DITA and DocBook Consultancy Services
DITA is an architecture, methodology, and XML standard for creating and maintaining
procedures, manuals, Help systems and other types of documentation.
DITA stands for Darwin Information Typing Architecture. It was originally developed
by IBM, but is now an open standard under the trusteeship of OASIS (Organisation
for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards).
Gradually but steadily adopted by industry, DITA holds much promise as it
improves the documentation process, and the information quality, and readability.
DocBook is another OASIS XML standard for documentation that is particularly useful
for book publishing. Although many see DocBook as a competitor to DITA, it is better
to view the two as related but different approaches.
Adopting DITA or DocBook requires dramatically a different approach to authoring; new knowledge,
skills and techniques need to be learned.
How HyperWrite can help...
HyperWrite can help you with every stage of the transition to DITA or DocBook. We have been
using the technology on a variety of projects, and have built up considerable expertise
in the field. Our founder, Tony Self, is a member of the OASIS DITA Technical
We provide consultancy services in:
- project planning, establishment and strategy,
- content modelling and specialisation,
- training for the authoring team,
- tool selection,
- stylesheet development,
- XSL-T transformations,
- legacy content conversion, and
- implementation and integration with content management systems.