XIS (XML Intranet System) is the database module of the Data Harmony Software Suite. XIS is an object-oriented metadata management system which offers platform independence and integrates with Data Harmony to leverage your taxonomies. With XIS, you have total control over all the data you need to capture. A user-friendly schema allows you to customize your database to capture every data element, including legacy data. Object-oriented versatility enables you to specify which data elements are used in your forward-flow. Each field in your XIS database can be linked to authority files or your Data Harmony thesaurus to normalize and enrich each record at point of creation.
- Graphical user interface (GUI) – for editors to review and/or modify records (or batches of records)
- Robust search – use Boolean search operators on user-specified fields. Search output can be exported as an Excel spreadsheet, enabling the creation of customized data analysis reports
- Integration with MAIstro/Thesaurus Master – set individual fields to be indexed with your Data Harmony taxonomy. Subject indexing terms are applied at point of record creation. Indexing of legacy files can be done during batch import of archival records
- Administrative Module – for configuring the structure of records that are accessible through the GUI. System administrators use the Admin Module for designating the kinds of changes permitted inside various data fields using the GUI
- Command line instructions – most often used on the machine hosting the Data Harmony server to work with batches of files or to streamline system administration tasks
- API calls – a set of commands for connecting a Data Harmony core application with other software, or connecting one Data Harmony module with another module, to accomplish a specific function
NOTE: The use of API calls is dependent on the structure of your information in Data Harmony, and the steps involved in processing records. They offer a method for system administrators to facilitate ongoing Web services for Data Harmony users. API calls also provide a way to configure direct machine-to-machine operations for processing information stored in Data Harmony.