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Subject: Fwd: Plans for OASIS DITA Adoption webinar series
The DITA Adoption TC is planning a series of Webinars:|
OASIS DITA Adoption Technical Committee
Fall Webinar Series 2012
First webinar—DITA and Translation: Process changes and cost savings
Many companies with all types of technologies have migrated their technical communication development to the OASIS DITA standard. Some are even in their fourth, fifth, or sixth year of their DITA implementations. In this webinar, managers of major DITA implementations explain what they have done to reduce translation costs, what they have learned, and what they are achieving in translation quality, time to market, and translation costs.
Proposed speakers: Vikram Nanwani, Xylem
manufacturing); Tim Young, Cisco (telecommunications software and
Kevin O'Reilly, Varian (medical devices)
Second webinar—Using XLIFF as the Backbone of a DITA Translation Process
As the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) becomes the de facto XML standard for technical publications, more and more organizations are struggling with the changes DITA brings to their translation processes. A DITA translation, with its hundreds and even thousands of files, requires a significant change in the way files are managed and previous translations are leveraged. Without proper adjustments to the translation process, groups risk squandering gains in both translation cost and quality.
This presentation will show XLIFF’s capabilities as a full framework for building a translation process and offer suggestions and best practices for both specifying and implementing the new process. Topics will include:
· Converting DITA content to XLIFF
· Pre-translating and packaging DITA content for delivery to translation
· Collaborating with the LSPs
· Receiving XLIFF content from translation and converting to DITA
· Importing and publishing translations coming out of the XLIFF process
Proposed speakers: Frank Miller, Comtech (DITA
committee member); Rodolfo Raya, MaxPrograms (XLIFF committee
Third webinar— Calculating the potential cost savings and quality management of DITA and Translation
Significant cost savings and quality management can be realized by a move to DITA for translation of content.
Proposed speakers: Marc Miller, Crimson Languages; Matt Arney, CSoft; someone from Freescale
Kristen James Eberlein
Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting
Co-chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
Charter member, OASIS DITA Adoption Committee
+1 919 682-2290; kriseberlein (skype)
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Hi Kris and Bryan,
The OASIS DITA Adoption TC is planning a series of three webinars this fall on DITA adoption and Translation. I’ve attached an overview of the plans. At present, we have confirmation from three speakers and invitations out to all listed.
Please put this subject onto your TC agendas in the next week or so. We want to inform people of what we’re planning and invite any comments about the outline.
Please also let me know if you have any questions.
JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD
Comtech Services Inc.
710 Kipling Street, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80215
-- Best, Kris Kristen James Eberlein Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting Co-chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee Charter member, OASIS DITA Adoption Committee www.eberleinconsulting.com +1 919 682-2290; kriseberlein (skype)
OASIS DITA Adoption Technical Committee.docx