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.

Common Questions: Source Control

This week’s topic: Source Control Source Control is a big topic. To date, the best article I’ve ever read on branching strategy was a best practices article by Perforce (circa 2003). Today, we’re not talking about that, we’re talking about all the features source control supported in Arbortext Content Manager…

Common Questions: Bursting

This week’s topic: Bursting We start talking about something we call “bursting” when we get questions like the following: Can a writer or translator work just on paragraph chunks while an editor can see entire sections? This question is nearly always followed by this question: Can this level of granularity be…

Common Questions: Arbortext Content Manager (Windchill)

This week’s topic: Arbortext Content Manager Today, we’re answering some of the more common and general questions about Arbortext Content Manager (ACM). When it comes to DITA, the need for component content management comes sooner rather than later. It’s very easy to get hundreds and thousands of topics very quickly….

How do I reuse content stored in Windchill?

by Karie One of the many advantages of storing content in XML is the ability to reuse it. The best way to ensure proper reuse is to store XML content in a component content management system like Arbortext Content Manager (aka Windchill).Arbortext Content Manager is completely integrated with Arbortext Editor…

XML Implementations and Information Lifecycle

XML and content tools need to be thoughtfully configured to create feasible processes that produce the desired business benefits. This session explores the XML information lifecycle and how XML and content tools and systems can be deployed to their best advantage. Presented at: Gilbane Boston 2010: Panel #T7. “XML Implementations…

Given enough time and resources, Sharepoint can make anything happen

Recently I was preparing my talk for the Gilbane Boston conference coming up in December. I’m presenting along-side two people I respect a lot: Barry Schaeffer and Doug Gorman. I’ve known Barry for years and years. He’s the former President of X-Systems, a company that was an Arbortext partner from…

Beyond Theory: Making Single-Sourcing Actually Work

In this paper, I discuss how we made single-sourcing work at Juniper Networks. This is a practical discussion of issues, problems, and successes. This paper provides a case study in single-sourcing, examining how the Technical Publications group at Juniper Networks has been implementing single-sourcing. In the past three years, there…