RedLink Develops the Most Comprehensive Multi-Disciplinary Academic Taxonomy in Collaboration with iSchool image

Silicon Valley startup RedLink, a business intelligence solution provider for academic publishers, didn’t have to look far when it needed specialists to carry out in-depth research into the structure and scope of academic disciplines and to develop a comprehensive and hierarchical taxonomy. RedLink put together a team of experts led by Dr. Virginia Tucker, a leader in online asynchronous LIS (Library Information Science) education, and lecturer at San José State University (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool), to develop the most comprehensive taxonomy of academic disciplines. This new classification system now covers the widest range of academic disciplines that provide RedLink an ability to develop new products and solutions for the scholarly publishing world. To read the full press release, click here ...

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Meet the Team – Ellie Fullman image

Ellie Fullman, Taxonomy Expert Introduction 1) Tell us a little bit about your background. Information science is my second career and a field which incorporates three of my greatest passions: academia, teaching, and information organization. Receiving my  BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley, I spent the following ten years teaching English as a second language to adults, with an emphasis on English use for business, nursing, and the hospitality industry. Forever seeking out new knowledge and skills, enrolling in at least one new course each year is a  practice that has been a constant in my life since my undergraduate degree and has kept my outside interests alive over the years. It is also directly responsible for allowing me ...

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Meet the Team – Virginia Tucker image

Virginia Tucker, Taxonomy Lead Introduction 1) Tell us a little bit about your background. I’ve been on the faculty at San Jose State’s information school for the last ten years. Prior to that, I worked in the information industry in Silicon Valley, both as an information architect and manager of client instructional programs. My first position as an information professional was as the Physics Librarian at Stanford University. I have a PhD in information systems, an MLS, and a BA in music composition from Stanford. 2) What excites you to work in a start-up environment? I’m excited to combine my understanding of vocabulary design with my experience in industry and product development, particularly as this project involves working with recent ...

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