Resources provides a directory of educational materials and community-support tools for DITA.
Michael Priestley, one of IBM's DITA Architects, provides an introduction to DITA, followed by an introduction to some authoring best practices with DITA, and finishing with an end-to-end example of task-based information architecture using DITA maps.
The DITA Reference.
This paper is the second in the DITA Metrics series which examines the cost and reuse values for a DITA project to determine DITA ROI. The concepts and ideas discussed are based on the cost model introduced in the first paper, DITA Metrics: Cost Metrics – Part 1
This paper looks at the savings trend when reusable master topics are used to document similar products. How much does it cost to document each additional similar product?
Many thanks to Julio Vazquez for his excellent review and feedback on this paper. Thanks Julio!
This paper provides real metrics to prove the business benefit that Quark achieved using DITA, a solid content reuse strategy, and Quark® XML Author. Some companies offer impressive metrics without showing how they achieved the numbers. Not so in this paper. Follow our journey of designing reusable content to create custom user guides with a minimum of cost.
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This white paper is the first in the DITA Metrics series. The series will discuss cost metrics, reuse metrics, and a reuse strategy. This paper is the first in the DITA Metrics series. It describes one model for calculating the cost of a DITA project. After doing some content analysis on your own documentation set, you can customize this cost model to suit your documentation project needs. In the end, you should be able to speak the financial language of managers and prove to them in dollar signs the value of moving to DITA.
This paper is the third in the DITA Metrics series which examines the cost and reuse values for a DITA project to determine DITA ROI. The concepts and ideas discussed are based on the cost model introduced in the first paper, DITA Metrics: Cost Metrics – Part 1.
This paper shows an interesting similarity between the reuse mechanism of the DITA content reference feature and a translation memory system (TMS). We then discuss this similarity in terms of cost and show that the savings that can be achieved using DITA’s content reuse feature are similar to the savings possible using a TMS.
Many thanks again to Julio Vazquez for his excellent review and feedback on this paper. Thanks Julio!
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It also has a listing of about 50 DITA tools, from editors and CMS to stylesheet designers and publishing engines.