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User and Task Analysis
May 7-8, 2014
Kongsberg, Norway

Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
May 19-20, 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark

Web and Mobile Strategies for DITA
May 20-21, 2014
Boulder, Colorado

Structured Authoring for DITA
May 21-22, 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark

Structured Authoring for DITA + Learning & Training
May 21-23, 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark

Advanced Publishing for DITA
June 10-12, 2014
Wakefield, Massachusetts

Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
June 25-26, 2014
Pleasanton, California

Advanced Publishing for DITA
July 15-17, 2014
San Jose, California

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Managing Reusable Content in the Product-Development Life Cycle
April 24, 2014, 11am EDT

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Center for Information-Development Management

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Do you need information development help from a group of industry professionals with years of experience in industry best practices? Are you looking for a new way to network with other information developers?

The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM) brings together the most highly skilled and talented managers in the field of information development from across the US and internationally to facilitate the sharing of information about current trends, best practices, and developments within the industry, from information development to training and support.

Led by Dr. JoAnn Hackos, an international expert and leader in the management of design, development, and dissemination of information to customers and employees, CIDM

  • conducts benchmark studies among member organizations and others in the information development industry
  • sponsors information-development and management research
  • circulates industry best practices, studies, and other resources through the Best Practices newsletter, the CIDM website, Information Management News, online seminars, annual conferences, and research white papers
  • holds three annual conferences to promote networking, best practices, education, and development

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Please Participate in a CIDM & DCL Survey
The Center for Information-Development Management and Data Conversion Laboratory are gearing up for our 2014 annual survey on upcoming trends in the digital content industry. The initiative continues the partnership between CIDM and DCL to report on the latest industry developments and get a clear understanding of challenges faced by enterprises. Click here for more information.

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Introduction to the CIDM Study of User-Generated Content
In late 2013, the Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM) conducted a survey of the solicitation, management, and incorporation of technical content developed by customers. User-generated content has become increasingly important to corporations who want to take advantage of the knowledge that customers have about their products, particularly knowledge accumulated from actual field implementations.

Find the full study report at here.

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Developing a Playbook Strategy for Efficient Collaboration
As discussed at CIDM Best Practices Conference 2013, Comtech is building a Playbook repository for CIDM members to collaborate on plays. Our vision is for CIDM members to access the repository to search for plays to download, offer suggestions to improve plays, and adapt plays to a specific organization. The Playbook site currently already has eight plays drafted—to view them, please visit http://knight.comtech-serv.com:8081/playbooks/. We see the playbook repository as a faster way of creating a common set of plays for collaborating that many members can use.

Read an article about Playbooks here.

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Welcome New CIDM Member—Flatirons Solutions

FlatironsSolFlatirons Solutions provides consulting, technology, and outsourcing for content lifecycle management. For more than 20 years, it has served global Fortune 1000 customers in aerospace, automotive, electronics, financial services, government, healthcare, and publishing. Its customer engagements help organizations efficiently deliver the right information, at the right time, to the right people by leveraging structured content and digital media, turning content in to knowledgeTM.

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In the News

CIDM Featured Article

How We Use Minimalism and a New Form of Task-Oriented Help, WalkHub, to Overcome Cognitive Load in Web Applications
Kristof van Tomme & Diana Lakatos

Click here to view all Featured Articles.
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New eComPress DITA 1.2 Specification

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Announcing XMetaL® Author Enterprise 9.0

DCL and Bowker Seek Your Opinion in Our 2014 Digital Publishing Survey

RSI Content Solutions' CTO, Lisa Bos, Honored at Philadelphia Executive Management Awards

Diagnostics Information is Easier to Understand at Automotive Garages Worldwide by Using Acrolinx

Acrolinx and MadCap Software Announce Partnership and Product Integration

Acrolinx Announces Sponsorship of Translators without Borders
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Click here to read a blog by JoAnn Hackos.
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Strategic Planning
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CIDM has created an Individual Membership level for those aspiring to a management role or an independent consultant.
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