Metadata and Findability

July 15, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News

When introduced, metadata was basic and easy. It was breadcrumbs that led you to the real data or file. Once you understood the right information to put into it, the concept itself was simple. What was clear has become murky. This interesting topic came from KMWorld in their article, “Dissolution of metadata.” If you think of metadata […]

The Alpha and Omega

July 9, 2015  
 Posted in News, reference

The origins of words have long intrigued me. If you watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you already know that the origins of all words (at least to Gus Portokalos) began in Greek. This topic came from our favorite vocabulary nerd, the Word Lady, in her blog post, “All is well in my cosmos.” Etymology (in […]

Collaboration Brings Automation

June 22, 2015  
 Posted in Autoindexing, News

Elsevier is known for being a provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services. They recently announced an expanded collaboration with Ex Libris, who is known for their library automation services. This interesting news came from Library Technology Guides in their article, “Elsevier Collaborates with Ex Libris to offer automated updates to subscribed e-content.” […]

Aspirations for the Future

June 19, 2015  
 Posted in Business strategy, News

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world’s largest biomedical library. There are those that believe it should become an “epicenter for data science” across the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The American Association for the Advancement of Science brought this to our attention in their article, “National Library of Medicine urged to take on broader […]

Plan to Learn

June 18, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News, ontology, semantic

The Smart Data Conference is coming to San Jose in August. This particular conference is designed to accommodate all levels of technical understanding, bringing together emerging disciplines that are focused on more intelligent information gathering and analysis. There are a variety of workshops to learn from, beginning with “Ontology 101– An Introduction to Knowledge Representation and […]

The Old Meets New

June 11, 2015  
 Posted in News, Technology

Online chat rooms and bulletin boards started in the 1980s and 1990s. As the internet evolved, social media sites became a prominent figure in the world of collaboration and digital community. However, the subjects aren’t always about food, news, entertainment, or politics. There is now an online collaboration happening around ancient text. This interesting information came […]

Bringing the Past to the Future

May 26, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Going digital has many meanings, depending on the genre of data and on the type of business involved. For the Library of Congress, this is a pretty big deal. NPR brought this very interesting news to us in their article, “A Long Way From Wax Cylinders, Library Of Congress Slowly Joins The Digital Age.” The Library […]

Providing Access to Those Who Need It Most

May 21, 2015  
 Posted in News, reference

INASP is a registered UK charity that works to support global research communication through innovation, networking and capacity strengthening, focusing on the needs of developing and emerging countries. They work with publishers to enable affordable and sustainable access to online resources to developing countries and with national library consortia or equivalent to help them meet the information […]

The Darker Side of Words

May 20, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News, reference

I am a word person. I think you know that about me already. I like origins of words, different meanings, and especially the emotions that are tied with particular words. Some interesting information along those lines recently came from Quartz in their article, “’s newest words reveal our fascination with the internet’s dark side.” […]

Easy Learning

May 18, 2015  
 Posted in News, Technology

The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) is offering an interesting webinar with the title, “Webinar: Fast Times for Information: Re-Calibrating Roles and Responsibilities.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, May 21st at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST.

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