DCL Learning Series

Below you will find our library of recorded webinars. If you would like to register for an upcoming webinar, please visit: www.dclab.com/webinars

Webinar Archive

2012 Webinars

Reality Check: The Truth from the Publishers’ Perspective

First Aired: December 6, 2012

Barry Bealer, President/CEO, Co-founder, RSI Content Solutions

 

Mark Gross, President & CEO, DCL


View this webinar series as CEOs Barry Bealer, RSI Content Solutions and Mark Gross, DCL share not only the results of our 10-month polling but also their views on what the metrics mean.


Ask the Experts, Part 3: Planning for the Future

First Aired: November 19, 2012

Moderated by: Jack Molisani, LavaCon

 

 


The Boy Scouts had it right. "Be prepared" -- a motto with meaning in the rapidly-changing, technology-driven world in which we do business today. Organizations that are prepared for change have little difficulty moving to eBooks and Apps.


Harmonizer: Stop Repeating Yourself. . . Reuse & Get Cleaned Up

First Aired: November 15, 2012

Brian Trombley, DCL

 

 


This presentation will demonstrate Harmonizer, DCL's proprietary content reuse assessment platform. Harmonizer is capable of processing and analyzing 1000's of pages at a time to identify and eliminate duplicate content in document collections. It identifies redundant content at multiple levels of match including exact, similar and dissimilar granules.


Getting Change to Happen: A Series of Case Studies

First Aired: November 6, 2012

JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD,
President/CEO, Comtech Services

 



We are all devoted to our habits, good and bad. In fact, even recognizing them as habits is often difficult. Habits are simply the way we always do something, usually without having to actively think about what we are doing. Yet, our habits can easily get in the way of innovation and change.


Reality Check: The Truth About Quality

First Aired: October 24, 2012

Marianne Calilhanna, RSI Content Solutions

 



In this free webinar, we'll reveal some interesting truths around quality control and provide tips that you can bring back to your office.


Reality Check: The Truth About DIY CMS & Conversion

First Aired: August 29, 2012

Pat Sabosik, President, Elm City Consulting

 



This webinar focuses on the real concerns you need to address so that your organization can make educated decisions based on truths and not what simply seems will work.


Making a Business Case for Change

First Aired: August 9, 2012

JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD,
President/CEO, Comtech Services

 



We are all devoted to our habits, good and bad. In fact, even recognizing them as habits is often difficult. Habits are simply the way we always do something, usually without having to actively think about what we are doing. Yet, our habits can easily get in the way of innovation and change.


DITA Today and Tomorrow

First Aired: July 12, 2012

Keith Schengili-Roberts, Mekon

 



It's been over six years since the DITA specification was officially released by OASIS and people could start using the DITA Open Toolkit. A lot has happened since early 2006, as DITA XML has become the fastest growing information standard for technical writing.


DITA XML as Neutral Content Source for Educational Publishers

First Aired: June 27, 2012

Amber Swope, DITA Specialist, DITA Strategies

 



An XML architecture separates the content from its delivery and enables you to deliver a range of content in a variety of formats: printed books, eBooks, dynamic learning portals, and mobile applications to start the list.


Ask the Experts, Part 2: What Channels Make Sense?

First Aired: June 14, 2012

Moderated by: Jack Molisani, LavaCon

 



In our socially-enabled, mobile world, customers expect us to be able to make content available to them when and where they want it, in the language they prefer, and on the device of their choosing. Meeting these expectations isn't as easy and straightforward as we'd like. Luckily, there are experts available to help guide us toward approaches that work — and away from the expensive (and time-consuming) pitfalls.


Reality Check: The Truth About ROI

First Aired: June 13, 2012

Christopher Hill, RSI Content Solutions

 



In this free webinar, DCL and RSI Content Solutions, will lead a panel of publishing professionals who will discuss how they made their business case and received enthusiastic executive buy-in for content management and data conversion in their organizations.


Moving to XML

First Aired: May 23, 2012

Julio J. Vazquez, SDI Global Solutions

 



Planning to move your content to XML? Whether it's because you're looking to reduce costs across the organization or to streamline your information creation process, there are a lot of things to consider. Surprisingly, the least of which is converting your content.


Best Practices: Structured Product Labeling

First Aired: May 17, 2012

Howard Shatz, Project Manager, DCL

 



Whether you are new to Structured Product Labeling or an old hand, this session will help you avoid some common pitfalls that can slow your process, compliance, and time to market.


Reality Check: The Truth About Automation

First Aired: May 9, 2012

Dianne Kennedy, IDEAlliance

 



From the food we eat to the products we interact with everyday, automation is an inherent part of our modern supply chain. For publishers and media companies, automating editorial and production tasks is necessary to keep pace with customer consumption as well as the competition.


Ask the Experts, Part 1: Assessing the Convertability of Your Content

First Aired: May 2, 2012

Moderated by: Jack Molisani, LavaCon

 



In our socially-enabled, mobile world, customers expect us to be able to make content available to them when and where they want it, in the language they prefer, and on the device of their choosing. Meeting these expectations isn't as easy and straightforward as we'd like. Luckily, there are experts available to help guide us toward approaches that work - and away from the expensive (and time-consuming) pitfalls.


Reality Check: The Truth About Digital Revenue Streams

First Aired: April 26, 2012

Darrell W. Gunter, Gunter Media Group

 



We've heard the allure of digital revenue for more than a decade. Yet many publishers still report that print supersedes digital. And a majority of publishing organizations continue to structure people, processes, and tools to support a print-first environment.


Best Practices: Preparing Content for Emerging Technology

First Aired: April 18, 2012

Bill Burns, Senior Content Analyst, Vasont Systems

 



People want to access content on whatever device they're carrying at the moment. Designing with a large screen and a mouse in mind can cause problems when customers attempt to access content that is not optimized for small screens. What works fine on one platform may not work on another. Miniscule links and tiny text cause frustration, not satisfaction.


Crossing the Chasm with DITA, Part 3: Now Grow

First Aired: March 22, 2012

JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD,
President/CEO, Comtech Services

 



In this three-part webinar series, Dr. JoAnn Hackos, president of Comtech Services, Inc., will trace the progress of many organizations from the early phases of Exploration, Preparation, and Education through genuine progress through Pilot projects, purchasing of a Component Content Management System to keep everything in line, through the Conversion of legacy content to a new way of structuring and managing information.


Adaptive Content for Multiple Devices

First Aired: March 3, 2012

Ann Rockley, CEO, The Rockley Group, Inc.

 



It is not necessary or practical to create countless custom-designed solutions for every new device. You need adaptive content.


Developing a Content Workflow, Part 3: Next Steps

First Aired: February 29, 2012

Sharon Burton, Content Strategy Consultant

 

 


The world of content development is going through enormous changes as schedules get tighter, social media grows in importance, new delivery methods appear, and global teams keep the clock running 24/7. The processes we've used for developing and delivering content for the last 10 years may not be working anymore, as the world gets faster and more global.


Crossing the Chasm with DITA, Part 2: Now Go

First Aired: February 23, 2012

JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD,
President/CEO, Comtech Services

 



In this three-part webinar series, Dr. JoAnn Hackos, president of Comtech Services, Inc., will trace the progress of many organizations from the early phases of Exploration, Preparation, and Education through genuine progress through Pilot projects, purchasing of a Component Content Management System to keep everything in line, through the Conversion of legacy content to a new way of structuring and managing information.


Developing a Content Workflow, Part 2: The Fix

First Aired: February 22, 2012

Sharon Burton, Content Strategy Consultant

 

 


The world of content development is going through enormous changes as schedules get tighter, social media grows in importance, new delivery methods appear, and global teams keep the clock running 24/7. The processes we've used for developing and delivering content for the last 10 years may not be working anymore, as the world gets faster and more global.


Developing a Content Workflow, Part 1: Is Yours Broken?

First Aired: February 15, 2012

Sharon Burton, Content Strategy Consultant

 

 


The world of content development is going through enormous changes as schedules get tighter, social media grows in importance, new delivery methods appear, and global teams keep the clock running 24/7. The processes we've used for developing and delivering content for the last 10 years may not be working anymore, as the world gets faster and more global.


Crossing the Chasm with DITA, Part 1: Get Ready, Get Set

First Aired: January 19, 2012

JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD,
President/CEO, Comtech Services

 



In this three-part webinar series, Dr. JoAnn Hackos, president of Comtech Services, Inc., will trace the progress of many organizations from the early phases of Exploration, Preparation, and Education through genuine progress through Pilot projects, purchasing of a Component Content Management System to keep everything in line, through the Conversion of legacy content to a new way of structuring and managing information.