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One of the great things about technical journalism is getting to talk to the people who are making the tools of tomorrow and thus changing the way we work. It’s also an opportunity to take the tools out for a spin. In this issue, I do my first comparative review of content-creation software XML Author and Developer tools.

Posted Jun 13, 2006

These days, Tim Berners-Lee’s dictum, “If it’s not on the Web, it doesn’t exist,” may need to be supplemented with, “And if your business is not creating XML content, it may soon cease to exist.” Here we take an extensive look at many of the popular XML content-creation tools on the market to help you navigate the power and potential of XML.

Posted Jun 13, 2006

PTC has launched its enhanced Windchill 8.0 content management system, which features integration with Arbortext XML authoring software. PTC, a Product Lifecycle Management and Enterprise Content Management solutions provider, acquired Arbortext in July of last year, and PTC developers have worked to leverage the synergies between the two companies to provide an integrated PLM content management and publishing system.

Posted Jun 06, 2006

New, global software standards are emerging for the publishing industry, promising to allow content to do more and make more. However, many publishers are hesitant to embrace these standards despite the potential they offer in easing workflow and enabling content reuse.

Posted Jun 01, 2006

XanEdu Custom Publishing, part of National Archive Publishing Company, has announced new features that will debut in its upcoming release of the CoursePack Control Center

Posted May 30, 2006

Cerenade, a software developer of Enterprise Forms Management Solutions and technology, has announced a new patent pending technology for the way electronic forms are created, managed, and secured in government and business.

Posted May 16, 2006

Mohive has announced the launch of Mohive eLearning Publishing System (eLPS) version 4.0.

Posted May 12, 2006

Xrefer, a provider of customizable online reference collections to libraries worldwide, has signed an agreement with Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority (INCOLSA), to make Xreferplus available to consortia members at a discount.

Posted Apr 21, 2006

SiteKreator, a Web2.0 solution for building and maintaining an interactive online presence, has announced public beta of its new SiteKreator Business Edition for entrepreneurs, small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and independent professionals.

Posted Apr 18, 2006

Creative Weblogging a company behind a blog media network has launched version 2.0 of the citizen reporter tool Creative Reporter.

Posted Apr 14, 2006

Belus Technology has released version 1.7 of XStandard, a standards-compliant WYSIWYG editor for Windows desktop- and browser-based content management systems (IE/Mozilla/Firefox/Netscape).

Posted Apr 14, 2006

Pulse Mobile, a provider of user-generated mobile content services, has announced the availability of the Veepers Content Engine (VCE), an automated mobile content creation platform designed specifically for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and online social networks.

Posted Apr 11, 2006

XMPie, a provider of dynamic publishing software, has introduced multi-lingual support for uStore, its eCommerce-enabled Web-to-Print solution.

Posted Apr 11, 2006

OpenOffice is a suite of free office tools originally developed as StarOffice for Sun Microsystems to compete with Microsoft Office. Microsoft and Sun have both developed XML support for their office suites, with major implications for managing structured content. Advanced content management systems allow contributors to edit in standard office documents, and XML simplifies the ingestion of that content into a CMS

Posted Apr 10, 2006

You can’t live forever, but thanks to a StoryBooth coming to a town near you, you might be able to live on in digital form (and even tell your grandkids what life was like before the Internet, though they might not believe you). StoryCorps, a national project designed to inspire people to record others’ stories, was formed to make digital recording accessible to the general public.

Posted Apr 07, 2006

Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced the Adobe PDF Print Engine, printing software technology that can output Portable Document Format (PDF) files that include complex designs and effects, such as transparency.

Posted Apr 04, 2006

NoveList, a division of EBSCO Publishing, has announced the launch of the NextReads email newsletter service.

Posted Mar 28, 2006

For years, the ebook industry has been trying to bring ebooks into the mainstream, but hardware issues with the reader devices have held back widespread adoption. This could change this year when Sony debuts its reader featuring E Ink screen technology this Spring.

Posted Mar 28, 2006

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) will produce a citation indexing for literature in the following disciplines: business, communication and mass media, nursing and allied health, and sociology.

Posted Mar 21, 2006

ibanana integrated media Inc. has announced its official launch as an entertainment company dedicated to developing and producing integrated content for Television, Web, Mobile, and Gaming platforms.

Posted Mar 21, 2006

Swets Information Services has added five publishers to the "Gateway To China" program.

Posted Mar 17, 2006

The Wall Street Journal’s vertical Web sites have announced that they have signed a new content-sharing agreement with Yahoo! Finance.

Posted Mar 17, 2006

Groxis, a producer of visual search applications and developer of the Grokker Enterprise Search Management platform, and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have announced that they have teamed to deliver a visual search feature as part of EBSCOhost, a database platform for corporations, hospitals, schools, government agencies, universities, libraries, and other institutions worldwide.

Posted Mar 17, 2006

Tim O'Reilly, a keynote speaker at the 2006 Buying & Selling eContent conference, talks with EContent editor Michelle Manafy about how digital content publishers can leverage user generated content.

Posted Mar 14, 2006

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has created the Literary Reference Center.

Posted Mar 14, 2006

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