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After the successful conclusion of the GSIM Integration Wor= kshop, a new version of GSIM (v0.8) has been released.
Please feel free to send a link to this page to anyone that you think mi= ght be interested.
Key changes between GSIM v0.4 and v0.8 include:
- Addition of the Speci=
fication document, setting out the detailed models, definitions and relatio=
ns that will be necessary for implementations based on GSIM
- &= nbsp; Simplification and improvement of= the higher-level documentation
-  = ; More detail on the relationships between GSIM and a wide rang= e of other standards
Documentation of GSIM has been layered to address the needs of different= audiences, from general readers who want a broad understanding of GSIM to = developers who want to ensure an implementation they are developing is full= y consistent with the GSIM Reference Framework.
GSIM Brochure - A docume= nt that contains general information about the scope and purpose of GSIM, w= hy it is needed, the expected benefits, as well as an introduction to the s= tructure and content of the model. This document is aimed at top managers. = The Overview Layer also helps other readers (e.g. target audiences beyond s= tatistical agencies) understand whether GSIM is relevant for them and wheth= er they should explore it in more detail.
GSIM: Communication Paper - A document aimed at subject matter statisticians, methodologis= ts, process designers, business architects etc. It provides an overview abo= ut the information represented in GSIM, and summaries of how the model coul= d be used and relationships to other models and standards.
GSIM: Specification - This layer is aimed at metadata specialists, information architects an= d solutions architects. This document includes a description of information= in a statistical organization, information about the links and influences = of existing standards and the GSIM extension methodology. There are also a = number of annexes, which include a glossary, UML class diagrams, a metamode= l document for each information object and the GSIM Design Principles.