For a long time, the corrections industry has been decidedly low-tech. Training materials for correctional officers are often available only as print documents; as it turns out, many of the huge technological leaps made by the talent development field during the past few years have passed the corrections industry by. For instance, New York City Department of Corrections Officer Academy trainees would have to carry around large binders, which were unwieldy and, of course, difficult to update. APDS, whose mission is to improve correctional facilities, felt it was time to digitize its training materials.
Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), and the Center for Informational Development (CIDM) asked publishers how they are developing and publishing their content in our 4th annual survey, “Following the Trends.” With close to 350 participants ranging from writers to content strategists, information architects, and publishers, the breadth of knowledge and insight was prodigious.
Bridge the gap between antiquated processes and the latest technology with DCL’s library digitization services for records, collections, and repositories. DCL can help libraries and other institutions preserve valuable collections as well as reduce costs, save space and improve service by employing centralized databases, online services, mobile apps, and other specialized electronic enhancements. DCL is adept at working with archival and unique projects including special handling techniques required for rare fragile documents.
DCL offers easy access to the same time-tested conversion process that has made us the market leader in document conversion since 1981. Convert On Demand is an online submission portal for users looking for basic conversion solutions from low-complexity paper, Word, PDF, HTML, or SGML documents to XML, ASCII, Word, HTML, and more, while benefitting from the same powerful resources we dedicate to our highly complex projects.
DCL provides a suite of services to meet the needs of our clients who have low volume and low complexity conversion projects requiring no special handling or consulting. Backed by DCL's 35+ years of excellence providing conversion and related services, DCL On Demand will provide easy access to the same time-tested conversion process, rapid service and 99.99% accuracy level guarantee. Results are guaranteed!
Traditional editorial procedures such as copyediting, proof-reading and indexing are rigorously applied to digital formats, pre- and post- conversion, to review every character, correct any structural and formatting errors, and style documents as needed. DCL is experienced with a variety of online publishing packages, DTDs and online industry publishing standards. We work closely with our clients to meet every requirement. Our editorial solutions are available as bundled packages or a-la-carte.
With almost a century's worth of content in its library, the Optical Society of America decided to digitally convert the material to provide members and others with more robust product offerings. Find out how OSA did it.
The challenge of managing large libraries of content and deciding to convert legacy content into new product offerings can be daunting—especially for a world-class scientific publisher of eight highly rated technical journals, with collections going back to 1917.
In 2014, Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), DITA Strategies, and Lasselle-Ramsay, leading providers of content development, conversion, and strategy services, conducted jointly a survey to discover educational and training content trends. Over 200 people responded to the survey, and on April 9, 2015, Adam Golove of DCL hosted a webinar with Joan Lasselle and Amber Swope to present a standout finding: although maintaining learning content is a major challenge, content developers can mitigate issues when creating, maintaining, publishing, and sharing learning content.