DITA and metadata have been discussed and analyzed at conferences for years. But, is there a way to deploy metadata, via DITA, on a scalable
basis across an enterprise that has diverse departments and stakeholders? Joe Gollner
and Kristen James Eberlein will be exploring this topic during their presentation on “DITA and Metadata on an Enterprise Scale
” at the CMS/DITA North America Conference in Durham, NC, on April 15, 2019.
This dynamic presentation will cover:
- DITA and metadata: an overview of available tools and methodologies
- Context-related issues with metadata and the challenges that are introduced
- Strategies for leveraging DITA to handle metadata on an enterprise scale
Join Kristen and Joe for an exploration of basic DITA metadata elements, the classification domain, and how to maximize specializations. Discover what exists in the DITA toolbox and which best practices are emerging for adapting DITA to work well in today’s challenging workflows.
DITA provides a variety of mechanisms for specifying and applying metadata:
- at the map and topic levels
- using selected attributes and elements throughout the content
- using specialized structures for refining how metadata can be defined and applied, e.g., via subject scheme maps and classification maps
A key question that continues to surface is whether or not metadata should be handled externally from the DITA source so that it can be swiftly adapted as the context changes. Attend this session to capture the latest recommendations for effectively deploying metadata. An overview of the conference program and links for registration may be found at: https://cm-strategies.com/
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About the Presenters
Kristen James Eberlein
Kristen is the Principal Content Engineer at [A] where she spearheads client structured-content initiatives and grows the content engineering team. Based in Durham, NC, she works with complex content sets and publishing teams, and applies and enhances [A]’s Master Content Model®
methodology and the Content Intelligence Framework
Kristen also serves as Chair of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee (TC)
, where she works to set the future direction, growth, and health of the DITA standard. She has been active with the DITA TC since 2007 and has served in several leadership roles. She is also co-editor of the DITA 1.2 and 1.3 specifications.
Joe is the Master Architect and Steering Committee Chairman at [A] where he is helping to bring the next generation of content intelligence systems to life for many market-leading customers. He is also an independent researcher and advisor at Gnostyx Research Inc.
, where he provides objective, research-based guidance on strategic acquisition and use of content technologies.
Joe has more than 25 years of experience as a successful manager of businesses, software products, strategic partnerships, research and development efforts, intellectual property portfolios, and solution projects — all within the content industry. He has also designed and deployed award-winning content solutions, many of which leverage DITA and XML in novel ways, for customers around the world. He blogs as The Content Philosopher
, and continues to work on his book about the effective and sustainable management of content and content technologies.