Getting started with DITA

I attended the STC conference a few weeks back, and that was the first place I had ever heard of DITA.  A lot of companies at the conference were using it, and I was very intrigued to find this much information exists.  That is sort of the problem...I am trying to figure out where to start.  I want to be able to both explain it and use it.  Any tips?  I am trying to implement it here at work as a capability.


Arriving via a different route, I'm in exactly the same place, Heather. I think I'm most interested in tool configuration information. Concepts and abstractions are great, but I'm looking for some practical tips on how to set up my XML editor(s) with the DITA Toolkit.

I wonder if anyone can point the way.

Kevin Shoesmith
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