ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards developers worldwide, has engaged ScopeeKnowledgeCenterto provide enhanced smart content services and MARC cataloging for its highly valued content. Previously, Scope had developed a domain-specific, multi-level taxonomy for the vast array of content within ASTM’s Standards and Engineering Digital Library (SEDL). Scope also developed facets with a taxonomic structure to enable robust cross domain search, as well as created an expanded list of keywords to be mapped to the taxonomy and facets. ASTM has expanded its partnership with Scope to broaden these “smart content” services to include a Portuguese language version of the taxonomy, facets and keywords to enhance the discoverability of its content by its Brazilian end users. Additionally, Scope will catalog standards, e-books and journal issues published by ASTM based on MARC21 standards.
ScopeeKnowledgeCenter, a leading content enhancement and knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) provider to publishers and specialized information providers, will employ its proven “assisted automation” approach that blends its proprietary automation technology with intervention from subject domain and translation experts to create this solution for ASTM International. Scope President Tram Venkatraman commented, “This opportunity reflects a significant expansion of Scope’s “smart content” services to enable its client’s to enhance discoverability of content via non-English language metadata for a number of Asian and European languages. Scope is very pleased ASTM has chosen us again for this latest requirement.”
Scope and ASTM International have also signed a deal for providing MARC cataloging services, which involve cataloging of selected technical papers (STPs), e-books and journal issues published by ASTM based on MARC21 standards. Scope Senior Vice President M. A, Eswaran commented, “We are delighted to continue to help ASTM’s content become more “findable” and useful to its customers.”
About ASTM International
ASTM International is a not-for-profit organization and one of the largest voluntary standards developers in the world, serving as a trusted source of technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Working in an open and transparent process and using ASTM’s advanced electronic infrastructure, ASTM members deliver the test methods, specifications, guides and practices that support industries and governments worldwide. Known for their high technical quality and market relevancy, ASTM International standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy. Today, over 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
About Scope eKnowledge Center
ScopeeKnowledgeCenter(www.scopeknowledge.com), a Quatrro Group company, is an award winning provider of outsourced, cost-effective content enhancement and knowledge services to the global information industry. With considerable subject matter expertise in a number of business and STM domains, indigenously-built innovative technology, and proprietary intellectual property, Scope assures world-class services. In operation for over 24 years, Scope has built a clientele loyal to its abstracting, indexing, semantic enrichment, database/directory development, and content authoring solutions. Scope is also the publisher of the daily newsletter Knowledgespeak (www.knowledgespeak.com), a comprehensive news service focusing on the STM information industry.
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