Getting started with DITA (podcast, part 2)

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In episode 72 of The Content Strategy Experts Podcast, Gretyl Kinsey and Barbara Green of ACS Technologies continue their discussion about getting started with DITA.

“We experienced far more change than I anticipated from the time Scriptorium first came in to evaluate our situation. I remember you saying, “Expect change, expect resistance to change,” but reality is the great teacher of life.”

—Barbara Green

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Getting started with DITA (podcast, part 1)

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In episode 71 of The Content Strategy Experts Podcast, Gretyl Kinsey and Barbara Green of ACS Technologies talk about getting started with DITA.

“We ran the conversion and got the content in DITA. It wasn’t structured the way it would be if you had started writing in DITA from the beginning. If I ever had another project, I would know to really take that into consideration.”

—Barbara Green

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Flexible learning content with the DITA Learning and Training specialization

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This white paper is also available in PDF format.

Executive summary

Learning content professionals spend a lot of time creating content for instructor guides, presentations, assessments, and other deliverables. To adapt that content for multiple contexts, these content developers often:

  • Copy and paste content from one part of a course to another
  • Develop multiple different delivery methods
  • Create and maintain multiple versions of similar content

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LearningDITA Live 2020 highlights (podcast)

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In episode 70 of The Content Strategy Experts Podcast, Elizabeth Patterson shares some highlights from LearningDITA Live 2020.

“Structured content is a way to strategically optimize your content so it frees your content from the format. Because it’s free of the format, it also frees it from tools.”

—Bernard Aschwanden

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LearningDITA Live 2020 recordings

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All of the 2020 LearningDITA Live sessions were recorded and uploaded to a YouTube playlist for your convenience!

If you had to miss this year’s conference for some reason, or missed a session you were interested in, you can go back and watch.

Thank you for being a part of LearningDITA Live. We hope you enjoy the 2020 sessions!

 

DITA projects with a scaled approach

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In episode 69 of The Content Strategy Experts podcast, Bill Swallow and Stephani Clark of Jorsek talk about using a scaled approach with DITA projects.

“The desktop publishing and single user tools are always going to have a much lower price tag than a DITA CCMS will, but there’s a trade off for what you’re getting.”

—Stephani Clark

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Unusual DITA outputs

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In episode 68 of The Content Strategy Experts podcast, Gretyl Kinsey and Simon Bate talk about unusual outputs from DITA sources.

” With DITA, it’s incredibly flexible. We can generate almost any type of output that we want to with it.”

—Simon Bate

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Content accounting: Measuring content value (podcast, part 2)

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In episode 67 of The Content Strategy Experts podcast, Kaitlyn Heath and Sarah O’Keefe continue their discussion on measuring content value based on accounting principles.

“Language evolves. Your content actually needs maintenance, just like your house.”

—Sarah O’Keefe

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