Professional Librarian Positions Available

February 12, 2015  
 Posted in News

As we strive to be as helpful as possible to those in the fields of taxonomy, indexing, ontology, etc., we are excited to share career opportunities that we find with our readers. Even if you aren’t in the market for a career move, it is always good to stay on top of what is available and how the fields are evolving.

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.

Webinar for Information Services

January 27, 2015  
 Posted in News

There is always time to learn. Especially when it is as convenient as a webinar. A special National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) learning opportunity is scheduled for Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. (EST). Bryan Alexander, Consultant and Editor of Future Trends in Technology and Education, and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Strategic Planning/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be discussing trends and challenges facing information professionals these days.

Open Access to Scholarly Work

January 14, 2015  
 Posted in News, search

Open access to the publications of the Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge, in accordance with the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to knowledge in the sciences and humanities, was launched by the Max Planck Society in 2003. Their aim is to disseminate the results of scholarly work to a broad audience expediently and with little to no cost.

Register Today for SLA 2015

December 18, 2014  
 Posted in News

We realize you are in the middle of the holiday festivities and planning something for six months from now seems way too organized for the chaos that is December. However, you should mark your calendar for the Special Libraries Association 2015 Annual Conference on June 14-15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Whether you are new to this field or a seasoned professional, you’ll find something to enlighten you at the SLA 2015 Annual Conference.

Moving Away from the Book

October 16, 2014  
 Posted in News, reference

When library design consultant, Aaron Schmidt, declared on Twitter that when creating logos and visual identity packages for libraries he wanted no likenesses of books, it might have been an “ah ha” moment for many.

Digital Metadata Librarian Position Available

October 15, 2014  
 Posted in News

We are always excited to share with our readers career opportunities in the world of taxonomy, metadata, and semantic technology. Even if you aren’t in the market for a career move, it is good to stay on top of what is available and how the fields are changing.

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.

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