Enabling Discovery and Retrieval of Non-Traditional and Granular Output


About the Webinar

This session will address the use of quality metadata and unique identifiers in traditional information environments, but could also include discussion of one or more of the following:
• Scholarly non-traditional output that may currently be hosted in institutional repositories or on proprietary platforms, such as YouTube
• Enabling identifiers for increasingly granular portions of a work (such as paragraphs) in the interests of citation


Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Expanding the Spectrum of Scholarship: Metadata and Search Options for Nontraditional Content
Nicole JohnsonProduct Manager, Digital Commons, bepress

Transforming Information into Knowledge
Ruth PickeringCo-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, Yewno

Trends in image-only retrieval
Gerald BenoitAssociate Professor, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College.

Event Sessions

Expanding the Spectrum of Scholarship: Metadata and Search Options for Nontraditional Content


Libraries are increasingly being asked to provide technical solutions for everything their institutions produce. The influx of content types, including patents, grant-funded projects, and research datasets, means the library needs to keep up with evolving needs.  Drawing on a community of over 500 institutions with unique content requirements, bepress has developed flexible and customizable metadata and search tools that allows the library and other groups on campus to manage, search, and report on materials from all points along the research life cycle.

Nicole Johnson, Product Manager for Digital Commons, will share:

  • examples of how custom metadata fields can be used to search for and report on nontraditional content;
  • the benefits and challenges of bepress's upcoming switch from SOLR to Elastic search;
  • and ways that full-text search that includes snippet text and thumbnails can enhance the user experience.

Transforming Information into Knowledge


In today's world the ever increasing volume and fragmentation of information makes it difficult for researchers to find what they need and for content providers to know at a low level of granularity what's contained in their catalogues. Using AI technology, Yewno provides a solution to these problems with it's products which provide conceptual search and a topical hierarchy. Ruth Pickering, Co-Founder of Yewno, will share: 

  • A demonstration of Yewno's conceptual search product Discover
  • A demonstration of Yewno's topical hierarchy product Unearth
  • A summary of the key benefits

Trends in image-only retrieval


Gerald Benoit

Associate Professor, Simmons School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College

The usual technique for searching for images is through keywords and metadata - text approaches to creating image retrieval sets. This webinar reviews briefly text-oriented retrieval and leads to using image metadata for more complex queries, and "image-only" retrieval projects.

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Cancellations made by Wednesday, May 31, 2017 will receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
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