Want to go to Spain? Need a good reason to go to Spain? The 7th Information Technology for News (IPTC) Photo Metadata Conference will be held in Barcelona on June 13th in conjunction with the annual Congress of the European Picture Agency Association (CEPIC).
Trying to improve public access to government documents, the Justice Department is now using metadata in its effort to adhere to the Freedom of Information Act. Citizens will now be able to find information with a simple search on sites like www.foia.gov.
ProQuest has entered into an expanded agreement with publisher Schattauer GmbH to add to the German-language resources discoverable through the Summon service.
Part 2 of ISO 25964, the new international standard for thesauri, was published on March 4, 2013. This exciting and long-awaited news was received with a huge sigh of relief in the taxonomy world.
Pingar recently introduced its beta Taxonomy Generator Service, which will enable enterprises to generate instant taxonomies from an analysis of the content on large internal document sets.
MedTouch has launched two strategic websites: washington.providence.org and montana.providence.org. Both websites are powered by the MedTouch Healthcare Accelerator Package for Sitecore.
lifeIMAGE offers cloud-based software that facilitates transferring, indexing, and searching for digital medical images to help prevent redundant patient exams. In addition to saving time and money, this can also reduce radiation exposure for patients. In addition, a cloud-based service can help providers securely and automatically share results of imaging exams in the cloud. lifeIMAGE products include open application software interfaces for healthcare information technology companies to use to facilitate data exchange between healthcare providers.
Information architecture can be a high-level topic for some. At its most basic, it is about how to choose the right way to structure information and in turn, how to help people navigate it.
Let’s look at the history of the MLs a little bit. Those are the markup languages for computer text processing.
Markup languages started appearing in the 1960s. At that time, if you were a publisher, you would have your pages typeset by a professional typesetter or a typesetting company. The typesetters used to encode your data so that you couldn’t see the results until they generated the pages. The problem was that once a publisher had a large corpus of their publications set with a typesetter, they were handcuffed. They couldn’t leave very easily. Their data was so tied up with some particular typesetting system, the Penta system or whatever they were involved with. They couldn’t migrate. They couldn’t move. So, they were kind of imprisoned. The price kept going up every year because, well, “Where are you going to go? Hah!” It was very frustrating.
We’ve discussed what it takes to make the components of a digital information model work but one of the things that is most important, if you want it all to work together, is standards.
There are several controlled vocabulary standards, as well as networking protocols that have an impact on taxonomy implementation. There are also standards having to do with markup and with metadata and data modeling that impact thesauri.