MAXIMIZING

THE VALUE AND INTEGRITY

OF YOUR TECHNOLOGY

EDI


Electronic Data Interchange or EDI, first introduced in 1968, is a technology for exchanging organized or structured data, using agreed upon protocols and standards from one computer system to another without human intervention.   EDI data standards, or transactions sets, are available for Admissions Application, Education Course Inventory and Transcripts.  Read more about the Value of Standards.


​What is the SPEEDE Server?


The SPEEDE Server is a free, open and neutral platform for exchanging digital documents and data using approved data standards.  For more information, please see The SPEEDE SERVER.


What is AACRAO SPEEDE?


SPEEDE is an AACRAO Committee comprised of technical experts that supports all forms of electronic data exchange.  For more information, please see The AACRAO SPEEDE Committee.

PESC APPROVED STANDARDS



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are available openly and free of charge, for the education, teaching and learning communities, a cornerstone principle of PESC, its Mission and Membership.


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are workgroup developed, approved, ratified, and maintained through a transparent, open, rigorous community-based collaborative process, including a formal public notification when development initiates & a formal public comment period before approval, all governed by PESC Members.  


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are platform and application neutral; used, implemented, adopted and integrated in systems, networks, applications, products and services; are hub & spoke and web services friendly; support a transaction or business process, and; can be implemented or used one independently from another.​​​


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and PESC TECHNOLOGY are community-sourced and driven by PESC serving as an incubator to pilot and launch data standards using an open, transparent and collaborative process; and serving as an open data standards-development and open data standards-setting body.  

PESC governs resource mapping and maintenance of education eco-system taxonomies, schemas and shared code sets in various technologies (EDI, XML, PDF, JSON) produced as PESC APPROVED STANDARDS.  


FOR XML 


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For XML, PESC APPROVED STANDARDS include:


  • XML schema that outline data file design & record structure
  • Implementation Guides that explain & describe adoption, integration & use
  • Instance Documents that display examples based on sample data​ (This mandate is a recent requirement and may not be included in some.)


Dependent on when developed and released, are each based on specific versions of:


The Academic Record is an XML schema that contains a dictionary of element type definitions that can be used to construct and validate XML messages. The library contains element types that are specific to information about a student's academic experience and accomplishments.  

Core Main is also an XML schema that contains a dictionary of common element type definitions that can be used to construct and validate XML messages.


​The XML Technical Specification outlines PESC XML Schema Structure, design rules and development methodology.



Terms & Conditions of PESC Membership & 

Use of PESC Intellectual Property (IP) 


Intellectual Property (IP) Policy &

User Agreement





PESC APPROVED STANDARDS

DOCUMENTATION & DOWNLOADS

XML


eXtensible Markup Language or XML, an offshoot of Standard Generalized Markup Language or SGML, is programming language created in 1998.

Contact PESC Today!

​​​​Whether you have a question about a

PESC Approved Standard, want to provide

public comment to PESC, or want to join a

PESC Group or as a Member or Sponsor,


PESC wants to hear from you!


PESC also wants to hear  if you have specific, technical questions or want to add or expand

PESC Approved Standards.


If you have a file or document to share, 

you can submit that online to PESC too!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Leading the   ESTABLISHMENT AND  ADOPTION OF  ​​OPEN  DATA  STANDARDS  ​ACROSS THE  EDUCATION  DOMAIN

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PESC - Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council | Leading the Establishment and Adoption of Open Data Standards Across the Education Domain | XML | EDI | JSON | Transcripts | Credentials

PDF


Portable Document Format or PDF is a technology enabling the exchange of digital documents and data.