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In pursuit of the ultimate techCom information architecture

How do you determine the size of a topic?

Well, this subject has been discussed lately in various blog posts (see for example Tom Johnson blog post about chunking). We chunk content in small pieces called topics. To just chunk ad-hoc as you write will most probably lead to a messy environment; especially if several writers co-operate in a content creation team.

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NLDITA 2011 - call for speakers and call for sponsors

NLDITA 2011, the annual conference on DITA and topic based writing. June 1 in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Europe.

Join: Don Day, Doug Gorman, Jang Graat, Yves Barbion, Andy Lewis, Jonatan Lundin, Mollye Barrett, Kristoff van Tomme, Kit Brown-hoekstra and others who are speaking at NLDITA 2011.


We still have slots open for presentations on:

- getting started with DITA

- Metrics and ROI 

- simplifying DITA

- DITA for authors

- use cases, best practices, implementation

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In pursuit of the ultimate techCom information architecture

What is a Meaningful Result Statement (MRS) in SeSAM?

SeSAM has gained a level of interest lately ( The controversial part of SeSAM is that an information analysis, to determine what content to write in end user documentation for a technical product, is not starting with an analysis of users, their goals and tasks, but the Meaningful Result Statements (MRS). Don’t get me wrong here; knowledge about users are a fundamental part of SeSAM, but they are not the first thing you focus on. Most of the content you need to write is derived from the MRSs. So what is a meaningful result statement? Read this blog post to find out.

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DITA Tools and more ... NLDITA, April 1 2011

NLDITA Tools 2011 is April 1 2011 in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Hands On presentations of tools and best practices for Authoring, Managing and Publishing DITA content.

We especially invite sponsors and vendors who deliver DITA services and tools to sign in for this day. 

NLDITA Tools 2011 is an excellent opportunity to present your solution to information professionals who are in the decision making process of choosing their information strategy.

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Single-Sourcing Blog

Arbortext and the OT Part 2

It's time for the next installment of the DITA OT in the Arbortext Monster Garage. 

In the first session on Arbortext and the DITA OT (last month), shop coach Mark Giffin from Mark Giffin Consulting, Inc., explained the basics of how Arbortext works with the DITA Open Toolkit.

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