NICEM Thesaurus

Short Description

Thesaurus of the National Information Center for Educational Media (NICEM), used for indexing the records of NICEM’s bibliographic database.

Owned / Developed by

  1. Name of Owner – Access Innovations, Inc.
  2. Name of Developer – Access Innovations, Inc.
  3. Technical Contact – Mary Garcia, *protected email*
  4. License Contact – *protected email*

How is this KM applied?

  1. Manually | Auto-tagging software | Both
  2. By Authors | Editorial Staff | Professional indexers

How is this KM used?

  1. Direct Bibliographic Search | Indirect (e.g., used to expose content resulting from other user actions)
  2. Display | Grouping of results
  3. People search | Author profiles | Publication profile

Description of the current use cases of the KM

Used for indexing bibliographic records of non-print educational media in the NICEM database.

What are the main goals for using this KM?

  1. Enhance UX
  2. Increase Search Engine Ranking
  3. Increase time user spends on site
  4. Increase traffic
  5. Increase downloads

Rationale for KM vs other means of searching and browsing?

The thesaurus contains terms that reflect the subject matter of educational material, especially at the K-12 levels. An associated rule base that has been developed specifically for those terms enables appropriate indexing and accurate retrieval of bibliographic records, as well as user-friendly browsing in conjunction with a search interface.

 Is the KM being actively developed?

  1. Yes, internally

License Information:

  1. Terms of license or link to license terms – Contact *protected email*.

PLOS

PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Our core objectives are to provide ways to overcome unnecessary barriers to immediate availability, access and use of research, pursue a publishing strategy that optimizes the quality and integrity of the publication process, and develop innovative approaches to the assessment, organization and reuse of ideas and data.

Knowledge Models Used:

  • PLOS Thesaurus

Contact:

NewsIndexer Thesaurus

Short Description

An indexing system for the newspaper industry. A specialized group of terms with the newspaper industry’s indexing needs in mind. The vocabulary is divided into sections that correspond to the sections of a typical newspaper. An accompanying rule base enables highly accurate categorization of newspaper articles.

URL

http://www.newsindexer.com

Owned/Developed by

  1. Name of Owner: Access Innovations, Inc.
  2. Name of Developer: Access Innovations, Inc.
  3. Technical Contact: Mary Garcia, *protected email*
  4. License Contact:  Marjorie Hlava, *protected email*

Adopted (as opposed to owned) by organizations/publishers:
How is this KM applied?

  1. Manually and Auto-tagging software
  2. By Editorial Staff | Professional indexers

How is this KM used?

  1. Direct Bibliographic Search
  2. Display

Description of the current use case(s) of the KM

Customized version used by Acquire Media for categorization of news items, and RSS delivery according to customers’ interests.

Description of the future/potential use cases of the KM (not yet realized)

Categorization of news stories (including archived stories) by and for newspaper publishers; indexing of 20th and 21st century historical studies.

What are the main goals for using this KM?

  1. Increase downloads

Rationale for KM vs other means of searching and browsing?

Every news day, you can tag the articles as they are produced through a cloud service or installed on your own local servers. We automatically feed this data through NewsIndexer, which scans every article and searches for terms similar to those in its controlled vocabulary. NewsIndexer then displays these terms for the human indexer’s review and approval. For backfile collections you can just accept the indexing as an automatic batch process. For ongoing daily feeds you might want to review all or a random sample of the results on a regular basis for maintenance.

Is the KM being actively developed?

  1. Yes, internally

License information:

http://www.newsindexer.com/contact.htm

67 Bricks Ltd

67 Bricks works with publishers who want to enrich their content to make it more structured, granular, flexible and reusable.

We help publishers develop content enrichment processes, systems and delivery channels that support more agile and flexible production workflows, increase the value of legacy and new content, increase revenues from existing channels, enable better reuse of content and deliver revenues from new digital products.

Knowledge Models Used

Because we support different publishers, we work with a wide variety of knowledge models appropriate to our clients.

Contact

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