May 2008 Issue

News Features

On March 26, introduced its Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial—a Web 2.0 way to make history new again by providing an online space for reflection and sharing.
- Posted Apr 21, 2008
On March 17, MadCap announced the launch of its XML Documentation Suite to provide a native XML alternative to Adobe. The product offers authoring, review, collaboration, analysis, translation, and localization tools, including an authoring tool that supports DITA.
- Posted Apr 24, 2008
WikiProteins, which went live in early spring, has adapted the ubiquitous Wikipedia model in an effort to aggregate biomedical information from a collection of databases and resources into a single portal.
- Posted Apr 18, 2008
The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) was awarded a grant in February from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to further develop standards for museum data exchange.
- Posted May 01, 2008

Featured Stories

With the rapid evolution of interactive Web 2.0technologies, corporate marketing departments are presented with challenges and opportunities. Thechallenges come from selecting the right tools for the intended audience and figuring out how to mesh the new technologies with traditional approaches.Opportunity derives from the inherent democratizationof online marketing.
- Posted Apr 22, 2008
The free flow of information is the lifeblood of any organization, but it's critical that organizationshave a way to ensure control of documents wherever they travel. This is where Information Rights Management (IRM) comes into play.
- Posted Apr 29, 2008
It's been 8 years since the Electronic Signature Act—legislation that makes electronic signatures as legally binding as paper-based signatures—was signed by President Clinton. Although it's been nearly a decade, the use of e-signature technology is now steadily gainingmore widespread prominence and acceptance—savingtime and making money.
- Posted May 06, 2008


For the 15 years I have been writing about digital media, two media business models have been "about to break through any day now"
- Posted Apr 22, 2008
The vast majority of the clutter on local and network drives may contain records, but most are drafts or orphans that nobody recognizes and nobody dares to remove.
- Posted Apr 23, 2008
At the heart of assessing search engine performance is the concept of relevance—a word that dates from 1733.
- Posted May 02, 2008
Whenever I begin a speech, I ask a series of four questions and have the audience raise their hands if the answer to a question is "yes."
- Posted Apr 25, 2008
With digital distribution, the rules are still emerging and, like publishing business models, will continue to do so. Some things remain almost constant, though, such as the free versus fee debate. From B2B magazine and daily paper models to newsstand sales and high-value subscription content, the publishing business has always demanded a range of formulas for feeding the bottom line.
- Posted Apr 18, 2008

Faces of EContent

"Usage metrics only tell part of the story."
- Posted May 07, 2008

Case Studies

For nearly 10 years, CoreObjects Software,managed its meetings with follow-up conversations and emails summarizing what took place and identifying next steps. This approach had its limitations: agendas often were known only to the people who called the meetings, making it difficult for other participants to contribute, and it was difficult to track follow-up assignments, among other things. MeetingSense Software Corp. helped CoreObjects streamline its product development process and experience many other benefits as well.
- Posted Apr 25, 2008