Tuesday was the opening day for the 9th Annual Data Harmony Users Group meeting. Unlike the Olympics, there were no industrial revolution references, neither Harry Potter’s nemesis nor James Bond made an appearance, and Danny Boyle’s nod to his childhood did not make the agenda. However, this small group of 60+ in Albuquerque, New Mexico was globally represented with attendees and presenters from Holland, England, Spain, India, and widespread parts of the United States.

Margie Hlava, president and chairman of Access Innovations, started the session with an update on new features in the most recent release of Data Harmony, which debuted at the event. Tuesday’s agenda promised case studies by impressive clients such as PLOS (formerly the Public Library of Science) and the American Institute of Physics Publishing.

If you were unable to attend, check back here on TaxoDiary, as we will  describe some highlights of the gathering over the next few days. When you have this much talent and expertise gathered in one room, you are bound to learn something, even if it is by osmosis.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.