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Staying Relevant in a “Print Is Dead” World

This post is about a very interesting upcoming event in New York: The MarkLogic Digital Publishing Summit scheduled for Oct. 28, 2010 at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

Oh boy, would I ever like to go to the Plaza in New York! But, with the chump change I have at my disposal right now, that is out of the question for me…But, I can dream, can’t I?

This conference will discuss solutions in a transforming-into-digital era for the academic, professional, and library markets worldwide…Applying purpose-based databases for unstructured information, among many other applications.

More info is included in this press release from

Contrary to what some believe, publishers are not just sitting around waiting to die. Instead they are transforming the way they do business so they can be at the forefront of the next generation of publishing. Several leading customers of MarkLogic® Corporation, the company revolutionizing the way organizations leverage unstructured information, will share how they are driving innovation with MarkLogic technology in a world where future readers will likely pick up a Kindle before a book or magazine. These customers will tell their stories of success at the upcoming MarkLogic Digital Publishing Summit scheduled for Oct. 28, 2010 at the Plaza Hotel in New York. For more information or to register please visit

“MarkLogic customers are doing some of the most innovative applications on the market today,” said Matt Turner, principal technologist, MarkLogic. “I look forward to our customers showcasing what they have accomplished with MarkLogic. The interest in attending the MarkLogic Digital Publishing Summit has accelerated this year – with more and more organizations following the dynamic digital innovation that is taking place in the publishing industry and discovering how they can be part of the solution.”

Dennis Flanagan, CEO, MBS Direct and a MarkLogic customer, will talk about creating and deploying disruptive technology within a traditional print based business. The method and forms of learning delivery have remained unchanged for decades. While schools, institutions and publishers have promoted various solutions, Flanagan charges it is the students who ultimately lead learning technology adoption. In his presentation, Flanagan will examine how Xplana’s new student based social media site was conceived and discuss how the growth of learning communities for students and faculty transitions them into active content creators and publishers.

In addition, David Worlock, co-chair, Outsell Leadership Programs, will host a media panel at the event featuring the following MarkLogic customers:

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