Another exciting case study…
M.A.I. in Amazon Cloud using Amazon Web Services
Nigel Kerr, JSTOR, and Bob Kasenchak, Access Innovations, Inc., will describe the revolutionary way M.A.I. is being implemented with the JSTOR collection, which numbers about 8.5 million academic articles. Over the course of the JSTOR thesaurus project, we have to use the emergent thesaurus to index these articles several times for testing and implementation. One significant challenge is: how can we index and re-index this vast volume of data without slowing down the thesaurus assembly efforts? To meet this challenge we are using Amazon Web Services (aka “the Amazon cloud”), in which we can “rent” processing time and storage on-demand. This allows us use a large number of computer resources for a very short period of time to get the indexing done. Just another example of how MAI is being adapted to meet our clients’ needs!
See the full agenda here!
In-depth training sessions…
Monday, Feb. 18, 2013
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Data Harmony Training Session
If you are not familiar with Thesaurus Master and M.A.I. software, or if you feel the need for a refresher, this is your chance. This workshop will cover all of the basics of both systems in an intensive one-day session. Bring your questions and be ready to learn how the system works. If you have had training but would like an update, or are just curious about the Data Harmony software and how it works, please join us for this great full-day event.
AND NEW THIS YEAR…
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 and Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Regular M.A.I. Training – NEW! This full-day, fully hands-on training will leave you with a thorough understanding of how M.A.I. and Thesaurus Master work and how to use them when you get back to your own office. This training assumes that you have completed the Data Harmony Training Session, scheduled for Monday, February 18, 2013.