The PTFS team excelled in consolidation of multiple Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) libraries and was formally congratulated by Pete Zeender of the Chemical Propulsion Information Analysis Center (CPIAC) with a letter of appreciation.
North Bethesda, MD, February 4, 2014 – PTFS was recently awarded a multiple year contract from the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). Under the contract, PTFS will provide data warehouse support by housing 30,000 cubic feet of documents; storing, managing, and disseminating digital objects with ArchivalWare Digital Library System (DLS); and processing on demand document requests by scanning and uploading objects to the DLS and DTIC Online. The multi-million dollar DTIC Defense Systems Scientific and Technical Warehouse (STI) Warehouse contract has one base year and four option years. “PTFS is uniquely qualified to support DTIC on the data warehousing contract,”… read more →
The inherent problem with converting and managing audio files in an ECM platform is the inability to search across the actual content of the audio file as well as getting to the specific location in the file where the area of interest is present. As a solution to these problems, PTFS has developed best practices for speech to text conversion and subsequent management of this content in the ArchivalWare ECM platform. The first step in the process is determining if the audio files need to be scrubbed for in-audible background noise. In many cases with human speech recordings, background noise… read more →
PTFS has developed a more advanced image enhancement process that can be utilized to improve poor quality grayscale images. Image enhancement is a technique utilized in document imaging to improve the quality and Optical Character Recognition results. This process allows for searchable ASCII text. . Conventional image technology includes auto-cropping, line removal and character smoothing. When a grayscale scan of a document image is performed from paper or film source material these processes aren’t necessarily available. With poor quality source material, this can be detrimental to obtaining a searchable and adequate scanned version. When lines are drawn overtop of a character it… read more →
PTFS will be exhibiting at the DoDIIS 2011 Worldwide Conference. This year’s conference will be held May 1-5 in Detroit Michigan. PTFS will be exhibiting in booth #341. The theme for this year’s conference is Secure and Collaborative Intelligence in Defense of the Nation. PTFS staff will also be conducting onsite demos for the following product offerings: ArchivalWare ECM ArchivalWare DX – Declassification Solution ArchivalWare GS – Geospatial Content Management ArchivalWare DLS – Digital Library System ArchivalWare SPDR – Web Harvesting Staff will also be onsite to answer any questions you may have concerning Staff and Digitization.
Maximizing XMP Metadata The only way to capitalize on your enterprise content is to maximize your metadata. What is metadata? Metadata is loosely defined as information about information. We use metadata everyday in our daily lives, we just don’t realize it. Common metadata fields are: Title, author, origination, date of publication, etc. Why Should You Care About Metadata? The quality and quantity of your metadata matters. With better metadata, searching becomes easier, browsing becomes more efficient, and organizational knowledge becomes more effective. With more data about your information comes streamlined enterprise operations. Redundant tasks can be eliminated. Enterprise knowledge becomes… read more →