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Staff and Policy Issues
The introduction of XML-related specifications will have only minimal effect on an
organisation's staff or overall policy formulation. A dedicated staff member may be
required to ensure that the organisation stays up to date with the frequent advances in
this ever-evolving field.
Conflicts may arise with the change in the approaches to content handling that the
introduction of XML is likely to demand. XML can be viewed as a tool, as a strategy, or
as both. Maureen Potter's account of some of the common steps involved in introducing
a specific XML application (e-mails in this case) across an organisation is a helpful starting
point.
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Although this report is domain specific, the stages encountered will correspond
roughly, regardless of which XML application you may wish to introduce.
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The XML Family
of Technologies
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http://www.erpanet.org/www/products/urbino/Presentations/Testbed_Erpanet_XML.pdf.The Digital
Testbed team has outlined a series of recommendations for the preservation of e-mails using XML.These
findings, titled "From digital volatility to digital permanence: Preserving email", can be found online at:
http://www.digitaleduurzaamheid.nl/index.cfm?paginakeuze=185&categorie=2
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