I have recently been thinking a lot about the combination of automation with actual humans in the metadata application process. This article by Jennifer Parrucci, the Senior Taxonomist at The New York Times, explains how to use rules-based categorization in conjunction with human supervised tagging for the perfect blend of efficiency and accuracy. I appreciate… Continue reading Special Report: Metadata and the Tagging Process at The New York Times
Here are ten things for Spring: Heather Hedden on Taxonomies for Filtering and Sorting. Data, Search and the Foundation for Machine Learning by John Horodyski. 500px acquired by Chinese stock photography giant VCG. Another DAM Podcast interview with Natalie Daller of the Pampered Chef. Here is a useful looking tool for viewing IPTC metadata on… Continue reading 10 Things on the 10th March: Taxonomies, Stock Photos, Machine Learning, DAM!
Happy Valentine's Day! Here are some sweet information science topics to pine over: Is governance no longer optional? John Horodyski takes a stand. The NYPL Digital Collection's holiday postcards, Valentine's Day edition. Another DAM Podcast with that DAM famous Deb Fanslow! Can being a librarian make you a better writer? Data analysis saves lives, specifically… Continue reading 10 Things on the 10th February: Governance, Valentines, DAM, Metadata
Hello! I just participated in a new conference in New York City - the incredibly useful IEN Digital Assets & Content Leadership Exchange. Here are some Mod Librarian highlights to tide you over until the slides and recordings have been posted. From Day 1, the Executive Roundtable on Key Strategies and Innovative Tactics for Optimizing the Value… Continue reading Special Report: IEN Digital Assets & Content Leadership Exchange #IENDAM
Here are ten things to kick off the new year: Check out Metadata Haikus over on Twitter. Clever! Want to play around with a graph database? Try the desktop edition of neo4j. The Library of Congress will no longer archive every tweet. Coincidence? Is DAM the future of content? John Horodyski thinks it is. The… Continue reading 10 Things on the 10th January: Metadata Haikus, DAM, Graph Database Fun
Here are ten things for the holiday season: Why terminology is like laundry. Digital asset management for museums. How to market the #*&! out of your digital asset management initiative. Open access data from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - nice post by my former colleague, Michael Barkin. To strip or not to strip -… Continue reading 10 Things on the 10th December: Clean Terminology, DAM, Stripping Metadata, Time
Happy Thanksgiving from Mod Librarian and NYPL Digital Collections.