Access Innovations, Inc. is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the 2015 Data Harmony Users Group (DHUG) meeting. The annual DHUG meeting is held every February at Access Innovations company headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico. DHUG 2015 is the eleventh annual meeting and will focus on leveraging of taxonomies and tagged data, techniques for integrating tagged data flows into production cycles, and inventive ways to improve the user experience.
The theme for the meeting, “Beyond Subject Metadata, or, So you have a Taxonomy!… now what?” urges Data Harmony users to ask questions such as the following:
- What do I do now that my content is tagged?
- How do I integrate that tagged content into my workflow or production cycle?
- How can I get my newly-tagged content in front of my users?
- How can I improve the search experience for my users who want to access these information assets?
- Are there other features I can add based on the metadata tagging now in place?
- What other implementations can I set up to capitalize on content objects organized around my taxonomy?
For the first time, Data Harmony users can now submit presentation proposals using the company’s Smart Submit software extension module, at http://www.dataharmony.com/dhug/submissions. The system is a full working implementation of the module and demonstrates how easy it is to use. The deadline for inclusion in the preliminary program is September 20, 2014.
In the DHUG 2015 implementation of Smart Submit, the first screen includes fields for entering such information as title, creator (author or presenter, usually a DHUG member), abstract, contact information, and a brief biography of the presenter. Optionally, the user may choose to upload a PDF or Microsoft Word file. There are also some fields customized for the meeting organizer, such as on what day of the week a presenter would prefer to be scheduled, and how long his/her presentation will be.
In the second screen, Smart Submit uses Data Harmony’s M.A.I.(TM) (Machine Aided Indexer) software module to display suggested indexing terms from the Access Innovations thesaurus to characterize the presentation. M.A.I. bases its automated indexing assistance on the text in the title, the abstract, and any PDF or Microsoft Word document that was uploaded via the first screen. The presenter chooses to retain or remove each of the suggested terms and may add additional terms from the thesaurus. The system also allows for searching the thesaurus and adding terms from the search results view.
“This is an exciting addition to the DHUG meeting planning process,” remarked Heather Kotula, Marketing Coordinator for Access Innovations. “We made it a priority to showcase our own software this year. Using Smart Submit to collect presentation proposals is going to make my job of organizing the meeting easier, faster, more complete, and more accurate.”
DHUG registration includes breakfast, lunch, and breaks with refreshments for all five days of the meeting, February 16th-20th, 2015. A networking reception will be held Monday evening at the University/Midtown Hampton Inn. On Tuesday evening, dinner will be provided for all attendees at a unique Albuquerque attraction. The University/Midtown Hampton Inn is the primary DHUG meeting hotel, offering a $79 nightly rate for members.
For more information about DHUG 2015, please visit http://www.dataharmony.com/dhug/dhug2015.