Lightning Talk: Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Did you know there is a new renaissance on the horizon? We are thrilled to see, more and more, a new enthusiasm about content creation to publication. We are all familiar with the words “content reuse” and “xml authoring” and “single-source” and “topic based authoring”. But all this talk is now coming from outside the walls of traditional tech pubs. It is starting to get a great deal of attention from the more creatively focused departments of Sales and, more notably, Marketing.

Now is the time for us to break down the walls that once divided the teams that create content. But how do you do that? Don’t sell yourself short! Those of you who have built your profession around the technology of creation and delivery have gained a great deal of insight. This expertise makes you a valuable resource for those seeking to adopt practices that are now like second nature to you. Continue reading “Lightning Talk: Don’t Sell Yourself Short”

Branched Libraries and Rapid Release Single-Source Environment Implementation

“Branched Libraries and Rapid Release Single-Source Environment Implementation”
Presented by: Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions, Inc. (formerly: Juniper Networks)
Co-authored by: Brenda DePaolis, Single-Sourcing Solutions, Inc. (formerly: Juniper Networks)
Audience: Developers

This presentation highlights the way PTC’s Arbortext Epic Editor has been implemented within the technical publications organization at Juniper Networks, focusing on the successful rollout of the editor and support systems. This document also details some of the proposed enhancements for continued Arbortext integration. Finally, it describes some of the challenges in deploying the Arbortext suite of tools and how those challenges were met.

The Arbortext project at Juniper Networks is a major technical publications initiative designed primarily to convert existing documentation and author new documentation in a single-sourcing environment. By authoring in an XML environment, we are able to make use of vast areas of overlapping information. Through information reuse, we can effectively increase the efficiency of our entire technical publications staff, an ever-increasing goal as demands for documentation increase while staffing and resource challenges persist.

The single-sourcing project had several initial requirements that had to met. These ranged from the successful conversion of Framemaker files to Epic files to the integration of Interwoven to provide a viable source control environment.

Presented by: Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions, Inc. (formerly: Juniper Networks)

Presented at: 8th Annual Arbortext User Group International Conference (AUGI 2003)

Presentation Materials

Note: Arbortext was purchased by PTC in 2005