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DITA Quick Start Webinar Series: System Architecture of a Basic DITA Toolset

In this webinar, you will learn about the software, integration and customization which enable you to effectively author, manage, localize, publish and share your DITA XML content. We will review how each tool fits into the content lifecycle and discuss options for an incremental DITA XML implementation using a basic toolset as the starting point.

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DITA Quick Start: Migrating to DITA: Defining Your Style Sheet Requirements

Presenters: Joe Gelb, President and Yehudit Lindblom, Project Manager, Suite Solutions


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DITA QuickStart Webinar: Defining Your Conversion Requirements

Converting existing content into DITA can help you reap the benefits of your new DITA documentation system and reach your target return on investment (ROI) more quickly. A quality conversion can also provide your authors with a solid foundation and benchmark from which to create new content, based on familiar, pre-existing material. In this webinar, Yehudit Lindblom and Joe Gelb from Suite Solutions will discuss the conversion process and steps to prepare specifications for your legacy conversion:

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DITA Reuse Explained with LEGOs - The Movie

At the DITA Europe Conference 2009 I talked to different people about how to explain
the benefits of DITA to someone in the documentation business, who does not know the basics of DITA. We talked about LEGOs to symbolize topics, and that made me start thinking...

The result is now on

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DITA Reuse Strategies

From STC 2005

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DITA Specialization Demonstration

Movie of a "live" version of DITA Specialization Tutorial, presented to the Central Texas DITA Users Group (CTDUG) by Eliot Kimber (aka Dr. Macro) of Really Strategies.

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DITA Specialization Workshop - Full Day

Michael Priestley, one of DITA's architects at IBM, provides an introduction to specialization and a practical demonstration including structural specialization, domain specialization, and output customization.

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DITA, Metada, and Taxonomy

Joint meeting of the Central Texas DITA User Group and the RTP DITA Users' Group on September 24, 2008. Presentations by Mike Harris, Robert Berry, and Paul Arellanes (IBM).

DITA contains ready-to-go metadata structures, but what are best practices for using those solutions in a meaningful way for your writing teams? Learn what team members should know and who to identify to take on the tasks related to taxonomy definitions. Also decide how to identify those taxonomy definitions in your content management system (CMS).

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Does DITA need XML? Lightweight DITA and HTML5

Recording now available here (registration required):


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Evaluating DITA-Enabled Content Management Systems

Evaluating DITA-Enabled Content Management Systems. Presented at the DITA 2007 conference by Ann Adams of Kyocera.

Read more Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
OASIS sites: OASIS | Cover Pages | | AMQP | CGM Open | eGov | Emergency | IDtrust | LegalXML | Open CSA | OSLC | WS-I