S1000D™ is a registered trademark of ASD.
For those in the technical publications field, there is a minor revolution coming your way. The minor revolution is called S1000D™. You may have heard the name S1000D™ before, but may not be sure exactly what it means. On a high level, S1000D™ is a single multinational specification that provides standards and guidelines for the production, management and maintenance of technical publications and SCORM compliant e-learning. You might think of it as a "roadmap" that technical information authors can use to guide them through the process of building a technical publication. S1000D™ also provides a well defined method of exchanging technical information between multiple suppliers and between suppliers and customers.
S1000D™ was originally created in the European aerospace community, and has been widely used across Europe for several years. More recently, the S1000D™ standard has gained notoriety in the US as well, and is now being implemented and adopted by a growing number of both military and commercial industry groups across the US.
Although currently targeted at technical publications, practical usage has proven that the specification's basic principles of data re-use also have much wider applications for all types of publications.
The following whitepaper will attempt to cover some of the most basic questions that are often asked by newcomers to the S1000D™ arena, such as: