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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

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The schemas support the new EToN 5 technical specification and will supersede the EToN 4 schemas on October 1st 2008. The attached collection of files includes the EToN 4 schemas in addition to the EToN 5 schemas as EToN 4 messages may still be exchanged after October 1st because of transitional arrangements. The main change in EToN 5 is the introduction of transactions to support Permit Schemes. Other changes include support for Unattributable Works, Section 50 Licences and Notice Attachments. A full change history is included in the Schema Issues Log document.
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Interoperability News (June 2008)
The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Council was set up by the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council to bring together CTOs from across the public sector to create the principal intergovernmental forum tasked with improving government practices related to the design, interoperability, development, modernisation, reuse, sharing, performance and efficient use of IT resources. The CTO Councilís work has been divided among Domain Teams.
Following publication of the cross-Government Enterprise Architecture (xGEA) reference model, the CTO Council is working on a strategy framework document that will set out the policies and principles supporting the xGEA. The framework will expose the work underway around the Councilís clearing house process to encourage public sector reuse through the definition of exemplars drawn from within government.
The strategy framework document will build on the success of the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) and contextualise some of the standards currently in use, such as those contained in the Government Data Standards Catalogue and the e-Government Metadata Standard (e-GMS).
The new strategy framework will be released for consultation once finalised. It will then become the up-to-date source of information relating to public sector interoperability principles, effectively updating and expanding upon e-GIF.
The Public Sector Information Domain Team is primarily responsible for drawing together an architecture based Information Management Strategy and providing information based enablers to aid improved interoperability. It has set up two cross-government working groups to focus on data and metadata standards Ė the Data Standards Working Group and the Metadata and Vocabularies Working Group.
The National Archives now has responsibility for e-GMS policy with the support of the new Metadata and Vocabularies Working Group. The group is working to take forward understanding of the various information standards, controlled vocabularies and taxonomies in use across the UK public sector. Its work will identify the benefits and purpose of each asset, helping to promote reuse. The group is also looking at a selection of customer journeys and highlighting the positive effects that these assets may have on delivery of citizen-focussed services.
The Data Standards Working Group is tasked with refreshing government data standards (GDS). It is currently looking at proposals and requests for change relating to person description and will subsequently move on to location description.
Consultations will continue to be managed through the GovTalk website.
CTO Council Secretariat

The new draft version of the Electronic Transfer of Notices (ETON 5) schemas was published on 2 July 2008. The consultation period for this draft schema will end on 12 August 2008. The new EToN 5 schemas support the new technical specification (http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roads/network/local/streetworks/cop/etonv5.pdf) and will supersede the EToN 4 schemas. The main change in EToN 5 is the introduction of transactions to support Permit Schemes. Other changes include support for Unattributable Works, Section 50 Licences and Notice Attachments. A full change history is included in the "Schema Issues Log" document.

More information on 'Electronic Transfer of Notices (ETON 5)'

Two new schemas have been published that relate to the Automated Registration of Title to Land (ARTL) system used in Scotland. The first Schema is to be used for the communication of information between solicitors/lenders Case Management systems and the Registers of Scotlandís ARTL system. This will enable the pre-population of Draft Application details within ARTL and reduce the need for re-keying of transaction information. The consultation period for both of these draft schemas ended on 10 March 2008 and this schema is now agreed.
More information on ' Automated Registration of Title to Land (ARTL) '

Two new schemas have been published that relate to the Automated Registration of Title to Land (ARTL) system used in Scotland. The second Schema covers the information that is provided to Institutional Lenders registered to use the Registers of Scotlandís ARTL system who have opted to receive the daily data feed. The daily data feed contains information relating to new Standard Securities registered in favour of the lender and Discharges of Standard Securities by the lender that have been registered through ARTL is to be used for the communication of information between solicitors/lenders Case. The consultation period for both of these draft schema ended on 10 March 2008 and this schema is agreed.
More information on ' Automated Registration of Title to Land (ARTL) '

The new draft version of the Electronic Transfer of Notices (ETON 4) schemas was published on 9 January 2008. The consultation period for this draft schema ended on 18 February 2008 and this schema has been agreed.

More information on 'Electronic Transfer of Notices (ETON 4)'

A new draft Fire and Rescue Service schema for the DCLG Incident Recording System published for consultation on 10/12/2007. The consultation period for this draft schema closed on 28 January 2008 and this schema has now been agreed.
More information on 'Fire and Rescue Service'

An updated version of Taxonomies and Thesauri for use with Subject metadata is now available
More information on 'Taxonomies and Thesauri'

Interoperability News
An update from Transformational Government.
More information on 'Interoperability News'

The Rent Service Electronic Interface System (EIS) XML schema (version 3.8) is now available as an Agreed XML Schema.
More information on 'Rent Service Electronic Interface System (EIS) XML schema'


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e-Government Interoperability Framework Version 6.1

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e-Government Metadata Standard Version 3.1

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e-Government Schema Guidelines for XML

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Government Data Standards Catalogue

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Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary / Government Category List

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Open Source Software Policy Version 2.0

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Security Policy Framework

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Technical Standards Catalogue Version 6.2