With 13 pages of Acronyms to choose from within the ASD S1000D Specification, the OneStrand S1000D Consultants have come up with the Top 10 Acronyms they think you should know:

  1. CSDB – Common Source DataBase: A conceptual and non-implementation specific information store (database), for the storage of all digital objects required to produce the technical publications for a project
  2. DM – Data Module: A self-contained unit of data containing text and/or illustration on the description,  operation and maintenance of  the Product (equipment) and its support equipment. The unit of data consists of an Data Modules are reusable building blocks of information. The unit of data is produced in such a form that it can be inputted to, and retrieved from, a database using the Data Module Code (DMC), see below.
  3. DMC – Data Module Code: A 17 to 41 character alphanumeric code identifying to which part or function of the Product a data module is related and what type of data it contains, thus enabling it to be input into and retrieved from, a database. The DMC is part of the unique identifier of a data module.
  4. ICN – Information Control Number: A number (set of characters), which is used to identify non-textual data such as illustration sheet or a multimedia object in the CSDB.
  5. IETP – Interactive Electronic Technical Publication: An IETP is an interactive electronic version of the Product (equipment) technical manuals. A set of information needed for the description, operation and maintenance of the Product, optimally arranged and formatted for interactive screen presentation to the end user on an electronic display system. Click here for the differences and levels of IETP and IETM.
  6. BR – Business Rules: A set of rules that is to be applied by a project or an organization on how to implement S1000D.
  7. BREX – Business Rules Exchange: The way S1000D exchanges business rules adopted by a project or an organization implementing the specification. The BREX data module provides a structure for standardized formal exchange and unambiguous definition of such rules. Software systems can validate against the BREX to ensure adoption by all parties involved in the project or organisation.
  8. PM – Publication Module: The publication module defines the content of a publication and its structure, via references to data modules, other publication modules or legacy data.  PM’s use the publication module code as the identifier.
  9. PMC – Publication Module Code: A 12 to 24 character standardized and structured identifier of a publication module or a final deliverable publication. The PMC is part of the unique identifier of a publication module.
  10. SB – Service Bulletin: A “design change” defined by the manufacturer but implemented (applied) after product delivery to the customer. Service bulletins are applied on already delivered Product (equipment).