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Introduction to DITA: A Basic User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture

By Jennifer Linton and Kylene Bruski, Comtech Services, Inc., March, 2006.

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ISTC Communicator articles about DITA (2005-2007

Between 2005-2007 I wrote a "touching DITA" series of introductory articles about aspects of DITA use for the ISTC Communicator magazine.  I attach the articles here in case they are of value to anyone in the DITA community. (Note that although much is still the same now, the DITA, the Open Toolkit, and Task Modeler have moved on a bit since the articles were published!)

1. ISTC Communicator Summer 2005 - DITA introduction.pdf

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Lessons From The Trenches: Is Doing It With DITA

In Lessons From The Trenches: Is Doing It With DITA Scott Abel of interviews Chris Hill of and explores the lessons his firm learned while implementing the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA).

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Lone-DITA: A DITA Community for Small Documentation Teams

The Lone-DITA site ( aims to help small documentation teams and small/medium organizations to evaluate and implement DITA. The main feature of the site is a comprehesive tutorial that will guide users through the all major stages necessary to create technical documents using DITA and the DITA Open Toolkit.

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Managing Content and Producing Output with the Eclipse IDE

Presentation at the 23 July 2008 meeting of the RTP DITA Users' Group by Tom Ed White, Tekelec.

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Managing DITA content

White paper from SIberLogic that includes the additional benefits (such as traceability) of integrating SiberSafe DITA Edition with our knowledge modeling patform.  The white paper is free, but does require visitor registration.  Find it in the General white papers list.

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Managing DITA XML multilingual documentation projects

Multilingual projects require creating a distinct .ditamap (table of contents) file for each language. This can lead to inconsistant multilingual versions. Fortunately, this problem can be solved with an appropriate methodology and a publishing script for the DITA Open Toolkit open-source publishing system.

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Maximum Reusability - A Case Study of DITA-based Content Production

Presentation by Andrea Leszek at XPubs 2008.

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Migration to DITA and CMS Implementation - A Work in Progress

Presentation by Chris Hadley and Noz Urbano at Xpubs 2008.

With over ten years of independently developed XML-based authoring processes to manage, and thousands of pages of help content needing to go to multiple output formats for various related products, the Micro Focus User Information team recognised the need to refresh an ageing and complex system to keep up with corporate growth and acquisitions. With sustainability and transferability of the new system as top priorities, Micro Focus defined an aggressive timescale to:

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Mini case: AMD implements IXIASOFT DITA CMS Framewor

Published in eContent magazine, this article describes what prompted AMD to move to a DITA strategy and implement IXIASOFT's DITA CMS Framework, an XML-based content management solution, to support their technical documentation process.

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