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Entries for August, 2009

Webcast: DITA, Metadata Maturity & the Case for Taxonomy

Our research confirms that organizations that use XML authoring are more mature than their peers with respect to the adoption of best practices for search and metadata. However, the use of native DITA metadata capabilities is rare, and many are also missing out on opportunities to use taxonomy for reuse and improved findability. This webcast will explore the metadata capabilities within DITA and component content management systems, discuss two major benefits that can be achieved by using descriptive metadata and taxonomy, and recommend some best practices for getting started with metadata for component-oriented content.

Weekly Digest for 2009-08-21

[B2B marketing] Attending ISBM meeting in State College, PA. Great marketing strategy content! [content management] via AIIM Digital Landfill: 8 Things SharePoint 2010 needs to be real ECM http://ping.fm/dbH1G [content management] Great post by Hakan on likely future of last two indie ECM vendors: OpenText, Autonomy http://ping.fm/xCyZC

Weekly Digest for 2009-08-14

[XML] via ZDNet: Microsoft loses patent case on Word “Custom XML” feature, faces injunction http://ping.fm/1CgfI [markup] Good post about MARC: is it a format or a data model? What IS a data model?? This bugged me once, too http://ping.fm/BTp0j [DITA] Co-wrote article w/ @Stephanie Lemieux for Oct CIDM newsletter on using metadata, #taxonomy to improve […]

Weekly Digest for 2009-08-07

[fishing] Caught 22″ 2.75lb walleye last night on 3″ chartreuse soft jig. Nice spot on bike trail bridge over Ganargua Creek by Erie Canal [7/30 Rochester NY mystery plane] RT tebrown “I think it was a C130. 4 engine prop. Flew over my neighborhood 3 times.” Thanks!! [social tech] David Armano’s “Social Media Guru Curve”. […]