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Concepts and Techniques of Library Science

Have you ever bookmarked a site only to go back later and be unable to find that site in your bookmarks? Have you ever bookmarked a site twice? Only to wonder why you tagged it the way you did? Have…

Where Are They Now?

Summary: Stories of long-term Arbortext customers who are realizing the full potential of their solutions. There’s a software side to dynamic information delivery. We know this. Customers who have seen IBM talk have come to us and said “Sure, they…

Repurposing Content for Multichannel Publishing

When Management decides to go to an XML publishing system, it’s not always clear to the authoring and editing staff why the decision was made. Ever wonder why they choose to go this route? In this presentation, we talk about…

You Don’t Have to Build Software to Do DITA

This is a success story. Medtronic ENT deployed a brand-new DITA solution, employing all the traditional strategies and best practices for DITA such as specializing only where absolutely necessary and adopting minimalist approach to topic-based authoring. As a global organization,…

Conference notes from: Content Management Strategies/DITA North America 2010

For the last decade I have made a regular habit of speaking at or attending the DITA NA/CMS conference. This is one conference that provides the opportunity for perspective. As you attend, year over year, you start to see trends…

From FrameMaker to FrameMaker, Growing a DITA-Capable Department

Smaller organizations are starting to feel the need for DITA. For small organizations with limited staff resources and smaller budgets, it’s harder to plan and execute the move to DITA from traditional publishing applications and processes. As DITA’s adoption continues…

Content Reduction and Reuse in a Multichannel Publishing Environment

It all comes down to managing and reusing source. Recycling content (chapters, graphics, etc.) is not new. What is new here is the common set of back-end structure in XML form and the fact that more than one set of…

Panel: DITA Question and Answer Session

This was a live panel discussion. Panelists included: Amy Smith, IBM Marianne White, IBM Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions Presented at: Content Management Strategies Conference 2007