio Grande Chapter and the Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics (PAM) Division who passed away in 2013.

Video Contest Can Win Your Library Grant Money

September 11, 2014  
 Posted in News

Do you have best practices or essential advice to share when it comes to rolling out evidence-based practice resources at your organization?

Preserved Until When

September 11, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Records management up to this point has been straightforward – preserve certain categories of paper records for time periods according to a retention schedule determined by applicable legal rules.

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?

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