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VALUE OF STANDARDS
Leading the ESTABLISHMENT AND ADOPTION OF OPEN DATA STANDARDS ACROSS THE EDUCATION DOMAIN
Data standards are traditionally set through three main methods:
1. through product or service or vendor domination in a specific market,
sector or network
2. by mandate through a governmental or
authoritative body, agency, statute, regulation or law
3. through a voluntary, consensus-based
approach with an open, transparent
and collaborative process
A voluntary consensus-based approach to data standards is the most successful method. A groundbreaking report from the Delphi Group in 2003, from which PESC based most of its strategy and operations, highlights the value of standards and key factors on community views and perceptions of standards bodies.