This post provides an update on the work to migrate IATI Standard content from IATI’s old Reference site (now available here) to iatistandard.org as announced in our previous posts. Many thanks to all the feedback from the community on this project.
What changes have been made?
IATI’s website has been updated to include information on the rules and guidance of the IATI Standard. Content previously held on IATI’s old Reference site has been added to iatistandard.org, ensuring all information about the IATI Standard can be easily accessed in one place.
All IATI Standard information now on iatistandard.org
Technical documentation on all components of the IATI Standard (elements, attributes, rulesets, upgrades etc.) can be found in the IATI Standard section of this website. Do note, as the IATI Standard version 1 was deprecated in 2019, all version 1 pages are kept as an archive within this section.
All guidance material (including setting up IATI accounts, how to publish data, Standard guidance and developer documentation) can be found in the Guidance and Support section of the website.
Old IATI Reference site
- The old IATI Reference site has been archived and will be turned off in 6 months time on 3 February 2020.
- However, from today users who access old links to the IATI Reference site, will be redirected to the new pages on iatistandard.org.
Users should note that no information on the IATI Standard that has been migrated from the old IATI Reference site has changed, however it has been reordered and re-structured on iatistandard.org. Updates have been made to content in the Guidance section of iatistandard.org, following consultations with the community. These changes will make it easier and more streamlined for publishers and data users to find and understand information about the IATI Standard.
Additional Technical changes: IATI - GitHub
There have also been a few behind-the-scenes changes on IATI-GitHub to provide more flexibility in how the Secretariat can use and display IATI Standard content.
From IATI/Extra-Documentation we have moved:
- The updated overview pages to the IATI/Guidance repository
- The codelist-api.rst page now sits within IATI/Developer-Documentation
- The codelist-management.rst page sits within IATI/Upgrades
From IATI/Guidance we have moved:
- The old datastore documentation to the IATI/Developer Documentation repository
- The old introduction pages have been archived as these are now contained within Wagtail CMS as per the first website launch
- The IATI upgrade pages to the IATI/Upgrades repository.
These changes provide the Technical Team with the required level of version control for each page type. For example, we only need one copy of each IATI standard upgrade page. These pages do not differ between the IATI versions.
In the coming months we will continue to undertake formatting fixes and optimisations on iatistandard.org. These will happen both on the website and behind the scenes.
We’re committed to listening to any feedback so please email any questions about these changes to firstname.lastname@example.org.