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SOURCE: USWeb Cornerstone
USWeb Cornerstone Implements an Internet-based Directory Publishing System at Carroll Publishing
Sophisticated XML and Relational Database System Integrates Content Management and Online Publishing using Texcel's Information Manager
NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- USWeb Cornerstone (Nasdaq: CNRS - news), a leading Internet professional services firm, and Carroll
Publishing, announced the implementation of Carroll's Online, an Internet based subscription directory publishing system. Carroll Publishing is the leading
publisher of print and CD-ROM directories of employees in Federal, State, Municipal and County Governments. Carroll also publishes information on
Federal and Defense Department organizational charts, programs, and facilities.
Working with Carroll's staff USWeb Cornerstone designed and implemented a complete solution addressing editorial and production workflow,
document/data repository and print, CD-ROM and Internet publishing requirements. ''USWeb rolled up their sleeves to understand our complicated
data and workflow needs,'' said Robert Crossfield, Director of Technology at Carroll Publishing. ''For the first time we have a rational database system
that feeds our subscriber-based online government directories. USWeb's efforts made it possible for us to edit, check in and check out, proof and publish
complex products of all types, including print directories and semi-custom online services. This system enables us to publish up-to-the-hour changes to
the Internet, and it makes publishing custom data for our clients much easier.''
Editors automatically validate input, reducing errors and speeding up data verification. Content is easily created, edited and proofed onscreen while
preserving its complex structure. Reduced errors in editorial process deliver synchronized products more rapidly. The system streamlines and automates
CD-ROM, print and Internet publishing and enables Carroll Publishing to create new products with minimal production impact.
''Our objectives for the technical architecture were to provide a robust high-performance solution, while leveraging emerging technology standards to
provide maximum publishing flexibility,'' said Paul Ward, USWeb Cornerstone Project Manager. ''These objectives drove us to build the core workflow
engine around an XML data repository. XML is an international standard that captures the relationships in Carroll Publishing's data independent of the
Following detailed analysis, products from Texcel (www.texcel.no), Arbortext (www.arbortext.com) and Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) were
selected. Texcel's Information Manager forms the basis of the XML repository. Arbortext's Adept Editor, Adept Publisher for Unix, and Adept
Command Language provide the XML editors and Postscript publishing functions. Microsoft's SQL Server and IIS / Active Server Pages are used to
dynamically generate directory web pages.
Texcel Information Manager
Texcel Information Manager (IM) is a collaborative content management system that maintains documents, document objects, and other content in a
secure database fine-tuned for XML/SGML support. Functions such as access control, check-in/check-out, and versioning are applied to both
documents and document objects, as are linking and the association of metadata with content. In addition to its content management capabilities, IM has
a set of collaborative authoring tools that let groups of people search, view, share, re-use, and comment on information in the repository. Users can also
participate in work processes such as document revision cycles that can be automated using IM's integrated workflow management system.
The ability to relate business logic to information is a key benefit of using Texcel IM. This increases the value of the information, and, since IM is
XML-based, information can be rapidly repurposed for delivery in almost any media, with minimal maintenance. IM's powerful access control and
versioning reduce time to publication by enabling multiple editorial staff to work simultaneously on the same section of a document.
USWeb Cornerstone, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cornerstone Internet Solutions, is an affiliate of USWeb Corporation (Nasdaq:USWB - news;
www.usweb.com), a leading strategic Internet services firm helping clients achieve their revenue, profit, market share, and customer loyalty objectives
through Internet strategies and systems. USWeb partners with clients in three core disciplines: USWeb Strategies helps clients develop breakthrough
Internet business models, through business strategy consulting and needs analysis. USWeb Technologies provides expert application and systems
engineering services to help clients build and deploy solutions that streamline enterprise business processes. USWeb Studio delivers award-winning
graphic and multimedia design, precision user experience planning, and pioneering audience development services.
Founded in 1991, Texcel (www.texcel.no) has offices throughout Europe and the United States, and is represented in Japan by NTT DATA. Texcel's
customers use the Texcel Information Manager collaborative content management system to create intelligent document applications such as interactive
electronic technical manuals, printed and online reference materials, research reports, and product and maintenance documentation. Customers include
Diebold Incorporated [NYSE:DBD - news], Ericsson Telecom, Lockheed Martin, Boeing Helicopter Systems, Thomson Corporation, the U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office, and the U.S. Navy.
USWeb and the USWeb logo are trademarks of USWeb Corporation.
SOURCE: USWeb Cornerstone