Access Innovations to Showcase New Notation Module and Software Enhancements at SLA in Toronto

Company’s CEO to Hold Taxonomies Workshop for Information Professionals


Albuquerque, New Mexico (June 2, 2005) – Access Innovations Inc., specialists in creating and maintaining databases of digitized research, news, and other content for a wide range of government and business clients, will showcase its new Notation Module for Thesaurus Master™ software at next week’s annual conference of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) meeting in Toronto. The Notation Module is the latest component in the company’s line of Data Harmony indexing software, used to organize and structure electronically stored information.

Notation Module allows users to provide a numerical listing to sort their taxonomy and thesaurus in their preferred manner, instead of only alphabetically. This means that the terms are presented in an order relevant to a specific company, industry, or scientific discipline, with the most important industry terms presented first or grouped according to other criteria. It will enable content managers – such as the information professionals who comprise the membership of SLA – to structure knowledge assets according to their organizations’ unique needs.

Access Innovations also will showcase recent enhancements to its XIS™ content management system. The software allows creation of metadata-rich database records in XML-tagged formats, for easy exporting to other applications. This software links to the automatic indexing and thesaurus software seamlessly for efficient record creation and maintenance.

The company also will highlight its work on Web Ontology Language (OWL), an initiative to help facilitate development of the semantic web, an emerging method to more thoroughly classify content on the web. The Thesaurus Master software features an OWL export which enables the use of a thesaurus written to the Z39.19 standard under the W3C protocols.

Access Innovations CEO Jay ven Eman and Senior Editor Alice Redmond-Neal will present a workshop on “Taxonomies for Indexing: A Hands-on Approach” on June 4th.

Marjorie M.K. Hlava, Access Innovations chairman and president, will moderate the SLA’s annual standards update panel, this year on June 7th. This session will cover the newest challenges and events in standards, this year focusing on UNICODE-enabled systems.


About Access Innovations, Inc.

Founded in 1978, the privately owned Access Innovations, Inc. offers an extensive line of information management and database construction services for academic institutions, government agencies, and industry. The company’s suite of Data Harmony products provides tools and services to publishers, both primary and secondary, and to database producers, online and web-based directory publishers, corporate libraries, web portals, and to corporations and associations with large intranets. The Data Harmony suite includes Thesaurus Master™, M.A.I.™, XIS™ – the XML Intranet System, and more than 40 Knowledge Domains (taxonomies and rule bases for license).

The company’s NewsIndexer™ service, used to track news reports published around the world in electronic media, utilizes a specialized vocabulary of terms reflecting the news media’s evolving vernacular.