FYI: The IPTC Descriptive NewsCodes...

Even if you don't work with the news, you might be interested in knowing more about the tags that many newsrooms apply to content.  Though formed in 1965 to "safeguard the telecommunications interests of the World's Press," the IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) has, since the late 1970s, been focusing "on developing and publishing Industry Standards for the exchange of news data of all common media types."   Today, IPTC's member base is made up of approximately 60 news companies, organizations, and associations.

In the News: The New Age of Disruption

Check out Greg Satell's Forbes piece, "The New Age of Disruption," for a read on the "semantic economy," open innovation, small and big data, the "Web of Things," algorithms, and so much more.  Beware: Buzzwords abound; but, Satell's attempt to cover a lot of ground quickly, and with a minimum of pain, provides for a good read.  Might be a good piece to share with your boss.  Read more about disruption here...

News: "AICPA and XBRL US Offer XBRL GAAP Certificate"

NEW YORK (JULY 9, 2013) BY MICHAEL COHN (ACCOUNTING TODAY) To address the market demand for training in Extensible Business Reporting Language, or XBRL, the American Institute of CPAs and XBRL US, the nonprofit consortium for XBRL business reporting standards in the U.S., have introduced an XBRL US GAAP Certificate Program. The certificate program provides finance and accounting professionals with information and training in building XBRL-formatted financial statements by using software tools or working with service providers.

Synaptica at Taxonomy Boot Camp, November 5-6, 2013

Save the date for Taxonomy Boot Camp 2013 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel! Synaptica's CEO, Dave Clarke, and Product Manager, Jim Sweeney, will be presenting sessions on indexing images, SKOS-XL concept modeling and multi-lingual taxonomy management. For more information, check out Taxonomy Boot Camp 2013. Synaptica is once again a sponsor of this event.

Elsevier Celebrates New Installation

While it’s no surprise that pizza and cake provide the essential fuel that powers many software development projects, it is a pleasure when one of our customers has a specially decorated cake made to celebrate the successful deployment of their customized Synaptica taxonomy management software. The project, completed this month, was a collaboration between Synaptica and the content management team at Elsevier, Netherlands.


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Join us at Taxonomy Boot Camp 2012 for a presentation on, ' Chaos-Control: Enterprise Management of Federated Taxonomies'

On Tuesday October 16, 2012 please join us at Taxonomy Boot Camp in Washington DC for a presentation on, "Chaos-Control: Enterprise Management of Federated Taxonomies" from  2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Jim Sweeney, Product manager for Synaptica will disccus the problems and suggest solutions surounding Enterprise taxonomy management.

Here is a synopsis of the presentation:

Enterprise taxonomy is generally synonymous with centralized taxonomy just as federated taxonomy is generally synonymous with decentralized taxonomy. Each model has its pros and cons. What happens when an organization needs both the efficiency and cross-searchability associated with centralized taxonomy management and the autonomy and heterogeneity associated with decentralized taxonomy management? Drawing upon real-life examples this presentation compares and contrasts the two models and then explores various hybrid solutions, which bridge the divide to combine and deliver advantages from the alternative approaches.

We hope to see you there!