Effective Data Reuse in S1000D

This week sees the full and final release of the long anticipated Effective Data Reuse in S1000D TD-iQ course.

In this full video lead course, we look at the areas where S1000D is strong at data reuse and where S1000D struggles, by design, to handle cross project data reuse.

The course also covers and looks at the role of the S1000D Model Identification Code and the impact it has on data reuse and the limitations this places on data reuse.

Looking at project level data reuse, the interrelationships of data modules the role of the S1000D Publication Module as well as looking at how technical writers can maximise data reuse across S1000D modules at the data module content level.

Effective Data Reuse in S1000D – watch course introduction

Effective Data Reuse in S1000D – real examples

With real-life examples, we will use the TDW Bike as the platform for examples, looking at specific scenarios where S1000D reuse plays a strong part. We then dive in to Adobe FrameMaker and the open FREE S1000D starter kit showing the structures of linking between data modules and the use of XML snippet information.

The course closes with real examples of where S1000D cannot support data reuse and organisations must have a strategy to handle and deal with these difficult challenges.

In the course we use Xmind, Adobe FrameMaker, S1000D Bike Data Set and the S1000D Specification at Issue 4.2 – all student can download and follow along as we work through some example structures.

TD-iQ subscribers may now enrol on this course via your dashboard, if you would like more information on how you can join us at TDW and access this and many courses like it, please email us at memberservices@techdataworld.com – more information on membership plans are available HERE

Full course topics:

  • Effective Data Reuse in S1000D and Introduction (watch now) or click the page banner above
  • A recap on the S1000D philosophies
  • What do we mean by data reuse?
  • Example One – project level reuse
  • Example Two – module reuse
  • Example Three – content reuse, including illustration and snippet information
  • Handling where S1000D struggles to support data reuse
  • Summary and recap

Mike Ingledew

A trained aircraft engineer (rotorcraft), I entered in to the field of technical information writing S1000D data modules on a major European military platform.

After a series of high profile project roles and the privilege of supporting clients worldwide, I ended my 'employed' career at a subsidiary of Boeing Aircraft after I decided to leave and focus on TDW full-time.

From my time supporting clients worldwide, I could see that there was a market need for an independent organisation that could be a trusted advisory source for those needing to implement successful technical information strategies.

I am passionate about the art of technical communications and the process, software and skills needed in our market.

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