Tuesday, February 11, 2014

(Last Updated February 6, 2014)

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Note about locations: Tuesday and Wednesday – all sessions, and the morning and afternoon breaks, are at the NMSU Mega Classroom in the building southwest of the Access Innovations building; breakfast and lunch are served at Access Innovations’ offices.

Marjorie Hlava, Access Innovations, Inc.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Case Study: Taxonomies as a Tool to Increase Discovery of Intelligence Community Data Assets – Marcie Zaharee, The MITRE Corporation

On May 9, 2003, then DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) John Stenbit signed the memorandum that established the DoD Net-Centric Data Strategy (herein referred to simply as the data strategy). The DoD, the IC, and the Services then issued instructions that defined implementation and compliance. To accomplish the strategy’s goals of promoting data visibility, accessibility, and understandability for Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) data, the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)) funded the NGA-DCGS Metadata Harmonization (MDH) project in October 2006. This effort created a path toward implementation of the data strategy in the ISR domain. The MDH team focused on sharing ISR data between the NGA and DCGS communities.

The MDH team recognized the need for controlled vocabularies to describe terms unique to the ISR domain and provide understandability for ISR metadata. In 2013 the team completed 12 taxonomies for ISR ground, maritime, airborne, and space-based platforms and sensors and posted them on a metadata registry in a machine-readable format (Web Ontology Language (OWL)) to share with communities of interest.

The MDH team documented the ISR operations taxonomy development process in a technical report entitled “Framework for Developing an ISR Operations Taxonomy”. The report describes a repeatable framework for building a shared ISR Operations taxonomy and on the development approach, findings, and nine key lessons learned. The findings suggest that an ISR Operations taxonomy can be built, exported, and shared with the DoD and intelligence communities in a format that both users and systems can understand, and that the taxonomy can serve as an aid in populating metadata fields to increase discovery of data assets. This presentation will show how the MITRE Corporation used Data Harmony Thesaurus Master as a taxonomy management tool and will highlight the nine lessons learned from the effort.

Dr. Marcie Zaharee currently works in MITRE’s Center for Integrated Intelligence Systems, where she is the lead for developing a controlled vocabulary, taxonomy, and thesaurus for the intelligence reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR) community. Marcie joined MITRE in 2005 as the Associate Department Head for Information Management and Practice. She works to advance knowledge management in MITRE, championing efforts that support staff collaboration, knowledge sharing, and strengthening MITRE’s knowledge base. Prior to her arrival at MITRE, Marcie worked for the Department of Defense for 15 years in various functional areas, including Security Management, Intelligence Analysis, and Training Management. Marcie holds degrees in business management (BS), business education (MS), and computing technology in education (PhD).

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Case Study: Integrating Data Harmony Terms and the eJournalPress Peer Review System
Anna Jester, eJournalPress

This presentation will discuss the integration between Data Harmony and eJournalPress, allowing terms to be associated with a manuscript at submission, and also once a manuscript has been accepted. One of the many benefits publications reap when using terms to correctly identify manuscripts is accurate assignment of potential reviewers during the peer review process. This not only ensures the appropriate reviewers are asked to participate in the peer review process but can help widen the reviewer pool, preventing and alleviating reviewer fatigue.

Anna Jester began her career in publishing at Allen Press in Lawrence, KS, where she started as a member of the Online Publishing division. She later moved to the Online Manuscript Submission and Peer Review division and in time became the Product Manager for Online Publishing and Online Manuscript Submission and Peer Review products. She also served as the Editor of FrontMatter, a newsletter devoted to issues that affect society and association publishers with a particular focus on technology. In 2010 she moved to Maryland, joining eJournalPress as the Director of Sales & Marketing. Anna currently serves as a member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Membership Committee, a member of the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Program Committee, and as Technology/E-Publishing Section Editor for Science Editor. Anna enjoys meaningful change, travel, excellent food and mysteries. She and her husband try, with limited success, not to spoil their Italian Greyhound.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Case Study: Public Library of Science Thesaurus: Year One
Rachel Drysdale, PLOS

Rachel will discuss the process of building and integrating their new thesaurus into the PLOS journals workflow and publication platform. From constructing the thesaurus to creating channels for feedback and updates, through building new current awareness and discovery tools, to gathering data for article level metrics and web site analytics, follow their progress through to today’s PLOS websites and services.

Rachel Drysdale joined PLOS as Taxonomy Manager in 2012, after her initial work as a consulting editor for PLOS ONE. Before that, Rachel was at the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, where she headed the data curation group of FlyBase (flybase.org). During the FlyBase years she worked with emerging bio-ontology projects including the Gene Ontology and the Phenotype Ontology projects. Rachel is delighted to have been in the scientific data business through the era of whole genome sequencing and annotation, and the growth of the Open Access movement, in all its contexts.

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM BREAK
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM Case Study: Analysis of Indexing Data to Support Editorial Strategy Development
Helen Atkins, PLOS

This presentation will illustrate how PLOS has approached supporting key decision-making through the analysis of historic indexing data. This enables PLOS to provide data and analyses of coverage to the editorial teams so that they may confirm their scopes, make informed decisions about future opportunities for expansion, or determine why some areas are becoming less popular. The 2013 project undertaken with Access Innovations’ help has provided baseline data showing areas of solid strength over the years as well as emerging areas of growth. Such work has been done for all PLOS journals, but this session will concentrate on presenting data for PLOS ONE.

Helen Atkins has been working in publishing (East and West Coasts) for more years than she cares to remember. She joined PLOS in 2013; prior to that, she was Editorial Director in the publishing division of the American Association for Cancer Research, worked at HighWire Press, and spent many years at ISI (now Thomson Reuters) in a variety of positions.

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM Presentation: PLOS Visualization Project
Kevin Boyack, SciTech Strategies

This presentation will show how a comprehensive map of the scientific literature was used to visualize the PLOS thesaurus. The resulting visualization becomes a new visual template that can be used to 1) examine the thesaurus structure, content, and level of detail; and 2) show coverage and trends for various entities such as journals, institutions, and even individual authors.

Kevin Boyack is President of SciTech Strategies, a small company that specializes in analysis and visualization of literature databases. Originally a chemical engineer, he has been creating and analyzing science maps since 1999. He is interested in the structure and dynamics of science and technology, and how knowledge of those processes can be used for planning, emerging topics, portfolio analysis, and so forth.

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Case Study: JSTOR Case Study: A Year Later
Sharon Garewal, JSTOR

JSTOR is an archive of over 8 million articles, book chapters, and primary source content. Last year at DHUG, a case study on the then incomplete JSTOR Thesaurus was presented as a case study and had not yet been completed. This presentation will give an update on how the completed thesaurus has been constructed and how branches are currently being reviewed and revised. Training materials and workflow processes, which have been documented for maintenance and editing of the thesaurus, will be shared. Discussions on finding and working with subject matter experts and the triumphs and challenges that have been encountered along the way will be highlighted.

Sharon Garewal is a metadata librarian for JSTOR. Sharon is responsible for setting standards and writing guidelines for the creation of JSTOR metadata, as well as creating metadata via the completion of title history research and composing cataloging records. Sharon is also an editor and trainer for the JSTOR Thesaurus. Sharon received her master’s degree in information science from Kent State University.

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM DINNER: The Periodic Hall at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is the nation’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology. Network with Access Innovations/Data Harmony staff and other Data Harmony users, enjoy a delicious catered buffet dinner, and wander the museum exhibits.

We have a special treat for you this year! After dinner, we will have a special presentation by Brad Upton, past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and a regular guest on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. He tours regularly with the legendary Johnny Mathis and also has served on many occasions as the opening act for Joan Rivers. The Tucson Weekly said, “Brad Upton is a comic’s comic and should be on your comedian bucket list.” He has headlined comedy clubs in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau, and is a headline performer for several of the major cruise lines. He is also heard regularly on Sirius Satellite Radio.

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