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Last week we launched three YouTube channels with more than 30 videos on Arbortext and XML publishing.

Last week we launched three YouTube channels to make our videos more accessible and more generally available for everyone out there. Over the next few weeks we’ll be launching the iTunes channel again: Interviews with people doing interesting things with Arbortext, XML, and Content Strategy. But that’s the next project…

For now, there are just over 30 videos available on three YouTube channels:

Every presentation, video, and podcast we do serves to bring tribal knowledge to light. Learn more about using Arbortext from real users. At Single-Sourcing Solutions, we all started as customers. We all learned from other people — customers, users, PTC and Arbortext resources.

We have found that people who learn Arbortext are premium resources to their companies. Very few Arbortext specialists are out in the wild; None have been out of work in my memory. Every new customer grows their own specialist. The learning curve is high. Not only are you learning a new product, but you’re learning how to implement it well, and make the tool work for you and your company. That takes time and resources.

To become a journeyman, an apprentice must first become a craftsman.

Consultants play a part similar to that of the journeymen of the guild systems: They often travel a lot, work at many different companies and spread new practices and knowledge between companies and corporations.

Our goal here at Single-Sourcing Solutions is to is to expand the resources available to everyone in the community. If you’re working with the product — or just want to learn about it — please join us! We do these things so that we can all achieve what we all want to do: To be masters of our craft.

Video recording of webinar posted: “DITA Style in Arbortext. It’s Easy!”

The presentation focused on several key points that contribute to a successful DITA implementation.

Earlier this week, we held a webinar about best practices for doing DITA stylesheets in Arbortext Styler. The presentation focused on several key points that contribute to a successful DITA implementation: understanding fall-back processing, using read-only stylesheets, and developing with modular stylesheets.

In case you missed it, you can view the recording or, because the event had a live Twitter stream, you can read through the highlights.  As always, members and customers of Single-Sourcing Solutions can access the video, slides, and transcript.

Video posted: Synchronize Product Information with Product Development

Learn how to establish the best in class business practice of managing, controlling, and distributing the information used every day by your company and clients. Understand the difference between content management and document management.

We’ve posted the recording of the interactive web session held on February 24, 2010. In that session, Liz Fraley from Single-Sourcing Solutions and Dan Dial from Sequoia Etc showed how using Arbortext Content Manager helps resolve business needs. It all starts with managing content. Synchronizing your product information with your product development enables you to:

  • Minimize risks by reducing errors and implementing fail safe controls
  • Maintain control of valuable IP
  • Create a fully audit-able records trail that meets the tightest of compliance requirements
  • Reduce customer service costs
  • Quickly adapt to market changes or enter new markets quickly
  • Take advantage of global development centers through a single-source
  • Drive revenue

Learn how to establish the best in class business practice of managing, controlling, and distributing the information used every day by your company and clients. Understand the difference between content management and document management. By the end of the video, you will have the information you need to take the next step to:

  • minimize the risks that could impact your company’s profitability, and
  • recognize potential new revenue opportunities for your company.

See the original announcement for a link to the video recording.