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Information Management News
February 2015

A monthly e-newsletter from The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM)
JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD, CIDM Director
http://www.infomanagementcenter.com

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CIDM News and Events

For a complete Calendar of Events, click on these links:

Conferences

Workshops

Webinars

Other Events

Conferences


The CMS/DITA North America Conference 2015 will be held April 20-22 in Chicago, Illinois. For more information click here.

The Best Practices Conference 2015 will be held September 21-23 in St. Petersburg, Florida. More information coming soon!

Upcoming Workshops

Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
February 11-12, 2015
Indianapolis, Indiana

Minimalism is the first step to creating user friendly content that is fully structured. It is designed for anyone faced with manuals that users complain are too big and too detailed—or that aren’t used at all.


Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
February 24-25, 2015
Golden, Colorado

Minimalism is the first step to creating user friendly content that is fully structured. It is designed for anyone faced with manuals that users complain are too big and too detailed—or that aren’t used at all.


Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
March 11-12, 2015
Duluth, Georgia

Minimalism is the first step to creating user friendly content that is fully structured. It is designed for anyone faced with manuals that users complain are too big and too detailed—or that aren’t used at all.


Upcoming Webinars

Building Enterprise Content Collaboration

Presented by JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services
February 12, 2015, 1pm EST


Working with Your Localization Vendor

Presented by Katherine (Kit) Brown-Hoekstra, STC
March 5, 2015, 1pm EST


Stilo DITA Knowledge Series: Leaving proprietary solutions behind

Presented by JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services
March 17, 2015, 12pm EST


Click here for more webinars.


Announcements

DCL and ADG Streamline Legislative Drafting Services for the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel

Vasont Systems Shows Significant Growth in 2014

Diagnosing the Content Challenges for Life Sciences Content Producers

Adobe’s Tech Comm e-newsletter

Click here for more announcements.


Following the Trends—Is your content ready?

The complexity of delivering content continues to increase exponentially as more outlets become available to our consumers. Many organizations are faced with deciphering how the trends impact their businesses and what to do about them considering the rapidly changing digital marketplace. We want to discover how the changing requirements for delivery are affecting your business today and how you anticipate those requirements will affect your business decisions in the next few years.

You have until March 16, 2015 to complete this survey and enter to win a $100 American Express Gift Card.

Click here to take the survey.

Read the press release here.

Thank you for your help and interest.

Dr. JoAnn Hackos, Director
The Center for Information-Development Management

and

Mark Gross, President/CEO
Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.


Actionable Leadership in the Creative Age
JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services, Inc.

Based on a Skillsoft article by G. Shawn Hunter, Executive Producer, Leadership Development ChannelTM, June 2012.

Read the article.


Increasing the Value of your Organization’s Content: The Knowledge Value Maturity Model
Miryam Brand, Suite Solutions

What is the Knowledge Value Maturity Model all about?

The amount of information in the average organization has exploded in recent years. Organizations need to focus on knowledge access, creation, and management to ensure that the tremendous volume of information can be used effectively. At the same time, companies wish to differentiate themselves from their competition by creating and delivering quality content to win more customer attention and improve the customer experience—all this while lowering costs and increasing the productivity of content-creation departments.

Read the article.


Online is Self-Service
Gerry McGovern, Customer Carewords

Self-service is the essence of the web. People go online in order to solve problems and complete tasks on their own

Read the article.


CIDM E-news Wants To Hear From You

Working on an exciting project? Developed a new strategy? Creating content in new ways? Delivering content in new media? Let us know what interesting developments you’ve been working on. We would love to have a short article from you (1,000 words or so) for the e-newsletter. Our readers would love to know what is working and even what hasn’t. Send a note to CIDM Editor, Lisa Larson, at lisa.larson@comtech-serv.com with your idea.


Welcome New CIDM Member—Design Science

Design Science (DSI) was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Long Beach, California. We are the worldwide leader in developing, marketing and supporting software for scientific and technical communication. Our MathType, MathFlow, and MathPlayer software products are used by publishing professionals, scientists, engineers, and educators for authoring and publishing mathematical notation in print and online documents, and for building web pages with interactive math content. We also license components and technology to many OEM partners who want to math-enable their own products. We aggressively research new products and technologies, particularly those that extend our commanding lead in MathML technology.

Learn more about CIDM (Center for Information-Development Management) here.


Join CIDM’s LinkedIn Group Today!

CIDM’s LinkedIn Group is growing exponentially! Join over 2,600 members today to take part in informative discussions about our industry.


bestpractices The Center for Information-Development Management unites the info dev community to share information on industry trends, best practices, and developments. Click here to follow CIDM on Twitter. Click here to follow JoAnn Hackos on Twitter.

bestpractices CIDM is calling for contributions to the bimonthly publication, Best Practices. Please contact our Editor, Lisa Larson, for more information.

CIDM is now on Facebook! Click here to join our group.

 

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