The Digital Commons Community Library now provides a way of exploring bepress’s scholarly communication resources by subject matter — free and open access. (A note in case you didn’t recognize the name: bepress was formerly the Berkeley Electronic Press.)

The topics are varied to meet your research needs. Some of them are copyright, journal publishing, law, and staffing. There are resources about institutional repositories and scholarly communication, recordings of webinars, examples of collections, blogs, brochures, presentations, and other materials. Scholars and students from a wide range of disciplines will find the works useful.

Developing a classification system organized into conceptually similar categories can help users gain a better understanding of the subject area. It is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy and its role in the search process. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Access Innovations has extensive experience in constructing taxonomies for academic publishers, and can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Melody K. Smith

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