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The American Academy of Pediatrics Launches Unified Publications Platform
Data Conversion Laboratory Converts Pediatric Clinical Medicine Information to Improve Discoverability

Fresh Meadows, NY, November 11, 2021The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), an industry leader in structured data and content transformations, today announce the launch of the AAP’s new unified publications site on the Silverchair Platform.


The AAP is the leading publisher of professional, research, and clinical resources for pediatricians and child health professionals. AAP Publications include essential policy manuals, in-depth clinical handbooks, quick reference guides, point-of-care guidance, practice management resources, and parenting books. The AAP also publishes the member news magazine AAP News and five scholarly journals: the flagship Pediatrics, Hospital Pediatrics, Pediatrics in ReviewNeoReviews, and AAP Grand Rounds.


The AAP brought all content onto a single platform to provide their audience with a consistent reading and browsing experience. During the migration to Silverchair, DCL analyzed and inventoried all of AAP’s legacy content using Content Clarity, DCL’s toolset for verifying the structure and accuracy of content collections. Having worked with Silverchair customers since 2004, DCL is well versed in the conversion requirements and content structure specifications that ensure AAP content is discoverable and optimized for presentation.


“Publishers like AAP have a wealth of content that goes back many years across many different formats, but these are content gems that are often inaccessible,” explains Mark Gross, President at DCL. “Working with AAP and Silverchair to optimize both legacy and current assets from multiple product lines helps ignite the discovery of these gems through a consistent, configurable, connected, and expandable knowledge platform.”


“Getting all of our content in one place in an updated content structure model was a strategic decision for AAP,” said Mark Grimes, Vice President, Publishing at the American Academy of Pediatrics. “With the latest technology on the most innovative delivery platform, we know that our publications will continue to lead the field of pediatric medicine.”


DCL is a trusted resource to the scholarly publishing industry and provides a range of digital transformation and content structure services. With the latest advances in artificial intelligence and natural language processing, DCL’s services improve content discovery and interoperability.

About Data Conversion Laboratory

Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) provides data and content transformation services and solutions. Using the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, including machine learning and natural language processing, DCL helps businesses organize and structure data and content for modern technologies and platforms. With expertise across many industries including publishing, life sciences, government, manufacturing, technology and professional organizations, DCL uses its advanced technology and U.S.-based project management teams to solve the most complex conversion challenges securely, accurately and on time. DCL is the industry leader in XML content conversion, DITA conversion, S1000D conversion, SPL conversion services, and so much more. Founded in 1981, DCL was named one of EContent's Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry.


About the American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit AAP online.