In our own small branches of the content ecosystem, if we don’t keep on top of things, our content can very quickly become overgrown, full of unwanted specimens and deadwood that can overwhelm and choke our most valuable content assets. For those making the transition to structured content models, such as DITA, this presents us with a good opportunity to tidy up our content at the same time.
In this session, Stilo’s Conversion Services Manager, Helen St. Denis, will show how organizations can get rid of unwanted specimens and deadwood, identify opportunities for reuse—create once, publish everywhere—and put in place strategies for maintaining your content assets so as not to get overgrown again.
Helen will cover:
- Weeding (Content audit)
- Preparing to transplant the good stuff (Pre-conversion preparation)
- Selecting the correct location (Identifying topic type)
- Pruning (Ensuring content matches the content model)
- Looking after your new garden (Post-conversion)
- Thinning (Content deduplication and reuse)