The e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF)
Society of Archivists North West Region and EAD / Data Exchange Group Event
10 March 2005
The session will start at 13.45 and finish by 17.00
The e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) sets out the standards,
specifications and technical policies for achieving interoperability and
encouraging the seamless flow of information across the public sector.
Adherence to the e-GIF is mandatory for the public sector and therefore it
is important to understand the implications of the Framework.
This course, which is being provided by MIMAS, a national data centre at
the University of Manchester, provides an introduction to the e-GIF, and
gives guidance on what the standards mean for government organisations. It
concentrates on XML, which is the core standard for data integration and
management of presentational data. The course will be of particular
interest to all archivists working within the public sector, including
universities and colleges. It includes some technical content, but it is
not necessary for delegates to have prior knowledge of XML technologies.
There will be plenty of opportunity for delegates to ask questions.
Content of the course:
· An introduction to the e-GIF: the purpose, benefits and technologies
· XML, the core of the e-GIF: an introduction to XML and using XML
· Implementing systems using XML technology: an overview of related
technologies, integrating XML Schema, XSLT and Web Services
There will be a break for refreshments mid-way through the course.
If you would like to find out more about the e-GIF, visit the UK GovTalk
site, which provides information on policies and standards for e-
There is no charge for this event.
You will receive a SoA Certificate of Attendance on completing this course.
For booking and enquiries, please contact Katharine Carter, e-mail:
[log in to unmask] Tel: 0161 819 4705. Places are limited to 30 – please
book early to avoid disappointment.
Please note this is the correct e-mail address, not as in the SoA Training