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iiRDS – How a Novice Sees the Information Delivery Standard

Lately, the newly developed tekom standard iiRDS has gained quite some attention. The next exciting step will be the release of version 1.0, which will be released soon. Requesting and delivering intelligent information as a standardized approach between individual enterprises is a pioneering step in the Internet of Things – but let’s rewind a little. more ...

Pets at the office. Part I: Molly

The atmosphere at our office is always good, but when Molly is there, it gets even better. Molly is good for us. more ...

Soft Skills of a Technical Writer

What soft skills should technical writers have when they start their career? Linguistic and technical understanding is important in our profession. So are the soft skills - just like in any other job. more ...

The parson mug prize draw #5. Congratulations to the winners

In which country was the parson mug photographed, we asked at the beginning of December. more ...

RDF is not XML – RDF serialization and iiRDS metadata

The world of technical writing loves XML. Its document type definitions are the foundation of structured authoring. XML and the underlying schemas structure the content of our information products. The benefits are twofold. Content is consistently structured and easy to read. Authors have an easier time writing the content. The structure provides guidelines for authoring. more ...

Requirements on a Terminology Management System

Almost all organizations develop their own terminology. Using terminology consistently prevents misunderstandings and simplifies communication, marketing, and documentation. It also convinces the customer and strengthens the organization's market position. After all, it is the market leader who determines which terms competitors use.

For managing comprehensive terminology, organizations employ terminology management systems. Yet, choosing a system can be difficult. There are quite a number of software solutions available. They all come with different features and in different price categories. Ann-Cathrin Mackenthun, technical writer and terminology expert at parson communication, has done some research. In her knowledge base article, she outlines important factors that an organization should consider before introducing a terminology management system.

 

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