Resources provides a directory of educational materials and community-support tools for DITA.
The Center for Information-Development Management is an organization of information-development, training, and support managers across the United States and internationally. The CIDM is directed by Dr. JoAnn Hackos, international leader in the management of the design, development and dissemination of information to customers and employees.
As you should expect, Comtech Services has used DITA to create the Introduction to DITA: A Basic User Guide as a print publication. Each lesson in the tutorial begins with a concept topic. The tutorial lesson itself is a task topic, and the list of elements used in the lesson is a reference topic. Topics are referenced in section-level maps, which in turn are organized in a book-level map.
The Cover Pages is a comprehensive, online reference collection supporting the XML family of markup language standards, XML vocabularies, and related structured information standards. The Cover Pages Technology Report on DITA provides links to principal references, briefing materials, related technologies, and more.
Presentation at the 22 October 2008 meeting of the RTP DITA Users' Group by Colleen Smith, Content Management Information Architect at Teradata Corporation.
After completing a successful pilot project using DITA and a CMS, Teradata's Information Engineering group is partnering with Teradata Customer Services to share and reuse tech pubs content for creating custom system change documents for field engineers. Challenges in this project include:
Get: DITA content needs data from non-DITA data sources ("DITA as primary architecture")
Presentation by John Hunt at XPubs 2008.
DITA is an OASIS standard for designing, authoring, and publishing
modular information. Its extensible architecture makes large content
sets much more manageable and customizable. (say something on topics,
The increasing popularity of Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) means that more users within an organization are looking to repurpose and reuse content across the enterprise. To realize the promise of reuse with DITA, you must optimize the mechanisms it supports and understand how to implement it. When considering the implementation of a reuse strategy, consider the following five best practices.