ONC Seeking Feedback on Recommendations

December 21, 2010  
 Posted in metadata, News

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has published a request for public comment on a recent report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommending an overhaul of how health information is exchanged.

EBSCO Chosen by US Government Printing Office

December 9, 2010  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, Taxonomy

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is making its metadata searchable through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). This leap into the metatagging realm will enable EDS subscribers to search for federal records from the GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. This includes the Congressional Serial Set Catalog, GPO Access Publications, and Internet Publications.

Data Entry: The File Becomes a Reality

December 8, 2010  
 Posted in Access Insights, indexing, metadata

In previous columns, we have discussed many of the basics of preparing the data for a computerized file. We have stressed being sure that the editorial policy and individual rules are set consistently so that the data may be easily retrieved once it is entered into that big black box called the computer. The next and very important step is computerization of the data, or converting already-computerized data to match the specifications of the hardware and software system you are going to run your file on–an exciting but exacting task. The data can be made to match your machine by using photocomposition tapes, MARC tapes, floppies, hard disks, paper, forms, catalog cards, brochures, and any number of other information sources.

Database Building Options and Costs

December 8, 2010  
 Posted in Access Insights, metadata, reference

by Marjorie M.K. Hlava Note: This white paper was first published as part of Information Today‘s Private Files Series, Volume 1, Issue 7. People often comment that the cost estimates for database construction seem exceedingly high. In response to those surprised voices, this paper will explore various options available to those who are building a […]

Data Integration Tools Increasing in Value

December 3, 2010  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Many factors are forcing organizations to change business processes and models and to manage their data assets differently. Simplification of processes and the IT infrastructure is necessary to achieve transparency. Data integration is a critical component of an overall enterprise information management (EIM) strategy and information infrastructure.

Meta Tagging and Google – A Match Made Where?

November 30, 2010  
 Posted in News, search

Google’s new news meta tagging scheme is being questioned by some for its brilliance and potential success. Though they appreciate the intent to distinguish between syndicated and non-syndicated content, they worry that the meta tags are clunky and therefore likely to be used to work the web.

Solcara PRISM Plans to Transform Information Search and Access

July 21, 2010  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, semantic

Solcara intends to transform the world of information search and access with PRISM.

eHealth Global Technologies Launches New Access

June 21, 2010  
 Posted in Autoindexing, News, ontology, Taxonomy

eHealth Global Technologies launches Access Indexing to simplify the way physicians access patient records.

Data Alignment: Good Data Means Better Business

Indexing and tagging not only help users find information and bring about clarity, but are good business practices as well.

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