The first day of the Data Harmony Users Group (DHUG) ended with several case studies providing insight and inspiration for the variety of uses of a custom taxonomy developed by Access Innovations.

One of those was Kristen Monahan from the Public Library of Science (PLOS) who shared how they use their taxonomy to drill down into the massive amount of content, metadata and data. Much of this work involves trend analysis, which prompted a healthy discussion of current events feeding these trends.

A trend analysis of topics over time can prompt them to issue a call for papers for a topic they think needs to be better covered–and then look at both short-term and long-term trends resulting from that call to papers.

As a small non-profit, open access publisher, they analyze everything. As demonstrated by her high level image, that analysis can also be art.

Presentations like these outline how Data Harmony is being implemented in the production pipeline at customer sites, giving DHUG attendees a chance to look behind the scenes and learn from other users.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.