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.

Three Librarians Walk Into a Casino

April 11, 2014  
 Posted in News, reference

If you are still on the fence about whether to attend the American Libraries Association (ALA) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas this summer, this bit of news might help you make your decision. There will be a special performance by the Oxford Commas, a band composed of librarians and university press editors who are dedicated to raising the grammatical standard in popular music. The set list will include such favorites as: Whom Do You Love?, You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet, and Two Out of Three Is Not Bad.

Webinar Address Authority Files

March 4, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News

The American Society for Indexing is hosting a webinar titled – Creating Name Authority Files for Large Indexing Projects. Leading the event is Linda Dunn from Dunn Information Organization. Linda has been a periodical indexer for over thirty years and has been interested in authority files since she began indexing. Through her work with multiple databases she has become familiar with many types of authority files both proprietary and open source.

The Wide World of Vocabulary

February 25, 2014  
 Posted in News, reference

The average English-speaker knows between 25,000 and 40,000 words. The Oxford English Dictionary bills itself as the “definitive record of the English language.” To date, they have recorded 800,000 words and counting.

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