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Tuesday, 20 November 2012 by Lori Meyer

The Rochester Chapter of STC is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for Spectrum 2013, our 54th Annual  Conference. This year's theme -- "Why Not The Best?" --  offers an opportunity to share your expertise on how we create and deliver the best and most innovative content, leadership, skills and technology that our profession offers.

Spectrum 2013 will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Rochester Institute of Technology in suburban Rochester, NY. We will also be holding these pre-conference and post-conference events:

-- a reception on the evening of Thursday, March 21

-- a 1/2-day Leadership Program on the morning of Saturday, March 23.

We invite you to participate by submitting a proposal for a presentation, workshop, panel, progression, or lightning talk. The Call for Proposals, along with information about the leadership program, is available for downloading on the STC Rochester Chapter website at

We will be accepting proposals through January 4, 2013. We will notify all proposal submitters of our program decisions by Monday, January 21, 2013.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Lori Meyer and Wendy Ross, Spectrum 2013 Co-Chairs


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Tuesday, 28 August 2012 10:30
Lori Meyer
The Summit Awards competition for the STC Rochester chapter is now accepting entries. This is an excellent opportunity for you to receive valuable feedback and recognition for your best work. Information and entry forms are available on the Rochester Chapter website at (Competitions menu). Entry submission deadline: October 21.

We are also looking for judges. As a judge, you will have the opportunity to see you colleagues' best work and provide valuable feedback. You can download the judging application from the Rochester chapter website at (Competitions menu). Judging application deadline: October 19.

Join us for a great experience in networking, teaching, and learning!
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 09:57
Lori Meyer
There's still time to rejoin STC as a member of the Rochester chapter, for only $99 for the rest of 2011. Under this offer, STC will restore the years of membership you previously earned. This STC alumni offer is good until September 30, 2011. See for more information and to rejoin.
Friday, 23 September 2011 00:23
Lori Meyer
The STC Rochester and Chicago chapters present a webinar, "Selecting the Right Technology to Support Your Content Reuse Strategy," on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 12:00 noon CDT. Co-presenters Bryan Lynn and Lisa Pietrangeli will discuss a practical approach for identifying and evaluating content reuse technologies to ensure that you select the one that best supports your content reuse strategy.

For more information and to register, go to
Friday, 23 September 2011 00:01
Lori Meyer
There's still time to register for the STC Rochester chapter fall kickoff meeting! To sign up, go to
Friday, 09 September 2011 15:09
Lori Meyer
The Rochester STC chapter's 2011-2012 kickoff meeting will be held Tuesday, September 13. Watch the chapter website ( for details. If you're not a member of STC yet, come and get to know us!
Kelly SchrankKelly Schrank on Monday, 29 August 2011 16:54

Anyone planning on driving over from the Syracuse area? Not sure I am up for driving myself over and back alone, but if I had some company, it might be worth it. Looks like an interesting place, and I would like to get to know some of the members of this new-to-me chapter!

Saturday, 20 August 2011 11:34
Lori Meyer
Mark your calendars for Spectrum 2012, the 53rd annual conference of the Rochester chapter of STC!

Opening reception - Sunday evening, April 22, 2012
Conference - all day Monday, April 23, 2012

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 22:38
Lori Meyer
Among the STC membership benefits added in 2011 is free access to 38 seminars archived from 2009 and earlier. Among those seminars is one from Rochester's own Kat Nagel and Ruth Thaler-Carter, "Starting and Building a Freelance Business." Thanks, Kat and Ruth!

To access the list of free archived seminars, log on to using your member name and password, choose Education, and click Free Archived Seminars to display the list of semnars. Then, click View the Archived Seminars to select one to view.
Saturday, 16 July 2011 16:43
Kelly Schrank
Hi Richard,
For our document content management system, our company is currently using Documentum and moving to SharePoint. I am disappointed with the application of both of them. Documentum is the backend for our ancient fulfillment system and we use eRooms to save other files. it's difficult to find anything in either of those systems. I have heard SharePoint is supposed to be better, but I have also heard we are using it wrong by setting it up with the typical file folder structure. That's about all I can offer.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 17:32
Richard Poydock
My employer is asking for my input in selecting a CMS. Currently I use structured FrameMaker 9 and I am recommending upgrading to FM10 because of its connection capability to Documentum and SharePoint. I would like to hear from other members who have used these CMS's.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 12:56