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    NYDUG* Meeting Announcement - November 14, 2006 ________________________________________________________________________ _________ * NYDUG stands for New York
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      NYDUG* Meeting Announcement - November 14, 2006

      * NYDUG stands for New York DITA Users Group. It was founded by
      Information Builders to provide a vehicle for technical communication
      professionals in the New York metropolitan area to assist each other in
      adopting DITA, and to promote the growth of the local DITA community via
      information sessions, training programs, and networking. NYDUG
      membership is free. To subscribe to the NYDUG email list, send a message

      Next Meeting
      Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 6:15 pm (RSVP required for building

      Amber Swope, a Principle Consultant in the XMetaL division of
      JustSystems, Inc., and a member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee,
      will present from off-site about Reuse and Repurposing Content With DITA
      (see blurb below).

      Location: midtown Manhattan, at the Information Builders Conference
      Center (details below).

      Allow 5-10 minutes for building security registration and clearance
      (have a photo ID). Bring dinner; coffee and tea will be provided. If you
      need to reach someone at NYDUG just before the meeting, call NYDUG
      November Meeting Coordinator Mark Nazimova, 917-339-6736.

      You must RSVP by 4:30 on Friday, November 10th, even if you're just
      considering attending, so we can list your name with building security
      (required for entry). Please RSVP to Jennifer_Rossi@....

      <> Topic This Month
      Reuse and Repurposing Content

      One of DITA's key selling points is that you can reuse content in
      multiple places or repurpose content for multiple outputs. But what does
      it really take to do this? We'll explore the architectural
      considerations. We'll look at reusing content in maps, topics, and
      elements, as well as conditionally generating output. We'll also cover
      repurposing content to use it in multiple deliverables.

      Amber Swope, a Principle Consultant in the XMetaL division of
      JustSystems, Inc., is an experienced information architect with almost
      20 years experience in the content development lifecycle. At XMetaL she
      applies her DITA and information architecture experience to help
      JustSystems clients address their business challenges. While at IBM,
      Amber led the first HTML-to-DITA migration project for the Rational
      division and implemented DITA in a production environment. She is a
      member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee.

      <> Agenda
      6:15 Networking
      6:30 NYDUG news & business
      6:45 Presentation begins
      8:00 Meeting ends

      <> Location
      The Information Builders Conference Center is located at Information
      Builders headquarters, 24th floor, Two Penn Plaza, at 32nd Street and
      7th Avenue (atop Penn Station in midtown Manhattan). Directly above the
      LIRR, New Jersey Transit, and many subway lines. One block from PATH.
      One subway stop from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Two subway stops
      from Metro North. Parking nearby.

      <> Can't Attend?
      If you can't attend a meeting, you can still receive NYDUG meeting
      summaries and other information by subscribing to the NYDUG email list.
      To subscribe, send a message to NYDUG-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

      What interests you?
      Which DITA issues would you like to see explored, what workshops would
      you like us to offer, which products would you like a vendor to
      demonstrate at a future meeting? Perhaps you have a presentation you
      would like to make? Send a message to Mark_Nazimova@....

      Mark Nazimova
      Documentation Services
      Information Builders & iWay Software
      Mark_Nazimova@... <mailto:Mark_Nazimova@...>
      Office: (917) 339 - 6736 direct
      x4736 internal
      Cell: (917) 710 - 7441

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