Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) reading list

Here’s a reading list for DITA materials when you’re just getting started. I’ve been fielding some questions via email and IM about DITA lately, and pulled this blog post out of my drafts. I hope it’s helpful.

Learning more about DITA
http://justwriteclick.com/2006/05/18/learning-more-about-dita/

Getting started with DITA
http://justwriteclick.com/2007/04/12/getting-started-with-dita/

Structured writing, structured documentation
http://www.mbwest.com/Rants-and-raves.htm

BMC Case Study featured in The Rockley Report:
http://www.rockley.com/TheRockleyReport/V2I1/Feature%20Article.htm

Is DITA Going to Tip? By JoAnn Hackos in the CIDM newsletter
http://www.infomanagementcenter.com/enewsletter/200512/feature.htm

Introduction to DITA book cover
Introduction to DITA: A User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing
Architecture
book by Jennifer Linton and Kylene Bruski.

Planning for DITA Success: How to Set Up the Right Team and the Right
Strategy, Part I, by Steve Manning of The Rockley Group and Su-Laine
Yeo of Blast Radius
http://www.rockley.com/articles/WhitePaper_DITA_Success_Dec05.pdf

Planning for DITA Success: How to Deploy DITA, Step-By-Step, Part II,
by Steve Manning of The Rockley Group and Su-Laine Yeo and Paul
Prescod of XMetaL
http://www.rockley.com/articles/WhitePaper_DITA_Deploying_Apr061.pdf

10 DITA Lessons Learned From Tech Writers in the Trenches
http://www.thecontentwrangler.com/article/10_dita_lessons_learned/

Updated to add:
ISTC Communicator articles about DITA (2005-2007)
http://dita.xml.org/resource/istc-communicator-articles-about-dita-2005-2007

3 Comments

  • August 18, 2008 - 3:45 am | Permalink

    Great collection of resources… Adding them all to my delicious bookmarks.

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