This week will be the 11th Annual Data Harmony Users Group (DHUG) meeting here in Albuquerque. It’s by far the biggest week of the year for Access Innovations as our clients come from all over the nation to meet and learn from the people who built the software and use it on a daily basis.

This is a “all hands on deck” meeting. Access Innovations staff will be present to answer questions, provide demonstrations, and give customer support for whatever your needs may be, all week long.

“Each year, this meeting provides our members an opportunity to share ideas and address issues and methodologies with colleagues,” said Access Innovations President Marjorie M.K. Hlava. “We enjoy talking with our clients and finding out what items are on their wish lists for future software developments, and the new releases reflect those requests.”

Attendees will learn how, why, and when taxonomies are used; how to start and maintain a taxonomy; and what resources are available for taxonomy development.

There will be daily reporting here on TaxoDiary, highlighting various presentations and speakers for those who can’t take notes fast enough or weren’t able to attend. One topic that is always a thread throughout presentations is subject matter experts (SMEs). These knowledgeable people are often used in the preparation of thesauri and taxonomies by providing key information and perspective.

If you have never attended DHUG before, take a moment to read Daryl Loomis’ article about what he is expecting as a first-timer.

See you there!

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.