Is it worth digging deeper on the prevalence (or lack thereof) of XML standards? Several of us felt we did not have the deep knowledge of Student Systems required to answer the questions around PESC correctly. Glenn seemed to think they still used T130 for transcripts and XML for degree audit.
There seemed to general agreement that this is an area where it is worth digging deeper. Scott: these are canonical standards for information exchange. B-to-B is probably going to be less evolved than internal SOA. Action items:
Most responses are coming in and ad-hoc for most categories. This in itself should be an interesting result. SOA is a litmus test of EA maturity. In a highly distributed governance model the resistance to any central strategy is very strong.
Collation of results
The results are being collated manually: https://spaces.at.internet2.edu/display/itana/SOA+Working+Group#SOAWorkingGroup-Surveyresults
Leo is doing this now, but there were offers of help if this becomes too onerous.
The results will have to go through a length process of refinement…for which we various analogies: from strip mining to processing whale blubber!