• Rewrite or convert? Preparing your content for automated DITA conversion

    DITA is intended to maximize content re-use and single source content creation, thus simplifying content maintenance. Once an organization has decided to move content to DITA and completed its content model, there are some serious issues to resolve before the work begins. What do you do with your existing content? How much do you rewrite or clean up your content before you migrate it to DITA?

  • Content conversion (podcast)

    In episode 52 of the Content Strategy Experts podcast, Gretyl Kinsey talks with Mark Gross of DCL about content conversion. They explore some of the use cases they have seen and what partial conversion looks like. Mark Gross, President of DCL, is a recognized authority on XML implementation and document conversion.

  • Authoring Standards-Based Intelligent Content the Easy Way with Lightweight DITA

    Based on the committee note “Lightweight DITA: An Introduction,” of the three flavors of LwDITA, MDITA sort of seems to be the "runt of the litter." It looks suitable for creating a new topic, but if the topic is then edited as XML or HTML5, the topic might not then have a lossless transformation back into a Markdown editor. Is this likely to be how it works out in the long term? Will MDITA remain less expressive than XDITA and HDITA – handicapped by its being a version of Markdown? Or do you have some ideas for making MDITA as expressive as the other flavors?

  • "Why is DITA implementation in Europe so far behind?"

    Further to a 2017 survey by Keith Schengili-Roberts, European documentation teams have a sound knowledge of DITA technicalities. Still, DITA penetration into the “Old Continent” is below expectations. Let’s examine some reasons and considerations about potential roadblocks.

  • Authoring Standards-Based Intelligent Content the Easy Way with Lightweight DITA

    Attend this webinar as we review Lightweight DITA (LwDITA) which is a proposed standard and methodology for authoring intelligent technical content.

  • Using Structured XML to Power your Learning Content

    Join us to learn how companies are using Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) as the single source to power their learning content, including leveraging learning objectives to drive personalized learning. Dawn Stevens, President of Comtech Services, and Amber Swope, President of DITA Strategies, are co-chairs of the Learning & Training OASIS subcommittee and will explain how DITA can provide the structured foundation for your learning initiatives.

  • DITA and Content Re-Use Explained to My Boss - How to Get Your Stakeholders' Buy-In

    Attend this webinar as we examine some tips and tricks you can use with your management to demonstrate the benefits of content re-use and get executive buy-in.

  • Optimizing Your DITA Content Model for Translation

    Attend this webinar and learn about how to optimize your DITA content model to get the best results from the translation process.

  • Data Conversion Laboratory Announces Upcoming Presentations and Webinars from April - June

    Fresh Meadows, NY – April 24, 2017 – Maximizing content and data assets is important for any organization that wants to increase revenues, reduce costs, and ensure its “digital future”. To help companies master the latest best practices, Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. (DCL), a leading service provider for content and data conversion, is planning several upcoming programs--including a discussion at the upcoming CMS/DITA North America Conference and webinars featuring Boeing, Cisco Systems, SAE International, and MarkLogic.

  • Technical Storytelling

    Attend this webinar, as we go over the science behind story's effectiveness and specific examples in which storytelling is used in technical fields.