Information Management News
Volume 5, Issue 2
February 2005

A monthly e-newsletter from The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM)
JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD, CIDM Director

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News & Events

Content Management Strategies 2005

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CIDM is proud to be a partner with Arbortext in the 10th annual AUGI(Arbortext User Group) conference.

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Upcoming Workshops

The CIDM sponsors the following workshops:

XML for Writers
Jen Linton,
March 9–10
Roseville, MN

Structured Writing for Single Sourcing
JoAnn Hackos, PhD,
March 16–17
Beaverton, OR

Managing Your Documentation Projects
Bill Hackos, PhD,
March 22–23
Mountain View, CA

For more information on these and other workshops, visit the JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series web site

Product Announcements

AuthorIT Presentations

Learn more about AuthorIT’s newest release.

Innodata Isogen White Paper

Read about Innodata Isogen’s latest white paper, The Five Steps to Rich Data Products.

Collaborative Information Development
JoAnn Hackos, PhD
CIDM Director

Collaboration is a hot topic these days in the enterprise content management and knowledge management worlds. Product developers are working on solutions that will make it easier for people to work together to develop content, share ideas, enhance knowledge, and generally contribute to innovative activities. They offer us managed intranet and extranet sites that support the exchange of ideas. They support threaded discussions, instant messaging, check in/check out with version control, and co-authoring of documents. They add in the ability to view each other’s comments on documents in real time.

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More articles
Being Part of the Product—Palmer Pearson
Book Review: Exporting America by Lou Dobbs—Sue King

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February Best Practices newsletter

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Table of Contents—February 2005



From the Director

JoAnn Hackos

Designing on Steroids: Using Insanely Robust
Information Plans to Improve the Efficiency and
Productivity of Offshore Outsource Writing

Mike Eleder

More Content in Less Time: Applying the Lessons
of Lean Thinking to Technical Communication

Mark Baker

What Keeps Us Going? Key Motivators in the
Technical Communication Industry

Beth Barrow

Best Practice: Change Management and Writer/
Artist User Groups

Pat Benson

Communicating Effectively with Offshore Developers

Liz Gabel

The Heart of Change: Communicate for Buy-In

Diane Davis

Being Part of the Product
Palmer Pearson
Cadence Design Systems

Companies that survive tough times understand that innovative ideas are what secure their future. Many great corporate names have disappeared because they could not compete with those who consistently and substantially reinvested in themselves.

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Book Review: Exporting America by Lou Dobbs
Sue King
Independent Consultant

The only notable voice speaking loudly and publicly about the problem of exporting jobs out of America is Lou Dobbs, regularly on CNN and, more recently, with his book Exporting America.

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