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What XML Can Do For You: A Better Way To Share Criminal Justice Data - Expert Chat Webinar, NIJ and Harvard's Government Innovators Network

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October 2007
4 pages
A video and pdfs are provided of panel presentations at a webinar (October 9, 2007) that provide an overview of the GJXDM, the Global Justice XML Data Model, which facilitates data sharing within and among criminal justice agencies.
This online event, sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the National Institute of Justice, assembled a panel of experts to present an overview of the GJXDM. They highlighted best practices, lessons learned, and the latest implementation projects. Q & A with the audience is included. Data sharing between jurisdictions is complicated. Many systems are innately incompatible with each other---even similar systems can have difficulty sharing when data itself is not identically structured. Extensible Markup Language (XML) is an increasingly adapted information technology (IT) standard being used globally. XML is already improving the way criminal justice information is exchanged, but its potential is far from fully realized. A data model is emerging that is readily available to make information exchange within an agency less expensive, more efficient, and faster - the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM). Many law enforcement and justice agencies are planning or have already implemented projects using GJXDM, and State governments - including Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota - are adopting the GJXDM into their information infrastructures.

Date Published: October 1, 2007