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Mark Gross, President, DCL

Don’t Let Accessibility Become a Liability

Target Corporation had to pay settlement damages of $6 million and attorney costs of $3.7 million. The Justice Department and Carnival Corp. (Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises) reached a landmark settlement agreement... Read full article: Don’t Let Accessibility Become a Liability
Rebekka Andersen, University of California Davis

State of Education in TC—Panel

On April 17, 2018 Rebekka Andersen, Andrea Ames, Carlos Evia and Stan Doherty presented a panel discussion “State of Education in TC—Panel”. After there was a presentation, there was a question and answer period where the below question was not... Read full article: State of Education in TC—Panel
Carlos Evia, Virginia Tech

Authoring Standards-Based Intelligent Content the Easy Way with Lightweight DITA

Based on the committee note “Lightweight DITA: An Introduction,” of the three flavors of LwDITA, MDITA sort of seems to be the "runt of the litter." It looks suitable for creating a new topic, but if the topic is then edited as XML or HTML5, the... Read full article: Authoring Standards-Based Intelligent Content the Easy Way with Lightweight DITA

What do you think of Documentation quality?

For an information developer, quality means he reached his objective: he designed with the end-user in mind.
Marie-Louise Flacke, Formatrice (instructor), Awel-A-Ben

"Why is DITA implementation in Europe so far behind?"

Further to a 2017 survey by Keith Schengili-Roberts, European documentation teams have a sound knowledge of DITA technicalities. Still, DITA penetration into the “Old Continent” is below expectations. Let’s examine some reasons and considerations... Read full article: "Why is DITA implementation in Europe so far behind?"
Bill Swallow, Director of Operations, Scriptorium Publishing

Q&A With Scriptorium's Bill Swallow On "The Content Strategy of Things"

On November 28, 2017 Bill Swallow, Director of Operations, Scriptorium Publishing presented the webinar “The Content of Things”. After Bill’s presentation, there was a question and answer period where the below questions was asked.
Mark Gross, President, DCL

Impressions from Text Analytics Forum 2017

What impressed me this year was the extent to which Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning techniques are becoming practical for projects that don’t have 7- or 8-figure budgets.
Greg Fagan, Sales Director, DCL

DCL Sponsors NEPCo Awards

On November 7, publishing professionals gathered at the Rockwell Theater in Somerville, Mass. for the New England Publishing Collaboration (NEPCo for short) awards, which are presented each year by the Bookbuilders of Boston.
Gavin Drake, Content Automation

IHS Markit Transforms Customer Experience Through Content Automation

At Quark we work with clients around the world across a variety of industries. Though each client faces unique business challenges, they all have one thing in common: Content is absolutely critical to their success. Financial services firms rely on... Read full article: IHS Markit Transforms Customer Experience Through Content Automation
Liza Meyers, Do You Remember the “Filthy Fifteen”?

Do You Remember the “Filthy Fifteen”?

In 1985, a group of four women, with Tipper Gore being the most notable among them, banded together to create a little something called the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC). Their mission: To teach parents how to protect their children from the... Read full article: Do You Remember the “Filthy Fifteen”?
Naveh Greenberg, Conversion Specification and Pilot

Save Money and Time with a Conversion Specification and Pilot

If you're new to the world of content conversion, it's probably a little overwhelming. You know your agency needs to prepare content to meet the current needs of more technologically savvy audiences, but you are concerned with losing valuable legacy... Read full article: Save Money and Time with a Conversion Specification and Pilot
Naveh Greenberg, Content Conversion Using DCL Harmonizer™

Build Quality Control Standards into Ongoing Content Conversion Using DCL Harmonizer™

Any federal content digitization effort incorporates significant requirements for quality control (QC), whether in the civilian or Department of Defense (DoD) sector. And many agencies mistakenly consider QC to be a fully manual, time consuming, and... Read full article: Build Quality Control Standards into Ongoing Content Conversion Using DCL Harmonizer™
Naveh Greenberg, Quality Control Requirements of DoD Standards

Managing the Quality Control Requirements of DoD Standards: Deep Dive Analysis and Continuous QC Pay Off

Legacy content throughout the US Department of Defense (DoD) exists in a variety of formats and structures. And the older the content, the less likely it is to conform to required standards such as S1000D or the Army's MIL-STD-40051. Quality Control... Read full article: Managing the Quality Control Requirements of DoD Standards: Deep Dive Analysis and Continuous QC Pay Off
Naveh Greenberg, Take a Role Implementing DITA

Relying on Experience: SMEs, Consultants and Vendors Can Take a Role Implementing DITA

Moving to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standard for creating and maintaining content means uncharted waters for many organizations. The complexity involved, in changes to tools, processes, and the approach to creating content,... Read full article: Relying on Experience: SMEs, Consultants and Vendors Can Take a Role Implementing DITA
Marli Mesibov, Care and Feeding of a Content… Whatever

Care and Feeding of a Content… Whatever

Job titles matter to three people: the person hunting for work, the hiring manager, and the client. The person hunting for work needs an easy way to identify whether she’s interested in a position. The job title “chef” is a symbol in this case,... Read full article: Care and Feeding of a Content… Whatever