Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Talking about document management

I have been invited to take part in a one day event about content management being held by the UK Chapter of the STC on 1st March 2008. I will be talking about some of the practical aspects of trying to introduce a document management system in a large IT department.
If like me you'd spent nearly 15 years creating and working with documents for internal and external audiences in a range of hi-tech environments, you might have expected that the fundamentals of document management were universally understood and supported, in theory at least if not always in practice. In the "unofficial case study" I am presenting at this STC meeting I will explain why what was obvious to me wasn't obvious to those around me, why I was asked to do something about it, what I tried to achieve, and how far I actually got.
Other speakers at this meeting will be talking about different aspects of content management, and I am sure it will be a worthwhile day. I do hope you will be able to join us.
By the way, I am also going to be giving two small presentations at the STC Technical Communications Summit in Philadelphia in June this year, where I will also be organising activities for members of the STC's Europe Special Interest Group. If I don't get to see you in March, maybe we'll meet up in June?

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