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.

Improve your documentation process and achieve 46% higher product revenues

Best-in-class companies achieve 46% higher product revenues by improving information delivery. Over the last several years, now that all the pieces needed for dynamic information product delivery are under one roof, PTC has been working on an application that erases the boundaries between the mix-and-match components that have traditionally made…

DITA is Hard

There’s a trope that says, if you want to do good content delivery, you have to advocate for methodology, not tools. (This is often said in despair by someone dealing with a team of writers determined to find a way to use FrameMaker to make pizza crust.) To that end,…

What is the ROI of XML?

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 1, Episode 6 If you have information about your company’s product or services that needs to be delivered to customers, whether it’s in print or electronic form, chances are you have heard of XML. Are you finding yourself in the position of having to explain to…

Podcast posted: Interview with Todd Nowlan, “Benefits of XML and single-sourcing”

When we were getting ready for the CMS DITA/NA 2010, we reached out to long-time Arbortext customers to find out where they were now, what they did originally, and how they got from point A to point B. Just what did it take to make a successful single-sourcing implementation happen….

Deploying and Maintaining a Large Single-Sourcing Solution [Arbortext User Meeting]

Deploying and Maintaining a Large Single-Sourcing Solution: Now What? Your organization has gone through the pains of developing business cases and acquiring funds to implement a single-sourcing solution. How do you proceed with choosing and implementing a solution, what are the steps you need to take to deploy the system,…

CPR For Your Product Information

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 1, Episode 3 In this web session we will show you how you can get your product information out of the ICU with Structured Authoring using Arbortext. In an unstructured authoring environment, product information is created without constancy in construction. The process leaves you with information that…

Podcast Posted: Interview with Michael Hahn, XML and SGML expert

Michael Hahn is the principal at Alphabetical by Author. He has almost twenty years’ experience with markup language (SGML and XML) development and implementation. He has managed analysis session meetings and prepared reports for a wide variety of information types for manufacturers, scientific and professional organizations, commercial publishers, defense contractors,…

Green Your Product Information

Greening your product? What about your product information? We see it all the time and I’m sure you do as well. Companies are on the move with initiatives to “green” their operations and their products. It’s not just the big fortune 500 companies either, the push for green is being driven—and…