Hands-on Learning

February 19, 2015  
 Posted in Access Insights, News

The Data Harmony Users Group Meeting continued today with a presentation by Paul G. Kotula of the Materials Characterization department at Sandia National Laboratories. In the presentation, “Six Months of Work in the Lab will Save You Half a Day in the Library or 30 Minutes Online”, Kotula shared his experience as both a consumer and a producer of peer-reviewed, published scientific literature.

Free Webinar for SLA Members

February 13, 2015  
 Posted in News

A unique learning opportunity is available through the Special Libraries Association (SLA). Offered free to SLA members is the webinar “Social Media in the Library: Discovering Best Practice” sponsored by scholarly and academic publisher, Taylor & Francis Group.

Opening the Doors

January 27, 2015  
 Posted in News

Facebook has announced that it will open source deep learning modules for the Torch artificial intelligence project. This could speed up technology and make it more accessible to developers and ultimately companies.

Taxonomists and Social Media

September 30, 2014  
 Posted in News, Taxonomy

The increase in social media content offers everyone new challenges and opportunities. That is no different for taxonomists. Now they can define our own terms and hashtags as a basis for findability. This is the epitome of content tagging.

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?

Spreading like Wildfire

June 13, 2014  
 Posted in News, search

Who would have guessed as little as ten years ago that social media sites would account for massive amounts of traffic on the internet? And it keeps growing. How long before it surpasses search as a driver of traffic?

Webinar Addresses Social Networking in SharePoint

June 10, 2014  
 Posted in News

Concept Searching and Protiviti are co-sponsoring the webinar “Collaboration and Social Networking in SharePoint and Office 365” on June 24th at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT.

The Social Powers

March 28, 2014  
 Posted in News, search

Yandex has announced that it is adding public Facebook data to the index of data mined for queries handled by the Russian Internet search company.

Semantic Marketing

March 10, 2014  
 Posted in News, semantic

Parta Dialogue has announced their acquisition of Sense Fab SAS, which has been doing business as MyTwatch. This e-intelligence and social marketing technology company addition will enhance their efforts to support brands’ entire social marketing cycle.

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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