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Are You Ready For Conversion (to DITA)?

Learn from Dr. JoAnn Hackos, President of Comtech Services, Inc. and Director of the Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM), how to evaluate your legacy content and assess how close you are to the DITA standard. Understand the decision-making process you need to follow to prepare for the conversion process. Consider if your team should first restructure your content in your current tool environment or wait to restructure and rewrite following conversion.

Hackos, JoAnn T. YouTube (2011). Presentations>Information Design>XML>DITA


Authoring, Maintaining, and Publishing XML Content in Alfresco with Componize

XML topic-based documentation enables consistency, reuse, conditional publishing, separation of content and styling, and more. A good XML solution makes it easier for the authoring teams to move to XML authoring, providing structured templates, embedded editors, maintaining links and metadata, and adding collaboration features such as workflows.

Kerzreho, Nolwenn and Frank Shipley. YouTube (2013). Presentations>Information Design>XML>Alfresco


Concept, Task, Reference: A Practical Guide to Choosing the Right Topic Type

This presentation is for beginning to intermediate users of DITA. It's based on my experience with projects on which I'm project manager, information architect, and writer.

Kunz, Lawrence D. SDI Global Solutions (2009). Presentations>Information Design>XML>DITA


Delivering Dynamic Content   (PDF)

Cisco Systems IOS ITD Documentation group had a requirement to move to the dynamic delivery of documentation to their customers. This meant that the documentation had to be redesigned using a component architecture, moved to XML, and delivered through a personalization engine. This session discusses this process and the results.

Badre, Albert and Sharon Laskowski. STC Proceedings (2001). Presentations>Information Design>XML


Developing DITA Maps   (PDF)

DITA maps provide a mechanism for ordering topics and creating a topic hierarchy. Because DITA maps consist of lists of references to topics, you can reorganize the content in a deliverable simply by changing the order of the topic references. You can create different maps referencing the same source topics to create two deliverables to meet different users' needs.

Linton, Jennifer. ComTech Services (2006). Presentations>Information Design>XML>DITA


Essential Tools of an XML Workflow

This webcast is for those publishers who have made the decision to pursue digital channels for their content. What tools are out there? What do all those acronyms mean? How can publishers implement new strategies without disrupting current workflows? Here we explore the alphabet soup of digital publishing, sort out the tools that are most useful, and help publishers find some solid ground.

Dawson, Laura. O'Reilly and Associates (2009). Presentations>Information Design>XML>Video


Get to Know XML

The XML format was developed in the 1990s in a hope to develop a universal format for documents, replacing proprietary binary formats that couldn’t integrate with one another. And we’re beginning to see the results. In this talk, Dr. Geoffrey Sauer will present an introduction to XML, with an overview that will explain to people who’re not familiar with it why this is a good thing, and how we can begin to use XML formats to our advantage as technical communicators.

Sauer, Geoffrey. EServer (2010). Presentations>Lectures>Information Design>XML


How Tellabs Uses XML

In the evolving and demanding world of telecommunications, Tellabs supports telecom service providers with the design, development, and deployment of wireline, wireless , and cable solutions worldwide. But with each unique solution deployment requires knowledge transfer from engineers to field service staff to ensure a smooth system upgrade. Learn how Tellabs' New Product Introduction group used DITA to transition to customer-centric writing. *What are the key things the organization as a whole should keep in mind regarding processes?"

Insight24 (2008). Presentations>Information Design>Case Studies>XML


Metadata and XML: Improving the Findability of Information    (PDF)

Information about objects on subjects - metadata describes objects. Purposes: Information management and discovery. Metadata enables content to be retreived, tracked, and assembled automatically.

Bogaards, Peter J. Tekom (2004). Presentations>Information Design>Metadata>XML


Moving Forward with DITA 1.2 and the DITA-OT

DITA enters a new phase this year with version 1.2. We'll learn about the big new features, such as keyref, and see them used in the latest DITA Open Toolkit. Attendees will know how to make use of new DITA 1.2 features using the DITA Open Toolkit. Attendees will understand key aspects of the new DITA 1.2 standard.

Anderson, Robert. STC Proceedings (2009). Presentations>Information Design>XML>DITA


XMetaL and DITA in the Marketing Department: Tastes Great, Less Filling

FO sprites are your friend. XSL:FO does not support background images on the page level. use CSS sprites technique on page regions.

Johnson, Chris. Slideshare (2010). Presentations>Information Design>XML>DITA


XML Basics for Technical Communicators   (PowerPoint)

What is XML? Cross-platform, software and hardware independent tool for storing information. A subset of SGML. Its goal is to enable generic SGML to be served and processed on the Web in a way that is now possible with HTML. XML has been designed for ease of implementation and for interoperability with both SGML and HTML.

Pujar, Amit. STC India (2003). Presentations>Information Design>TC>XML


XML Overview

This presentation is a 90 minute session. It will cover many areas of XML and XML technologies. It has been constructed to provide the audience a broad understanding of XML and XML technologies in a short amount of time. The presentation is geared to ensure that new XML users can obtain the maximum benefit from other sessions presented at XML 2004. The attendees will gain an understanding of XML jargon and acronyms used in XML technologies, as well.

Harvey, Betty. IDEAlliance (2004). Presentations>Information Design>Standards>XML

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