Introduction to the Smart Content Standard iiRDS (intelligent information Request and Delivery Standard st



January 26, 2022 - 12:00 PM


January 26, 2022 - 1:00 PM

Introduction to the Smart Content Standard iiRDS (intelligent information Request and Delivery Standard)

Wednesday, 26 January 2022; 12 Noon to 1:00 PM Eastern time (GMT-5)

iiRDS is an open standard for delivering smart content to content delivery platforms, to IoT applications, and for smart factories. It is maintained by an international consortium, see

The webinar gives an overview of the goals and scope of the standard and provides an introduction into the technical details of the standard:

  • Scope and use cases of iiRDS
  • The metadata vocabulary of iiRDS – an introduction into information types, product metadata, functional metadata and administrative metadata
  • The package format of iiRDS
  • Examples of CCMS and content delivery applications using iiRDS

Objectives and takeaways:

  • Create an understanding of how and when to use iiRDS
  • Learn about an existing, free-to-use content delivery standard that offers a structured vocabulary for enriching technical documentation content with metadata and can be used to create smart content.
  • Learn about the increased role of metadata in the digitization of business processes including technical communication

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