TC Camp Gazette #5: DCL

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TC Camp Gazette

TC Camp NewsAn interview with: Linda Morone and Rhonda Wainwright, DCL

If you are considering moving your content from one platform to another or from one structure to another, chances are you will have a good deal of legacy information you will want to bring along with you. Before tackling any migration you need to be as educated as possible. Whether you are going to do it yourself or hiring out a service, you will need to understand the process from front to back. Converting content is no minor undertaking and requires a lot of thought and planning.

“It’s easy to pick up the phone and talk to a sales person and they will tell you why you need to hire their services. The TC Camp is an impartial setting and not a sales call.” This is a rare opportunity to be able to be impartial and to really train people on some of the key trade secrets learned over years of providing content conversions. After 31 years in business, no doubt the folks at DCL have learned a thing or two.

Why the TC Camp Un-Conference? When they were approached to teach a session at the TC Camp, the decision was easy. The thing that appealed to them the most was the fact that it gave them the opportunity to create a more intimate setting to address all of the issues and concerns around legacy content. “We can get down and dirty, and really look at what makes sense for the individual and their organization.”

What can attendees expect to gain from attending your class? We plan on covering the entire process in a step by step who, what, where, when and how. Including where to establish check points along the way. You will learn about pitfalls to avoid from those who have gone before. You will be able to develop a conversion plan that is custom designed to fit your needs as well as a measurement process for success.

“Engagement is key, so bring all your cases and scenarios! We will be sharing some of our trade secrets to help you develop your conversion plan.”

Find out more by joining their class in January, “A Step by Step Guide to Preparing your Organization for a Legacy Conversion Project” Trust me you won’t regret it!

Linda MoroneLinda Morone focuses her attention on helping clients organize & convert their content to electronic documents, populate databases, and publish on the web.

 

Rhonda WainwrightRhonda Wainwright’s career has included production, technical, management, and sales roles at organizations serving publishing needs.

Improve your survival skillsSurvival Skills: Improve your skills through a workshop

#1 recommendation from the camp counselors? Collaborate

Everyone learns in a workshop: the students and the instructors. The best workshops are interactive sessions where everyone participates. The workshop format is ideal for the unconference venue. Unconferences are participatory, workshops, unlike presentations, are group-efforts. They’re crowd-sourced learning opportunities that are enhanced by attendee participation. So bring your eyes and ears and be ready to pick up the talking stick so everyone can learn from you too!

Bring your gearPrep Steps: What are you bringing with you?

This week’s #1 recommendation from the camp counselors is to attend the general session and vote on proposed sessions..

The first general session of the day is the one that decides how the day’s events will play out and what sessions will be scheduled into the agenda. It’s important that you be there and vote on sessions you’re interested in. The whole group will gather together and be guided through creating the agenda. The exact process is not important to understand in advance – it will become clear as it happens. The important part is that all those gathered will have the opportunity to put conference sessions on the agenda. No session will be voted off or ‘won’t happen’ for some other reason. All sessions are welcome.

Mystery SpotMystery Spot

Uh…Is that…Is that a merit badge?

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From the Cat HoleFrom the cat hole: Brain teasers, oddities, and fun stuff

This week’s question:

Which is correct to say, “If you were running a race and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?”

Last week’s answer: Neither. Egg yolks are yellow.

Email your guess to counselor@tccamp.org for a chance to win a special merit badge! Each correct answer from eligilble entrants will result in one entry in the drawing. Drawing will be held at TC Camp during the general session. Winners must be present during the drawing at the camp to win. Eligible contestants must be fans of the TC Camp Facebook page, TC Camp LinkedIn page, and be subscribers to this newsletter at time of submission. Entries for today’s question close at midnight 12/16/2012.

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