Monday, February 8, 2021

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Optional Training and One-on-One Meetings

Location: GoToMeeting CONTACT US

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Welcome Reception

Location: Remo Platform

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Tech Check Location: Remo Platform

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM Features Update

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

During this annual highlight of the DHUG meetings, Margie will discuss the exciting new changes and additions to the Data Harmony software. She will be joined by some members of our software development team to talk about specific initiatives we have worked on over the past year.

Location: Remo Platform

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Networking Break

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Editor and Peer Reviewer Assignments Using Data Harmony

Andrew Smeall, Hindawi Publishing

Andrew will show how Hindawi, an open access publisher, applies their taxonomy to make editor and reviewer assignments for incoming submissions to their journals.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Expanding the Use of MAIstro at ASCE

Xi Van Fleet, American Society for Civil Engineers

Using MAIstro, ASCE created the subject/topic taxonomies for their publications to enhance content discovery and business insight. After achieving their primary goal, they have been expanding its use for other applications.

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch Break – 2 Hours

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Case Study: How a Good Taxonomy Can Provide Valuable Business Insights

Kristen Monahan, Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Kristen is a business analyst and she won’t be talking about the PLOS taxonomy but rather how she uses that taxonomy to drill down into the massive amount of content, metadata, and usage and process data that is PLOS for deep, detailed analysis and to drive business decisions. Much of this work involves trend analysis. For example, trend analysis of submissions can look at the time it takes from submission to decision by subject (narrow subjects like Covid, broad subjects like biotechnology), or by institution, or by country, etc. to see not just the overall big picture but where in their submission and peer review workflows the bottlenecks might be. A trend analysis of topics over time can prompt them to issue a call for papers for a topic they think needs to be better covered–and then look at both short-term and long-term trends resulting from that call to papers. Their taxonomy doesn’t just make their content smarter–it makes how they publish that content smarter too.

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Getting to the Point: Using AI and Taxonomies to Craft Meta -Titles

Travis Hicks, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Looking to better leverage SEO and include key terms in the url construct for research abstracts, ASCO is working with Access Innovations to evaluate how to programmatically create short titles for abstracts. The idea is to index titles against existing taxonomies as a way of producing a short title that succinctly identified what an abstract is about for purposes of constructing a new url configuration. Travis will discuss the need, challenges, and early results of the project.

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Networking Break

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Zarin’s Jury Verdict Review and Analysis uses Access Innovations to Create a New Taxonomy and for Entity Extraction

Randall Marcinko, CEO, MEI

MEI was engaged by Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (JVRA) to extend JVRA’s reach into the licensing and syndication markets. JVRA is a mature publisher of jury verdicts of great importance to domestic trial attorneys. It also publishes Medical Liability Alerts and Risk Management Alerts that are focused on the medical community where reliance on proper practice is critical to avoidance of expensive litigation.

As a company of seasoned licensing professionals, MEI represents publishers large and small to extend the reach of their licensing, syndication, and rights & permissions activities. MEI’s mission is to help publishers to monetize their digital assets. MEI has learned that clean data and an up-to-date, industry specific taxonomy are critical to successful licensing. Access Innovations is MEI’s vendor of choice to put publisher data in best form.

With a new taxonomy focused on the legal and related industries, as well as clean and disambiguated entities, MEI has been able to take on licensing discussions on JVRA’s behalf that have heretofore been untenable. From well-formed subsets to verdicts with embedded metadata, JVRA has been able to open the door to a host of new licensing opportunities.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Cloud Deployment of Data Harmony

Jeffrey Gordon, Lead Developer, Access Innovations, Inc.

Jeffrey will describe the cloud deployment of the Data Harmony software.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Access Innovations and Atypon: Beyond Content Tagging

Hong Zhou and Gerasimos Razis, Atypon

Gerasimos and Hong will discuss the changes to the Atypon platform since DHUG 2020.

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Lessons Learned From Building a Taxonomy and Indexing 140 Years of Content

Michael Darr, Project Manager, D33 – American Chemical Society Pubs IT

Michael will talk about the things they would do differently if they were to build a new taxonomy and index a legacy file, and the things they did right the first time.

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM Networking Break

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Keynote Presentation – The Astriagraph Ontology

Dr. Moriba Jah, Astrodynamicist

You might not think too much about garbage in space – after all, you can’t see it, so how could it impact you? When a space object stops working, it drifts aimlessly into the cosmos. Rogue bits of metal and space debris pose a danger to the technologies we rely on and to the future of space exploration. Back by popular demand, Moriba will update the DHUG audience with information about Astriagraph – the knowledge graph he was trying to create when he spoke to us at DHUG 2016.

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch Break – 2 Hours

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Ten Years of Using MAIstro: From Generating a Print Index to Rule-Based Indexing

Roger Karns and Christina Weaklend, Legislative Services Agency (Iowa)

Ten years ago, LSA started using MAIstro to generate electronic and print versions of indexes for various legal publications. Over the years, we have expanded the scope of documents that receive index terms, and we recently started using rule-based indexing to automatically index legislation in real time. We have also added web-based search and retrieval tools which utilize our indexing.

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Smart Submit and Client Support

Michael Millar, Junior Software Developer, and Frank Coates, Client Support Manager

Get a peek at the new and improved Smart Submit and learn about new, easier ways to contact the support team at Access Innovations.

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Networking Break

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Future Directions

Margie Hlava, President, and Jay Ven Eman, CEO, Access Innovations, Inc.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Optional Training and One-on-One Meetings

Location: GoToMeeting