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Reuse 1.1

From DITA Europe 2007 - an overview of updated reuse capabilities in DITA 1.1

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Sample CMS requirements

You can use or modify this sample requirements list as part of an RFP to assess CMS vendors. It provides over 200 questions (including some DITA-specific questions) about CMS features and functionality.

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SeSAM information architecture

SeSAM (Search Situation based Architecture and Method) is a framework for technical communicators to identify what content end users of a technical product need and how that content shall be organized in deliverables for efficient retrieval. SeSAM is built on eight pre-defined search situations and user goals and the information that is likely to be needed to reach the goal. SeSAM also provides an architecture to organize content to make it accessible for users.

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Silicon Valley DITA Interest Group Presentations

Archived presentations from past meetings.

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Simplified Technical English, benefits of controlled authoring and how it facilitates DITA

Simplified Technical English, benefits of controlled authoring and how it facilitates DITA. Presented at the DITA 2007 conference by Berry Braster of Tedopres International.

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Single-sourcing with DITA (at Philips Ultrasound)

At Philips Ultrasound, we deal with a number of driving forces. First and foremost for us are the regulatory and legal requirements of the medical device field. Part of that are the language requirements for various countries. Finally, we are dealing not just with a software environment but a complex scenario involving software development, interoperability, hardware manufacturing, and service operations.

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Special Webinar: If You Can't Break 'Em, Join 'Em: A New Approach to Content Silos

More and more, content strategists in organizations want to break the “content silos” that
each content-producing team has created. But each team is more
comfortable using its own customized technology and workflow. Joe Gelb,
President of Suite Solutions, will show you how to join the silos, not break them.

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Specialize, but not right away

by Bruce Esrig, Information Architect
In order to adopt DITA, it is essential to take a position on specialization. What is the best way to start: by defining specialized types right away, or by using DITA without specialization until the right structures can be found?

Ideally, your content would be best if you could define its structure well in advance. But is this possible? Let’s look at how a typical adoption process might go.

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STC Single-Sourcing Discussion List

Society of Technical Communications membership is required for this list.

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Subsetting and Customizing DITA

This article explores ideas related to subsetting and customizing the DITA specification without the addition of new elements. By Bernard Aschwanden, founder of Publishing Smarter.

Read more Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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