Key Concept Archive

For more information about how our library science background (and our love of all things metadata) guides the way we catalog information, see the Techcomm and Arbortext Resources page.

Top Authors and Books from My 2019 Reading Challenge

In 2018, I wrote about how it’s important to step out of your comfort zone in your reading habits. It lets you explore sensitivities that expand your sense of the world and the people who live in it. It was a lesson I didn’t quite expect despite the fact that…

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Top Authors and Books from My 2018 Reading Challenge

In 2017, I read nearly a book per day. While it was binge reading at its finest, it was too many. By the end of the year there were several books that I didn’t even remember reading, even when I skimmed the opening chapters in an attempt to do the…

How I Got Here: Career Dev Tips From Wise Old Farts

A panel discussion with tips and stories that helped the pillars of STC get through their careers with success and pride. Listen to past and current board members, conference organizers, and authors tell their stories and offer tips on how you can make the most of your techcomm life. Each…

Industry Trends in Technical Communications 2018

As we close out the year, I’ve written up Industry Trends in Technical Communications we’ve seen in 2018. I don’t believe we should seek out or follow trends. Observations about trends are useful to see what other people are doing and to get a peek at what might be ahead for us….

TC Dojo Conclave

Top Authors and Books from My 2019 Reading Challenge What is the TC Dojo Conclave? The TC Dojo Conclave is a community public service project to support STC Chapter program coordinators worldwide. The TC Dojo Conclave’s goal is to bring together interested STC chapter leaders, members, and community organizers who…

Top Books for Children and New Parents

My niece is having a baby and as I realized that I have a list of carefully curated books that I give to new parents. The last couple of years I’ve written about my reading lists, and I write a lot about requirements. When I looked at my curated list…

New Slack Channels – TC Dojo and Arbortext Users

Slack reminds us of the old IRC channels, if anyone out there remembers those. Liz was invited to Slack pretty early on but resisted using it because she said it was so isolated. In its earliest days, it was mostly browser-based, every space was separate, and you could only see…