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Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is primarily used to create technical documentation, but it could be used for a far wider range of applications than at present.
Mardi: A New Organisation to Support Charities and Other Nonprofits
Please consider whether you could help to shape this exciting new charity for university alumni to give something back: Mardi - Making A Real Difference Internationally.
DITA for Publishers
DITA was designed to allow specialisation for a wide range of uses and has been successfully applied to publishing. For further details please see the DITA for Publishers postings on the DITA Users group.
DITA Content Collaboration
DITA was designed to aid collaboration from the outset, so it is now natural to use it to enhance collaboration software, such as wikis.
We are proud to be involved in a project headed by Don Day (Chair of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee). You can see the results in the demo above, and also explore it at http://learningbywrote.com/StartHere.html. See also the discussion group and a forum. Be sure not to miss Don's Blog!
DITA Powered Websites
Extending the range of application of DITA is another major goal of dita4all. To this end, we are developing techniques for creating websites based on DITA source files.
A working example is at Pascal Programming for Schools. If you know anyone that would like to learn to program, or a teacher that would benefit from the free resources, then please tell them about this site.
Another working example is the website for 6W2X, a social enterprise accelerator.
OASIS ANNOUNCEMENT: DITA 1.2 Specifications are now approved
The DITA 1.2 Specifications are available at http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.2/spec/DITA1.2-spec.html
OASIS ANNOUNCEMENT: The DITA Adoption Asia Subcommittee is now active
If you are interested in in the adoption of DITA in Asia you are strongly encouraged to get involved in this new OASIS subcommittee.
The DITA Adoption Asia SC will promote the use of DITA in Asia, India, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere in the Pacific-Asia region. It will research the special needs of Pacific-Asia region companies in adopting the DITA standard and develop best practices for accommodating special needs. It will also help to promote regional activities including conferences, workshops, and webinars.
Please see DITA Adoption Asia Subcommittee Home Page for further information, and contact details.
In the future, this website will contain resources to help individuals and organisations to use DITA.
If you have any feedback or want to help, then please get in touch. Let us know what you think.