DCL Learning Series

Upcoming Webinars

The DCL Learning Series covers topics that relate to content and data conversion with an instructional twist. DCL speaks with industry experts and brings meaningful presentations and conversation direct to your screen. Topics include metadata, DITA, Section 508 and accessibility, XML standards, and much more.

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KEYWORDS: life sciences IT systems, closed internal system, cloud-based system, regulatory compliance, data migration, cloud environment, taxonomy, content normalization, semantic enrichment

Life Sciences IT Systems: Cloud, Compliance, Regulatory - All Together Now!

May 5, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET

Moving from a closed internal system to a cloud-based system requires the ability to understand the support model from external vendors instead of relying on internal IT resources. It’s imperative to maintain quality and compliance while shifting the responsibility to others. Reconciling multiple cloud environments and how to most effectively use them while ensuring secure access is what enables successful interoperability.


We’ll dive deep into various scenarios and what’s critical to understand including

  • Hybrid approach to internal and external systems

  • Multi-cloud implementations

  • Qualifying and validating applications in the cloud

  • Migrating data between systems

  • Information models in an inter-connected, cloud-based environment

  • Taxonomy management across collaborators

  • Content normalization and semantic enrichment

Panelists: Tammy Bilitzky, CIO, Data Conversion Laboratory; Keith Parent, CEO, Court Square Group; Ron Niland, President, JANA Life Sciences

KEYWORDS: content reuse, DITA, XML, content strategy, reuse

Content Reuse: The Easy Way

June 16, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET

Content professionals spend a lot of time creating content and then adapting it for multiple contexts. One of the greatest advantages of desktop publishing is the ability to easily select content, copy it, then paste it someplace new.
In this way, most writers have been executing content reuse for years.  However, with increased page volumes, greater content regulation, multiple output types, and the demand for more personalized information, managing reuse in this way becomes a Herculean task.
Even minor updates send writers scurrying to find and fix every instance of pasted content across a large content library, causing content production costs to rise, content delivery to be delayed, and exposing the organization to regulatory risk.  Furthermore, translation costs rise as the same content is translated over-and-over in different contexts.

Fortunately, there is a better way.  Join industry experts Christopher Hill from Data Conversion Laboratory and Alan Pringle from Scriptorium as they present a proven process to achieve content reuse at scale across your organization.

Panelists: Christopher Hill, Technical Product & Project Manager, Data Conversion Laboratory; Alan Pringle, Chief Operating Officer, Scriptorium Publishing