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Information object data standard

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Standard Type: 
Business Data Standards
Approved: Recommended
Date of Standard: 
Friday, 27 March 2015
Target audience: 
Data modellers
ICT procurers
System developers or programmers

This Business Data Standard (BDS) has been designed to satisfy all Education Skills and Children’s Services (ESCS) business needs to exchange information about an information object.

It describes data that represents unstructured information. This unstructured information could be physical, such as a book or paper document, or could be electronic, such as a digitised image or document. It could be used for example where there is a need to record the information that a person has presented a supporting document such as a birth certificate or utility bill.

This is version 3.0, it replaces v2.0 of the standard.

This BDS is intended for use by, for example, ICT procurers, system developers, programmers, data modellers and statisticians.

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