Data Harmony Users’ Group

February 6 – 8, 2023

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104

All times are in MT (Mountain Time)

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5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.      Welcome Reception

Join us for a buffet dinner, a drink or two, and mingling in the Tablão Bar at the far southern end of the hotel, past the Alvarado Ballroom.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.      Registration and Breakfast

Grab your badge and get your day off to a good start with a continental breakfast. We’ll have the coffee and tea ready in the Franciscan Ballroom, adjacent to the lobby, directly across from Reception.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.      Welcome and Introductions

We like to share who we are and get to know you.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Features Update

An annual favorite session, with Margie Hlava, President, Founder, and Chief Science Officer at Access Innovations, Inc. and some of our software development team will present the latest and greatest changes to the Data Harmony Software Suite since the last time we met.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break

Get up and stretch, network with the crowd and refresh your cup.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Adding Recommended Content Suggestions to AccessEngineering – Lauren Sapira, McGraw-Hill

McGraw Hill was looking to drive user engagement on AccessEngineering by offering suggestions of content that is similar to what users are viewing –hopefully encouraging them to explore more of the content on the platform.  Lauren will demonstrate how she worked with Access Innovation to implement the Recommender tool to find the best content matches to include in these recommendations, along with some very preliminary usage data.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    AMPP’s Version of “Turning Search to Found”: Mandy May, Director of Content Management, AMPP

In 2019, NACE International (The Worldwide Corrosion Authority) began to investigate what it would take to implement a content management (CM) effort – bringing together all content and categorizing it for discoverability.  In January, 2021, NACE merged with SSPC (The Society for Protective Coatings) to form the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP).  In December of 2021, the approval to move forward with a CM effort was received – now including the content from both organizations.  This case study will be presented from the perspective of being on the front end of a taxonomy effort and how Access Innovations was key not only in creating one taxonomy representing both organizations, but in helping our newly merged staff and member leadership understand its importance.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Lunch in Small Groups in Old Town and the Environs

We heard you! You want to see more of Albuquerque! We will be having lunch in small groups in Old Town. During registration and the morning break, use the sheets at registration to sign up for the restaurant of your choice. Each group will include an Access Innovations staff member who will be your host and guide. Most restaurant choices are in Old Town, within walking distance of the hotel. You might also have time to pop into a shop or two during this extended lunch break.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Wrangling Platform Vendors – An Interactive Session

Moderator:        Chris Rudyj, American College of Physicians

Panelists:          Joann Fogleson, American Society of Civil Engineers

                              Lauren Sapira, McGraw-Hill

                              Scott Ritchey, SPIE

Finding the right publishing platform vendor can be a challenge and getting them to implement your taxonomy is often another big challenge. During this interactive session, the panelists will talk about some of the ways they have addressed these issues, and we will encourage audience participation so come prepared to tell your story.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.      Case Study – Adrienne White and Jeff Froustet, ASCO (Confirmed)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.      Networking Break

Get up and stretch, network with the crowd, refresh your cup, and have some cookies and ice cream.

4:00 p.m.       David Levy – TBD

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.      Dinner at the Electric Playhouse

The Electric Playhouse is an all-ages dining, gaming and recreation wonderland that requires no goggles or equipment to transport you to another reality. Cut loose and immerse yourself into games that interact with you! Then join us in the private immersive dining room adjacent to the lobby for a sumptuous dinner and drinks with your colleagues.

You can leave for the Electric Playhouse as soon as your rideshare is ready. The venue closes at 9:00 p.m. and you can stay and play until then. The private dining room is available from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.      Breakfast

Get your day off to a great start with a hearty plated breakfast. We’ll have the coffee and tea ready! We will be in the Franciscan Ballroom, adjacent to the lobby, directly across from Reception.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Stakeholder Buy-in: Measuring Impact & Influence of Your Taxonomy Strategy – Patti Sweet, Director of Digital Strategy, Health Affairs

Health Affairs is the leading publication of health policy thought, research, commentary, and analysis. We produce both traditional, academic publications and non-traditional ancillary content like events and podcasts, designed to inform readers and connect a network of health policy thought leaders and practitioners.

As the organization pioneering development of the health policy taxonomy, Health Affairs works closely with Access Innovations as strategic partners in building the architecture and maintaining its efficacy in the field. But how do we know it’s working?

Patti Sweet, Director of Digital Strategy at Health Affairs, will showcase an entirely new way of measuring the impact and influence of the organization’s taxonomy strategy, including examples of how taxonomy impacts discoverability in traditional publishing channels like Pub Med and Google Scholar, as well as visibility in more consumer-focused channels, such as Google News and social media. As a result of building a measurement framework that links owned data sets (usage, Google Analytics) with market data sets (Google Trends, Google Search Console), the team is able to monitor the effectiveness of the taxonomy and easily demonstrate areas in which the brand has established and continues to establish themselves as the authority on priority topics and keywords.

In addition, Patti will preview the Health Affairs 2-year taxonomy strategy and roadmap for implementing a successful strategy with a lean team.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break

Get up and stretch, network with the crowd and refresh your cup.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Future Directions – Margie Hlava and Jay Ven Eman, Access Innovations, Inc.

Margie Hlava and Jay Ven Eman, CEO at Access Innovations, will discuss their plans and predictions for the future of the software, the company, the industry, and quite possibly the world. This session is not recorded.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wrap Up

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Lunch in Small Groups

Let’s do it again and try a different restaurant than yesterday! During breakfast and the morning break, use the sheets at registration to sign up for the restaurant of your choice. Each group will include an Access Innovations staff member who will be your host and guide. Most restaurant choices are in Old Town, within walking distance of the hotel. You might also have time to pop into a shop or two during this extended lunch break.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Franciscan Room will remain open for impromptu reconvening, meetings, and casual conversation. If the weather is nice, Garduño’s patio should be open, too!

If you’re leaving in the afternoon on Wednesday, keep an eye on your departure time! Let one of our staff know if you would like a ride to the airport – we’re happy to do it.