- How Information Exchange is Supposed to Work
- How Information Exchange Actually Works
- How Information Exchange Works with ISO 15926
- An Introduction to ISO 15926
- How ISO 15926 Works
- A Bit of History
- Long Tail
- Getting Started With ISO 15926
- Other ISO 15926 Resources
- About the Author
How ISO 15926 Handles Information Exchanges
ISO 15926 is a standard way of representing information that retains the meaning of each data item. When the meaning of data values are retained with the data, we no longer need the context, for instance, a complete equipment data sheet, to know the meaning of an individual item on the data sheet.
When information is exported from an application, an adapter converts it to the standard format. After that, any of the members of a project can use any of the information by using its own adapter, geared for its internal software.
Essentially, ISO 15926 has a round hole for round pegs and a square hole for square pegs.
(In An Introduction to ISO 15926 we provide several scenarios showing where information exchange using ISO 15926 will give bottom line business benefits.)