DCL News - September 2017

DCL News, June 2017

Editor's Note

Remember in school when you would copy a paragraph from an encyclopedia, change a few words, rearrange some sentences, and then try to pass that off as your own? That’s plagiarism on a small scale. Now picture that on a larger scale - and with images. While text analysis has become common, identifying image-based plagiarism is more complex, and not currently done. We dive into this fascinating subject and much more in this month’s newsletter. Enjoy.

STM Publishers Beware: The Hunt Is on for Plagiarized Images

Mark Gross, President, DCL, featured in Book Business

Plagiarism in the scientific community is not new, but has become a recurring theme in the past few years due to a few scandals both in STM journals and in publications that are more general. Why now? Read more.

Data Conversion A Key Driver For Better Operations

Mark Gross, President, DCL, featured in Manufacturing Business Technology

The simplest way to explain data and content conversion is that you take an unstructured format like paper and transform it into a structured (or digital) format, like XML for instance. Sounds simple, but it is true. That said, the objective of converting content is anything but simplistic or trivial. Read more.

How Does the Refreshed Section 508 Rule Affect Your Agency?

Mark Gross, President, DCL, featured in GCN

This article focuses on what changed in the refresh and how the refresh affects agency systems. The good news is that if agencies complied with the original Section 508 rule, then they are ahead of the game concerning the refreshed rule. Read more.

Four Best Practices for Sharing Content Across Departments Using DITA

Amber Swope, DITA Specialist, DITA Strategies

Many teams produce similar or identical content as that produced by teams within the same company. The promise of DITA is that you’ll be able to reuse XML content to avoid redundant work and improve content consistency. To realize this goal, you must address four key considerations. Read more.

Upcoming Webinar - Identifying Plagiarized Images in Journal Submissions

Mark Gross, President, DCL and Ari Gross, Chief Executive Officer, CVISION Technologies

October 19 - Plagiarism has become a major concern in the scholarly publishing world, and checking submitted text against article databases has become a routine practice for many publishers. However, identifying plagiarized images is more complicated, and not done. This webinar will discuss an approach we developed to compare submitted images against an image bank identifying those that are not just identical, but “similar”. We will discuss the types of alterations that need to be considered, and how to build a process fast enough to compare images on a large scale. Register Today.

More Upcoming Webinars

Clean and Complete Metadata – A Main Ingredient to the Positive Customer Experience Recipe
Presented by: Alan J. Porter, Senior Customer Experience Evangelist, OpenText

and Brian Trombley, National Account Director, DCL
Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET

The Process Manufacturers Should Follow When Delivering User Manuals in XML
Presented by: Naveh Greenberg, Director, US Defense Development, DCL
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Optimizing your DITA Content Model for Translation
Presented by: Amber Swope, DITA Specialist, DITA Strategies
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Upcoming Events

XML for Standards Publishers: A NISO Live Connections Event
October 9, 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland
DCL is a sponsor.

2017 Inter-Agency Accessibility Forum
October 13, 2017 | Washington, DC
DCL is attending.

SDL Connect
October 25 - 26, 2017 | San Jose, CA
DCL is a sponsor.

National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit Fall 2017
November 1, 2017 | Washington, DC
DCL is attending.

The New England Publishing Collaboration Awards
November 7, 2017 | Somerville, MA
DCL is a sponsor.

The Gilbane Digital Content Conference
November 28 - 29, 2017 | Boston, MA
Mark Gross, President of DCL, will present "How to Rototill Metadata to Lift the Visibility of Content" on Wednesday, November 29th.