Special thanks to Amy Vogt and Tricia Spayer who organized the October 2013 NEO STC Workshop, "Content Lifecycle and Topic-Based Authoring."
Mollye Barrett led the workshop, sharing a wealth of tools, techniques, and strategies that allowed participants to define a content strategy.
The conversation further included: using the content lifecycle as a strategic collaboration tool, how to define and meet single sourcing challenges, understanding topic-based authoring, preparing for structured authoring, and using methodologies and solutions for content management.
It was well-attended and University Hospitals (thank you, Amy) provided a terrific venue.
November's Community Meeting will be a panel discussion titled "Careers In Communications: Technical Writing, Communications Management, and Information Architecture." The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, a different day; typically the Community meets on Thursday.
Our panelists are:
- Janean Voss of Parker Hannifin, who will speak on "A Career as a Technical Writer"
- Heather Schofield of the Dairy Farmers of America, who will discuss "Communications Management"
- Denise Kadilak of Blackbaud, Inc., with "What the Heck is an Information Architect Anyway?"
We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.
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As always, if you are interested in getting more involved as a volunteer, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
PS. This month's lady is the USS Forrestal, CV-59. She is topical, because last month, she was sold for one penny to a firm in Texas who will scrap her. This is an inevitable end for most ships, and while sad, not all can be preserved as museums. Her career is notable as she was the first supercarrier (carriers that exceed 65,000 tons) and the first carrier designed to handle jet aircraft. She has an angled flight deck that allows her to launch and recover aircraft simultaneously. Her nickname, which also became part of her patch, was FID. It stands for First in Defense, as her namesake was James Forrestal, the first Secretary of Defense. She was launched in 1954 and served until 1993. She was a noble and lovely ship and the predecessor to the Nimitz Class Carriers sailing today.