Achieving interconnected services, sharing and re-using information and data assets requires strategic planning and investment. The Data Interoperability Maturity Model (DIMM) is the latest advice from the National Archives of Australia for building interoperability under the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy. It highlights the importance of information and data governance to drive interoperability initiatives.
The Director-General of the National Archives of Australia, David Fricker stated, ‘it is often said the data is the ‘oil’ of the 21st century, because in the future data will be the principal resource that drives our economy and our way of life. Just like oil, data has to be properly managed. It must discoverable, and of sufficient quality – pure, authentic and reliable – to drive the processes that rely on it. Unified information and data governance empowers an organisation to align its interoperability objectives while balancing associated risks.’
DIMM follows an Interoperability Learning Resource that was released in early 2019, where you can learn about interoperability development phases and some typical scenarios to resolve common interoperability hurdles.
If you would like to discuss this work further please email the National Archives’ Agency Service Centre.