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Subject:Next meeting of the SGML Forum of NY From:Chet Ensign <DOCCOE -at- IBIVM -dot- IBMMAIL -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 4 May 1994 10:18:24 EDT
The SGML Forum of New York invites you to attend
"Max-Factors for Successful SGML"
Date: Monday, May 9, 1994, 5:30 p.m.
Place: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
50th Floor Executive dining rooms (elevators are across
from the entrance)
1221 Avenue of the Americas (lobby entrance off 49th Street)
Agenda: 5:30 Registration and Opening Remarks
5:45 Keynote Speaker: Robert J. Glushko, Passage Systems, Inc.
"Making a successful migration to SGML"
7:00 Vendor Demonstration: Robert J. Glushko, PassagePRO
"A focus on tools alone is insufficient to ensure a successful project,"
states Bob Glushko; "What is needed for success with SGML is a framework in
which technology and process fit together." At our May meeting, Bob will
present the framework and the key factors that every successful SGML project
must have. He will describe the principles he has adapted in the course of
helping a number of companies make a successful migration to electronic
document delivery and SGML. Bob says that he likes to make his talks "an
antidote for the usual technology and syntax-intensive discussions."
For our vendor demonstration, Bob will show us PassagePRO, an SGML-based
document management and production system that supports the automated
conversion of information into SGML and the subsequent assembly of SGML into
hardcopy and online documents.
Our final meeting before the summer break will be held on June 14th in
conjunction with the Graphic Communication Association's Online '94
conference. Evan Owens of the University of Chicago Press will tell us how
they implemented SGML. David Silverman will talk about the services offered by
Data Conversion Laboratory, a leading SGML conversion service bureau. And Bob
Hecht and Sybil Parker of McGraw-Hill will describe the development of the
Encyclopedia of Science and Technology , a multimedia encyclopedia produced
SGML, the Standard Generalized Markup Language, is an ISO standard (ISO 8879)
that is used to create and manage documents. It defines a method for
representing documents with tags that describe what the pieces of the document
are instead of what they should look like. SGML is being widely adopted by
organizations that need to manage large volumes of information with rigorous
database controlsor that need to produce multiple kinds of documents -- paper
and electronic -- cost effectively.
About the Forum
The SGML Forum of New York is a nonprofit organization devoted to the exchange
of ideas and information about SGML. Organized primarily as a user group, the
Forum seeks to promote an understanding of the scope and benefits of the SGML
standard and to further its practical application within a variety of
industries, including publishing, financial services, insurance,
pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications.
Membership helps support the Forum's activities, but it is not required for
attending general meetings.
If you would like to receive word about future Forum meetings, send your
name and address to:
SGML Forum of New York, Inc.
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 803
New York, NY 10274-0803
We will be happy to put you on our mailing list.
Information Builders, Inc. 212-736-6250 X4349
New York, NY 10001