A widely used, international standard for describing data from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. Two versions of the standard are currently maintained in parallel:
Both versions are XML-based and defined using XML Schemas. They were developed and are maintained by the DDI Alliance.
A British cultural heritage standard for recording information on buildings, archaeological sites, shipwrecks, parks and gardens, battlefields, areas of interest and artefacts.
Sponsored by the Forum on Information Standards in Heritage, MIDAS Version 1.1 was released in October 2012.
Curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom, the archive uses DDI as the basis for its catalogue records.