ASD S1000D is a free to download international specification for the procurement and production of technical publications. It started out as a European specification and was originally known as European Association of Aerospace Industries (AECMA) but it is currently maintained by the S1000D Steering Committee, which includes:
The Steering Committee also includes national industry and defence representatives from most of the countries currently using the specification.
The specification requires information to be created as an individual data item, called a Data Module (DM), using SGML or XML and each DM contains both technical information and metadata. Individual DM’s and any associated content (illustrations, multimedia, training packages etc) are stored and maintained in a Common Source Database (CSDB). The CSDB usually provides work-flow task management and DM version control.
While there has been a global push towards standardising Aerospace & Defence data into the S1000D specification, there are still a large number of U.S. Defence MilSpec programs. In Docuneering, we have built an extensive knowledge base supporting many of the different U.S. Standards and we have been able to help a number of companies with our "Assisted Start-up" package.MilSpec Solutions