DRAFT Agenda – watch for updates

Monday, February 17, 2010

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Optional Training at our office. Contact us for details.

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Welcome Reception

Location: Hotel Andaluz, Valencia Room, Mezzanine Level

125 Second Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Registration

Location: Hotel Andaluz, east end of Mezzanine Level

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM, Welcome and Introductions

Heather Kotula, Access Innovations, Inc.

Location: Hotel Andaluz, Barcelona Ballroom, Mezzanine Level

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Features Update

Marjorie M. K. Hlava, President, Chair of the Board, and Chief Scientist, Access Innovations, Inc.

Margie will discuss the updates and improvements to the Data Harmony software over the past year.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM, Networking Break

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, PLI Case Study: Upgrading our taxonomy systems and transitioning the indexing work from librarians to lawyers

Alexa Robertson, Senior Director, Legal Information Services and Electronic Publishing, Practicing Law Institute

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM, ASCE and XIS in 2020: Leveraging Institutional Knowledge to Do More with Our Data

Jeff Froustet, Assistant Manager, Metadata Solutions, American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) began using XIS in 2016 as a successor to the Civil Engineering Database (CEDB). Part bibliographic authority and part archive, CEDB was formerly a relational database that was used by staff but managed by a vendor. XIS enabled ASCE staff to function as proper data administrators. System and vendor flexibility have allowed ASCE to use its publication data to fuller potential, and most recently to create new CEDB records in-house.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Thesaurus as a Means to Drive Engagement

Jabin White, Vice President, Content Management, JSTOR/ITHAKA

We often think, correctly, of developing controlled vocabularies as primarily a way to improving discovery. While that is true and often the most important use case, there are some secondary benefits that should not be overlooked. The topic of this presentation is leveraging a thesaurus as a way to drive engagement, sometimes purposely, sometimes serendipitously, with end users and all “customers” of your content. Some real-world examples will be cited in which people engaged with JSTOR on a level not seen before *because* of the JSTOR Thesaurus. While some were not always positive at the start, because of inherent challenges of indexing Humanities & Social Sciences content, they all ended with the external individuals or groups feeling more “engaged” with JSTOR and feeling like they were contributing to the positive discovery of content that is core to our mission.

1:30 – 2:30 PM, Breakout Sessions

One of the breakout sessions at DHUG 2020 will focus on the challenges and opportunities of integration for Data Harmony and full hierarchical taxonomies with the Atypon publishing platform. Our mutual clients will have time to present their “wish lists” and share best practice successes and lessons learned with representatives from Atypon. Location: Valencia Room, Mezzanine Level

Additional topics will be announced at the meeting.

Location: Hotel Andaluz, Casbahs on the Ground Level

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM, Breakout Reports

Share the top three takeaways from your group’s discussion.

Location: Hotel Andaluz, Barcelona Ballroom, Mezzanine Level

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Networking Break

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Content Enrichment Platform

Bob Saffell, Director of Content Management, and Ruth Einstein, Director of Production at Wolters Kluwer Health, Learning, Research and Practice

Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice is building a Content Enrichment Platform to centralize our enrichment efforts. Through a proof of concept effort, we chose Data Harmony to enrich journal articles with MeSH to fulfill a business need.  Using Access Innovations APIs we plugged the Content Enrichment Platform into our existing workflow as a cartridge.

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Artificial Intelligence and the Big Bang Theory – abstract coming soon

Dr. Daniel Vasicek, Data Scientist, Access Innovations, Inc.

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Wrap Up Day One

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Tuesday Networking Dinner at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, La Fonda del Bosque Restaurant, 1701 Fourth Street SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. We will organize ride sharing during the day.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Featured Session

Dr. Bob Allkin, Programme Manager, Biodiversity Informatics and Spatial Analysis, Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS), Royal Gardens, Kew, and Marjorie Hlava

Location: Hotel Andaluz, Barcelona Ballroom on the Mezzanine Level

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM, Case Study

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM, Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Future Directions and Wrap-Up

Marjorie M.K. Hlava and Jay Ven Eman, PhD, Access Innovations, Inc.

DHUG is a great opportunity for you to share your feedback and your wish list for new functions and features. Bring your comments, questions, and suggestions to this session and help us make Data Harmony even better! Margie and Jay will present Future Directions for the software, the company, and the industry.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Lunch – take it with you if you are heading out for the day!