Access Innovations, Inc., provider of Data Harmony software solutions, is proud to announce that the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has selected the company to create a taxonomy and index their content resources. This project will encompass posts on The Scholarly Kitchen, webinars, conference content, and other articles from the SSP website.

Working with SSP, Access Innovations will create a taxonomy or thesaurus that accurately reflects SSP’s content and apply conceptual or semantic metadata to the SSP back file of content. The forward-flow application of conceptual metadata will minimize the time required by SSP staff and volunteers. Tagging the content at the article and sub-article level will make it easier to surface content more precisely relevant to the SSP community and increase the findability of content though conceptual metadata.

“SSP publishes a significant amount of content annually when you consider posts in The Scholarly Kitchen as well as the recorded material produced at our annual meeting, seminars, webinars and training programs,” says Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director at SSP. “We are eager to leverage the knowledge and technology offered by Access Innovations to make our content more discoverable by the community. The implementation of the taxonomy will make it easier for users to quickly locate content that aligns with their interests or needs, leading to an enhanced user experience. Once the taxonomy is in place, we’ll explore opportunities to package and recommend content for users based on their interests.”

“This is a landmark project for SSP and we look forward to working with the Taxonomy Task Force,” comments Heather Kotula, President and CEO of Access Innovations. “SSP content covers the imaginative and cutting edge of publishing, as well as keeping the scholarly publishing community current on industry issues. They will find great benefit from tagging the content with a proper taxonomy. We expect that search results, in terms of both retrieval and recall, will be markedly improved and that SSP members and non-members alike will find the improvements provide new insights to aid in their daily needs.”

About Access Innovations, Inc. –,

Access Innovations empowers clients to realize their search goals by leveraging its Data Harmony suite and team of semantic experts. Whether clients need a taxonomy/thesaurus editor, a metadata enrichment tool, or content analysis tools to help construct a semantic model, Data Harmony helps them build explainable AI that increases search precision by more than 90 percent and their team’s productivity by more than seven times. For more information about Access Innovations or Data Harmony, please visit or

About the Society for Scholarly

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), founded in 1978, is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing — including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP members come from a wide range of large and small commercial and nonprofit organizations. They meet at SSP’s annual meetings, educational seminars, and regional events to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.