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TEMIS and HighWire Press Join Up to Semantically Enrich Content

HighWire Press, an industry leader in high quality hosting and web publishing for scholarly publishers worldwide and TEMIS, a Semantic Content Enrichment solution provider for the Enterprise has announced they have entered into a strategic technology and business partnership. HighWire will integrate the full suite of Luxid® software within its ePublishing Platform. This will allow for automated content annotation, enrichment and linking for its existing customers.

…while Luxid® can effectively tag content using taxonomies, it also performs advanced semantic analysis to identify the new discoveries happening on the cutting edge of research, those that our publishers value the most. — John Sack, Founding Director, Highwire Press

Users have become much more sophisticated in their use of online information and are on the lookout for easier and more efficient ways of locating the information they need most. Publishers are recognizing the need to make their content more findable as part of any efforts to improve customer satisfaction. Semantic content enrichment has become a strategic means to help both consumers and publishers make better use of information.

HighWire’s Founding Director, John Sack says “This new partnership allows us to increase discoverability inside the platform with richer metadata and outside the platform by connecting to the semantic web. The broad discipline coverage and the complete suite of customization tools offered by Luxid(R) give HighWire’s publishers the opportunity to access the full scope of the industry’s most advanced semantic toolset. Also, while Luxid(R) can effectively tag content using taxonomies, it also performs advanced semantic analysis to identify the new discoveries happening on the cutting edge of research, those that our publishers value the most.”

Managing Director, Tom Rump continued, “Luxid® marries well with our new tools for rapid product presentation and content aggregation. They’ll enable publishers using HighWire’s open platform to quickly develop new products and deliver them to market, whether on the web or mobile. It allows us to advance the intellectual and commercial interests of scholarly publishers, by having content reach its full potential and its full audience.”

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Congrats to the 2011 Library and Museum IMLS Medal Winners!

National Medal for Museum and Library Service The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has chosen five libraries and five museums as the 2011 recipients of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The institutes National Medal is the United States’ highest honor for museums and libraries that exhibit extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. The recipient organizations have demonstrated innovative approaches to public service and community outreach.

With innovation, creativity and a great deal of heart they have achieved an outstanding level of public service. –Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director

“Congratulations to each of these organizations on receiving the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The work they have accomplished is an inspiration to libraries and museums throughout the nation,” said Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director. “With innovation, creativity and a great deal of heart they have achieved an outstanding level of public service.”

This year’s ten winners came from all over the United States. More details about these organizations and why they were selected are available through the links below.

Library Winners

Museum Winners

About IMLS

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit http://www.imls.gov.

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London Calling: Internet Librarian International 2011

Internet Librarian International 2011 will be on October 27 and 28th at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London.

Internet Librarian International 2011This year’s theme is Navigating the New Normal – Strategies for Success. The reality of the current economic climate means that it’s imperative to provide pertinent services, utilise the most appropriate tools, and explore alternative approaches, regardless of your information environment. Even if you’re managing information outside a traditional library setting – as web designer, content evaluator, portal creator, systems professional or independent researcher – you must continue to offer services that are relevant and cost-efficient.

If you will be at the conference on Friday be sure to swing by session B204Driving Collaboration with Repositories where Unlimited Priorities’ Howard Stanbury explains how information repositories of all kinds are being challenged to adapt to a changing paradigm in facilities, resources and services.  This session will begin at 2:45pm and is the last session in the New Users, New Audiences, New Behaviours track.

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Internet Librarian takes on Content, Connections & Conversations

Conference Buzz: Internet Librarian 2011

From October 17th to the 19th, over a thousand librarians and information professionals gathered in Monterey, California for the 15th annual Internet Librarian conference.

Information Today, Inc, the conference sponsor, describes event as the only conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet, Intranet, and Web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators,Webmasters and Web managers, content evaluators and developers, taxonomists, searchers, community builders, information providers, and trainers. This year the formerly separate Internet@Schools conference ran as a special track within the larger conference.

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