Here are five things: Pinterest inks a deal with Getty Images to close a copyright hole by adding Getty metadata. Getty's photos will then be properly attributed. Wonder if this will become a trend? Oh to be a fly on the wall in lovely Monterey, California for Internet Librarian. Here is Librarian in Black reporting… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Internet Librarian (#il2013), Pinterest and Getty Images, Social Media
Here are 5 things: Contribute to the DAM Glossary. Live every day like its Archives Month! How do you create taxonomy for products? Is content strategy the new project management? What does the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame do for Archives Month?
Here are five things: In case of the Zombie apocalypse, here is a handy Zombie taxonomy including Zombie deterrents (axes, guns, knives) and methods of infection (bites, airborne, scratches). Gary Carlson of Factor fame shared 8 Habits of a Good Taxonomist at InfoCamp Seattle. My favorite tip - do not use the word "taxonomy" in… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Tattoos, Taxonomy, Zombies & Metadata
Beth Kolko gave a fantastic presentation on innovation, particularly on non expert innovation. Melding the concepts of equity and justice in product design and observing that expertise is often merely the difference between great ideas and crazy ideas (and the crazy ideas are sometimes genius), Kolko recommended The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen. She cited… Continue reading #infocampSEA: Beth Kolko Plenary Speaker
Erik Speckman led a free-form yet surprisingly insightful session on cleaning up a big data mess. The audience, filled with all kinds of data related folks, generated tons of ideas for dealing with data clean-up. Here are a few highlights: Open Refine (formerly Google Refine) Data Wrangler CAT (content analysis tool) Shell Scripts (how to… Continue reading #infocampSEA: Big Data Mess
The theme of 2013 InfoCamp Seattle is that of mad scientists. Information people are like mad scientists. They take metadata and programming languages and taxonomies and user experience and experiment with virtual tubes and chemicals. The keynote speaker was Joan Vermette of Mad*Pow, all the way from Maine. Many amazing takeaways from this talk which… Continue reading #infocampSEA: InfoCamp Seattle Keynote
Here are five autumn information things: Read the latest blog post from the accidental taxonomist Heather Hedden on Taxonomies and Text Analytics Compared. Want access to a bunch of amazing presentations and papers from a recent Dublin Core (DCMI) conference? Check it out here. Why do we need digital asset management now more than ever?… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Taxonomy, Dublin Core, Grants, InfoCamp!