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Reference This!

Thursday, January 1st, 2004

[letter to the editor, InfoStor, February 2004]

When I picked up the December issue of InfoStor, I noticed the front-page article titled “New Approaches to Managing Reference Information” – also available online. I’ve seen the term “reference information” floating around the storage industry for about a year now, so the title immediately caught my attention. Now that I’ve read the article, I have a few comments and clarifications.

The “reference information” issues raised in this article and elsewhere – e.g., searching, indexing, and long-term retention — may seem new to some people, but to anyone familiar with content management, these are issues that the content management industry began to address years ago (that is to say the *boom* began years ago). After all, “reference information” is nothing more than content. (more…)

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